Frank Zappa’s ‘Thing-Fish’

Frank Zappa’s ‘Thing-Fish’ is an album originally released as a triple album box set on December 21, 1984 by Barking Pumpkin.

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Track Listing : 1.Prologue (Frank Zappa) – 02:56 . 2.The Mammy Nuns (Frank Zappa) – 03:50 . 3.Harry & Rhonda (Frank Zappa) – 03:36 . 4.Galoot Up-Date (Frank Zappa) – 05:29 . 5.The ‘Torchum’ Never Stops (Frank Zappa) – 10:32 . 6.That Evil Prince (Frank Zappa) – 01:17 . 7.You Are What You Is (Frank Zappa) – 04:31 . 8.Mudd Club (Frank Zappa) – 03:17 . 9.The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing (Frank Zappa) – 03:14 . 10.Clowns On Velvet (Frank Zappa) – 01:38 . 11.Harry-As-A-Boy (Frank Zappa) – 02:51 . 12.He’S So Gay (Frank Zappa) – 02:48 . 13.The Massive Improve’Lence (Frank Zappa) – 05:07 . 14.Artificial Rhonda (Frank Zappa) – 03:30 . 15.The Crab-Grass Baby (Frank Zappa) – 03:48 . 16.The White Boy Troubles (Frank Zappa) – 03:35 . 17.No Not Now (Frank Zappa) – 05:50 . 18.Briefcase Boogie (Frank Zappa) – 04:10 . 19.Brown Moses (Frank Zappa) – 03:02 . 20.Wistful Wit A Fist-Full (Frank Zappa) – 03:53 . 21.Drop Dead (Frank Zappa) – 07:56 . 22.Won Ton On (Frank Zappa) – 04:20

Musicians : Dale Bozzio – Cast (Rhonda), Vocals . Terry Bozzio – Cast (Harry), Drums, Vocals . Napoleon Murphy Brock – Cast (The Evil Prince), Saxophone, Vocals . Bob Harris – Cast (Harry-As-A-Boy), Keyboards, Vocals . Ray White – Cast (Owl-Gonkwin-Jane Cowhoon), Guitar, Vocals . Ike Willis – Cast (Thing-Fish), Guitar, Vocals . Johnny “Guitar” Watson – Cast (Brown Moses), Guitar, Vocals . Jay Anderson – Bass, String Bass . Arthur Barrow – Bass . Steve Defuria – Synclavier . Ed Mann – Percussion . Tommy Mars – Keyboards, Vocals . David Ocker – Synclavier . David Oker – Synclavier . Scott Thunes – Bass, Synthesizer, Vocals . Steve Vai – Guitar . Chad Wackerman – Drums, Vocals . Chuck Wild – Piano

Production : Produced By Frank Zappa . Mark Pinske – Engineer . Bob Stone – Engineer

Package : Bob Fletcher – Costume Design . Ladi Von Jansky – Photography

Recorded 1976, 1980-1983.

Released On December 21, 1984 By Barking Pumpkin.

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bigfootpegrande @ RateYourMusic
In defence of Thin-Fish, easily one of the most hated Zappa albums, it is another genuine Zappa production, no two are the same. Besides its heavy explicit satirical content to the 1980s USA establishment, it features tons of synclavier basic tracks. […]

adriandenning.co.uk
The sound of jerking around, it’s actually heavily arranged. If a load of semi musical literate drunks were let loose in a studio on $500 worth of rented percussion equipment, it’s unlikely they’d produce anything quite this interesting. Overall, you can’t really go too wrong with this album. […]

allmusic
Obviously, it is not a masterpiece, but reducing it to a compilation album with a racist plot distorts the reality. First released as a three-LP set (and reissued on two CDs), this album is the “original cast recording” of a never-produced Broadway show. […]

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