Frank Zappa’s ‘Zoot Allures’

Frank Zappa’s ‘Zoot Allures’ is an album titled from the French expression ‘Zut alors!’ and released on October 20, 1976 by Warner Bros.

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Track Listing : 1.Wind Up Workin’ In A Gas Station (Frank Zappa) – 02:29 . 2.Black Napkins (Frank Zappa) – 04:15 . 3.The Torture Never Stops (Frank Zappa) – 09:45 . 4.Ms. Pinky (Frank Zappa) – 03:40 . 5.Find Her Finer (Frank Zappa) – 04:07 . 6.Friendly Little Finger (Frank Zappa) – 04:17 . 7.Wonderful Wino” (Simmons, Zappa) . 8.Zoot Allures (Frank Zappa) – 04:12 . 9.Disco Boy (Frank Zappa) – 05:11

Musicians : Frank Zappa – Guitar, Synthesizer On (1 – 4 – 5 – 9), Bass On (1 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 9), Keyboards On (3 – 5 – 7 – 9), Lead Vocals On (1 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 7 – 9) . Terry Bozzio – Drums, Backing Vocals On (5 – 9) . Davey Moiré – Lead Vocals On (1), Backing Vocals On (1 – 9) . Andre Lewis – Organ On (2), Vocals On (2), Backing Vocals On (5 – 9) . Roy Estrada – Bass Guitar On (2), Vocals On (2), Backing Vocals On (2 – 4 – 5 – 9) . Napoleon Murphy Brock – Saxophone & Vocals On (2) . Ruth Underwood – Synthesizer On (4 – 7), Marimba On (6 – 8) . Captain Beefheart – Harmonica On (5) . Ruben Ladron De Guevara – Backing Vocals On (5) . Dave Parlato – Bass Guitar On (8) . Lu Ann Neil – Harp On (8) . Sparky Parker – Backing Vocals On (9)

Production : Produced By Frank Zappa . Michael Braunstein – Engineer . Davey Moiré – Engineer . Arnie Acosta – Mastering

Package : Amy Bernstein – Layout Design . Gary Heery – Photography . Cal Schenkel – Design

Recorded May – June, 1976 At Record Plant Studios In Los Angeles, California Except “Wonderful Wino” (1972/73), “Friendly Little Finger” (1973/October 1975) And “Black Napkins” (Recorded Live In Osaka, Japan, February 3, 1976).

Released On October 20, 1976 By Warner Bros..

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Rolling Stone
With regard to poo-poo, snot, vomit, depersonalized sex, booze, zoot suits and the banality of mainstream rock, Frank Zappa, one of rock’s original angry young men, remains vehement. […]

Sputnikmusic.com
If you are a non-beleiver or haven’t ever heard any Zappa before, at least sample “Black Napkins.” It’s instantly likable yet has amazing long term valueand will give you a good taste of the personality and proficiency in Zappa’s guitar playing. […]

The Beat Patrol
Frank, no stranger to promiscuity and its psychologically liberating effects, saw similarities between the media’s product-selling portrayals of ideal sexuality and the propaganda of fascist regimes. […]

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