Bizarre Records

Bizarre Records

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Bizarre Records was founded by Frank Zappa and his manager, Herb Cohen, in 1968 as a recordings extension of their company Bizarre Productions after MGM Records passed up a contract option with the duo.

The Bizarre Records label was created as an outlet for Frank Zappa's own productions and for artists discovered by Zappa who's performances were a little more 'bizarre' than the 'straight' acts recorded on the company's sister label Straight, created in the spring of 1969.

Both labels were distributed by Warner Reprise*. Whilst the latter Straight label had its own catalog ID the Bizarre Records releases are normally identified by the Bizarre logo on the cover art and (usually) a Reprise label & catalog ID from their 2000 & 6000 series.

*Initially Bizarre Records was distributed by Verve and marketed in the UK by Polydor until Zappa contracted to Warners. Some Bizarre issues were linked to the Warner 7 Arts/Reprise distribution, with the 7 Arts/Reprise roundel logo. It should be noted that many Zappa sleeves are often 'legacy artworks' post 1971, bearing the old '7Arts/R' roundel & the 'Bizarre' egg-timer logo. In such cases the Reprise Label or Warner Bros. Label etc., on disc/s should take precedence in cat# order display.

In the UK the label's releases were distributed by Pye, then Warner Bros. using the "K" catalog prefix in 1971. (By which time Bizarre had ceased).
The company logo was designed Cal Schenkel; it shows the line drawing of an old medical pump.
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
2MS 2024 The Mothers Of Invention* - Uncle Meat The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat (Album) 2MS 2024 US 1969 Sell This Version
2MS 2027 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Trout Mask Replica Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Trout Mask Replica(2xLP, Album, RE, Ter) Straight, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 2MS 2027 US 1970 Sell This Version
2RS6332 Wild Man Fischer - An Evening With Wild Man Fischer Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer (Album) 2RS6332 US 1969 Sell This Version
2SX 6332 Wild Man Fischer - An Evening With Wild Man Fischer Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer(2xLP, Album, Ter) Bizarre Records 2SX 6332 US 1969 Sell This Version
2XS 6329 Lenny Bruce - The Berkeley Concert Lenny Bruce The Berkeley Concert (Album) 2XS 6329 US 1969 Sell This Version
2XS 6332 Wild Man Fischer - An Evening With Wild Man Fischer Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer (Album) 2XS 6332 US 1969 Sell This Version
5C 188-92854/55 Frank Zappa - 200 Motels Frank Zappa 200 Motels(2xLP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records, Bizarre Records 5C 188-92854/55 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
8RJ-2024 The Mothers Of Invention* - Uncle Meat The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat(8-Trk) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 8RJ-2024 US Unknown Sell This Version
8RM 2042 The Mothers - Fillmore East - June 1971 The Mothers Fillmore East - June 1971(8-Trk, Yel) Bizarre Records, Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records 8RM 2042 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
8RM 6356 Frank Zappa - Hot Rats Frank Zappa Hot Rats(8-Trk, Album) Bizarre Records 8RM 6356 US 1969 Sell This Version
8RM 6370 The Mothers Of Invention* - Burnt Weeny Sandwich The Mothers Of Invention* Burnt Weeny Sandwich(8-Trk, Album, Yel) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records 8RM 6370 US 1970 Sell This Version
14C 162-92854 Frank Zappa - 200 Motels Frank Zappa 200 Motels(2xLP, Album, RE) United Artists Records, United Artists Records, Bizarre Records 14C 162-92854 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
0781 Wild Man Fischer - The Circle / Merry-Go-Round Wild Man Fischer The Circle / Merry-Go-Round (Single) 0781 US 1968 Sell This Version
0840 The Mothers Of Invention* - My Guitar The Mothers Of Invention* My Guitar (Single) 0840 US 1969 Sell This Version
0892 The Mothers Of Invention* - W P L J / My Guitar The Mothers Of Invention* W P L J / My Guitar (Single) 0892 US 1970 Sell This Version
0967 Frank Zappa - Tell Me You Love Me / Would You Go All The Way For The U.S.A.? Frank Zappa Tell Me You Love Me / Would You Go All The Way For The U.S.A.? 0967 US 1970 Sell This Version
1052 Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention* - Tears Began To Fall Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention* - Tears Began To Fall (Single) 1052 US 1971 Sell This Version
