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
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Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
000000 Frank Zappa - Civilization Phaze III Frank Zappa Civilization Phaze III(2xCass, Advance) Barking Pumpkin Records 000000 US 1993 Sell This Version
1C 164 Y 24 0234 3 Zappa* - Them Or Us Zappa* Them Or Us (Album) 1C 164 Y 24 0234 3 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 164 Y 24 0235 Zappa* - Them Or Us Zappa* Them Or Us(2xLP, Album, Mix) EMI, EMI, EMI, Barking Pumpkin Records, Barking Pumpkin Records 1C 164 Y 24 0235 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 164-24 0234 Zappa* - Them Or Us Zappa* Them Or Us(2xLP, Album, Mix) EMI, EMI, EMI, Barking Pumpkin Records, Barking Pumpkin Records 1C 164-24 0234 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
2PC244 Frank Zappa You Are What You Is (Album) 2PC244 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
4W9 03069 Frank* & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl Frank* & Moon Zappa Frank* & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl 4W9 03069 US 1982 Sell This Version
4XBK-6515 Frank Zappa - Them Or Us Frank Zappa Them Or Us(Cass, Album, Dol) Capitol Records 4XBK-6515 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
4XBO-74200 Frank Zappa - Them Or Us Frank Zappa Them Or Us(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records 4XBO-74200 US 1984 Sell This Version
4XCO-74201 Frank Zappa - Thing-Fish Frank Zappa Thing-Fish(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records 4XCO-74201 US 1984 Sell This Version
4XJ 74207 Zappa* / London Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Kent Nagano - London Symphony Orchestra - Zappa Vol. II 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-6553 Frank Zappa - Jazz From Hell Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records 4XT-6553 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
4XT-74202 Francesco Zappa - The Barking Pumpkin Digital Gratification Consort, Frank Zappa - Francesco Zappa 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 - Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention Frank Zappa Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention (Album) 4XT 74203 US 1985 Sell This Version
4XT-74204 Dweezil Zappa - Havin' A Bad Day Dweezil Zappa Havin' A Bad Day (Album) 4XT-74204 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XT 74205 Frank Zappa - Jazz From Hell Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records 4XT 74205 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XVBO-74200 Zappa* - Them Or Us Zappa* Them Or Us(Cass, Album, XDR) Barking Pumpkin Records 4XVBO-74200 US 1984 Sell This Version
4XWB 74206 Zappa* - Joe's Garage Acts I, II, III Zappa* Joe's Garage Acts I, II, III(2xCass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records, Zappa Records 4XWB 74206 US 1987 Sell This Version
12 FRANK 102 Frank* & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl Frank* & Moon Zappa Frank* & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl(12", Single, RE) Zappa Records 12 FRANK 102 UK 1993 Sell This Version
16-SP-1783 Frank Zappa - Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar 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 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
20 Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Acts II & III Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts II & III(2xLP, Album, RE) Zappa Records 20 UK 1990 Sell This Version
25AP 2362 Zappa* - Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch Zappa* Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 2362 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
25AP 2642 Zappa* - The Man From Utopia Zappa* The Man From Utopia (Album) 25AP 2642 Hong Kong 1983 Sell This Version
31C 264 240673 Frank Zappa - Jazz From Hell Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell(Cass, Album) Odeon, Barking Pumpkin Records 31C 264 240673 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
40AP 2217~8 Frank Zappa - You Are What You Is Frank Zappa You Are What You Is (Album) 40AP 2217~8 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
60AP 2268~70 Frank Zappa - Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Frank Zappa Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar(3xLP, Album) CBS/Sony 60AP 2268~70 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
