Barking Pumpkin Records

Barking Pumpkin Records

Profile:
Aka 'BPR', a label of Frank Zappa, created in 1981, enabling him greater control over the release of his material. Distribution by CBS 1981-1983, Capitol 1984-1987 & agreements with RykoDisc from 1984 & Rhino from mid 1993. The Zappa Records CDs may also inter-relate to BPR.

Pumpkin (5), aka Gail Zappa, was the source behind the 'smoker's cough' title "Barking Pumpkin", much typical of Zappa's humour. Gail passed control of the BPR catalogue to RykoDisc in 1995.

In 1983 the label made the following announcement, with the release of "Barking Pumpkin Goes Digital":
"BARKING PUMPKIN is proud to announce that ALL FUTURE PRODUCTS WILL BE DIGITAL, with special releases on CD FORMAT as that technology becomes more available at the consumer level. This special disc will serve as an introduction to the quality improvements made possible by the new digital equipment recently installed at the UTILITY MUFFIN RESEARCH KITCHEN (U.M.R.K.)."

For unofficial releases using the identity of Barking Pumpkin Records, see Barking Pumpkin Records (2).
Contact Info:
P.O. Box 5418
North Hollywood, California 91616
USA
Sites:
[l36284]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1C 164 Y 24 0234 3 Them Or Us  album cover Zappa* Them Or Us(2xLP, Album, Gat) EMI, EMI, Barking Pumpkin Records, Barking Pumpkin Records 1C 164 Y 24 0234 3 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 164-24 0234 Them Or Us  album cover Zappa* Them Or Us(2xLP, Album, Gat) EMI, EMI, EMI, Barking Pumpkin Records, Barking Pumpkin Records 1C 164-24 0234 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
2PC244 You Are What You Is  album cover Frank Zappa You Are What You Is(Cass, Album) CBS 2PC244 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
4W9 03069 Valley Girl  album cover Frank* & Moon Zappa Frank* & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl 4W9 03069 US 1982 Sell This Version
4XBK-6515 Them Or Us  album cover Frank Zappa Them Or Us(Cass, Album, Dol) Capitol Records 4XBK-6515 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
4XBO-74200 Them Or Us  album cover Frank Zappa Them Or Us(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records 4XBO-74200 US 1984 Sell This Version
4XCO-74201 Thing-Fish  album cover Frank Zappa Thing-Fish(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records 4XCO-74201 US 1984 Sell This Version
4XJ 74207 London Symphony Orchestra - Zappa Vol. II  album cover Zappa* / London Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Kent Nagano Zappa* / London Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Kent Nagano - London Symphony Orchestra - Zappa Vol. II(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records 4XJ 74207 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT-74202 Francesco Zappa  album cover Francesco Zappa - The Barking Pumpkin Digital Gratification Consort, Frank Zappa Francesco Zappa - The Barking Pumpkin Digital Gratification Consort, Frank Zappa - Francesco Zappa(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records 4XT-74202 US 1992 Sell This Version
4XT 74203 Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention  album cover Frank Zappa Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention (Album) 4XT 74203 US 1985 Sell This Version
4XT-74204 Havin' A Bad Day  album cover Dweezil Zappa Havin' A Bad Day (Album) 4XT-74204 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XT 74205 Jazz From Hell  album cover Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records 4XT 74205 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XWB 74206 Joe's Garage Acts I, II, III  album cover Zappa* Joe's Garage Acts I, II, III(2xCass, Comp) Barking Pumpkin Records, Zappa Records 4XWB 74206 US 1987 Sell This Version
12 FRANK 102 Valley Girl  album cover Frank* & Moon Zappa Frank* & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl(12", Single, RE) Zappa Records 12 FRANK 102 UK 1993 Sell This Version
16-SP-1783 Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar  album cover Frank Zappa Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records 16-SP-1783 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
16-SP-1784 Frank Zappa Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records 16-SP-1784 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
16-SP-1785 Frank Zappa Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records 16-SP-1785 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
25AP 2362 Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch  album cover Zappa* Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 2362 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
25AP 2642 The Man From Utopia  album cover Zappa* The Man From Utopia(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 2642 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