2024 The Mothers Of Invention* - Uncle Meat The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat (Album) 2024 US 1969 Sell This Version
2028 The Mothers Of Invention* - Weasels Ripped My Flesh The Mothers Of Invention* Weasels Ripped My Flesh (Album) 2028 US 1980 Sell This Version
2030 Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge (Album) 2030 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
2075 The Mothers - Just Another Band From L.A. The Mothers Just Another Band From L.A. (Album) 2075 US 1972 Sell This Version
2094 Frank Zappa - Waka/Jawaka Frank Zappa Waka/Jawaka (LP, Album, TP) Bizarre Records 2094 US 1972 Sell This Version
6329 Lenny Bruce - The Berkeley Concert Lenny Bruce The Berkeley Concert(2xLP, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records, Reprise Records 6329 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
6332 Wild Man Fischer - An Evening With Wild Man Fischer Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer (Album) 6332 US 1969 Sell This Version
44 020 Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge (Album) 44 020 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44078 Frank Zappa - Hot Rats Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Album) 44078 Greece 1971 Sell This Version
44109 The Mothers Of Invention* - Weasels Ripped My Flesh The Mothers Of Invention* Weasels Ripped My Flesh(LP, Album, RE) Bizarre Records 44109 France Unknown Sell This Version
44150 The Mothers - Fillmore East - June 1971 The Mothers Fillmore East - June 1971(LP, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44150 France Unknown Sell This Version
84.002 Frank Zappa - Hot Rats Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Album) 84.002 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
97.005 The Mothers - Fillmore East - June 1971 The Mothers Fillmore East - June 1971 (Album) 97.005 Brazil 1971 Sell This Version
710 012 The Mothers Of Invention* - We're Only In It For The Money The Mothers Of Invention* We're Only In It For The Money(LP, Album) Verve Records, Bizarre Records 710 012 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
2304 164 The Mothers Of Invention* - Mothermania, The Best Of The Mothers The Mothers Of Invention* Mothermania, The Best Of The Mothers (Comp) 2304 164 Europe 1970 Sell This Version
2352 017 The Mothers Of Invention* - Mothermania (The Best Of The Mothers) The Mothers Of Invention* Mothermania (The Best Of The Mothers)(LP, Comp) Verve Records, Bizarre Records 2352 017 UK 1972 Sell This Version
00824302384015 The Mothers - Mothermania (The Best Of The Mothers) The Mothers Mothermania (The Best Of The Mothers)(LP, Comp, Mono, RE, RM, 180) Zappa Records, Bizarre Records, Zappa Records, Bizarre Records 00824302384015 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
BP 40101 2 Solomon Burke - Homeland Solomon Burke Homeland(CD, Album) Bizarre Records BP 40101 2 US 1991 Sell This Version
BZ 7-2030 Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge(Cass, Album) Bizarre Records BZ 7-2030 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
BZ8 2030 Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge(8-Trk, Album) Bizarre Records BZ8 2030 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
CCDPOS057 Screamin' Jay Hawkins Strokin'(CD, Single, Car) Possum Records, Possum Records CCDPOS057 Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
CSPOS 5289 Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Strokin' Screamin' Jay Hawkins Strokin'(Cass, Single) Possum Records CSPOS 5289 Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
FIEND 211 Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Black Music For White People Screamin' Jay Hawkins Black Music For White People(LP, Album) Demon Records FIEND 211 UK 1991 Sell This Version
FIEND CASS 211 Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Black Music For White People Screamin' Jay Hawkins Black Music For White People(Cass, Album, CrO) Demon Records FIEND CASS 211 UK 1991 Sell This Version
FIEND CD 211 Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Black Music For White People Screamin' Jay Hawkins Black Music For White People(CD, Album) Demon Records FIEND CD 211 UK 1991 Sell This Version
FIENDCD 728 Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Stone Crazy Screamin' Jay Hawkins Stone Crazy(CD, Album) Demon Records FIENDCD 728 UK 1993 Sell This Version
HRES 291-40 Frank Zappa - La Venganza De Chunga Frank Zappa La Venganza De Chunga (Album) HRES 291-40 Spain 1972 Sell This Version
