Bongo Fury is a collaborative album by American artists Frank Zappa and the Mothers, with Captain Beefheart, released in October 1975. The live portions were recorded on May 20 and 21, 1975, at the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, Texas.
fazendo referência a Bongo Fury, LP, Album, Promo, San, DS 2234. Promo - a very clean and lively pressing of this album my copy sounds so much crisper to the German pressing i have. Responder Notifique-me Helpful. fazendo referência a Bongo Fury, LP, Album, San, DS 2234. Got this one, but a variant of the runout. If you are a Beefheart fan then maybe you would expect something different, that's true. Listen to it a few times and it will really start to grow on you.
Promo - a very clean and lively pressing of this album my copy sounds so much crisper to the German pressing i have.
Bongo Fury captures Captain Beefheart aka Don Van Vliet with Frank Zappa during their brief reunion for a series of shows in the spring of 1975. This album is a pastiche of both live performances - taken from two evenings at the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, TX - and studio recordings that were almost a year-and-a-half old. This is the last album to feature the highly technical jazz fusion of Mothers of Invention, whose roots can be traced back to 1973 circa Over-Nite Sensation.
Bongo Fury" is the last Frank Zappa album where his band was listed as The Mothers. The 7 live tracks on the album were recorded on May 20 & 21, 1975 at the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, Texas and features among others Frank Zappa�s old friend Captain Beefheart on harmonica, harp and vocals. Bongo Fury captures Zappa and the Mothers sliding into avant-blues territory with Captain Beefheart rounding out the crew. From the perspective of a fan of the mid-1970s incarnation of the Mothers, this is probably a lower priority that that lineup's studio albums or more essential live albums like You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Volume 2 or Roxy and Elsewhere; the fusion side of the band is toned down, and the Beefheart-less songs seem like.
Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, The Mothers - Bongo Fury Album. Artist: Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, The Mothers. Send "Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, The Mothers" Ringtones to your Cell.
Part-recorded live in 1975, Frank Zappa’s Bongo Fury saw Captain Beefheart join the celebrated Mothers Of Invention on tour for a unique pairing. While not a collaboration, there’s no denying that Frank Zappa helped bring Captain Beefheart’s game-changing Trout Mask Replica to fruition. Yet while both were demanding bandleaders busy tearing up the rulebook and redefining the lexicon of rock – Zappa with his satirical deconstructions of rock’n’roll, Beefheart with his primal, blues-indebted exhortations – they were also headed down divergent paths. Zappa left nothing to chance, planning everything to the final detail.
|A2||Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy||6:02|
|A3||Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top||2:50|
|A4||Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead||3:06|
|A5||200 Years Old||4:34|
|B3||Man With The Woman Head||1:29|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
- Distributed By – WEA Musik GmbH
- Manufactured By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
- Recorded At – Armadillo World Headquarters
- Recorded At – Record Plant Mobile Studio
- Overdubbed At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
- Mixed At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
- Mastered At – Kendun Recorders
- Published By – Munchkin Music
- Published By – Beefheart Music
- Bass, Other [Also Dancing] – Tom Fowler
- Design – Cal Schenkel
- Drums – Chester Thompson (tracks: A5, B1)
- Drums, Other [Moisture] – Terry Bozzio
- Engineer – Davey Moire, Frank Hubach, Kelly Kotera, Kerry McNab*, Mike Braunstein*, Mike Stone*
- Harp, Vocals, Performer [Shopping Bags] – Captain Beefheart
- Keyboards, Vocals – George Duke
- Lead Guitar, Vocals, Producer – Frank Zappa
- Management [In Discreetion] – Herb Cohen
- Photography By – John Williams
- Saxophone, Vocals – Napoleon Murphy Brock*
- Slide Guitar, Vocals – Denny Walley
- Trombone, Other [Fantastic Dancing] – Bruce Fowler
- Written-By – Don Van Vliet (tracks: A3, B3), Frank Zappa (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B2, B4)
NotesLive in Concert at
Armadillo World Headquarters
May 20th & 21st, 1975
Selected Studio Wonderment
*Recorded live at Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, Texas, May 20th and 21st, 1975 [A1 to A4, B2 to B4]
Remote recording by The Record Plant, L.A.; Overdubs and mixing at The Record Plant, L.A.
[A5], [B1] and [B4] intros were recorded in January and February, 1974 at The Record Plant, L.A.
Special thanks to the kitchen staff at The Armadillo, especially Jan Beeman
All selections ©1975 Munchkin Music, ASCAP except [A3] and [B3] ©1973 Beefheart Music, BMI
DiscReet Records, Inc., manufactured by Warner Bros. Records Inc., a Warner Communications Company • ©1975 DiscReet Records, Inc.
Distributed by WEA Musik GmbH · Made in Germany
℗ 1975 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Manufactured in Germany
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Label A): 31 936
- Matrix / Runout (Label B): 31 937
- Matrix / Runout (Runout etching A): WEA DS 2234-31936-1A Ⓐ
- Matrix / Runout (Runout etching B): WEA DS 2234-31937-1B Ⓑ
- Rights Society: GEMA
- Other (Distribution code): Z
- Other (Runout stamp A): KENDUN A
- Other (Runout stamp B): KENDUN B
|DS 2234||Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers*||Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury (LP, Album, Win)||Discreet||DS 2234||US||1975|
|DIS 59209, DS 2234||Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers*||Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury (LP, Album, RE)||Discreet, Discreet||DIS 59209, DS 2234||France||Unknown|
|ANPC-9909002||Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers*||Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury (CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial)||ArsNova||ANPC-9909002||Russia||1999|
|968010||Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers*||Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Eldorado, Rykodisc||968010||Brazil||1995|
|RAC 10522||Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers*||Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury (Cass, Album, RE)||Ryko Analogue, Rykodisc||RAC 10522||Canada||1996|