Label:Bizarre Records – PRO 368, Reprise Records – PRO 368
Series:Loss Leaders
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Sampler, Stereo, Santa Maria Pressing
Genre:Rock, Non-Music
Style:Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Avantgarde, Spoken Word


A1Alice CooperTitanic Overture
Producer, Written-ByAlice Cooper
A2Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band*The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica)
ProducerFrank Zappa
Written-ByDon Van Vliet
A3Judy Henske And Jerry YesterHorses On A Stick2:10
A4Tim BuckleyI Must Have Been Blind
Producer, Written-ByTim Buckley
A5Wild Man FischerMerry-Go-Round
ProducerFrank Zappa
Written-ByLarry Fischer*
A6Alice CooperReflected
ProducerAlice Cooper
A7Tim DaweLittle Boy Blue
Arranged By, ProducerJerry Yester
A8Lord BuckleyThe Train
Engineer, ProducerLyle Griffin
B1Jeff SimmonsLucille Has Messed My Mind Up
EngineerChris Huston
Guitar, Written-ByFrank Zappa
ProducerLa Marr Bruister
B2Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band*Old Fart At Play
ProducerFrank Zappa
Written-ByDon Van Vliet
B3The Mothers Of Invention*Valarie
Producer, Written-ByFrank Zappa
B4GTO'sDo Me In Once And I'll Be Sad, Do Me In Twice And I'll Know Better (Circular Circulation)
Composed By, ProducerLowell George
Lyrics By, VocalsMiss Pamela*
B5Frank ZappaWillie The Pimp
ProducerFrank Zappa
Written-ByFrank Zappa

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From early in 1969 to 1977 Reprise Records (and their parent label Warner Bros. Records) ran a USA & Canada only mail-order promotion on a number of the inner sleeves of their mainstream artist's releases. This was to promote a wide range of less popular artists on compilation albums known as the 'Loss Leader' PRO series, sold at a significantly reduced mail-order price.

The black & white cover of this PRO 368 release is a collage of Zappa & Straight artists and the title is "Zappéd" with an accent over the 'e' (unlike a previous similar PRO 368 release with a Zappa photo cover & 'Bizarre' label). This record's label is Reprise Records. Track titles are also different to the earlier release, which did not have the Straight singles.
Issues did occasionally appear later in retail outlets, particularly later in Australia.

Track sources on this compilation:
A1 & A6: From the 1969 Straight label album "Pretties For You" (STS 1051).
A6 also released as a single b/w "Living" (ST 101).
A2 & B2: From the 1969 Straight label double album "Trout Mask Replica" (2-STS 1053).
A3: From the 1969 Straight label album "Farewell Aldebaran" (STS 1052).
Also released as a single b/w "Snowblind"(ST 102).
A4: From the 1969 Straight label album "Blue Afternoon" (STS 1060).
A5: From the Bizarre/Reprise album "An Evening with Wild Man Fischer" (RS 6332 & 2XS 6332).
A7: From the 1969 Straight label album "Penrod" (STS 1058).
A8: From the 1969 Straight label album "A Most Immaculately Hip Aristocrat" (STS 1054).
B1: From the 1969 Straight label album "Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up" (STS 1057).
Recorded at Whitney Studios, Glendale 1969.
Zappa performed on this & produced under the pseudonym LaMarr Bruister.
Not the Zappa version on Joe's Garage Act I. (1979).
B3: From the 1969 Bizarre/Reprise label album "Burnt Weeny Sandwich" (RS 6370).
B4: From the 1969 Straight label album "Permanent Damage" (STS 1059).
Also released as a single "Circular Circulation" b/w "Mercy's Tune" (ST 104).
B5: From the 1969 Bizarre/Reprise label album "Hot Rats" (RS 6356).

Some of the above albums were subsequently released on other labels, bearing respective catalog numbers for those labels.

Runouts are etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Pressing Plant ID: S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 31,047
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 31,048
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): 31047 39654-1A (S) PRO 368A A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): 31048 PRO368 - 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): 31047 ̶3̶9̶6̶5̶4̶ -1A (S) 1 PRO 368A A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): S 1 31048 PRO368- 1A 1A

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Zapped (LP, Compilation, Sampler)Bizarre Records, Reprise RecordsPRO 368US1970
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Zapped (LP, Compilation, Sampler)Warner Bros. Records, Bizarre Records, StraightPRO 368US1970
New Submission
Zapped (LP, Compilation, Sampler)Bizarre RecordsPRO 368US1970
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Zapped (LP, Compilation)Warner Bros. Records, Bizarre Records, Straight, Reprise RecordsRS 5270Australia1972
Recently Edited
Zapped (LP, Compilation, Reissue, Sampler, Stereo)Warner Bros. RecordsPRO 368US1975


  • beatlekid123's avatar
    Let me start by saying that this album is not for everyone. Even many Zappa fans would be slightly turned off by it's novelty-value. However, this is a very interesting and eclectic sampler of songs that cover a wide-range of styles from country, rock, avant-garde, spoken-word, and novelty music.
    • psubliminal's avatar
      Edited 5 years ago
      I have a copy with this cover and track listing, but mine is on Bizarre, not Reprise. My 2nd edition of this Warner Loss Leader (5th in a series of 35) is the "other PRO 368 release" referenced above, also on Bizarre. I always thought the collage cover came first, and was replaced several months later by the non-grinning Zappa-only cover. I've come across several copies of the "Hot Rats" cover; mine is the only copy of the collage cover I've personally seen.



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