Released on March 26, 1972, “Just Another Band from L.A.” is a live album by The Mothers of Invention.
Track Listing : 1.Billy The Mountain (Frank Zappa) – 024:47 . [Sections Of Johnny’S Theme By Paul Anka And Johnny Carsonand Of Suite: Judy Blue Eyes By Stephen Stills] . 2.Call Any Vegetable (Frank Zappa) – 07:22 . 3.Eddie, Are You Kidding? (John Seiter, Mark Volman, Howard Kaylan, Frank Zappa) – 03:10 . 4.Magdalena (Mark Volman, Frank Zappa) – 06:24 . 5.Dog Breath (Frank Zappa) – 03:39
Musicians : Frank Zappa – Guitar, Vocals . Mark Volman – Lead Vocals . Howard Kaylan – Lead Vocals . Ian Underwood – Woodwinds, Keyboards, Vocals . Don Preston – Keyboards . Jim Pons – Bass Guitar, Vocals . Aynsley Dunbar – Drums . The Mothers Of Invention – Band
Production : Produced By Frank Zappa . Bob Ludwig – Mastering
Package : Bernard Gardner – Photography . Michael Mesker – Layout . Cal Schenkel – Cover Art . Sherm Thompson – Artwork . Frank Zappa – Art Direction, Liner Notes
Recorded On August 7, 1971 At Pauley Pavilion On The Campus Of Ucla In Los Angeles.
Released On March 26, 1972 By Bizarre.
All in all this is a great introduction to the world of Frank Zappa (it was my first too). A super tight band with great vocalists and theatrical yet very sophisticated songwriting make this not just another album in FZ’s extensive discography. […]
In all, if you’re looking into Zappa for the MUSIC, you know, skip this one together with all the other Flo & Eddie records. But if you’re looking for Zappa the goofball and Zappa the contemporary culture mocker, this one’s for you! Dated or not, I don’t really care – if it ain’t dated, you’ll be laughing your pants offand if it IS dated, well… just give it another spin anyway. […]
Frank Zappa’s Revenge
Much of the material released during the Flo & Eddie years was criticized for being juvenile toilet humor. Some refer to many of the compositions as “stupid stories.” And others proclaim that it just isn’t funny. Zappa was well aware of this and his response was, “So what?” […]