A long long time ago, Uncle Frank & The Mothers released one of only two Verve singles in Japan. This one, with sleeve dated ‘TO 6711’ [Nov 67 Tokyo] was the first & has since become one of the rarest Frank Zappa official releases in the world.
Taken from the then-recently released ‘Freak Out’ album, this wide centred 7″ is backed by Who Are The Brain Police? A jolly civil rights themed package all round. What makes this extra special is that the title track is the 2:33 single edit, rather than the 5:53 album version. Sometimes these are found as fairly tatty copies but even then you still have to pay a small fortune for them.
This rare example is a stock copy & only the second our Japanese buyer has ever found. The thin silk laminated flipback picture sleeve is untorn, free of stickers or writing. The pink lettering really stands out unblemished & the unique design even sports a ‘psychedelic’ genre header in red. We would grade the sleeve a very pleasing VG+ with just some minor foxing on the back not spoiling the print & otherwise just the very lightest thumb crease from handling.
The vinyl has a deep sheen both sides & grades VG+/EX- with merely a few faint paper hairlines not affecting play. A lovely copy of one of the rarest FZ releases in the world! Find out more about this record in our store.
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- Frank Zappa - Hot Rats - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £100.00, $125.00, €112.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 30-Jul-2020 15:12)
FRANK ZAPPA Hot Rats (1969 UK first press 6-track stereo vinyl LP on the tri-colour Reprise 'steamboat' label, including the marvellous Little Umbrellas, Willie The Pimp with Captain Beefheart and the oceans of harmony of Peaches En Regalia, finally waking up the world to the quality of FZ's music. The gatefold picture sleeve which was designed by Cal Schenkel shows just a little light general shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing but the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play - A nice copy RSLP6356)
- Frank Zappa - The Grand Wazoo - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jul-2020 12:58)
THE MOTHERS The Grand Wazoo (70s UK 5-track LP on the tan 'steamboat' label with 'Made In UK' label print but no 'W' logo perimeter text, housed in a matte gatefold picture sleeve with the many performers from the Wazoo Orchestra listed inside& with another superb Cal Schenkel design. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl has light signs of play leaving it Excellent K44209)
- Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Acts II & III - EX - US - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jun-2020 17:54)
FRANK ZAPPA Joe's Garage Acts II & III (1979 US 10-track double vinyl LP concluding the cautionary tale of Joe and his imaginary guitar notes, including the exquisite 'Watermelon In Easter Hay'. The gatefold picture sleeve has deletion corner clip to the bottom right but comes complete with the fold-out libretto and the two vinyl discs remain in excellent condition SRZ-2-1502)
- Frank Zappa - Tinsel Town Rebellion - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 05-Jun-2020 10:48)
FRANK ZAPPA Tinsel Town Rebellion (1981 UK graduated orange label 15-track double LP, featuring classic live recordings from shows at Berkeley Community Theatre in the US & Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK, gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics printed inside. The sleeve is Excellent with just minor shelf wear & the vinyl grades EX/EX- with some faint paper hairlines not affecting play CBS88516)
- Frank Zappa - Over-Nite Sensation - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 03-Jun-2020 13:46)
FRANK ZAPPA Over-Nite Sensation (Mid to Late 70s UK issue of the classic 1973 7-track vinyl LP with 'W' logos at the end of the label perimeter text while the matrix information is etched on the Side One but stamped on Side Two - This was, of course, one of Zappa's finest albums, effortlessly merging humour & outstandingmusicianship / songwriting to a point where you could no longer see the joins [check out 'Montana']. The gatefold picture sleeve has the lyrics printed across the inside spread and shows just a little shelfwear while the vinyl remains in excellent condition K41000)
- Frank Zappa - Roxy & Elsewhere - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 03-Jun-2020 13:36)
FRANK ZAPPA Roxy & Elsewhere (Classic 1974 UK first press 14-track double vinyl LP, featuring live recordings made in December 1973 at The Roxy, Hollywood as well as in Chicago & Pennsylvania during 1974 at the very height of Frank's progressive powers, cut with the amazing 'Jazz Band' line up of Frank, Duke, Nappy, Ruth, Chester & Tom. There are tracks here that still seem hard to imagine mere humans being able to play that cleanly and that much in synch with each other. This band is beloved amongst Zappa fans and with good reason! The gatefold sleeve has some notable edge scuffing and a few storage marks, but both vinyl discs appear in EX condition with only light signs of play - A great play copy offered at an advantageous price K69201)
- Frank Zappa - Hot Rats - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 03-Jun-2020 13:29)
FRANK ZAPPA Hot Rats (1977 UK issue of the 1969 6-track vinyl LP on the tan 'steamboat' Reprise label with 'W' logos at the end of the perimeter text. The gatefold picture sleeve has minimal wear and the vinyl is Excellent with minor play only K44078)
- Frank Zappa - Waka/Jawaka - Hot Rats - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 03-Jun-2020 13:25)
FRANK ZAPPA Waka/Jawaka (1976 UK issue of the 1972 4-track vinyl LP on the tan steamboat label with 'W' logos at the end of the perimeter text, including the frankly marvellous 'Big Swifty'. The picture sleeve shows very little of its age at alland the vinyl looks barely played K44203)
- Frank Zappa - Apostrophe - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 03-Jun-2020 13:19)
FRANK ZAPPA Apostrophe (Second pressing of the 1974 9-track vinyl LP from Uncle Frank, on the tan Discreet label with the 'Made in UK' text & 'W' logos at the end of the perimeter text and K59201 A1/B2 stamped matrices and 'Kipa' scratched into the run-out groove, including the absurdly brilliant Don't Eat The Yellow Snow and the equally daft Stink-Foot. The picture sleeve has a little shelfwear to the edges while the vinyl remains in EX condition. Zappa at his peak! K59201)
- Frank Zappa - Mothermania - 3rd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 03-Jun-2020 13:04)
THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION Mothermania (1973 UK third issue 11-track vinyl compilation LP with no track separation on the disc - Mothermania was put together by Frank [as opposed to the record company] from early Mothers recordings and includessome otherwise unreleased versions. The single-pocket picture sleeve has a little age yellowing to the edges while the vinyl remains in EX condition. A respectable example & the only FZ assembled compilation of the original Mothers!)