Sunday, August 01, 2010

Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, and The Mothers Of Invention - Bongo Fury (1975)
This mostly live Zappa album, featuring the added talents of avant-garde/psychedelic jazz/beat poet guru Captain Beefheart, is indescribably excellent. Zappa's band lay a lush bluesy backdrop to his and the Captain's abstract lyricism, and the performances as a whole are absolutely awesome. "Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy" will knock you off your feet, while one of my faves "Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead" will have you in fits of laughter and amazement over the ingenious rhyming and intonation of the Captain. This joint effort is a mammoth merging of Zappa's raging musical hormones with Beefheart's outerworldly illogic, culminating in the perfect encore - "Muffin Man", which has to be heard to believed. The endless riff and the blistering solo has got to be one of Zappa's finest moments on record. This is the last recorded appearance of "The Mothers Of Invention".

1. Debra Kadabra [Live]
2. Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy [Live]
3. Sam with the Showing Scalp Flat Top [Live]
4. Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead [Live]
5. 200 Years Old
6. Cucamonga
7. Advance Romance [Live]
8. Man with the Woman Head [Live]
9. Muffin Man [Live]

Frank Zappa – vocals, guitar
Denny Walley – vocals, slide guitar
Tom Fowler – bass, dancer
Terry Bozzio – drums
Chester Thompson – drums
Captain Beefheart – vocals, harmonica, madness
George Duke – keyboards, vocals
Napoleon Murphy Brock – saxophone, vocals
Bruce Fowler – trombone, dancer

See ya!

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great album indeed.
Thank you so much.

Enzo

3:44 AM, August 03, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi Enzo!

5:38 AM, August 03, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mmmmm..... Beefheart and Zappa. Two great tastes that taste great together! Thanks Garcolga! Rock on.

LB

7:51 AM, August 03, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hey, LB!

3:49 PM, August 03, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks,only had it @320,nice upgrade

-Hotroder

10:55 PM, August 13, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot!
I'll replace bad rip, at last :))

kandykorn

4:19 AM, August 26, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello kandykorn!

6:12 AM, August 26, 2010  

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