Track listing : 1.Penguin in Bondage (Frank Zappa) – 06:48 . 2.Pygmy Twylyte (Frank Zappa) – 02:13 . 3.Dummy Up (Napoleon Murphy Brock, Jeff Simmons,Frank Zappa) – 06:02 . 4.Village of the Sun (Frank Zappa) – 04:17 . 5.Echidna’s Arf (Of You) (Frank Zappa) – 03:52 . 6.Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing? (Frank Zappa) – 09:40 . 7.Cheepnis (Frank Zappa) – 06:33 . 8.Son of Orange County (Frank Zappa) – 05:53 . 9.More Trouble Every Day (Frank Zappa) – 06:00 . 10.Be-Bop Tango (Of the Old Jazzmen’s Church) (Frank Zappa) – 16:41 .
Musicians : Frank Zappa – Guitar, Vocals . Napoleon Murphy Brock – Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals . Robert “Frog” Camarena – Backing Vocals On (7) . Debbie – Backing Vocals On (7) . Lynn – Backing Vocals On (7) . Ruben Ladron De Guevara – Backing Vocals On (7) . George Duke – Synthesizer, Keyboards, Vocals . Bruce Fowler – Trombone, Dancer . Tom Fowler – Bass Guitar . Walt Fowler – Trumpet, Bass Trumpet . Ralph Humphrey – Drums . Don Preston – Synthesizer . Jeff Simmons – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals . Chester Thompson – Drums . Ruth Underwood – Percussion .
Production Produced by Frank Zappa . Kerry McNabb – Engineer, remixing . Wally Heider – Engineer .
Package : Coy Featherstone – Photography . Steve Magedoff – Photography . Cal Schenkel – Graphic Design, Design .
Recorded on December 8, 9 and 10, 1973 at The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, California, on May 8, 1974, at the Edinboro State College, Edinboro, Pennsylvania and on May 11, 1974, at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. .
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