Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* ‎– Bongo Fury

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Official Release #21

The cover image of this issue is flipped left to right, as can be seen in the sign above FZ's head on vinyl sleeves with smaller images. (The sign actually says 'Chocolate Sundae')

Guide to the different US pressings with catalog number DS 2234 and similar Discreet labels:
Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury - release pressed at Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester (WW in the runouts)
Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury - release pressed at Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Jacksonville (JW in the runouts)
Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury - release mastered at Kendun Recorders ("KENDUN" stamp), unknown pressing plant
Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury - unknown pressing plant, reissue with no mastering info in the run outs
Zappa*, Beefheart*, Mothers* - Bongo Fury - reissue, unknown pressing plant

Versions (64)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DS 2234 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album, Win) Discreet DS 2234 US 1975 Sell This Version
DS 2234 Zappa*, Beefheart*, Mothers* Zappa*, Beefheart*, Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album) DiscReet DS 2234 US 1975 Sell This Version
DIS M8D 2234 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(8-Trk, Album) DiscReet DIS M8D 2234 US 1975 Sell This Version
W 459209 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records W 459209 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
459 209 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(Cass, Album) Discreet 459 209 France 1975 Sell This Version
DIS 59 209, DS 2234, DIS 59 209 Z, DIS 59 209 (Z) Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album) DiscReet, DiscReet, DiscReet, DiscReet DIS 59 209, DS 2234, DIS 59 209 Z, DIS 59 209 (Z) Germany 1975 Sell This Version
DIS 59 209, DS 2234, DIS 59 209 (Z) Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album) DiscReet, DiscReet, DiscReet DIS 59 209, DS 2234, DIS 59 209 (Z) Germany 1975 Sell This Version
HRES 291-74 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album) Reprise Records HRES 291-74 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
DIS 59209 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album) DiscReet DIS 59209 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
59 209, N° 59 209 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album) DiscReet, DiscReet 59 209, N° 59 209 France 1975 Sell This Version
W 59209 Frank Zappa / Captain Beefheart / The Mothers Frank Zappa / Captain Beefheart / The Mothers - Bongo Fury(LP, Album) Discreet W 59209 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
DS 2234 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album) Discreet DS 2234 US 1975 Sell This Version
DS 2234 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album) DiscReet, Reprise Records DS 2234 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
DS 2234 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album) Discreet DS 2234 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
DIS 59 209, DS 2234, DIS 59 209-Z Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album) DiscReet, DiscReet, DiscReet DIS 59 209, DS 2234, DIS 59 209-Z Germany 1975 Sell This Version
59209 Y Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album) Discreet 59209 Y France 1975 Sell This Version
DS 2234 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album) Discreet DS 2234 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
P-10093D Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album) Discreet P-10093D Japan 1975 Sell This Version
DS 2234 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album) Discreet DS 2234 US 1975 Sell This Version
DS 2234 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album) Discreet DS 2234 US 1975 Sell This Version
DS-2234, DS 2234 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album) Discreet, Discreet DS-2234, DS 2234 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
DS 2234 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album, Cap) Discreet DS 2234 US 1975 Sell This Version
DS 2234 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album, Jac) Discreet DS 2234 US 1975 Sell This Version
DS 2234 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album, Ken) DiscReet DS 2234 US 1975 Sell This Version
DS 2234 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album, Promo) DiscReet DS 2234 US 1975 Sell This Version
DS 2234 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album, Promo, San) Discreet DS 2234 US 1975 Sell This Version
HRES 291-74, HRES 291-74 (LS) Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album, RP) Reprise Records, Reprise Records HRES 291-74, HRES 291-74 (LS) Spain 1975 Sell This Version
14.198 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 14.198 Argentina 1976 Sell This Version
RCD 10097 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10097 US 1989 Sell This Version
CDZAP 15 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records CDZAP 15 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
RCD 10097 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10097 US 1989 Sell This Version
RCD-10097 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD-10097 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
RCD 10097 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10097 US 1989 Sell This Version
CDZAP 15 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records CDZAP 15 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
D4 74220 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records D4 74220 US 1989 Sell This Version
CDZAP 15 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records CDZAP 15 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
968010 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968010 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10522 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10522 US 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10522 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10522 US 1995 Sell This Version
D31430, RCD 10522 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc, Rykodisc D31430, RCD 10522 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10522 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10522 UK 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10522 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10522 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
RAC 10522 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(Cass, Album, RE) Ryko Analogue, Rykodisc RAC 10522 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
ANPC-9909002 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) ArsNova ANPC-9909002 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
VACK-1221 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Min) Rykodisc VACK-1221 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
VACK-1221 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Videoarts Music VACK-1221 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
VACK-1341 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Rykodisc, Videoarts Music VACK-1341 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
none Frank Zappa / Captain Beefheart / The Mothers Frank Zappa / Captain Beefheart / The Mothers - Bongo Fury(9xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM) Hip-O Records none Europe 2012
0238542 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records 0238542 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
ZR 3854 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records ZR 3854 US 2012 Sell This Version
ZR 3854 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, Unofficial) Zappa Records (2) ZR 3854 Russia 2012 Sell This Version
RCD 10522 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10522 US Unknown Sell This Version
RCD 10522 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10522 US Unknown Sell This Version
RCD 10522 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10522 US Unknown Sell This Version
RCD 10522 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Rykodisc RCD 10522 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0238542 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Zappa Records 0238542 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
VACK-1221 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, Unofficial) Videoarts Music (2) VACK-1221 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
TZAPPA 15 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(Cass, Album, RE) Zappa Records TZAPPA 15 UK Unknown Sell This Version
F-21 Frank Zappa Bongo Fury(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) F&R F-21 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
459 209 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(Cass, RE) Discreet 459 209 France Unknown Sell This Version
DIS 59 209, DS 2234, DIS 59 209-Z Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album) Discreet, Discreet, Discreet DIS 59 209, DS 2234, DIS 59 209-Z Germany Unknown Sell This Version
DIS 59 209, DIS 52 209-Z, DS 2234 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album) Discreet, Discreet, Discreet DIS 59 209, DIS 52 209-Z, DS 2234 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
DIS 59209, DS 2234 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album, RE) Discreet, Discreet DIS 59209, DS 2234 France Unknown Sell This Version
DS 2234 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(LP, Album, RE) DiscReet DS 2234 US Unknown Sell This Version

