Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* ‎– Bongo Fury

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DiscReet ‎– DS 2234, Reprise Records ‎– DS 2234
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Unlike regular UK or US issues, this sleeve has a slightly smaller cover picture, resulting in the "Chocolate Sundae" lettering of the sign above Zappa's head to be visible. it also evidences that the cover image has been reversed on all [worldwide] issues of this album. (e.g. Flipped left-to-right). The photo was taken in 'Foster's Freeze' in Antelope Valley.

In addition, cover text is printed on this release. (It was a sticker on shrink-wrap of other releases, or simply did not appear).
The over-printed black text is also off-center. (It was centered on the Australian issue).

Unlike other releases, the background of the sleeve back's 'close-up' of the floor [from front cover] is single-color 'grey', whilst it was full-color 'brown' on other issues.

Sleeve printed by "G. Print" (circular logo, back cover, bottom-right). Inside of sleeve is a straw-colored lined-texture finish.
Sleeve back; "P.O. Box 2915, Auckland, New Zealand". There is an "A" in a box-rule in top-right corner.
© 1975 Discreet Records Inc.
Tracks A3, B3: © 1973 Beefheart Music.
All other tracks: © 1975 Munchkin Music.

Tracks A1 to A4, B2 to B4: "Recorded live at Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin Texas, May 20th and 21st, 1975. Plus Selected Studio Wonderment."
A5, B1 & B4 intros recorded Jan & Feb 1974, remote recording, overdubs & mixing at The Record Plant, L.A.

Labels; "Marketed by WEA Ltd., For Warner Bros. Records Inc. A Subsidiary and Licensee of Warner Bros, - Seven Arts Inc".
Publisher printed per label tracks: Boosey & Hawkes (Misspelled 'Bossey' on tracks A1 to A3)

"A Discreet Recording Bongo Fury"
"Marketed by WEA Records Ltd ℗1975 WEA Records Ltd"

Re: Credit as "Shopping Bags" - Beefheart was renowned for his carrying of shopping bags, stuffed with notebooks, harmonicas & bric-a-brac.
(Vliet's constant 'sketching' of FZ in his notebooks led to some acrimony between the two during the "Bongo Fury" tour).

[This album may also have circulated in Australia & parts of Pacific Rim, but that is conjecture].

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side runout, hand-etched): DS 2234-A.
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side runout, hand-etched): DS 2234-B.

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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
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
ANPC-9909002 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) ArsNova ANPC-9909002 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
968010 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968010 Brazil 1995 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

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