Bongo Fury

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Bongo Fury
Released October 1975
See also:
IINK, Patio, KUR
The Old Masters, Box III

Players

Tracks

LP

Side One

  1. Debra Kadabra (3:54)
  2. Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy (6:02)
  3. Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top (2:50)
  4. Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead (3:06)
  5. 200 Years Old (4:34)

Side Two

  1. Cucamonga (2:24)
  2. Advance Romance (11:20)
  3. Man With The Woman Head (1:29)
  4. Muffin Man (5:37)
CD
  1. Debra Kadabra (3:54)
  2. Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy (5:59)
  3. Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top (3:22)
  4. Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead (2:33)
  5. 200 Years Old (4:32)
  6. Cucamonga (2:24)
  7. Advance Romance (11:17)
  8. Man With The Woman Head (1:29)
  9. Muffin Man (5:34)

Release Notes

Recorded Live at Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin Texas 20th & 21st of May 1975. 'Plus Selected Studio Wonderment'.
Produced by Frank Zappa.
Remote Recording by The Record Plant, L.A.
Overdubs and mixing at The Record Plant, L.A.
Engineered by Kerry McNab, Mike Braunstein, Kelly Kotera, Mike Stone, Davey Moire and Frank Hubach.
Photography by John Williams.
Design: Cal Schenkel.

Liner Notes

Background Information

Captain Beefheart is the alias of Don van Vliet, seen on the right of the cover photo. The photo has been flipped, left to right, evidenced by the sign above FZ's head which reads "Chocolate Sundae" backwards. On the wider 'zoom-out' image of the Australian cover this is more apparent, but can also be seen at the overlap on the back of other vinyl issues. The John French book (Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic; p10) suggests this photo was taken at 'Fosters Freeze' in Lancaster.

The tracks Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top and Man With The Woman Head were written by Don van Vliet ©1973 Beefheart Music, BMI.

Conceptual Continuity

Versions

ZFT # Version # # discs Format Catalog # Release
(YYYY-MM-DD)
EAN.UCC-13
(barcode)
Artwork Comment
21 1.1
Original
Stereo
1 LP Warner DiscReet
DS 2234
1975-10-02 None   US edition. Matrix #
Side 1: 31936-1B (B)
Side 2: 31937-1B (B)
1 LP Warner DiscReet
K 59209
1975-11[1] None   UK edition, withdrawn[1] due to contractual issues[2] between Captain Beefhart and Virgin Records. May or may not have been in circulation.
1 LP Warner DiscReet
DIS 59 209
  None   German edition.
1 LP Warner-Pioneer DiscReet
P-10093D
  None   Japanese edition.
1 8T Warner DiscReet
DIS M8D 2234
1975 None   US edition.
1.2
Remaster
Stereo
1 LP Barking Pumpkin
BPR 9999-7
1987-12-30     Included in The Old Masters, Box III set.
1 CS Zappa
TZAPPA 15
1989 5016583601546   UK edition.
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10097
1989-04-19? 0014431009723   US edition.
1 CD Zappa
CDZAP 15
1989-01[1] 5016583601522   UK & French editions, ADD. Matrix # ZAPCD 15 MPO 05 @@
1 CS Barking Pumpkin
D4 74220
1989-07-28? 0013347422046   US edition, XDR.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5036
1994-11-25 4988112405783   Japanese edition.
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10522
1995-05-02 0014431052224   US edition. Matrix # IFPI L502 IFPI 8711 DISCTRONICS RCD 10522 01
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5125
1995-10-25 4988112407855   Japanese edition.
1 CS Rykodisc
RAC 10522
1996-02-29? 0014431052248   US edition.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5260
1996-05-30 4988112408609   Japanese edition = Rykodisc RCD 10522 repackaged with an obi strip and extra liner notes in Japanese
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 1221
2001-10-24 4988112412774   Japanese edition, mini-album papersleeve.
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10903
2005-08-16 0014431090325   = VideoArts VACK 1221, the barcode is a sticker, the Ryko reference is not printed.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 1341
2008-09-24 4988112417885   Japanese edition, mini-album papersleeve.
1.1
Remastered
Original Stereo
1 CD Zappa/UMe
ZR 3854
2012-08-28 0824302385425   US edition, manufactured and distributed by UMe[3].
Source: Original 1975 Analog Master. Mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering, 2012.
1 CD Zappa/UMG Intl
0238542
2012-08-28 0824302385425   EU edition = Zappa/UMe ZR 3854, manufactured in Germany.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Martin C. Strong, 2004, The Great Rock Discography, p. 1722.
  2. Patio.
  3. Email announcement by the ZFT on July 31st, 2012.

See Also