Bizarre Records

Bizarre Records

Profile:
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).
Parent Label:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Frank Zappa 200 Motels(2xLP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records, Bizarre Records Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
2MS 2024 The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat (Album) 2MS 2024 US 1969 Sell This Version
2MS 2027 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Trout Mask Replica(2xLP, Album, RE) Straight, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 2MS 2027 US 1970 Sell This Version
2XS 6329 Lenny Bruce The Berkeley Concert 2XS 6329 US 1969 Sell This Version
2XS 6332 Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer (Album) 2XS 6332 US 1969 Sell This Version
14C 162-92854 Frank Zappa 200 Motels(2xLP, Album) 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 (Single) 0781 US 1968 Sell This Version
0840 The Mothers Of Invention* My Guitar (Single) 0840 US 1969 Sell This Version
0892 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.?(7", Promo) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records 0967 US 1970 Sell This Version
1052 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 (Album) 2024 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
6332 Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer(2xLP, Album, Aut) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records, Reprise Records 6332 US 1969 Sell This Version
44 020 Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records, Bizarre Records 44 020 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Album) 44078 Greece 1971 Sell This Version
77397-2 Iced Earth Dark Genesis (Comp, Album) 77397-2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
97.005 The Mothers Fillmore East - June 1971(LP, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records 97.005 Brazil 1971 Sell This Version
2304 164 The Mothers Of Invention* Mothermania, The Best Of The Mothers (Comp) 2304 164 Europe 1970 Sell This Version
AUAL 224034 Frank Zappa, The Mothers, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Frank Zappa, The Mothers, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - 200 Motels(2xLP, Album) Bizarre Records AUAL 224034 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
BP 40101 2 Solomon Burke Home Land(CD, Album) Bizarre Records BP 40101 2 US 1991 Sell This Version
CCDPOS057 Screamin' Jay Hawkins Strokin'(CD, Single, Car) Possum, Possum CCDPOS057 Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
FIENDCD 728 Screamin' Jay Hawkins Stone Crazy(CD, Album) Demon Records FIENDCD 728 UK 1993 Sell This Version
HLL 10414 Mayf Nutter I Don't Care(7", Single, Promo) London Records, London American Recordings HLL 10414 UK 1973 Sell This Version
HRES 291-40 Frank Zappa La Venganza De Chunga (Album) HRES 291-40 Spain 1972 Sell This Version
K 14100 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
K 44083 The Mothers Of Invention* Burnt Weeny Sandwich(LP, Album, RE) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records K 44083 UK 1976 Sell This Version
K 44179 The Mothers Just Another Band From L.A.(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bizarre Records K 44179 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
K 44203 Frank Zappa Waka/Jawaka - Hot Rats (Album) K 44203 UK 1972 Sell This Version
K 44209 Frank Zappa And The Mothers Frank Zappa And The Mothers - The Grand Wazoo(LP, Album, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records K 44209 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
K 64005 The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat(2xLP, RE, Album) Bizarre Records K 64005 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
K 444179 The Mothers Just Another Band From L.A.(Cass, Album) Bizarre Records K 444179 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
M5-2042 The Mothers Fillmore East - June 1971(Cass, Album) Bizarre Records M5-2042 US 1971 Sell This Version
M5 2093 The Mothers The Grand Wazoo(Cass, Album) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records M5 2093 US 1972 Sell This Version
M 82042 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.(8-Trk, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records M 82075 US 1972 Sell This Version
MFO 40703 Tim Buckley Dream Letter: Live In London 1968(2xCD, Album, RE) Manifesto (2), Bizarre Records, Straight MFO 40703 US Unknown Sell This Version
MS 2024 The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat (Album) MS 2024 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
MS 2028 The Mothers Of Invention* Weasels Ripped My Flesh (Album) MS 2028 US 1970 Sell This Version
MS 2030 Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge (Album) MS 2030 US 1970 Sell This Version
MS 2042 The Mothers Fillmore East - June 1971 (Album) MS 2042 US 1971 Sell This Version
MS 2075 The Mothers Just Another Band From L.A. (Album) MS 2075 US 1972 Sell This Version
MS 2093 The Mothers The Grand Wazoo (Album) MS 2093 US 1972 Sell This Version
MS 2094 Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka • Hot Rats (Album) MS 2094 US 1972 Sell This Version
none Lenny Bruce The Berkeley Concert(CD) Enigma Retro, Bizarre Records none US 1989 Sell This Version
none Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Alice Cooper Pretties For You (Album) none US 1989 Sell This Version
POSCD 6856 Screamin' Jay Hawkins Black Music For White People(CD) Possum POSCD 6856 Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
