The MothersThe Mothers 1970

Label:Zappa Records – ZR20033, UMe – ZR20033
Series:Zappa Official Release – #116
Box Set, Album, Limited Edition
4 x CD


Trident Studios, London England, 6.21-22.70
1-1Red Tubular Lighter
EngineerFZ*, Stan Agol
1-2Lola Steponsky3:29
1-3Trident Chatter1:45
1-4Sharleena (Roy Thomas Baker Mix)4:04
1-5Item 1
Guitar, BassFrank Zappa
1-6Wonderful Wino (FZ Vocal)
EngineerFZ*, Stan Agol
Written-ByZappa*, Simmons*
1-7"Enormous Cadenza"1:11
1-9Red Tubular Lighter (Unedited Master)
Guitar, BassFrank Zappa
1-10Wonderful Wino (Basic Tracks, Alt. Take)
Written-ByZappa*, Simmons*
1-11Giraffe - Take 48:12
1-12Wonderful Wino (FZ Vocal, Alt. Solo)
EngineerFZ*, Stan Agol
Written-ByZappa*, Simmons*
Live Highlights Part 1 - "Piknik" VPRO 6.18.70/Pepperland 9.26.70
2-1Introducing...The Mothers3:52
2-2Wonderful Wino
Written-ByZappa*, Simmons*
2-3Concentration Moon2:30
2-4Mom & Dad3:13
2-5The Air3:18
2-6Dog Breath2:09
2-7Mother People2:10
2-8You Didn't Try To Call Me4:21
2-9Agon (Stravinsky)0:37
2-10Call Any Vegetable7:14
2-11King Kong Pt. I4:31
2-12Igor's Boogie1:09
2-13King Kong Pt. II7:09
2-14What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?4:26
2-15Bwana Dik2:48
2-16Daddy, Daddy, Daddy2:47
2-17Do You Like My New Car?4:28
2-18Happy Together
Written-ByGordon*, Bonner*
Live Highlights Part 2 - Hybrid Concert: Santa Monica 8.21.70/Spokane 9.17.70
3-1"Welcome To El Monte Legion Stadium"2:18
3-2Agon (Stravinsky)0:48
3-3Call Any Vegetable (Edited)8:28
3-4Pound For A Brown4:37
3-5Sleeping In A Jar2:45
3-7The Air3:56
3-8Dog Breath2:00
3-9Mother People2:05
3-10You Didn't Try To Call Me4:32
3-11King Kong Pt. I4:03
3-12Igor's Boogie1:11
3-13King Kong Pt. II8:28
3-14"Eat Yourself..."0:47
3-15Trouble Every Day4:05
3-16"A Series Of Musical Episodes"2:09
3-17Road Ladies3:57
3-18"The Holiday Inn Motel Chain"2:06
3-19What Will This Morning Bring Me This Evening?2:39
3-20What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?3:27
Live Highlights Part 3 - FZ Tour Tape Recording
4-1"What's The Deal, Dick?"1:25
4-2Another M.O.I. Anti-Smut Loyalty Oath2:26
4-3Paladin Routine #11:24
4-4Portuguese Fenders2:48
4-5The Sanzini Brothers1:26
4-6Guitar Build '705:17
4-7Would You Go All The Way?3:43
4-8Easy Meat5:44
4-9"Who Did It?"1:16
4-10Turn It Down!4:13
4-11A Chance Encounter In Cincinnati0:48
4-12Pound For A Brown5:58
4-13Sleeping In A Jar2:49
4-14Beloit Sword Trick1:01
4-15Kong Solos Pt. I15:23
4-16Igor's Boogie1:13
4-17Kong Solos Pt. II5:24
4-18Gris Gris
Written-ByZappa*, Rebennack*
4-19Paladin Routine #21:38
4-20King Kong - Outro1:32

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Made in the EU.
This is Official Release #116

Comes with card sleeves for discs, a Button of "The Mothers 1970" and a 30 page booklet.

[Limited Edition not mentioned on package, only by distributor]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 24302 00332 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 824302003329
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Other (Disc 1 cat. # - CD face): ZR20033-CD01
  • Other (Disc 2 cat. # - CD face): ZR20033-CD02
  • Other (Disc 3 cat. # - CD face): ZR20033-CD03
  • Other (Disc 4 cat. # - CD face): ZR20033-CD04
  • Other (Disc 1 cat. # - CD sleeve): ZR20033 JK01
  • Other (Disc 2 cat. # - CD sleeve): ZR20033 JK02
  • Other (Disc 3 cat. # - CD sleeve): ZR20033 JK03
  • Other (Disc 4 cat. # - CD sleeve): ZR20033 JK04
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, variant 1): A0103241626-0101 11 A00 [Universal logo]
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1, variant 1): IFPI L551
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, variant 1): IFPI 946P
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, variant 1): A0103241627-0101 12 A00 [Universal logo]
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2, variant 1): IFPI L552
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, variant 1): IFPI 94V5
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 3, variant 1): A0103241629-0101 18 A00 [Universal logo]
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 3, variant 1): IFPI L558
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 3, variant 1): IFPI 94K7
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 4, variant 1): A0103241630-0101 13 A00 [Universal logo]
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 4, variant 1): IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 4, variant 1): IFPI 94K6
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, variant 2): [Universal logo] A0103241626-0101 11 A00
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1, variant 2): IFPI L551
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, variant 2): IFPI 94K8
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, variant 2): [Universal logo] A0103241627-0101 12 A00
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2, variant 2): IFPI L552
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, variant 2): IFPI 946S
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 3, variant 2): [Universal logo] A0103241628-0101 18 A00
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 3, variant 2): IFPI L558
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 3, variant 2): IFPI 94V5
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 4, variant 2): [Universal logo] A0103241630-0101 13 A00
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 4, variant 2): IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 4, variant 2): IFPI 944P

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  • magoober's avatar
    Edited 3 years ago
    Some great alternative versions from this short lived Mothers ensemble on the road. Some of the recordings are a little bit rough around the edges, but still a very listenable, enjoyable and interesting collection from Frank's own tape reels. Worth it for the Trident studio sessions alone. Essential? Almost
    4/5 stars
    • galactix's avatar
      Historic (?) - at least, not essential for me. Just compiled tape material from the vault with some interesting early variations of tracks published years later (e.g. Wonderful Wino). Official live releases from this era (e.g. Fillmore East, JABFLA) are way better. So, very disappointing for me with lots of uninteresting redundancy.


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