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 Zappa* Them Or Us(2xLP, Album, Gat) EMI, Barking Pumpkin Records 1C 164 Y 24 0234 3 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
2PC244 Frank Zappa You Are What You Is(Cass, Album) CBS 2PC244 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
4W9 03069 Frank* & Moon Zappa Frank* & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl 4W9 03069 US 1982 Sell This Version
4XBK-6515 Frank Zappa Them Or Us(Cass, Album, Dol) Capitol Records 4XBK-6515 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
4XBO-74200 Frank Zappa Them Or Us(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records 4XBO-74200 US 1984 Sell This Version
4XCO-74201 Frank Zappa Thing-Fish(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records 4XCO-74201 US 1984 Sell This Version
4XJ 74207 Frank Zappa Conducted By Kent Nagano Frank Zappa Conducted By Kent Nagano - London Symphony Orchestra Volume 2(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records 4XJ 74207 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT 74203 Frank Zappa Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records 4XT 74203 US 1985 Sell This Version
4XT-74204 Dweezil Zappa Havin' A Bad Day(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records 4XT-74204 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XT 74205 Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records 4XT 74205 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XWB 74206 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 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(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 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(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 2642 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
40AP 2082-3 Frank Zappa Tinseltown Rebellion(2xLP, Album, Gat) Barking Pumpkin Records 40AP 2082-3 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
1979 Frank Zappa Södra 1(CD, Single, Promo) Reel Records 1979 Scandinavia 1993 Sell This Version
20.459 Zappa* The Man From Utopia - El Hombre De Utopia(LP, Album) CBS 20.459 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
25251 Zappa* The Man From Utopia(LP, Album) CBS 25251 Israel 1983 Sell This Version
85804 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(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 Frank Zappa Broadway The Hard Way(Cass, Album) Zappa Records 103434 UK 1988 Sell This Version
0233582 Zappa* You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 4(2xCD, Album) Zappa Records 0233582 UK 2012 Sell This Version
238341 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out! (Album) 238341 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0238501 Frank Zappa Over-Nite Sensation(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Zappa Records, Barking Pumpkin Records 0238501 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0238521 Zappa* / Mothers* Zappa* / Mothers* - Roxy & Elsewhere(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Zappa Records 0238521 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0238862 Zappa* & The Mothers Of Invention* Zappa* & The Mothers Of Invention* - Playground Psychotics(2xCD, Album, RE) Zappa Records 0238862 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
832387 Dweezil Zappa Havin' A Bad Day(LP, Album, TP) Barking Pumpkin Records, Chrysalis 832387 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
2608141 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 Frank Zappa The Man From Utopia(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records, CBS 40-25251 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
40-88560 Frank Zappa You Are What You Is(Cass, Album) CBS 40-88560 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
210075-1311 Frank Zappa Broadway The Hard Way (Album) 210075-1311 Czechoslovakia 1991 Sell This Version
210075-2311 Frank Zappa Broadway The Hard Way(CD, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records, Globus International, Art Production K 210075-2311 Czechoslovakia 1992 Sell This Version
210076-1311 Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts I-III(LP, Album, RM, Whi + 2xLP, Album, RM, Blu + Comp) Globus International, Globus International, Art Production K, Art Production K, Barking Pumpkin Records, Barking Pumpkin Records 210076-1311 Czechoslovakia 1991 Sell This Version
210076-8-2313 Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III(2xCD, Comp) Globus International 210076-8-2313 Czechoslovakia 1990 Sell This Version
69286-01125-9-9 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(7", Ltd, Gre) Barking Pumpkin Records 824302122273 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0824302385111 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 (Single) A-1622 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
A-1690 Frank Zappa Harder Than Your Husband(7", Single) CBS, CBS, Barking Pumpkin Records, Barking Pumpkin Records A-1690 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
A 11 1622 Frank Zappa You Are What You Is(12", Pic) Barking Pumpkin Records A 11 1622 US 1981 Sell This Version
AE7 1490 Frank Zappa & Moon Zappa Frank Zappa & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl(7", Single, Promo) Barking Pumpkin Records AE7 1490 US 1982 Sell This Version
AS 995 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(LP, Album, Promo) Barking Pumpkin Records AS 1294 US 1981 Sell This Version
AS 1328 Frank Zappa Goblin Girl / Pink Napkins(7", Promo) Barking Pumpkin Records AS 1328 US 1981 Sell This Version
AS 1485 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(12", Promo, Smplr) Barking Pumpkin Records AS 1569 US 1982 Sell This Version
AS 1579 Dweezil* My Mother Is A Space Cadet(12") Barking Pumpkin Records AS 1579 US 1982 Sell This Version
AS 1594 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(12", Promo, Smplr) Barking Pumpkin Records AS 1670 US 1983 Sell This Version
BA 222897 Frank Zappa You Are What You Is (Single) BA 222897 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