PRO 368 Various from Frank Zappa Various from Frank Zappa - Zapped (Comp) PRO 368 US 1970 Sell This Version
PSCW-1070 Tom Waits The Early Years(CD, Comp) Bizarre Records PSCW-1070 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
PSCW-1080 Armed Forces (3) Take On The Nation(CD, Album) Bizarre Records, Straight PSCW-1080 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
PSCW-5106 Tom Waits The Early Year(CD, Comp) Bizarre Records PSCW-5106 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
PSCW-5113 Tom Waits The Early Years Vol 2(CD, Comp) Bizarre Records PSCW-5113 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
PT3 40703 Tim Buckley Dream Letter: Live In London 1968(2xCD, Album, RE) Manifesto (2), Bizarre Records, Straight PT3 40703 US 1990 Sell This Version
R2 70350 Alice Cooper Easy Action(CD, Album, RM) Bizarre Records, Straight, Rhino Records (2) R2 70350 US 1989 Sell This Version
R2 70356 Tim Buckley Blue Afternoon(CD, Album, RE) Bizarre Records, Straight, Rhino Records (2) R2 70356 US 1989 Sell This Version
R2 70360 Tim Buckley Starsailor(CD, Album, RE) Bizarre Records, Straight R2 70360 US 1989 Sell This Version
R2 70364 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 1991 Sell This Version
R2 70367 Mark DeCerbo Baby´s Not In The Mood(CD, Album) Bizarre Records, Straight Records R2 70367 US 1991 Sell This Version
R2 70368 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(CD, Album, RE) Rhino Records (2), Bizarre Records R2 70556 US 1991 Sell This Version
R2 70557 Tom Waits The Early Years(CD, Comp) Rhino Records (2), Bizarre Records, Straight R2 70557 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
R2-70558 Solomon Burke Home Land(CD, Album) Bizarre Records R2-70558 US 1991 Sell This Version
R2-70559 Avtograf* Tear Down The Border(CD, Album, Lon) Bizarre Records, Straight R2-70559 US 1991 Sell This Version
R2 71155 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(CD, Album) Bizarre Records, Straight R2 71184 US 1993 Sell This Version
R2 71563 Lowell George & The Factory (7) Lowell George & The Factory (7) - Lightning-Rod Man(CD, Comp, Album) Bizarre Records, Straight R2 71563 US 1993 Sell This Version
R2 71663 Tim Buckley Live At The Troubadour 1969(CD, Album) Bizarre Records R2 71663 US 1994 Sell This Version
R4 70368 Armed Forces (3) Take On The Nation(Cass, Album) Bizarre Records, Straight R4 70368 US 1991 Sell This Version
R4-70559 Avtograf* Tear Down The Border(Cass, Album, Dol) Bizarre Records, Straight R4-70559 US 1991 Sell This Version
REP 1127 The Mothers Eat That Question (Single) REP 1127 US 1972 Sell This Version
RS 2030 Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records, Bizarre Records RS 2030 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
RS 2042 The Mothers Fillmore East - June 1971(LP, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RS 2042 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
RS 5270 Various From Frank Zappa Various From Frank Zappa - Zapped(LP, Comp) Warner Bros. Records, Bizarre Records, Straight, Reprise Records RS 5270 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Album) RS 6356 US 1969 Sell This Version
RS 6370 The Mothers Of Invention* Burnt Weeny Sandwich (Album) RS 6370 US 1970 Sell This Version
RS 6420 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album, Zap) Bizarre Records, Straight, Reprise Records RS 6420 US 1970 Sell This Version
RSLP 2028 The Mothers Of Invention* Weasels Ripped My Flesh (Album) RSLP 2028 UK 1970 Sell This Version
RSLP 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Album) RSLP 6356 UK 1970 Sell This Version
RST 2024-P The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Bizarre Records, Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RST 2024-P US 1969 Sell This Version
RST 2042 B The Mothers Fillmore East - June 1971(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RST 2042 B US 1971 Sell This Version
RST 2075-B The Mothers Just Another Band From L.A.(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Bizarre Records RST 2075-B US 1972 Sell This Version
RST 2094 Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Bizarre Records RST 2094 US 1972 Sell This Version
RST 6356 B Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Reel, Album) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records RST 6356 B US 1969 Sell This Version
RST 6370 The Mothers Of Invention* Burnt Weeny Sandwich(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records RST 6370 US 1970 Sell This Version
SGVL 51-033 The Mothers Of Invention* Mothermania The Best Of The Mothers(LP, Comp) Verve Records, Bizarre Records SGVL 51-033 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
VERBCD 7 Lenny Bruce The Berkeley Concert(CD, Album) Demon Verbals VERBCD 7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
W 44020 Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge(LP, Album, RE) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records W 44020 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
W 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Album) W 44078 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
W 44203 Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka(LP, Album, RP) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records W 44203 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
W 44209 The Mothers The Grand Wazoo(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records W 44209 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
W 444078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album) Bizarre Records W 444078 Italy Unknown Sell This Version