zappa / mothers

meat light

2016 3cd usa zappa records zr20024

released november 2016
compiled and produced by gail zappa & joe travers

    frank zappa: guitar, low grade vocals, percussion
    ray collins: swell vocals
    jimmy carl black: drums, droll humor, poverty
    roy estrada: electric bass, cheeseburgers, pachuto falsetto
    don (dom dewilde) preston: electric piano, tarot cards, brown rice
    billy (the oozer) mundi: drums
    bunk (sweetpants) gardner: piccolo, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, bassoon
    ian underwood: electric organ, piano, harpsichord, celeste, flute, clarinet, alto sax, baritone sax, special assistance,...
    artie (with the green moustache) tripp: drums, timpani, vibes, marimba, xylophone, wood blocks, bells, small chimes,...
    euclid james 'motorhead / motorishi' sherwood: pop star, frenetic tenor sax stylings, tambourine, choreography, obstinance & equipment ...
special thanks to:
    ruth komanoff who plays marimba and vibes with artie on many of the tracks
    nelcy walker the soprano voice with ray & roy on 'dog breath' & 'the uncle meat variations'

all compositions by frank zappa except where noted

artwork (cover and interior paintings by theo holdt)

produced by frank zappa

engineer: richard "dick dynamite" kunc
overdubs engineered by jerry hansen

disc one - original 1969 vinyl mix

  1. uncle meat - main title theme
  2. the voice of cheese
  3. nine types of industrial pollution
  4. zolar czakl
  5. dog breath, in the year of the plague
  6. the legend of the golden arches
  7. louie louie (at the royal albert hall in london) (berry)
  8. the dog breath variations
  9. sleeping in a jar
  10. our bizarre relationship
  11. the uncle meat variations
  12. electric aunt jemima
  13. prelude to king kong
  14. god bless america (live at the whisky a go go) (berlin)
  15. a pound for a brown on the bus
  16. ian underwood whips it out (live on stage in copenhagen)
  17. mr. green genes
  18. we can shoot you
  19. "if we'd all been living in california..."
  20. the air
  21. project x
  22. cruising for burgers
  23. king kong itself (as played by the mothers in a studio)
  24. king kong (it's magnificence as interpreted by dom dewild)
  25. king kong (as motorhead explains it)
  26. king kong (the gardner varieties
  27. king kong (as played by 3 deranged good humor trucks)
  28. king kong (live on a flat bed diesel inthe middle on a race track at a miami pop festival - the underwood ramifications)

disc two - original sequence, produced and constructed by frank zappa and dick kunc

  part one

  1. dog breath, in the year of the plague
  2. the legend of the golden arches
  3. the voice of cheese
  4. whiskey wah
  5. nine types of industrial pollution
  6. louie louie (live at the royal albert hall in london) (berry)
  7. the dog breath variations
  8. shoot you pecussion item

  part two

  1. the whip
  2. the uncle meat variations
  3. king kong

  part three

  1. project x minus .5
  2. a pound for a brown on the bus
  3. electric aunt jemima
  4. prelude to king kong
  5. god bless america (live at the whiskey a go go)
  6. sleeping in a jar
  7. cops & buns
  8. zolar czakl

disc three - original sequence (continued)

  part four

  1. we can not shoot you
  2. mr. green genes
  3. "pooyeahrg"
  4. uncle meat: main title theme
  5. our bizarre relationship
  6. "later we can shoot you"
  7. "if we'd all been living in california..."
  8. "ere ian whips it / jcb spits it / motorhead rips it"
  9. the air
  10. project x .5
  11. cruising for burgers

  from the vault

  1. "a bunch of stuff"
  2. dog breath (single version - stereo)
  3. tango
  4. the string quartet
  5. electric aunt jemima (mix outtake)
  6. exercise 4 variant
  7. zolar czackl (mix outtake)
  8. "more beer!"
  9. green genes snoop
  10. mr. green genes (mix outtake)
  11. echo pie
  12. 1/4 tone unit
  13. sakuji's march
  14. no.4
  15. prelude to king kong (extended version)
  16. blood unite
  17. my guitar (proto I - excerpt)
  18. nine types of industrial pollution (guitar track, normal speed)
  19. uncle meat (live at columbia university 1969)
  20. dog breath (instrumental)
  21. the dog breath variations (mix outtake)