Official Frank Zappa Discography (Albums)

By Kater_Murr Kater_Murr
updated 7 days ago

List of the albums by Frank Zappa in chronological order (including all those credited to The Mothers of Invention and some compilations).
There are 105 official albums: 62 were released during Zappa's lifetime, 43 after 1993.
This list is based on the official discography:
http://www.zappa.com/music/official
and on the wikipedia discography:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Zappa_discography

You can find a lot of valuable information on following websites:
http://www.lukpac.org/~handmade/patio/vinylvscds/index.html
http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/lyrics/index.html
http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/Main_Page
http://www.zappa-analysis.com/index.html

Feel free to contact me to help me complete or correct this list or add notes to the albums.

some digital download only releases (not included in the official discography):
The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle, released December 15, 2006:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Frank_Zappa_AAAFNRAA_Birthday_Bundle_(2006)
The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAA Birthday Bundle, released December 21, 2008:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Frank_Zappa_aaafnraaa_Birthday_Bundle_(2008)
Beat The Boots III, released January 25, 2009:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_the_Boots_III
The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAAA Birthday Bundle, released December 21, 2010:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Frank_Zappa_AAAFNRAAAA_Birthday_Bundle_2010
The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAAAAM Birthday Bundle, released December 21, 2011:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Frank_Zappa_AAAFNRAAAAAM_Birthday_Bundle_2011

  1. The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out!

    Official Release #1.
    Released June 27, 1966.

  2. The Mothers Of Invention* - Absolutely Free

    Official Release #2.
    Released May 26, 1967.

  3. The Mothers Of Invention* - We're Only In It For The Money

    Official Release #4.
    Released March 1968.

  4. The Mothers Of Invention* - Cruising With Ruben & The Jets

    Official Release #5.
    Released December 2, 1968.

  5. The Mothers Of Invention* - Mothermania (The Best Of The Mothers)

    Official Release #7.
    Released March 1969.
    Compiled by Frank Zappa himself from Freak Out!, Absolutely Free and We're Only in It for the Money. Contains some unique mixes and edits.

  6. The Mothers Of Invention* - Uncle Meat

    Official Release #6.
    Released April 1969.

  7. Frank Zappa - Hot Rats

    Official Release #8.
    Released October 1969.

  8. The Mothers Of Invention* - Burnt Weeny Sandwich

    Official Release #9.
    Released February 1970.

  9. The Mothers Of Invention* - Weasels Ripped My Flesh

    Official Release #10.
    Released August 10, 1970.

  10. Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge

    Official Release #11.
    Released October 1970.

  11. The Mothers - Fillmore East - June 1971

    Official Release #12.
    Released August 1971.

  12. Frank Zappa - 200 Motels

    Official Release #13.
    Released October 1971.

  13. The Mothers - Just Another Band From L.A.

    Official Release #14.
    Released March 1972.

  14. Frank Zappa - Waka / Jawaka • Hot Rats

    Official Release #15.
    Released July 1972.

  15. The Mothers - The Grand Wazoo

    Official Release #16.
    Released November 1972.

  16. The Mothers - Over-Nite Sensation

    Official Release #17.
    Released September 1973.

  17. Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (')

    Official Release #18.
    Released March 1974.

  18. Zappa* / Mothers* - Roxy & Elsewhere

    Official Release #19.
    Released September 1974.

  19. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention* - One Size Fits All

    Official Release #20.
    Released June 1975.
    The last Zappa album to be released with the subheading of "Mothers of Invention".

  20. Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury

    Official Release #21.
    Released October 1975.

  21. Zappa* - Zoot Allures

    Official Release #22.
    Released October 1976.

  22. Frank Zappa - Zappa In New York

    Official Release #23.
    Released March 1978.

  23. Frank Zappa - Studio Tan

    Official Release #24.
    Released September 1978.

  24. Frank Zappa - Sleep Dirt

    Official Release #25.
    Released January 1979.