Various from Frank Zappa ‎– Zapped

Bizarre Records ‎– PRO 368
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Sampler

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A1 Alice Cooper Titanic Overture
Producer, Written-By – Alice Cooper
A2 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica)
Producer – Frank ZappaWritten-By – Don Van Vliet
A3 Judy Henske And Jerry Yester St Nicholas Hall
Producer – Jerry Yester, Zal YanovskyWritten By – Jerry Yester, Judy Henske
A4 Tim Buckley I Must Have Been Blind
Producer, Written-By – Tim Buckley
A5 Wild Man Fischer Merry-Go-Round
Producer – Frank ZappaWritten By – Wild Man Fischer
A6 Alice Cooper Refrigerator Heaven
Producer – David Briggs
A7 Tim Dawe Little Boy Blue
Arranged By, Producer – Jerry YesterWritten By – Tim Dawe
A8 Lord Buckley Governor Slugwell
Engineer, Producer – Lyle GriffinWritten By – Lord Buckley
B1 Jeff Simmons Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up
Engineer, Producer – Chris HustonGuitar – Frank ZappaProducer – La Marr BruisterWritten By – La Marr Bruister
B2 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Old Fart At Play
Producer – Frank ZappaWritten-By – Don Van Vliet
B3 The Mothers Of Invention* Holiday In Berlin, Full Blown
Producer, Written-By – Frank Zappa
B4 GTO's Do Me In Once And I'll Be Sad, Do Me In Twice And I'll Know Better (Circular Circulation)
Composed By, Producer – Lowell GeorgeLyrics By – Miss Sandra*Producer – Frank ZappaVocals – Miss Pamela*
B5 Frank Zappa Willie The Pimp
Producer – Frank ZappaVocals – Captain BeefheartWritten-By – Frank Zappa

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From early in 1969 to 1977, Reprise Records (and their parent label Warner Bros. Records) ran a USA & Canada only mail-order promotion on a number of the inner sleeves of their mainstream artists' releases. This was to promote a wide range of less popular artists on compilation albums known as the 'Loss Leader' PRO series, sold at a significantly reduced mail-order price.

This Frank Zappa-oriented 'Zapped' release is the 6th issue in the series, a compilation geared to promoting both the artists 'signed' to Zappa and the two labels, Straight and Bizarre Records, which Zappa co-founded with Herb Cohen. (These two labels were manufactured and distributed for Reprise Records by Warner Bros. Records from mid 1969 [Previously 7Arts]).

The black & white cover of this PRO 368 release has a portrait of Zappa and the title is "Zapped" without an accent over the 'e' (as on a subsequent/similar PRO 368 release with a 'collage' cover & Reprise label). This record's label is pale blue with a dark blue 'Bizarre' text.

Issues did occasionally appear later in retail outlets, particularly in Australia.

Track sources on this compilation:
A1: From the 1969 Straight label album "Pretties For You" (STS 1051)
A2 & B2: From the 1969 Straight label double album "Trout Mask Replica" (2-STS 1053)
A3: From the 1969 Straight label album "Farewell Aldebaran" (STS 1052).
A4: From the 1969 Straight label album "Blue Afternoon" (STS 1060).
A5: From the Bizarre/Reprise album "An Evening with Wild Man Fischer" (RS 6332 & 2XS 6332)
A6: From the 1970 Straight label album "Easy Action" (STS 1061)
A7: From the 1969 Straight label album "Penrod" (STS 1058).
A8: From the 1969 Straight label album "A Most Immaculately Hip Aristocrat" (STS 1054).
B1: From the 1969 Straight label album "Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up" (STS 1057).
Recorded at Whitney Studios, Glendale 1969.
Zappa performed on this & produced under the pseudonym LaMarr Bruister.
Not the Zappa version on Joe's Garage Act I. (1979)
B3: From the 1969 Bizarre/Reprise label album "Burnt Weeny Sandwich" (RS 6370)
B4: From the 1969 Straight label album "Permanent Damage" (STS 1059).
Also released as a single "Circular Circulation" b/w "Mercy's Tune" (ST 104).
B5: From the 1969 Bizarre/Reprise label album "Hot Rats" (RS 6356)

Some of the above albums were subsequently released on other labels, bearing respective catalog numbers for those labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): 31,047RE1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label): 31,048RE1
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching): 31047 RE1 PRO368 A 1-B
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching): 31048 RE1 PRO368 B 1-B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side runout etching [variant 1]): 31047 RE1 PRO 368 1-A A11
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side runout etching [variant 1]): 31048 RE1 PRO 368 1-B E

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