Frank Zappa ‎– Cheap Thrills

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Rykodisc ‎– RCD 10579
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1 I Could Be A Star Now
Voice – Don Preston, Martin Lickert
0:36
2 Catholic Girls (Live Version)
Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Paul CarmanBaritone Saxophone, Saxophone [Bass], Clarinet [Contrabass] – Kurt McGettrickBass Guitar, Electronics [Minimoog] – Scott ThunesDrums, Percussion [Electronic] – Chad WackermanElectric Guitar [Lead], Synthesizer [Computer], Vocals – Frank ZappaKeyboards, Vocals – Bobby Martin (2)Rhythm Guitar, Synthesizer, Vocals – Mike KeneallyRhythm Guitar, Vocals – Ike WillisTenor Saxophone – Albert WingTrombone – Bruce Fowler (3)Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Synthesizer – Walt FowlerVibraphone, Marimba, Percussion [Electronic] – Ed Mann
4:04
3 Bobby Brown Goes Down (Live Version)
Bass Guitar – Scott ThunesDrums – Chad WackermanElectric Guitar [Lead], Vocals – Frank ZappaKeyboards – Allan ZavodKeyboards, Saxophone, Vocals – Bobby Martin (2)Rhythm Guitar, Vocals – Ike Willis, Ray White
2:44
4 You Are What You Is
Bass [String] – Jay AndersonBass Guitar – Arthur BarrowDrums – Chad WackermanElectric Guitar, Electronics [Synclavier] – Frank ZappaKeyboards – Tommy MarsPercussion – Ed MannPiano [Boadway] – Chuck WildRhythm Guitar, Vocals [Sister Owl - Gonkwin - Jane - Cowhoon] – Ray WhiteRhythm Guitar, Vocals [Thing - Fish] – Ike WillisTechnician [Synclavier Programming] – David Ocker, Steve Defuria
4:31
5 We Are Not Alone
Bass Guitar – Scott ThunesBass Guitar, Bass [Micro], Rhythm Guitar – Arthur BarrowDrums – Chad WackermanElectric Guitar [Strat], Acoustic Guitar – Steve VaiElectric Guitar, Instruments [Linn Drum Machine & Arp 2000] – Frank ZappaHarmonica – Craig "Twister" Steward*Keyboards – Tommy MarsKeyboards, Saxophone – Bobby Martin (2)Mandolin – Dick FegyPercussion – Ed MannSaxophone – Marty Krystall
3:18
6 Cheap Thrills
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Bunk GardnerAlto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Piano [Redundant Triplets] – Ian UnderwoodBaritone Saxophone, Tambourine – Motorhead SherwoodBass Guitar, Vocals [High Weazlings, Dweaedy Doop] – Roy EstradaElectric Guitar [Lead], Vocals [Low Grumbles, Ooh Wah], Mixed By [Piano, Bass, Drums] – Frank ZappaLead Vocals – Ray CollinsPercussion [Lewd Pulsating Rhythm] – Arthur Dyer Tripp III*, Jimmy Carl BlackPiano [Redundant Triplets] – Don Preston
2:37
7 The Mudshark Interview
Interviewee [Hotel Front Office Manager, The Edgewater, Seattle, Washington] – Martin TickmanInterviewer – Frank Zappa
2:39
8 Hot Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel
Alto Saxophone – Paul CarmanBaritone Saxophone – Kurt McGettrickBass Guitar – Scott ThunesDrums – Chad WackermanElectric Guitar [Lead], Vocals – Frank ZappaGuitar, Synthesizer, Vocals – Mike KeneallyGuitar, Vocals – Ike WillisKeyboards, Vocals – Bobby Martin (2)Percussion – Ed MannTenor Saxophone – Albert WingTrombone – Bruce Fowler (3)Trumpet – Walt Fowler
6:40
9 Zomby Woof (Live Version)
Bass Guitar, Vocals – Scott ThunesDrums – Chad WackermanElectric Guitar [Lead], Vocals – Frank ZappaElectric Guitar [Stunts] – Steve VaiGuitar, Vocals – Ray WhiteKeyboards – Tommy MarsKeyboards, Saxophone, Vocals – Bobby Martin (2)Percussion – Ed Mann
5:39
10 The Torture Never Stops (Original Version)
Bass Guitar – Tom FowlerDrums – Terry BozzioGuitar – Frank ZappaHarmonica, Vocals – Captain BeefheartKeyboards – George DukeSaxophone – Napoleon Murphy Brock*Slide Guitar – Denny WalleyTrombone – Bruce Fowler (3)
9:16
11 Joe's Garage (Live Version)
Bass Guitar – Scott ThunesDrums – Chad WackermanElectric Guitar [Lead], Vocals – Frank ZappaGuitar, Vocals – Ike Willis, Ray WhiteKeyboards – Allan ZavodKeyboards, Saxophone, Vocals – Bobby Martin (2)
2:20
12 My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama (Live Version)
Bass Guitar – Scott ThunesDrums – Chad WackermanElectric Guitar [Lead], Vocals – Frank ZappaGuitar, Vocals – Ike Willis, Ray WhiteKeyboards – Allan ZavodKeyboards, Saxophone, Vocals – Bobby Martin (2)
3:19
13 Going For The Money
Voice – Howard Kaylan, Jeff Simmons
0:12

