Pal Recording Studio

Pal Recording Studio

Profile:
Recording studio created by Paul Buff
First at 8020 Archibald Avenue, Cucamonga, California, USA.,
then later across the street at 8040 Archibald Avenue, Cucamonga, California, USA. (Later 'Studio Z (3)' - see "Opening Night Party At Studio Z' on Frank Zappa - Mystery Disc)

A popular studio for aspiring bands to record their work 'on a budget'. The unique 12-track built by Buff would help create some memorable works, especially in the era of the 'surf sound' for bands such as The Surfaris. Quite surprising, for a studio in the desert, rather than the California coast.

The studio became very popular with Frank Zappa, who spent much time there, honing his craft, with Buff and his circle of friends - such as Dave Aerni. FZ would later gain the studio from Buff and renamed it Studio Z on 1st August, 1964. Buff then worked at Original Sound Studio for Art Laboe

Whilst operating Pal Studio, Buff also created/ran independent labels - such as; "Pal", "Emmy", "Yukon", "Plaza" and "Vigah". It should also be noted that, in early years, Buff recorded work at PAL and sold it on to Original Sound (e.g. Tijuana Surf/Grunion Run with FZ) - later actually recording work at Original Sound Studios (e.g. Drums-A-Go-Go).
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
50 The Surfaris Surfer Joe / Wipe Out(7", Single, RE) Princess Records (3) 50 US 1963 Sell This Version
100 The Tornadoes Bustin' Surfboards (Single) 100 US 1962 Sell This Version
4981 Brian Lord (2) And The Midnighters (2) Brian Lord (2) And The Midnighters (2) - The Big Surfer(7", Single, RE) Capitol Records 4981 US 1963 Sell This Version
9501-2 The Tornadoes Now And Then(CD, Comp) Crossfire Publications 9501-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
9503-2 The Tornadoes Charge Of The Tornadoes(CD, Comp) Crossfire Publications 9503-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
45-100 The Tornadoes Bustin' Surfboards (Single) 45-100 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-103 The Tornadoes Phantom Surfer (Single) 45-103 US 1962 Sell This Version
0238912 Frank Zappa Mystery Disc(CD, Album, Comp, RE, RM) Zappa Records, Universal Music Group International 0238912 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
B-3139X The Tornadoes Bustin' Surfboards(7", Single) Barry B-3139X Canada 1962 Sell This Version
C.S. - 70.045 The Surfaris Surfer Joe / Wipe Out(7", Single) RGE, RGE C.S. - 70.045 Brazil 1963 Sell This Version
DFCD 71261 Frank Zappa Cucamonga (Frank's Wild Years)(CD, Comp) Del-Fi Records DFCD 71261 US 1998 Sell This Version
DR-1001 The Esquires (4) Flashin' Red / What A Burn!(7", Single) Durco Records DR-1001 US 1963 Sell This Version
DS 26756 The Surfaris Surfer Joe / Wipe Out(7", Single) Dot Records, Inc. DS 26756 UK 1966 Sell This Version
EA- 4529 The Tornadoes Bustin' Surfboards(7", Single) His Master's Voice EA- 4529 Australia 1962 Sell This Version
EP 1001 Ned & Nelda / Baby Ray & The Ferns* Ned & Nelda / Baby Ray & The Ferns* - Please Give Me A Home (EP) EP 1001 Unknown Sell This Version
GET 525 Various / Frank Zappa Various / Frank Zappa - How's Your Bird?(10", Comp, Tra) Get Back GET 525 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
MT-483 Frank Zappa Cucamonga(CD, Comp) Musical Tragedies MT-483 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
R-941 The Hollywood Persuaders Tijuana(7", RE, Single) Regency (2) R-941 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
R2 76498 Frank Zappa Cucamonga (Frank's Wild Years)(CD, Comp, RE) Rhino Records (2) R2 76498 US 2004 Sell This Version
S 149 The Tornadoes The Swag(7", Single) Sundazed Music S 149 US 2000 Sell This Version
V-001 Brian Lord (2) and The Midnighters (2) Brian Lord (2) and The Midnighters (2) - The Big Surfer(7") Vigah V-001 US 1963 Sell This Version
VR 20051 Frank Zappa Joe's XMASage (Album) VR 20051 US 2005 Sell This Version
ZAP 001 Frank Zappa Cucamonga Years - The Early Works Of Frank Zappa 1962-1964(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label (Frank Zappa) ZAP 001 Unknown Sell This Version