BA 222971 Frank* & Moon Zappa Frank* & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl(7", Single) CBS, Barking Pumpkin Records BA 222971 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
BPR 7X4-1 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(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR888-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
BPR-1111 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(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(LP, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-1113 US 1981 Sell This Version
BPR 1115 Frank Zappa Baby Snakes (Album) BPR 1115 US 1983 Sell This Version
BPR 1172 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 (Single) BPR 1221 USA & Canada 2012 Sell This Version
BPR 1222 Frank Zappa I'm The Slime(7", Ltd, Num, Gre) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 1222 US 2013 Sell This Version
BPR1223 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?(12", Single, Ltd, Num, Mono, Red) Barking Pumpkin Records, Zappa Records BPR1223 US 2013 Sell This Version
BPR 1224 Zappa* Joe's Garage(7", Single, Ltd, Num, Pic) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 1224 UK, Europe & US 2016 Sell This Version
BPR1225 Frank Zappa Don't Eat The Yellow Snow / Down In De Dew (Single) BPR1225 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
BPR 1226 Frank Zappa 200 Motels Overture(7", Single, Ltd, Num, Pur) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 1226 US 2015 Sell This Version
BPR 1227 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-7777 Zappa* The Old Masters, Box One(7xLP, Album, RM + Box, Comp) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-7777 US 1985 Sell This Version
BPR 7777-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Absolutely Free(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 7777-2 US 1985 Sell This Version
BPR-7777-3 The Mothers Of Invention* We're Only In It For The Money (Album) BPR-7777-3 US 1985 Sell This Version
BPR-7777-4 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 The Mothers Of Invention* Cruising With Ruben & The Jets(LP, Album, Gat) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-7777-5 US 1985 Sell This Version
BPR 7777-6 Frank Zappa Mystery Disc(LP, Album, Comp) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 7777-6 US 1985 Sell This Version
BPR 8888 Zappa* The Old Masters, Box Two(9xLP, Comp, RM + Box) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 8888 US 1986 Sell This Version
BPR 8888-1 The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 8888-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
BPR 8888-4 The Mothers Of Invention* Weasels Ripped My Flesh(LP, Album, RE) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 8888-4 US 1986 Sell This Version
BPR 8888-5 Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 8888-5 US 1986 Sell This Version
BPR 8888-8 Frank Zappa Mystery Disc(LP, Album, Comp) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 8888-8 US 1986 Sell This Version
BPR 8888X Frank Zappa The Old Masters Box Two Sampler(LP, Smplr, Comp) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 8888X US 1987 Sell This Version
BPR-9999 Zappa* The Old Masters, Box Three(9xLP, RM + Box, Comp, Ltd, Num) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-9999 US 1987 Sell This Version
BPR 9999-2 Frank Zappa The Grand Wazoo(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Barking Pumpkin Records, Reprise Records BPR 9999-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
BPR 9999-4 Frank Zappa Apostrophe(LP, Album, RM) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 9999-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
BPR 38820 Zappa* / The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Kent Nagano Zappa* / The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Kent Nagano - The London Symphony Orchestra - Zappa Vol. 1(LP, Album, RE) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 38820 US 1989 Sell This Version
BPR-C1111 Frank Zappa Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar(Cass) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-C1111 US 1981 Sell This Version
BPR C1112 Frank Zappa Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR C1112 US 1981 Sell This Version
BPR C1113 Frank Zappa Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar(Cass, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR C1113 US 1981 Sell This Version
C2L-18 Frank Zappa Tinsel Town Rebellion(2xLP, Album, Gat) CBS C2L-18 Colombia 1981 Sell This Version
CBS 25251 Zappa* The Man From Utopia (Album) CBS 25251 UK & Europe 1983 Sell This Version
CBS 66368 Frank Zappa Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar(3xLP, Album, Ltd + Box) CBS CBS 66368 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
CBS 85804 Zappa* Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch(LP, Album) CBS CBS 85804 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
CBS 88560 Frank Zappa You Are What You Is(2xLP, Album) CBS CBS 88560 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
CBS 138550 Zappa* Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch(LP, Album) Discos CBS, Discos CBS, Barking Pumpkin Records, Barking Pumpkin Records CBS 138550 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A-1622 Frank Zappa You Are What You Is (Single) CBS A-1622 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
CBS A-2412 Frank* & Moon Zappa Frank* & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl / No Not Now (Single) CBS A-2412 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A3397 Frank Zappa The Man From Utopia Meets Mary Lou(7", Single) CBS, CBS, CBS CBS A3397 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
CBS A-3400 Frank Zappa Cocaine Decisions(7", Single) CBS, CBS CBS A-3400 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
CDD ZAP3 Frank Zappa Uncle Meat (Album) CDD ZAP3 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
CDD ZAP 8 Frank Zappa You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 1 (Album) CDD ZAP 8 UK 1988 Sell This Version