164 Y 24 0234 3 Zappa* - Them Or Us Zappa* Them Or Us(2xLP, Album, Gat) EMI, EMI, Barking Pumpkin Records, Barking Pumpkin Records 164 Y 24 0234 3 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
20.459 Zappa* - The Man From Utopia - El Hombre De Utopia Zappa* The Man From Utopia - El Hombre De Utopia (Album) 20.459 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
20789-6 Frank Zappa - Scherade Pt. 1 Frank Zappa Scherade Pt. 1(2xLP, Album, Unofficial) Barking Pumpkin Records (2) 20789-6 UK 1988 Sell This Version
20789-7 Frank Zappa - Scherade Pt. 2 Frank Zappa Scherade Pt. 2(2xLP, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Barking Pumpkin Records (2) 20789-7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
25251 Zappa* - The Man From Utopia Zappa* The Man From Utopia(LP, Album) CBS 25251 Israel 1983 Sell This Version
60.459 Zappa* - The Man From Utopia = El Hombre De Utopia Zappa* The Man From Utopia = El Hombre De Utopia(Cass, Album) CBS 60.459 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
85804 Zappa* - Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch Zappa* Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch (Album) 85804 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
88560 Frank Zappa - You Are What You Is Frank Zappa You Are What You Is(2xLP, Album) CBS 88560 UK 1981 Sell This Version
101581 Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore (Sampler) Frank Zappa You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore (Sampler)(2xLP, Comp, Smplr, Gat) N.E.W Musidisc 101581 France 1988 Sell This Version
103431 Frank Zappa - Broadway The Hard Way Frank Zappa Broadway The Hard Way(LP, Album, RP) Zappa Records, Accord 103431 France 1989 Sell This Version
103434 Frank Zappa - Broadway The Hard Way Frank Zappa Broadway The Hard Way(Cass, Album) Zappa Records 103434 France 1988 Sell This Version
138550 Zappa* - Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch Zappa* Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch(LP, Album) Discos CBS, Discos CBS, Barking Pumpkin Records, Barking Pumpkin Records 138550 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
200002 Camper Van Beethoven - Camper Van Beethoven Is Dead, Long Live Camper Van Beethoven. Camper Van Beethoven Camper Van Beethoven Is Dead, Long Live Camper Van Beethoven.(CD, Album) Pitch-A-Tent 200002 US 2000 Sell This Version
0238341 The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out! The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RE, Hot) Zappa Records, Barking Pumpkin Records 0238341 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0238391 Zappa* / The Mothers Of Invention* - Uncle Meat 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 Frank Zappa - Over-Nite Sensation Frank Zappa Over-Nite Sensation(LP, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records, Barking Pumpkin Records, Universal Music Group International 0238501 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0238521 Zappa* / Mothers* - Roxy & Elsewhere Zappa* / Mothers* Zappa* / Mothers* - Roxy & Elsewhere(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Zappa Records 0238521 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0238822 Zappa* - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 4 Zappa* You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 4(2xCD, Album) Zappa Records 0238822 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
0238862 Zappa* & The Mothers Of Invention* - Playground Psychotics Zappa* & The Mothers Of Invention* Zappa* & The Mothers Of Invention* - Playground Psychotics(2xCD, Album, RE) Zappa Records 0238862 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
0238932 Zappa* - Läther Zappa* Läther(3xCD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records, Universal Music Group International, Barking Pumpkin Records 0238932 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
24 0294 3 Frank Zappa - Thing-Fish Frank Zappa Thing-Fish 24 0294 3 UK & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
40 2752 Zappa* Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch(Cass, Album) CBS 40 2752 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
832387 Dweezil Zappa - Havin' A Bad Day Dweezil Zappa Havin' A Bad Day(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Barking Pumpkin Records, Chrysalis 832387 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