60AP 2268~70 Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar  album cover Frank Zappa Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar(3xLP, Album) CBS/Sony 60AP 2268~70 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
1979 Södra 1  album cover Frank Zappa Södra 1(CD, Single, Promo) Reel Records 1979 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
9999-8 Frank Zappa Zoot Allures(LP) Barking Pumpkin Records 9999-8 US 1987 Sell This Version
20.459 The Man From Utopia - El Hombre De Utopia  album cover Zappa* The Man From Utopia - El Hombre De Utopia (Album) 20.459 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
25251 The Man From Utopia  album cover Zappa* The Man From Utopia(LP, Album) CBS 25251 Israel 1983 Sell This Version
60.459 The Man From Utopia = El Hombre De Utopia  album cover Zappa* The Man From Utopia = El Hombre De Utopia(Cass, Album) CBS 60.459 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
85804 Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch  album cover Zappa* Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch (Album) 85804 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
88560 You Are What You Is  album cover Frank Zappa You Are What You Is(2xLP, Album) CBS 88560 UK 1981 Sell This Version
101581 Zappa* You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore (Sampler) (Comp) 101581 France 1988 Sell This Version
103434 Broadway The Hard Way  album cover Frank Zappa Broadway The Hard Way(Cass, Album) Zappa Records 103434 France 1988 Sell This Version
0238341 Freak Out!  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RE, Hot) Zappa Records, Barking Pumpkin Records 0238341 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0238391 Uncle Meat  album cover Zappa* / The Mothers Of Invention* Zappa* / The Mothers Of Invention* - Uncle Meat(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Zappa Records, Barking Pumpkin Records, Universal Music Group International 0238391 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0238501 Over-Nite Sensation  album cover Frank Zappa Over-Nite Sensation(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Zappa Records, Barking Pumpkin Records 0238501 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0238521 Roxy & Elsewhere  album cover Zappa* / Mothers* Zappa* / Mothers* - Roxy & Elsewhere(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Zappa Records 0238521 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0238822 You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 4  album cover Zappa* You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 4(2xCD, Album) Zappa Records 0238822 UK 2012 Sell This Version
0238862 Playground Psychotics  album cover Zappa* & The Mothers Of Invention* Zappa* & The Mothers Of Invention* - Playground Psychotics(2xCD, Album, RE) Zappa Records 0238862 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
0238932 Läther  album cover Zappa* Läther(3xCD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records, Universal Music Group International, Barking Pumpkin Records 0238932 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
24 0294 3 Thing-Fish  album cover Frank Zappa Thing-Fish 24 0294 3 UK & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
832387 Dweezil Zappa Havin' A Bad Day(LP, Album, TP) Barking Pumpkin Records, Chrysalis 832387 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
2608141 Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch  album cover Zappa* Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch(LP, Album, RE, RM) EMI-VALENTIM DE CARVALHO 2608141 Portugal 1986 Sell This Version
40-25251 The Man From Utopia  album cover Frank Zappa The Man From Utopia(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records, CBS 40-25251 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
40-85804 Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch  album cover Zappa* Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch(Cass, Album) CBS 40-85804 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
40-88560 You Are What You Is  album cover Frank Zappa You Are What You Is(Cass, Album) CBS 40-88560 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
41-85804 Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch  album cover Zappa* Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch(Cass, Album) CBS, CBS 41-85804 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
210075-1311 Broadway The Hard Way  album cover Frank Zappa Broadway The Hard Way (Album) 210075-1311 Czechoslovakia 1991 Sell This Version
210075-2311 Broadway The Hard Way  album cover Frank Zappa Broadway The Hard Way (Album) 210075-2311 Czechoslovakia 1991 Sell This Version
210075-4311 Broadway The Hard Way  album cover Frank Zappa Broadway The Hard Way(Cass, Album) Globus International 210075-4311 Czechoslovakia 1991 Sell This Version
210076-1311 Joe's Garage Acts I-III  album cover Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts I-III (Album) 210076-1311 Czechoslovakia 1991 Sell This Version
