Frank Zappa ‎– Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar

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Rykodisc ‎– RCD 10533/34/35
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Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar
1-1 five-five-FIVE
Bass – Arthur BarrowDrums – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – Mick GlossopKeyboards – Peter Wolf (3), Tommy MarsLead Guitar – F.Z.*Percussion – Ed MannRhythm Guitar – Denny Walley, Ike Willis, Warren Cucurullo*
2:35
1-2 Hog Heaven
Bass – Arthur BarrowDrums – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – George Douglas (2)Keyboards – Bob Harris, Tommy MarsLead Guitar – F.Z.*Rhythm Guitar – Ike Willis, Ray White, Steve Vai
2:49
1-3 Shut Up 'n Play Your Guitar
Bass – Arthur BarrowDrums – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – Mick GlossopKeyboards – Peter Wolf (3), Tommy MarsLead Guitar – F.Z.*Percussion – Ed MannRhythm Guitar – Denny Walley, Ike Willis, Warren Cucurullo*
5:38
1-4 While You Were Out
Drums – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – Steve NyeLead Guitar – F.Z.*Rhythm Guitar – Warren Cucurullo*
6:00
1-5 Treacherous Cretins
Bass – Arthur BarrowDrums – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – Mick GlossopKeyboards – Peter Wolf (3), Tommy MarsLead Guitar – F.Z.*Percussion – Ed MannRhythm Guitar – Denny Walley, Ike WillisSitar [Electric] – Warren Cucurullo*
5:34
1-6 Heavy Duty Judy
Bass – Arthur BarrowDrums – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – Tommy FlyKeyboards – Bob Harris, Tommy MarsLead Guitar – F.Z.*Rhythm Guitar – Ike Willis, Ray White, Steve Vai
4:42
1-7 Soup 'n Old Clothes
Bass – Arthur BarrowDrums – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – George Douglas (2)Keyboards – Bob Harris, Tommy MarsLead Guitar – F.Z.*Rhythm Guitar – Ike Willis, Ray White, Steve Vai
7:53
Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Some More
2-1 Variations On The Carlos Santana Secret Chord Progression
Bass – Arthur BarrowDrums – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – George Douglas (2)Keyboards – Bob Harris, Tommy MarsLead Guitar – F.Z.*Rhythm Guitar – Ike Willis, Ray White, Steve Vai
3:58
2-2 Gee, I Like Your Pants
Bass – Arthur BarrowDrums – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – Mick GlossopKeyboards – Peter Wolf (3), Tommy MarsLead Guitar – F.Z.*Percussion – Ed MannRhythm Guitar – Denny Walley, Ike Willis, Warren Cucurullo*
2:35
2-3 Canarsie
Bass – Patrick O'HearnDrums – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – Joe Chicarelli*, Mick GlossopLead Guitar – F.Z.*Sitar [Electric] – Warren Cucurullo*
6:05
2-4 Ship Ahoy
Bass – Roy EstradaDrums – Terry BozzioEngineer – Unknown ArtistKeyboards – Andre LewisLead Guitar – F.Z.*
5:20
2-5 The Deathless Horsie
Bass – Arthur BarrowDrums – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – Mick GlossopKeyboards – Peter Wolf (3), Tommy MarsLead Guitar – F.Z.*Percussion – Ed MannRhythm Guitar – Denny Walley, Ike Willis, Warren Cucurullo*
6:20
2-6 Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Some More
Bass – Arthur BarrowDrums – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – Mick GlossopKeyboards – Peter Wolf (3), Tommy MarsLead Guitar – F.Z.*Percussion – Ed MannRhythm Guitar – Denny Walley, Ike Willis, Warren Cucurullo*
6:53
2-7 Pink Napkins
Bass – Patrick O'HearnDrums – Terry BozzioEngineer – Alan P.*Keyboards – Eddie JobsonLead Guitar – F.Z.*Rhythm Guitar – Ray White
4:38
Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar
3-1 Beat It With Your Fist
Bass – Arthur BarrowDrums – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – George Douglas (2)Keyboards – Bob Harris, Tommy MarsLead Guitar – F.Z.*Rhythm Guitar – Ike Willis, Ray White, Steve Vai
1:58
3-2 Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar
Bass – Arthur BarrowDrums – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – Mick GlossopKeyboards – Peter Wolf (3), Tommy MarsLead Guitar – F.Z.*Percussion – Ed MannRhythm Guitar – Denny Walley, Ike Willis, Warren Cucurullo*
8:30
3-3 Pinocchio's Furniture
Bass – Arthur BarrowDrums – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – Tommy FlyKeyboards – Peter Wolf (3), Tommy MarsLead Guitar – F.Z.*Percussion – Ed MannRhythm Guitar – Denny Walley, Ike Willis, Warren Cucurullo*
2:05
3-4 Why Johnny Can't Read
Bass – Arthur BarrowDrums – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – Mick GlossopKeyboards – Peter Wolf (3), Tommy MarsLead Guitar – F.Z.*Percussion – Ed MannRhythm Guitar – Denny Walley, Ike Willis, Warren Cucurullo*
4:15
3-5 Stucco Homes
Drums – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – Steve NyeLead Guitar – F.Z.*Rhythm Guitar – Warren Cucurullo*
9:08
3-6 Canard Du Jour
Bouzouki – F.Z.*Engineer – Kerry McNabbMusic By [Joint Improvisation] – Frank Zappa, Jean-Luc PontyViolin [Baritone] – Jean-Luc Ponty
9:56