K 14100 Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention* - Tears Began To Fall / Junier Mintz Boogie Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention* - Tears Began To Fall (Single) K 14100 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
K14228 The Mothers - Eat That Question The Mothers Eat That Question(7", Single) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records K14228 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
K44020 Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records, Reprise Records K44020 UK Unknown Sell This Version
K44078 Frank Zappa - Hot Rats Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records, Bizarre Records K44078 UK 1972 Sell This Version
K 44083 The Mothers Of Invention* - Burnt Weeny Sandwich The Mothers Of Invention* Burnt Weeny Sandwich(LP, Album, RE) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records K 44083 UK 1976 Sell This Version
K 44150 The Mothers - Fillmore East, June 1971 The Mothers Fillmore East, June 1971 (Album) K 44150 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
K 44179 The Mothers - Just Another Band From L.A. The Mothers Just Another Band From L.A. (Album) K 44179 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
K 44203 Frank Zappa - Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats (Album) K 44203 UK 1972 Sell This Version
K 44209 Frank Zappa And The Mothers - The Grand Wazoo Frank Zappa And The Mothers Frank Zappa And The Mothers - The Grand Wazoo (Album) K 44209 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
K 64005 The Mothers Of Invention* - Uncle Meat The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat(2xLP, Album, RE) Bizarre Records K 64005 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
K 444179 The Mothers - Just Another Band From L.A. The Mothers Just Another Band From L.A.(Cass, Album) Bizarre Records K 444179 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
K 444203 Frank Zappa - Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats(Cass, Album) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records, Bizarre Records K 444203 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
K 444209 The Mothers - The Grand Wazoo The Mothers The Grand Wazoo(Cass, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records K 444209 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
M5-2042 The Mothers - Fillmore East - June 1971 The Mothers Fillmore East - June 1971 (Album) M5-2042 US 1971 Sell This Version
M5 2093 The Mothers - The Grand Wazoo The Mothers The Grand Wazoo(Cass, Album, RP) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records M5 2093 US Unknown Sell This Version
M5 6370 The Mothers - Burnt Weeny Sandwich The Mothers Burnt Weeny Sandwich(Cass) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records M5 6370 US Unknown Sell This Version
M 82028 The Mothers Of Invention* - Weasels Ripped My Flesh The Mothers Of Invention* Weasels Ripped My Flesh (Album) M 82028 US 1970 Sell This Version
M 82030 Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge(8-Trk, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records M 82030 US 1970 Sell This Version
M 82042 The Mothers - Fillmore East - June 1971 The Mothers Fillmore East - June 1971(8-Trk, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records M 82042 US 1971 Sell This Version
M 82075 The Mothers - Just Another Band From L.A. The Mothers Just Another Band From L.A. (Album) M 82075 US 1972 Sell This Version
M8 2094 Frank Zappa - Waka / Jawaka • Hot Rats Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka • Hot Rats (Album) M8 2094 US 1972 Sell This Version
M8 6370 The Mothers Of Invention* - Burnt Weeny Sandwich The Mothers Of Invention* Burnt Weeny Sandwich(8-Trk, Album) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records M8 6370 US 1970 Sell This Version
MS 2024 The Mothers Of Invention* - Uncle Meat The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat (Album) MS 2024 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
MS 2028 The Mothers Of Invention* - Weasels Ripped My Flesh The Mothers Of Invention* Weasels Ripped My Flesh (Album) MS 2028 US 1970 Sell This Version
MS 2030 Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge (Album) MS 2030 US 1970 Sell This Version
MS 2042 The Mothers - Fillmore East - June 1971 The Mothers Fillmore East - June 1971 (Album) MS 2042 US 1971 Sell This Version
MS 2075 The Mothers - Just Another Band From L.A. The Mothers Just Another Band From L.A. (Album) MS 2075 US 1972 Sell This Version
MS 2093 The Mothers - The Grand Wazoo The Mothers The Grand Wazoo (Album) MS 2093 US 1972 Sell This Version
