The Legends of Lancaster (California) converge. Two albums Produced by Frank Zappa are registered with the National Preservation Board (Library of Congress). This is one.
Note: We here at UMRK determined that the TMR Master was damaged somewhere in the years of it's return orbit. The Vaultmeister created almost in its entirety a new Master from our own Vault safety copies. And as if that wasn't enough chocolate for your Sunday sundae, we had Bob Ludwig remaster the Work for you. What you now have available to you is the definitive TROUT MASK REPLICA. Be the judge. Be the jury. Be the bongo. Be the fury!!!
Is it a group?
Is it a band?
Is it real?
Yes, Yes & Yes!
But, Oh Nooooooo! It never toured.
This fine lineup brings with it stuff you’ve never heard before.
Visit and revisit Phyniox. Illinois Enema Bandit.
Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance & Any Downers.
Hold some now.
Yum & Cheap Thrills together at last. It's 40+ years later for this Anniversary FZ AudioDocumentary in the project/object series. Cruise again with Ruben & The Jets playing all your favorite greasy love songs.
The real deal. If you have Shiny Beast you don't have Bat Chain Puller. John French finally gets his due. You can only think if Van Vliet had only put aside a little of his massive ego his long association with Frank would have helped him avoid the tragic years and might have actually provided him with the financial rewards he thought he deserved. Maybe it's just hindsight. Regardless, Frank showed his love for his friend throughout his life (see Bongo Fury). I'm so thankful he refused to break up the package and I'm thankful for Gail who has gave us this nearly lost treasure intact. Bat Chain is brilliant and for my money it is the Captain's true masterpiece.
Most wonderful! Thank you Gail!
This is brilliant in all respects.
Oh thank goodness, this is amazing! Production values are great, and the music makes Shiny Beast seem slight in comparison.