Frank Zappa releases the OST of ‘Baby Snakes’ featuring Adrian Belew, Terry Bozzio et al (1983)

Frank Zappa’s ‘Baby Snakes’ is an album featuring the soundtrack to film of the same name, released on March 28, 1983 by Barking Pumpkin.

Track Listing : 1.Intro Rap/Baby Snakes (Frank Zappa) – 02:22 . 2.Titties & Beer (Frank Zappa) – 06:13 . 3.The Black Page #2 (Frank Zappa) – 02:50 . 4.Jones Crusher (Frank Zappa) – 02:53 . 5.Disco Boy (Frank Zappa) – 03:51 . 6.Dinah-Moe Humm (Frank Zappa) – 06:37 . 7.Punky’S Whips (Frank Zappa) – 11:29

Norman Seeff

Musicians : Frank Zappa – Keyboards, Vocals, Guitar . Adrian Belew – Vocals, Guitar . Tommy Mars – Keyboards, Vocals . Peter Wolf – Keyboards . Patrick O’Hearn – Bass Guitar . Terry Bozzio – Drums, Vocals On (2 – 7) . Ed Mann – Percussion

Lynn Goldsmith

Production : Produced By Frank Zappa . Joe Chiccarelli – Engineer, Mixing . Bob Stone – Mastering

Package : Norman Seeff asterisques RVM – Photography . Lynn Goldsmith asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded On October 28–31, 1977 At The Palladium, Nyc.

ReleasedOn March 28, 1983 By Barking Pumpkin.


Both were captured on location at New York City’s Palladium (formerly the Academy of Music) in 1977, during the artist’s brief yearly residency in the Big Apple in and around Halloween. By the time of these concerts, Zappa was embroiled in all manner of unpleasantness with Warner Bros. Records — a fact not lost to listeners as he comments upon their tumultuous relationship during some off the cuff dialogue with Terry Bozzio (percussion/vocals), as heard on “Titties and Beer.” […]

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