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 - Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (New Item) (arrived 10-Sep-2019 12:07)
FRANK ZAPPA Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch (1982 UK 6-track LP containing his Grammy award winning hit Valley Girl, & some other stuff, like the impossible middle section of the title track & Envelopes, picture sleeve with lyric insert. The sleeve shows some light storage wear, mostly on the reverse, with some sticker residue and marks but the vinyl appears near as new - a great play copy offered at an advantageous price CBS85804)
Frank Zappa - Apostrophe - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $61.00, €55.50 (New Item) (arrived 05-Aug-2019 17:24)
FRANK ZAPPA Apostrophe (1974 UK first issue 9-track vinyl LP from Uncle Frank, including the absurdly brilliant Don't Eat The Yellow Snow and the equally daft Stink-Foot. The picture sleeve has just a little light wear to the edges but comes complete with the lyric insert and the vinyl appears barely played. A great copy showcasing FZ at his most [strictly] commercial K59201)
Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Acts II & III - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (New Item) (arrived 05-Aug-2019 13:58)
FRANK ZAPPA Joe's Garage Acts II & III (1979 UK graduated orange label 10-track double LP, concluding Joe's adventures in Musicland, gatefold picture sleeve complete with fold-out libretto. The sleeve shows some light edgewear and has a couple of minor creases, whilst the vinyl discs are excellent with little sign of play CBS88475)
Frank Zappa - One Size Fits All - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $61.00, €55.50 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jul-2019 16:09)
FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION One Size Fits All (Mint vinyl alert! 1975 UK 9-track LP, a magnificent outing by Frank & his trusty cohorts of the time George Duke, Ruth Underwood, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Tom Fowler & Chester Thompson, along with a few special guests like Johnny Guitar Watson, James 'Birds Legs' Youman & 'Bloodshot Rollin' Red' [Beefheart]. Includes the classics Inca Roads, San Ber'dino, Sofa and Andy. The gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics printed across the inside has just light evidence of shelfwear to the edges while the vinyl appears barely played K59207)
Frank Zappa - Roxy & Elsewhere - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jul-2019 16:01)
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 - Sheik Yerbouti - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $24.40, €22.20 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jul-2019 15:41)
FRANK ZAPPA Sheik Yerbouti (1979 UK 18-track double vinyl LP, recorded [mostly] live in London and featuring a then-new Zappa discovery: a pre-King Crimson Adrian Belew. The gatefold picture has a little shelfwear scuffing to the edges but comes complete with the lyric inners and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play)
Frank Zappa - We're Only In It For The Money - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $54.90, €49.95 (New Item) (arrived 04-Jul-2019 12:33)
THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION We're Only In It For The Money (1972 UK Polydor marketed issue of the 1967 18-track stereo LP, where the little 'censored' backwards part of Harry somehow managed to creep back in ... Comes housed in a front laminatedgatefold reverse 'Pepper' parody sleeve with a special guest appearance by Eric Clapton who sees god! The sleeve shows some edge and spine wear although nothing too excessive, the vinyl displays some spindle wear & a few light signs of play and is otherwise Excellent)
Frank Zappa - Dancin Fool - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $14.64, €13.32 (New Item) (arrived 24-Jun-2019 12:18)
FRANK ZAPPA Dancin Fool (1979 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single with small deletion hole through label, taken from the 'Sheik Yerbouti' album, also featuring Baby Snakes, CBS die-cut paper sleeve SCBS7261)
Frank Zappa - Weasels Ripped My Flesh - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $42.70, €38.85 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jun-2019 15:00)
THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970 UK first press 11-track LP on the tan 'steamboat' label with the perimeter print ending adjacent to the catalogue numer, housed in a stunning Neon Park picture sleeve. The matte sleeve hassome light edgewear and a few minor storage marks; the labels have a little spindle wear, otherwise the vinyl shows few signs of play RSLP2028)