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 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!!!
Zappa's sinclavier performances are sharp and brilliant. Frank, sans supporting musicians, expresses himself directly here. Listening to "Monkies" is like diving directly into his musical brain. A unique collection in Zappa's extensive works, this is recommended listening.
Not quite like Jazz From Hell - not quite Civilization Phaze 3 - but it can be grouped in with his abstracts. It is its own thing. It took me awhile to appreciate his abstracts - but with repeated listens, and if you open your mind to new possibilities in music, this can be very rewarding. I have a lot of Zappa and this has its own special place.