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Released with a horizontal OBI an in a cardboard box

All selections published by The Zappa Family Trust d/b/a Munchkin Music (ASCAP), except track 3-6 which was a joint improvisation by Frank Zappa and Jean-Luc Ponty and published by The Zappa Family Trust d/b/a Munchkin Music (ASCAP)/YTNOP Music (BMI).

℗ 1981, 1995 Rykodisc.
© 1986, 1995 Rykodisc. Reproduced under license.
Printed in the USA. Manufactured in Canada

Liner notes reprinted by permission from Guitar World, November 1981 Vol. 2, No. 6.

Packaging: 3 individual CD wallets and an 8-page booklet in a boxset.

Recording date / Recording location / Facility / Guitar used:
- Tracks 1-1, 1-5, 2-6 & 3-4: 2/17/79 / Odeon Hammersmith, London / Rolling Stones Mobile / hand-made copy SG
- Track 1-2: 10/18/80 / Brady Theater, Tulsa / UMRK remote / Les Paul with DiMarzio pick-ups
- Tracks 1-3 & 2-2: 2/18/79 : Odeon Hammersmith, London / Rolling Stones Mobile / hand-made copy SG
- Track 1-4: unknown / Los Angeles, CA / UMRK / Acoustic Black Widow with EMG pick-ups direct into recording console
- Tracks 1-6 & 3-3: 12/5/80 / Berkeley Community Theater / UMRK remote / Les Paul with DiMarzio pick-ups
- Track 1-7: 12/11/80 / Santa Monica Civic Auditorium / UMRK remote / Les Paul with DiMarzio pick-ups
- Track 2-1: 17/10/80 / Dallas Civic Arena / UMRK remote / Les Paul with DiMarzio pick-ups
- Track 2-3: 2/19/79 (basic track) / Odeon Hammersmith, London + Village Recorders (over-dubs) / Rolling Stones Mobile / hand-made copy SG
- Track 2-4: unknown / Tokyo or Osaka (probably) / rented 4-track machine / Strat with DiMarzio pick-ups
- Tracks 2-5 & 3-2: 2/19/79 / Odeon Hammersmith, London / Rolling Stones Mobile / hand-made copy SG
- Track 2-7: 2/17/77 / Odeon Hammersmith, London / Manor Mobile / Strat with DiMarzio pick-ups
- Track 3-1: 10/30/80 / The Palladium, NYC / UMRK remote / Les Paul with DiMarzio pick-ups
- Track 3-5: unknown / Los Angeles, CA / N.A. / Acoustic Black Widow with EMG pick-ups direct into recording console
- Track 3-6: unknown / Paramount Studios, Los Angeles / N.A. / N.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 14431 05332 0
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 - mirrored (Variant 1&2)): MADE IN CANADA BY AMERIC DISC 0EQV2<0910>RCD10533
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 - mirrored (Variant 1)): DADR 0WVW1<0910>RCD10534
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 - mirrored (Variant 2)): MADE IN CANADA BY AMERIC DISC 0EQT2<0910>RCD10534
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3 - mirrored (Variant 1&2)): MADE IN CANADA BY AMERIC DISC 0EQR2<0910>RCD10535

Other Versions (5 of 46) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CBS 66368 Frank Zappa Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar(3xLP, Album, Ltd + Box) CBS CBS 66368 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
WTX 38289 Frank Zappa Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar(3xCass, Album + Box) Barking Pumpkin Records WTX 38289 US 1981 Sell This Version
RCD 10028/29 Frank Zappa Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar(2xCD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10028/29 US Unknown Sell This Version
RCD 10533/34/35, D203404 Frank Zappa Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar(3xCD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Rykodisc, Rykodisc RCD 10533/34/35, D203404 US 1995 Sell This Version
CSPS 1785 Frank Zappa Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar(LP, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records CSPS 1785 Canada 1981 Sell This Version

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