Frank Zappa & The Mothers publish a live album : ‘Just Another Band from L.A.’ (1972)

‘Just Another Band from L.A.’ by The Mothers of Invention is a live album recorded on August 7, 1971 on The Campus Of UCLA In Los Angeles and released on March 26, 1972 by Bizarre.

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. […]

Only Solitaire
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?” […]


‘Just Another Band from L.A.’ by The Mothers of Invention



Frank Zappa  -  No End To Invention
Frank Zappa – Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch’ width=’190′ height=’161’/>
Frank Zappa - Baby Snakes
Frank Zappa  - The Man From Utopia
Frank Zappa - Apostrophe
Frank Zappa  - Sheik Yerbouti
Frank Zappa - Zappa in New York
Frank Zappa - Thing-Fish
Frank Zappa - <a href=Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention’ width=’190′ height=’161’/>
Frank Zappa - Jazz from Hell
Frank Zappa - The Yellow Shark
Frank Zappa - Zoot Allures
Frank Zappa - Broadway the Hard Way
Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart - Bongo Fury
Frank Zappa - Joes Garage
Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Roxy & Elsewhere
Frank Zappa - Over-Nite Sensation
Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
Frank Zappa - Waka/Jawaka
Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention - One Size Fits All
Frank Zappa - Tinsel Town Rebellion
The Mothers of Invention - Uncle Meat
The Mothers of Invention - Were Only in It for the Money
The Mothers of Invention - Cruising with Ruben & the Jets
The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out!
The Mothers - Fillmore East – June 1971
The Mothers of Invention - Absolutely Free
Frank Zappa  - Studio Tan
Frank Zappa - You Are What You Is
Frank Zappa - Them or Us
Frank Zappa - Sleep Dirt
Frank Zappa  - Does Humor Belong in Music?
Frank Zappa - Orchestral Favorites
Frank Zappa - Lumpy Gravy

Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.