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Credits

  • Artwork, DesignCal Schenkel
  • Compilation ProducerDavid Greenberg (2)
  • Mastered By [Compilation, At Northeastern Digital Recording]Toby Mountain
  • Producer, Composed By, Written By, Lyrics By, Arranged By, Directed By [Characterizations & Album Production]Frank Zappa

Notes

Shrink-wrapped CD came with obi at top (see images). The CD face of later issues has a 'tap' image/different layout. Green-tinted case with clear tray backed by print image - thus 2-sided print to back/spine insert.

CD contains an enhanced portion, credited as: "A complete listing of the Mighty & Majestic Rycodisc FZ CD Catalog can be found on the enhanced portion of this release. Or jump to www.rycodisc.com". It consists mainly of an iconographic hypertext-linked discography of Frank Zappa releases, available at the time.

Track 1: From the album "Playground Psychotics";
The audiovisual version of this track appears on "The True Story Of 200 Motels" Video.

Track 2: From the album "You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 6";
This song also graces "Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III" and "Have I Offended Someone?".
[Recorded at Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA., Feb 12, 1988 & Auditorium Theater, Chicago, Mar 03, 1988]

Track 3: From the album "You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 3";
This song also graces "Sheik Yerbouti", the European version of "Strictly Commercial" and "Have I Offended Someone?".
[Recorded at Paramount Theater, Seattle, Washington, Dec 17, 1984 (Late show)]
[Track time on liner notes at 4:20 is incorrect. It is corrected below. This is the "Hi-Yo, Silver!" version, not the version on the vinyl issues of "Sheik Yerbouti"]

Track 4: From the album "Thing-Fish";
This song also graces "You Are What You Is".
[Basic track: Recorded Jul-Sep, 1980 at UMRK]
[Track time on liner notes at 4:51 is incorrect. It is corrected below].

Track 5: From the album "The Man From Utopia".
[Recorded at UMRK c.1981-82]

Track 6: From the album "Cruising With Ruben & The Jets".
[Recorded at Apostolic Studios, NYC, Dec 1967-Feb 1968]

Track 7: From the album "Playground Psychotics";
Some Background research for "Fillmore East, June 1971".

Track 8: From the album "Broadway The Hard Way";
This song also graces "Does Humor Belong In Music".
[Recorded at Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria, May 08, 1988 & Rudi-Sedlmeyer Sporthalle, Munich, Germany, May 09, 1988]

Track 9: From the album "You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol.1";
This song also graces "Over-nite Sensation" and "The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life".
[Recorded at Parco Redecesio, Milan, Italy, Jul 07, 1982. Guitar solo: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK., Jun 19, 1982 (Late show)].

Track 10: From the album "You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol.4";
This song (without the parenthetical statement) also graces "Zoot Allures", "YCDTOSA Vol.1" and the expanded CD version of "Zappa In New York".
[Recorded at Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, Texas, May 21, 1975]

Track 11: From the album "You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol.3";
This song also graces "Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III" and the original single version is on "Strictly Commercial".
[Recorded at Bismarck Theater, Chicago, Illinois, Nov 23, 1984]

Track 12: From the album "You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol.4";
This song also graces "Weasles Ripped My Flesh", "Strictly Commercial" and the original single version is on "YCDTOSA Vol.5"
[Recorded at Universal Amphitheater, Universal City, CA., Dec 23, 1984]

Track 13: From the album "Playground Psychotics";
The audiovisual version of this track appears on "The True Story Of 200 Motels" Video.
[Recorded at Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA., Nov, 1970]

All compositions published by Munchkin Music (ASCAP) except track 6 published by Frank Zappa Music (BMI).

Printed & Manufactured in USA.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 14431 05792 2
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 and 2): ifpi L032
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): RCD10579 09APR98 MPO 01 @@ 9 01
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 1221
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): RCD10579 09APR98 MPO 01 @@ 9 03
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1211

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RCD 10579 Frank Zappa Cheap Thrills(CD, Comp, Enh) Rykodisc RCD 10579 USA & Canada 1998 Sell This Version
FZ 001 Frank Zappa Cheap Thrills - Special Edition(CD, Comp, Enh, Promo, Smplr) Rykodisc FZ 001 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
RCD 10579 Frank Zappa Cheap Thrills(CD, Comp, Enh) Rykodisc RCD 10579 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RCD 10579 Frank Zappa Cheap Thrills(CD, Comp, Enh) Rykodisc RCD 10579 1998 Sell This Version
RCD 10579 Frank Zappa Cheap Thrills(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Rykodisc (2) RCD 10579 Russia 1999 Sell This Version

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