MS 2094 Frank Zappa - Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats (Album) MS 2094 US 1972 Sell This Version
MS 2149 The Mothers - Over-Nite Sensation The Mothers Over-Nite Sensation(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records MS 2149 Uruguay 1974 Sell This Version
N° 44078 Frank Zappa - Hot Rats Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records N° 44078 France 1971 Sell This Version
none Lenny Bruce - The Berkeley Concert Lenny Bruce The Berkeley Concert(CD) Enigma Retro, Bizarre Records none US 1989 Sell This Version
none Frank Zappa - Hot Rats Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records none US 1969 Sell This Version
none Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge (Album) none US 1970 Sell This Version
none Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Trout Mask Replica Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Trout Mask Replica(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, S/Edition, "Fr + 7", Sin) Third Man Records, Third Man Records, Bizarre Records none US 2018 Sell This Version
P-8245R The Mothers - Just Another Band From L.A. The Mothers Just Another Band From L.A.(LP, Album, Gat) Bizarre Records P-8245R Japan 1972 Sell This Version
POSCD 6856 Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Black Music For White People Screamin' Jay Hawkins Black Music For White People (Album) POSCD 6856 Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
PR0 90112 Earl Thomas I Won't Be Around(CD, Single, Promo) Bizarre Records PR0 90112 US 1991 Sell This Version
PRO 368 Various - Zapped Various Zapped (Comp) PRO 368 US 1970 Sell This Version
PSCW-1051 Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Black Music For White People Screamin' Jay Hawkins Black Music For White People (Album) PSCW-1051 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
PSCW-1079 Solomon Burke - Home Land Solomon Burke Home Land(CD, Album, Promo) Bizarre Records PSCW-1079 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
PSCW-1080 Armed Forces (3) - Take On The Nation Armed Forces (3) Take On The Nation (Album) PSCW-1080 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
PSCW-1097 Mark DeCerbo - Baby's Not In The Mood Mark DeCerbo Baby's Not In The Mood(CD, Album) Bizarre Records PSCW-1097 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
PSCW-1129 Earl Thomas - Blue... Not Blues = ブルースに抱かれて Earl Thomas Blue... Not Blues = ブルースに抱かれて(CD, Album, Promo) Bizarre/Straight PSCW-1129 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
R2 70364 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2), Bizarre Records, Straight R2 70364 US 1989 Sell This Version
R2 70366 Earl Thomas - Blue... Not Blues Earl Thomas Blue... Not Blues(CD, Album) Bizarre/Straight R2 70366 US 1991 Sell This Version
R2 70367 Mark DeCerbo - Baby's Not In The Mood Mark DeCerbo Baby's Not In The Mood(CD, Album) Bizarre Records, Straight R2 70367 US 1991 Sell This Version
R2 70368 Armed Forces (3) - Take On The Nation Armed Forces (3) Take On The Nation(CD, Album) Bizarre Records, Straight R2 70368 US 1991 Sell This Version
R2 70556 Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Black Music For White People Screamin' Jay Hawkins Black Music For White People(CD, Album, RE) Rhino Records (2), Bizarre Records, Bizarre/Straight R2 70556 US 1991 Sell This Version
R2-70558 Solomon Burke - Home Land Solomon Burke Home Land(CD, Album) Bizarre Records R2-70558 US 1991 Sell This Version
R2 71155 Francis X - Tribal Music From Hollywood Francis X Tribal Music From Hollywood(CD, Album) Bizarre Records, Straight R2 71155 US 1992 Sell This Version
R2 71184 Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Stone Crazy Screamin' Jay Hawkins Stone Crazy(CD, Album) Bizarre Records, Straight R2 71184 US 1993 Sell This Version
R2 71563 Lowell George & The Factory (7) - Lightning-Rod Man Lowell George & The Factory (7) Lowell George & The Factory (7) - Lightning-Rod Man(CD, Album, Comp) Bizarre Records, Straight R2 71563 US 1993 Sell This Version
R4 70367 Mark DeCerbo - Baby's Not In The Mood Mark DeCerbo Baby's Not In The Mood(Cass, Album, Dol) Bizarre Records, Straight R4 70367 US 1991 Sell This Version
R4 70368 Armed Forces (3) - Take On The Nation Armed Forces (3) Take On The Nation (Album) R4 70368 US 1991 Sell This Version
R4 70556 Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Black Music For White People Screamin' Jay Hawkins Black Music For White People(Cass, Album, Dol) Rhino Records (2), Bizarre Records R4 70556 US 1991 Sell This Version