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Mortslaker

Mortslaker

May 10, 2017
referencing Bongo Fury, LP, Album, Ken, DS 2234
Got this one, but a variant of the runout.
Any point in adding another?
mrsyk

mrsyk

December 22, 2016
referencing Bongo Fury, LP, Album, Win, DS 2234
This is one of my favorite Zappa albums. It's a collection of rock, blues, country and beat poetry, sometimes fused together. There's plenty for FZ guitar work fans, most notably the mind numbing solo in Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy. This a "live" album, FZ style, and although heavily edited in the studio, is a prime example of the Zappa concert experience in the mid 70s.
porkpie_hat

porkpie_hat

December 4, 2016
referencing Bongo Fury, LP, Album, Win, DS 2234
Hi DoctorDark

Its really a Zappa record, not a Beefheart record.... If you are a Beefheart fan then maybe you would expect something different, that's true. In my opinion, its a sleeper of a record for Zappa fans... Listen to it a few times and it will really start to grow on you.
DoctorDark

DoctorDark

October 9, 2015
referencing Bongo Fury, LP, Album, Win, DS 2234
This album...truly sucks.

What a fucking letdown, seriously. These fuckers laid down a bunch of shitty cowboy tripe and two decent songs at the beginning. "Debra Kadabra" is the best track here and kicks ass. The lyrics are dada bullshit with references to Don Van Vliet's real life but that's to be expected with Zappa's writing style. The music on the other hand is like Zappa trying to write Beefheart for Beefheart. It's a cool concept and Beefheart delivers wildly passionate vocals. The tracks with CB doing his poetry with Zappa's band are alright. They aren't as memorable as his spoken word on his own albums. "Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy" is decent enough, features no contribution from CB so he could have easily put it somewhere else, though it is a nice cooldown from the onslaught of the first track.