As Zappa (who had lived nearby with his first wife) began to occupy the studio, a number of other musicians began to regularly appear. Dave Aerni, Ronnie Williams and various personnel from Zappa's early groups. Buff created a number of 'labels' and pressed limited quantities of projects on them. A few San Bernardino stores would carry them and Buff then got local DJs to air-play them. When the radio station did their weekly sales-check with the stores they would discover stock had almost gone. That's because the studio team had anonymously purchased them all - and the station would chart the disc, at least into the top forty. Buff & co would then go to Hollywood and 'persuade' A&R music men to advance them large sums for national release of the 'hit'. Hence "The Hollywood Persuaders".
Some of the Buff 'scams' did actually chart. "Tijuana Surf" was #1 in the charts (above The Beatles) in 1964 (with Zappa's "Grunion Run" on the flipside). Buff's "Drums-A-Go-Go" was covered by Sandy Nelson and his original made its way into the soundtrack of "Natural-Born Killers"