Zappa* ‎– Joe's Menage

Vaulternative Records ‎– VR 20081
CD, Album


1 Honey, Don't You Want A Man Like Me? 3:57
2 The Illinois Enema Bandit 8:42
3 Carolina Hard-Core Ecstacy 6:02
4 Lonely Little Girl 2:46
5 Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance 2:10
6 What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? 1:16
7 Chunga's Revenge 14:18
8 Zoot Allures 6:41

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Official Release #84.

Material is taken from an archival concert excerpt taken from a 'one-off' cassette tape compiled and produced by Frank Zappa and given to an avid fan, Ole M. Lysgaard, for personal use/enjoyment backstage the day after an open-air concert in Malmo, Sweden, September 1978 after talking extensively to Zappa, along with two other tapes, "Lather" and "Impossible Concerts".
Ole sent the tape to Gail Zappa, along with the "Impossible Concerts" compilation Frank had given him (actually sent the latter as the primary ie as thought he heard an excerpt from "Impossible Concerts" in "QuaUDIOPHILIAc"), in 2004.
The result was that this particular recording/cassette- simply titled "William & Mary" after the venue where it was played- was chosen to be restored and/or prepared for an official release, ultimately becoming Joe's Menage.

The Place: College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 1 November 1975.

Vaultmeisterment and CD Compilation Reconstruction done for UMRK and the Vault.
Mastering and Audio Restoration done at Audio Mechanics.
Archive materials courtesy ZFT.
Special thanks to Ole.
Thanks to Eric Pallone/AGI Media, Karen & Rick/CDS.
Bring the house lights up for Joe, Melanie, Holland & her clicks, Antonio, Georgeous, Catamaranda (like Canada but native to cats, unlike Canadians).
Smoochies all round to Moon/Mathilda Plum/Paul, Dweezil/Zola Frank/Ceylon Indira/Lauren, Ahmet, Diva.

All compositions & arrangements copyrighted for the world by Munchkin Music, ASCAP. © ℗ MMVII Zappanese.
This is Zappa Family Archival Matter In Living Ylem. This is Official Release #84. #4 in the Joe's Corsaga.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 24302 00812 6
  • Matrix / Runout: VR 2008-1 + + HK97501
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LB48
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 10K1


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April 29, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
also released on grey single vinyl in an edition of 100 pcs/vaulter native records vr 2008-1 lp