Frank Zappa ‎– Thing-Fish

Label:
EMI ‎– 24 0294 3, EMI ‎– 1A 3LP 198 24 0294 3, EMI ‎– EX 24 0294 3
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3 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Box Set
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A1 Prologue 2:56
A2 The Mammy Nuns 3:50
A3 Harry & Rhonda 3:36
A4 Galoot Up-Date
Keyboards, Trumpet [Uncredited] – Bob Harris
5:29
B1 The 'Torchum' Never Stops 10:32
B2 That Evil Prince 1:17
B3 You Are What You Is 4:31
C1 Mudd Club
Tenor Saxophone [Uncredited] – Motorhead Sherwood
3:17
C2 The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
Slide Guitar [Uncredited] – Denny Walley
3:14
C3 Clowns On Velvet
Keyboards, Saxophone [Uncredited] – Bobby Martin (2)
1:38
C4 Harry-As-A-Boy 2:51
C5 He's So Gay 2:48
D1 The Massive Improve'lence 5:07
D2 Artificial Rhonda
Backing Vocals [Uncredited] – Roy EstradaHarmonica [Uncredited] – Don Van VlietSynthesizer [Uncredited] – Ruth Underwood
3:30
D3 The Crab-Grass Baby 3:48
D4 The White Boy Troubles 3:35
E1 No Not Now
Backing Vocals [Uncredited] – Bob Harris, Roy Estrada
5:50
E2 Briefcase Boogie 4:10
E3 Brown Moses 3:02
F1 Wistful With A Fist-Full 3:53
F2 Drop Dead 7:56
F3 Won Ton On
Backing Vocals [Uncredited] – Bob Harris, Roy Estrada
4:20

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cat# on the spine: 24 0294 3
cat# on back of the box: 1A 3LP 198 24 0294 3
cat# on back of the box (UK): EX 24 0294 3
(cat# on back of the box for the cassette: 24 0294 9)

Box Spine:
FRANK ZAPPA: THING-FISH (Original Cast Recording) (3 Record Set & Libretto)
Box Back:
℗©1984 Barking Pumpkin Records, ©1984 Munchkin Music, ASCAP.
Marketed, Manufactured and Distributed by EMI [logo] Printed in Holland by EMI Services Benelux B.V., Uden.

Box Contains:
20-page 12"x12" 'linen effect' matt paper lyric book, outlining scenes/acts, including 10 black & white photos. (Cover; 4-page 'linen' card with 16-page 'white linen' 2-stapled insert)

3xVinyls in black & white half-tone print paper liner wallets, imprinted on back with 'Barking Pumpkin Records' logo & on fronts with large Zappa 'join-the-dots' logo & 'Warning/Guarantee' stamp. Each wallet is numbered;
Record 1, 24 0294 1 (Box 24 0294 3)
Record 2, 24 0295 1 (Box 24 0294 3)
Record 3, 24 0296 1 (Box 24 0294 3)

2-sided 11"x11" single sheet promo for "Old Masters Box One" issue. Full-color front, black & white half-tone on reverse, with '24 0294 3' printed bottom-left.

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Since the release of this recording uncredited artists have emerged and have been listed accordingly on track titles.

This album was preceeded by the Thing-Fish project coming to visual fruition via a 'Hustler' magazine pictorial spread, April 1984, financed by Larry Flynt. It featured 'Ample Annie', who had an act 'Slutty Suzy' & 'Sluts Are Us' and was selected for the promotional feature by Zappa.

An 'On Broadway' Musical poster also appeared. See images.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099924029438
  • Barcode (Text): 5 099924 029438
  • Label Code: LC 0542
  • Matrix / Runout (Record 1 Side 1 Wax): 2402941-A1+C
  • Matrix / Runout (Record 1 Side 2 Wax): 2402941-B1+C
  • Matrix / Runout (Record 2 Side 3 Wax): 2402951-A1+C
  • Matrix / Runout (Record 2 Side 4 Wax): 2402951-B1+C
  • Matrix / Runout (Record 3 Side 5 Wax): 2402961-A1+C
  • Matrix / Runout (Record 3 Side 6 Wax): 2402961-B1+C
  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Other (Record 1 Vinyl Wallet ID): 24 0294 1
  • Other (Record 2 Vinyl Wallet ID): 24 0295 1
  • Other (Record 3 Vinyl Wallet ID): 24 0296 1
  • Other (Record 1 Label): 1A 198-24 0294 1
  • Other (Record 2 Label): 1A 198-24 0295 1
  • Other (Record 3 Label): 1A 198-24 0296 1

Other Versions (5 of 22) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RCD 10544/45 Frank Zappa Thing-Fish(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10544/45 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
VACK-1256 Frank Zappa Thing-Fish(2xCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM + Box, Min) Rykodisc VACK-1256 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
RCD 10020/21 Frank Zappa Thing-Fish(2xCD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10020/21 US 1986 Sell This Version
SKCO-74201 Zappa* Thing-Fish(3xLP, Album + Box) Barking Pumpkin Records SKCO-74201 US 1984 Sell This Version
4XCO-74201 Frank Zappa Thing-Fish(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records 4XCO-74201 US 1984 Sell This Version

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mondavino

mondavino

July 9, 2018

Enjoyable fun rock "Opera". Requires active listening. Definitely not for background music lol.