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 - Cruising With Ruben And The Jets - US - vinyl LP - £45.00, $49.95, €51.30 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2022 12:16)
THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (1972 US issue of the 1968 13-track stereo LP on the blue & silver large 't' Verve label with second variant 'V6/5055X' label catalogue print, featuring 'greasy love songs' influenced byDoo-Wop & Rock & Roll of the fifties with a Zappa raised-eyebrow twist. Comes housed in a great Cal Schenkel gatefold sleeve depicting the Mothers as anthropomorphic dogs! The cover [VG+] shows some light edge scuffing & a few very minor papersplits & all text is clearly legible, with nice rich colours. The vinyl remains in Excellent condition with a deep sheen both sides & just the odd light paper hairline & spindle mark to show play V6-5055X)
- Frank Zappa - Waka/Jawaka - Hot Rats - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $49.95, €51.30 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2022 11:01)
FRANK ZAPPA Waka/Jawaka - Hot Rats (1972 UK first issue 4-track LP, on the tan steamboat label with no 'W' logos at the end of the perimeter text. Includes the frankly marvellous 'Big Swifty', picture sleeve. Both the sleeve & vinyl are Near Mint K44203)
- Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $38.85, €39.90 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2022 11:03)
FRANK ZAPPA Chunga's Revenge (1970 UK tan steamboat label 10-track LP, the superb prelude to 200 Motels, housed in a matt red gatefold picture sleeve. The cover shows just a few light identation scuffs & the vinyl is Excellent with barely any signs of play RSLP2030)
- Frank Zappa - The Man From Utopia - Stickered sleeve - Dutch - vinyl LP - £25.00, $27.75, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2022 11:07)
FRANK ZAPPA The Man From Utopia (1983 Dutch 10-track LP, the sleeve art makes reference to an infamous outdoor gig in Italy [which shall remain unnamed] where the band was first beseiged byMosquitos, who had unfortunately chosen that very dayto breed, & which then ended in a riot in the crowd with tear gas being liberally sprayed about. Just one more ordinary day in the life of a Rock 'n' Roll band! song hype stickered picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows light wear and the vinyl has little sign of play CBS25251)
- Frank Zappa - Studio Tan - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $22.20, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2022 11:49)
FRANK ZAPPA Studio Tan (1978 UK 4-track LP ranging from the epic 'Greggery Peccary' to the majesty of 'RDNZL', picture sleeve. The sleeve has only minor wear and the vinyl is near mint K59210)
- Frank Zappa - Roxy & Elsewhere - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $22.20, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2022 11:57)
FRANK ZAPPA Roxy & Elsewhere (Classic 1974 UK first press 14-track double LP, featuring live recordings made in December 1973 at The Roxy, Hollywood & in Chicago & Pennsylvania during 1974 at the very height of Frank's progressive powers, cutwith 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 & that much in synch with each other. This band is beloved amongst Zappa fans & with good reason! The gatefold sleeve has some ring wear & the vinyl discs are Excellent with just the odd light hairline to show play K69201)
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- Frank Zappa - Uncle Meat - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £125.00, $138.75, €142.50 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2022 12:30)
FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION Uncle Meat (Rare 1969 UK 28-track stereo double LP on Transatlantic, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve on this copy shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing & the vinyl remains inexcellent condition. A great copy of this very hard to find UK original pressing! TRA197)