Frank Zappa’s ‘Studio Tan’ is an album released on September 15, 1978 by Discreet.
Track Listing : 1.Greggery Peccary (Frank Zappa) – 20:40 . 2.Let Me Take You To The Beach (Frank Zappa) – 02:44 . 3.Revised Music For Guitar & Low-Budget Orchestra (Frank Zappa) – 07:36 . 4.Redunzl (Frank Zappa) – 08:12
Musicians : Frank Zappa – Guitar, Vocals, Percussion . George Duke – Keyboards . John Berkman – Piano . Tom Fowler – Bass Guitar . Terry Bozzio – Drums . Davey Moire – Vocals . Eddie Jobson – Keyboards, Yodeling . Max Bennett – Bass Guitar . Paul Humphrey – Drums . Don Brewer – Bongos . James Bird Legs Youmans – Bass Guitar . Ruth Underwood – Percussion, Synthesizer . Michael Zearott – Conductor . Pamela Goldsmith – Viola . Murray Adler – Violin . Sheldon Sanov – Violin . Jerry Kessler – Cello . Edward Meares – Upright Bass . Bruce Fowler – Trombone . Don Waldrop – Trombone . Jock Ellis – Trombone . Dana Hughes – Bass Trombone . Earle Dumler – Oboe . Joann Caldwell Mcnab – Bassoon . Mike Altschul – Flute . Graham Young – Trumpet . Jay Daversa – Trumpet . Malcolm Mcnab – Trumpet . Ray Reed – Flute . Victor Morosco – Saxophone . John Rotella – Woodwind Instruments . Alan Estes – Percussion . Emil Richards – Percussion
Production : Produced By Frank Zappa
Package : John Cabalka – Art Direction . Gary Panter – Artwork, Illustrations
Recorded 1969, 1974 – 1976 At The Record Plant, La; Royce Hall, Ucla And Caribou Studios, Nederland, Colorado.
Released On September 15, 1978 By Discreet.
Ultimate Classic Rock
Despite the artist’s misgivings about the edited state in which it was presented, ’Studio Tan’ harbors plenty of engaging examples of Zappa’s wide-ranging musical brilliance. We’d like to think, after all these years, that he wouldn’t mind our celebration. […]
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However, insane completists may want to drool over a cassette from 1987 known as The Guitar World According to Frank Zappa, available briefly back then from Barfko and Guitar World magazine – it seems to have had a 2-minute excerpt from an otherwise unreleased Studio Tan remix with Chad Wackerman’s drum overdubs […]
CooperBolan @ RateYourMusic
I’ve never been a fan of the long A-side piece “The Adventures of Greggery Peccary”. It has some nice parts but on the other hand it feels a bit boring in some other points of the 20+ minutes long journey. […]