210076-8-2313 Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III  album cover Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III (Comp) 210076-8-2313 Czechoslovakia 1990 Sell This Version
69286-01125-9-9 QuAUDIOPHILIAc  album cover Frank Zappa QuAUDIOPHILIAc(DVD-A, Album, Multichannel, NTSC, Adv) DTS Entertainment, Barking Pumpkin Records 69286-01125-9-9 US 2004 Sell This Version
824302122273 I'm The Slime  album cover Frank Zappa I'm The Slime(7", Ltd, Gre) Barking Pumpkin Records 824302122273 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0824302385111 Apostrophe (')  album cover Frank Zappa Apostrophe (')(LP, Album, RE, 180) Zappa Records, Barking Pumpkin Records 0824302385111 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
A-1622 You Are What You Is  album cover Frank Zappa You Are What You Is (Single) A-1622 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
A-1690 Harder Than Your Husband  album cover Frank Zappa Harder Than Your Husband(7", Single) CBS, CBS, Barking Pumpkin Records, Barking Pumpkin Records A-1690 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
A-2412 Valley Girl / No Not Now  album cover Zappa* Valley Girl / No Not Now(7", Single) CBS, CBS A-2412 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
A 11 1622 You Are What You Is  album cover Frank Zappa You Are What You Is(12", Pic) CBS, Barking Pumpkin Records A 11 1622 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
AE7 1490 Valley Girl  album cover Frank* & Moon Zappa Frank* & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl(7", Single, Promo) Barking Pumpkin Records AE7 1490 US 1982 Sell This Version
AIN808170 The Yellow Shark  album cover Zappa* - Ensemble Modern Zappa* - Ensemble Modern - The Yellow Shark(CD, Album, Unofficial) Oldis, Barking Pumpkin Records (2) AIN808170 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
AS 995 Special Clean Cuts Edition - Tinsel Town Rebellion  album cover Frank Zappa Special Clean Cuts Edition - Tinsel Town Rebellion(12", Ltd, Smplr) Barking Pumpkin Records AS 995 US 1981 Sell This Version
AS 1294 (Special Clean Cuts Edition) Zappa: You Are What You Is  album cover Frank Zappa (Special Clean Cuts Edition) Zappa: You Are What You Is(LP, Album, Promo) Barking Pumpkin Records AS 1294 US 1981 Sell This Version
AS 1328 Goblin Girl / Pink Napkins  album cover Frank Zappa Goblin Girl / Pink Napkins(7", Single, Promo) Barking Pumpkin Records AS 1328 US 1981 Sell This Version
AS 1485 Valley Girl  album cover Frank* & Moon Zappa Frank* & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl AS 1485 US 1982 Sell This Version
AS 1569 Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Sampler  album cover Frank Zappa Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Sampler(12", Promo, Smplr) Barking Pumpkin Records AS 1569 US 1982 Sell This Version
AS 1579 My Mother Is A Space Cadet  album cover Dweezil* My Mother Is A Space Cadet AS 1579 US 1982 Sell This Version
AS 1594 The Man From Utopia Sampler  album cover Zappa* The Man From Utopia Sampler(12", Promo, Smplr) Barking Pumpkin Records AS 1594 US 1983 Sell This Version
AS 1670 Barking Pumpkin Goes Digital  album cover Frank Zappa Barking Pumpkin Goes Digital(12", Promo, Smplr) Barking Pumpkin Records AS 1670 US 1983 Sell This Version
ASF2868 The Man From Utopia  album cover Zappa* The Man From Utopia(LP, Album) CBS ASF2868 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
B74204 Let's Talk About It b/w Electric Hoedown  album cover Dweezil Zappa Let's Talk About It b/w Electric Hoedown(7", Single) Barking Pumpkin Records B74204 US 1986 Sell This Version
BA 222897 You Are What You Is  album cover Frank Zappa You Are What You Is (Single) BA 222897 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
BA 222971 Valley Girl  album cover Frank* & Moon Zappa Frank* & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl(7", Single) CBS, Barking Pumpkin Records BA 222971 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
BPR 7X4-1 The Old Masters, Box One Sampler  album cover Frank Zappa The Old Masters, Box One Sampler(LP, Comp, Promo, RM) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 7X4-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
BPR888-2 Hot Rats  album cover Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR888-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
BPR-1111 Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar  album cover Frank Zappa Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar(LP, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-1111 US 1981 Sell This Version
BPR-1112 Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More  album cover Frank Zappa Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More(LP, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-1112 US 1981 Sell This Version