968014 Frank Zappa - Zappa In New York Frank Zappa Zappa In New York(2xCD, Album, RE) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968014 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968047 Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 3 Frank Zappa You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 3(2xCD, Album) Rykodisc 968047 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968050 Zappa* / Mothers Of Invention* - Ahead Of Their Time Zappa* / Mothers Of Invention* Zappa* / Mothers Of Invention* - Ahead Of Their Time(CD, Album) Rykodisc 968050 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
2608141 Zappa* - Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch Zappa* Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch(LP, Album, RE, RM) EMI 2608141 Portugal 1986 Sell This Version
40-25251 Frank Zappa - The Man From Utopia Frank Zappa The Man From Utopia(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records, CBS 40-25251 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
40-85804 Zappa* - Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch Zappa* Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch(Cass, Album) CBS 40-85804 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
40-88560 Frank Zappa - You Are What You Is Frank Zappa You Are What You Is(Cass, Album) CBS 40-88560 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
40-88560A Frank Zappa - You Are What You Is Frank Zappa You Are What You Is(Cass, Album) CBS 40-88560A UK 1981 Sell This Version
41-85804 Zappa* - Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch Zappa* Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch(Cass, Album) CBS, CBS 41-85804 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
210075-1311 Frank Zappa - Broadway The Hard Way Frank Zappa Broadway The Hard Way (Album) 210075-1311 Czechoslovakia 1991 Sell This Version
210075-2311 Frank Zappa - Broadway The Hard Way Frank Zappa Broadway The Hard Way (Album) 210075-2311 Czechoslovakia 1991 Sell This Version
210075-4311 Frank Zappa - Broadway The Hard Way Frank Zappa Broadway The Hard Way(Cass, Album) Globus International 210075-4311 Czechoslovakia 1991 Sell This Version
210076-1311 Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Acts I-III Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts I-III(LP, Album, Pic, RE, RM) Globus International, Art Production K, Barking Pumpkin Records 210076-1311 Czechoslovakia 1991 Sell This Version
210076-1311 Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Acts I-III Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts I-III (Album) 210076-1311 Czechoslovakia 1991 Sell This Version
2-62 2402343 Zappa* - Them Or Us Zappa* Them Or Us(2xLP, Album) EMI 2-62 2402343 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
210076-8-2313 Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Acts I, II, & III Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts I, II, & III (Comp, Album) 210076-8-2313 Czechoslovakia 1990 Sell This Version
210077/8-1312 Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Acts I-III Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts I-III (Album) 210077/8-1312 Czechoslovakia 1991 Sell This Version
69286-01125-9-9 Frank Zappa - QuAUDIOPHILIAc Frank Zappa QuAUDIOPHILIAc(DVD-A, Album, Multichannel, NTSC, Adv) DTS Entertainment, Barking Pumpkin Records 69286-01125-9-9 US 2004 Sell This Version
824302122273 Frank Zappa - I'm The Slime / Montana Frank Zappa I'm The Slime / Montana(7", Ltd, RE, Gre) Barking Pumpkin Records 824302122273 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0824302385111 Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (') Frank Zappa Apostrophe (')(LP, Album, RE, 180) Zappa Records, Barking Pumpkin Records 0824302385111 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
A-1622 Frank Zappa - You Are What You Is Frank Zappa You Are What You Is (Single) A-1622 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
A-1690 Frank Zappa - Harder Than Your Husband 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 Zappa* - Valley Girl / No Not Now Zappa* Valley Girl / No Not Now(7", Single) CBS, CBS A-2412 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
A 11 1622 Frank Zappa - You Are What You Is Frank Zappa You Are What You Is(12", Pic) CBS, Barking Pumpkin Records A 11 1622 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
