CUCAMONGA (1962 - 1964)

Frank Zappa


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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1998

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Dear Jeepers (2:30)
2. World's Greatest Sinner (2:29)
3. How's Your Bird? (2:12)
4. Everytime I See You (2:36)
5. Cradle Rock (2:55)
6. Slow Bird (2:11)
7. Blind Man's Buff (1:47)
8. Mr. Clean performed (2:10)
9. Jessie Lee (1:54)
10. Cathy My Angel (2:14)
11. 'Til September (2:28)
12. Heavies (1:48)
13. The Cruncher (2:21)
14. Letter from Jeepers (2:27)
15. Memories Of El Monte (2:43)

Total Time: 37:55


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Features pre-MOTHERS OF INVENTION tracks recorded in the early and mid-'60s, with Frank ZAPPA as producer, writer or instrumentalist.

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CD Del-Fi 71261

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(14 ratings)
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2 stars This is simply a collection of recordings that Frank Zappa either performed in or produced. On the songs he performed on, he usually played guitar and provided low bass harmony. The songs are from various groups he had some kind of relationship with way before he produced his debut Mothers of ... (read more)

Report this review (#1322437) | Posted by TCat | Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Review Permanlink

2 stars Here's a compilation made for the real Zappa freaks. If you've read any Zappa biography that goes through those "Cucamonga" years, there are big chances that you'll enjoy listening to this. I, personally, read the book "Zappa" from Barry Miles and a lot of songs from "Cucamonga" are mentioned in ... (read more)

Report this review (#97887) | Posted by drgrowl | Thursday, November 09, 2006 | Review Permanlink

2 stars This stuff doesn't really sound like Zappa. I guess, since he only produced much of it, it's not really Zappa. Most of these tracks would fall into the surf and novelty genres. It's not at all bad. I do enjoy listening to it. And it is interesting in a historical background sort of way. ... (read more)

Report this review (#30296) | Posted by Custodian | Monday, December 27, 2004 | Review Permanlink

2 stars Well what could you expect from this record are musics from the begining of the 60s but with a strange touch, here we have romantic songs, funny songs, beach songs, this record is not bad but maybe interest only for fans or when you come home drunk thinking about a girl... ... (read more)

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