BPR-1113 Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar  album cover Frank Zappa Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar(LP, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records, Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-1113 US 1981 Sell This Version
BPR 1115 Baby Snakes  album cover Frank Zappa Baby Snakes (Album) BPR 1115 US 1983 Sell This Version
BPR 1172 Goblin Girl / Pink Napkins  album cover Frank Zappa Goblin Girl / Pink Napkins(12", Pic) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 1172 US 1981 Sell This Version
BPR 1221 Big Leg Emma  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Big Leg Emma (Single) BPR 1221 USA & Canada 2012 Sell This Version
BPR 1222 I'm The Slime  album cover Frank Zappa I'm The Slime(7", Ltd, Num, Gre) Barking Pumpkin Records, UMe BPR 1222 US 2013 Sell This Version
BPR1223 Help, I'm A Rock / It Can't Happen Here / Who Are The Brain Police?  album cover Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* - Help, I'm A Rock / It Can't Happen Here / Who Are The Brain Police? (Single) BPR1223 US 2013 Sell This Version
BPR 1224 Joe's Garage  album cover Zappa* Joe's Garage(7", Single, Ltd, Num, Pic) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 1224 UK, Europe & US 2016 Sell This Version
BPR1225 Don't Eat The Yellow Snow / Down In De Dew  album cover Frank Zappa Don't Eat The Yellow Snow / Down In De Dew (Single) BPR1225 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
BPR 1226 200 Motels Overture  album cover Frank Zappa 200 Motels Overture(7", Single, Ltd, Num, Pur) Barking Pumpkin Records, UMe BPR 1226 US 2015 Sell This Version
BPR 1227 My Guitar / Dog Breath  album cover Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* - My Guitar / Dog Breath (Single) BPR 1227 US 2016 Sell This Version
BPR 1228 How Could I Be Such A Fool  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* How Could I Be Such A Fool(7", Single, Mono, Ltd, Num, RE, Pin) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 1228 US 2016 Sell This Version
BPR-7777 The Old Masters, Box One  album cover Zappa* The Old Masters, Box One(7xLP, Album, RM + Box, Comp) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-7777 US 1985 Sell This Version
BPR 7777-1 Freak Out!  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RE) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 7777-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
BPR 7777-2 Absolutely Free  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Absolutely Free(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 7777-2 US 1985 Sell This Version
BPR-7777-3 We're Only In It For The Money  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* We're Only In It For The Money (Album) BPR-7777-3 US 1985 Sell This Version
BPR-7777-4 Lumpy Gravy  album cover Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-7777-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
BPR-7777-5 Cruising With Ruben & The Jets  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Cruising With Ruben & The Jets(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-7777-5 US 1985 Sell This Version
BPR 7777-6 Mystery Disc  album cover Frank Zappa Mystery Disc(LP, Album, Comp) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 7777-6 US 1985 Sell This Version
BPR 8888 The Old Masters, Box Two  album cover Zappa* The Old Masters, Box Two(9xLP, Comp, RM + Box) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 8888 US 1986 Sell This Version
BPR 8888-1 Uncle Meat  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 8888-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
BPR 8888-4 Weasels Ripped My Flesh  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Weasels Ripped My Flesh(LP, Album, RE) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 8888-4 US 1986 Sell This Version
BPR 8888-8 Mystery Disc  album cover Frank Zappa Mystery Disc(LP, Album, Comp) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 8888-8 US 1986 Sell This Version
BPR 8888X The Old Masters Box Two Sampler  album cover Frank Zappa The Old Masters Box Two Sampler(LP, Comp, Smplr) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 8888X US 1987 Sell This Version
BPR-9999 The Old Masters, Box Three  album cover Zappa* The Old Masters, Box Three(9xLP, RM + Box, Comp, Ltd, Num) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-9999 US 1987 Sell This Version
BPR 9999-1 Waka / Jawaka • Hot Rats  album cover Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka • Hot Rats(LP, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 9999-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
BPR 9999-2 The Grand Wazoo  album cover Frank Zappa The Grand Wazoo(LP, Album, Gat) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 9999-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
BPR-C1111 Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar  album cover Frank Zappa Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar(Cass) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-C1111 US 1981 Sell This Version