AE7 1490 Frank* & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl Frank* & Moon Zappa Frank* & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl(7", Single, Promo, Styrene, Ter) Barking Pumpkin Records, Barking Pumpkin Records AE7 1490 US 1982 Sell This Version
AIN808170 Zappa* - Ensemble Modern - The Yellow Shark Zappa* - Ensemble Modern Zappa* - Ensemble Modern - The Yellow Shark(CD, Album, Unofficial) Oldis, Barking Pumpkin Records (2) AIN808170 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
AMCY-656 Zappa* - Ensemble Modern - The Yellow Shark Zappa* - Ensemble Modern Zappa* - Ensemble Modern - The Yellow Shark(CD, Album) Rhino Records (2), Barking Pumpkin Records, Atlantic AMCY-656 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
AS 995 Frank Zappa - Special Clean Cuts Edition - Tinsel Town Rebellion Frank Zappa Special Clean Cuts Edition - Tinsel Town Rebellion(12", Ltd, Smplr) Barking Pumpkin Records AS 995 US 1981 Sell This Version
AS 1294 Frank Zappa (Special Clean Cuts Edition) Zappa: You Are What You Is (Album) AS 1294 US 1981 Sell This Version
AS 1328 Frank Zappa - Goblin Girl / Pink Napkins Frank Zappa Goblin Girl / Pink Napkins(7", Single, Promo) Barking Pumpkin Records AS 1328 US 1981 Sell This Version
AS 1485 Frank* & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl Frank* & Moon Zappa Frank* & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl AS 1485 US 1982 Sell This Version
AS 1569 Frank Zappa - Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Sampler Frank Zappa Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Sampler(12", Promo, Smplr) Barking Pumpkin Records AS 1569 US 1982 Sell This Version
AS 1579 Dweezil* - My Mother Is A Space Cadet Dweezil* My Mother Is A Space Cadet AS 1579 US 1982 Sell This Version
AS 1594 Zappa* - The Man From Utopia Sampler Zappa* The Man From Utopia Sampler(12", Promo, Smplr) Barking Pumpkin Records AS 1594 US 1983 Sell This Version
AS 1670 Frank Zappa - Barking Pumpkin Goes Digital Frank Zappa Barking Pumpkin Goes Digital(12", Promo, Smplr) Barking Pumpkin Records AS 1670 US 1983 Sell This Version
ASF2868 Zappa* - The Man From Utopia Zappa* The Man From Utopia(LP, Album) CBS ASF2868 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
B74204 Dweezil Zappa - Let's Talk About It Dweezil Zappa Let's Talk About It (Single) B74204 US 1986 Sell This Version
BA 222897 Frank Zappa - You Are What You Is Frank Zappa You Are What You Is (Single) BA 222897 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
BA 222971 Frank* & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl Frank* & Moon Zappa Frank* & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl(7", Single) CBS, Barking Pumpkin Records BA 222971 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
BDZ-12 Dweezil* - My Mother Is A Space Cadet Dweezil* My Mother Is A Space Cadet(12") Barking Pumpkin Records, Barking Pumpkin Records BDZ-12 US 1982 Sell This Version
BPR 7X4-1 Frank Zappa - The Old Masters, Box One Sampler 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 Frank Zappa - Hot Rats Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR888-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
BPR-1111 Frank Zappa - Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Frank Zappa Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar(LP, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-1111 US 1981 Sell This Version
BPR-1112 Frank Zappa - Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More Frank Zappa Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More(LP, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-1112 US 1981 Sell This Version
BPR-1113 Frank Zappa - Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar 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 Frank Zappa - Baby Snakes Frank Zappa Baby Snakes (Album) BPR 1115 US 1983 Sell This Version
BPR 1172 Frank Zappa - Goblin Girl / Pink Napkins Frank Zappa Goblin Girl / Pink Napkins(12", Pic) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 1172 US 1981 Sell This Version
BPR 1221 The Mothers Of Invention* - Big Leg Emma The Mothers Of Invention* Big Leg Emma (Single) BPR 1221 USA & Canada 2012 Sell This Version
BPR 1222 Frank Zappa - I'm The Slime / Montana Frank Zappa I'm The Slime / Montana(7", Ltd, Num, RE, Gre) Barking Pumpkin Records, UMe BPR 1222 US 2013 Sell This Version
BPR1223 Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* - Help, I'm A Rock / It Can't Happen Here / Who Are The Brain Police? 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