Chunga's Revenge

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Chunga's Revenge
Released October 1970
See also:
IINK, Patio, KUR
Rock Age
Double Dynamite
The Old Masters, Box II

Players

Tracks

LP

Side One

  1. Transylvania Boogie (5:01)
  2. Road Ladies (4:11)
  3. Twenty Small Cigars (2:17)
  4. The Nancy & Mary Music
    part 1 (2:42)
    part 2 (4:11)
    part 3 (2:37)

Side Two

  1. Tell Me You Love Me (2:43)
  2. Would You Go All The Way? (2:30)
  3. Chunga's Revenge (6:16)
  4. The Clap (1:24)
  5. Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink (2:45)
  6. Sharleena (4:07)
CD
  1. Transylvania Boogie (5:02)
  2. Road Ladies (4:10)
  3. Twenty Small Cigars (2:17)
  4. The Nancy & Mary Music (9:28)
  5. Tell Me You Love Me (2:34)
  6. Would You Go All The Way? (2:30)
  7. Chunga's Revenge (6:15)
  8. The Clap (1:23)
  9. Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink (2:44)
  10. Sharleena (4:05)

Release Notes

Produced by Frank Zappa
Special help on production: Dick Barber
Engineers: Dick Kunc, Stan Agol, Roy Barker
Cover design & illustration: Cal Schenkel
Front cover photo: Phil Franks
Back cover photo: John Williams
CD layout: Amy R. Bernstein
Design Consultant: Cal Schenkel
CD repackage: Ferenc Dobronyi

Liner Notes

  • "A gypsy mutant industrial vacuum cleaner dances about a mysterious night time camp fire. Festoons. Dozens of imported castanets, clutched by the horrible suction of its heavy duty hose, waving with marginal erotic abondon in the midnight autumn air." - Written in small print on the album cover concerning the insert art, and supposedly Transylvania Boogie the opening track.
  • "All the vocals in this album are (the word are is drawn above and replaces a crossed out - were) a preview of the story of 200 MOTELS. Coming. Soon. Near. You."

Background Information

For the front cover, Calvin Schenkel designed a spoof on cheesy horror-movie ads, featuring cartoony wording and a photo that turned out not to be Frank screaming, as at first glance, but yawning (“Chunga’s Revenge” therefore being revealed as a funny Zappa term for weariness).

Conceptual Continuity

Alternate Cover

Chunga's Revenge olive sleeve, with same color panel on reverse. Used on UK 1st issue vinyl.

Versions

ZFT # Version # # discs Format Catalog # Release
(YYYY-MM-DD)
EAN.UCC-13
(barcode)
Artwork Comment
11 1.1
Original
Stereo
1 LP Warner Bizarre/Reprise
MS 2030
1970-10-23 None Red sleeve US edition.
1 LP Warner Bizarre/Reprise
RSLP 2030
1970-11[1] None Olive sleeve UK edition, olive sleeve, with same color back tracklist panel. Matrix # (stamped)
Side 1: RSLP 2030 A1
Side 2: RSLP 2030 B1
1 LP Warner Reprise/Music-Hall
112.976
1970 None Red sleeve Argentinian edition, titled La Revancha De Chunga.
1 LP Warner Bizarre/Reprise
RSLP 2030
 ? None UK 2nd edition, red sleeve. Matrix# (stamped)
Side 1: RSLP 2030 A1
Side 2: RSLP 2030 B1
1 LP Warner Bizarre/Reprise
MS 2030
1970? None Australian edition. Matrix #
Side 1: A MX163715 MS2030-1
Side 2: A MX163716 MS2030-2
1 LP Warner-Pioneer Bizarre/Reprise
P-8045R
  None Japanese edition with an obi strip, part of the Rock Age series.
1 LP Warner Bizarre/Reprise
K44020
1971-07[1] None UK 3rd edition.
1 LP Warner Bizarre/Reprise
HRES 291-40
1972 None Spanish edition, titled La Venganza de Chunga.
1.2
Remaster
Stereo
1 LP Barking Pumpkin
BPR 8888-5
1986-11-25   Included in The Old Masters, Box II set.
1.3
Poor
Quality
Remaster
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10164
1990-05 0144311016425?
0014431016424?
US edition, AAD.
1 CD Zappa
CDZAP 23
1990-05 5016583602321 UK edition.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5029
1994-10-26 4988112405714 Japanese edition.
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10511
1995-05-02 0014431051128 US edition. Matrix # IFPI L503 IFPI 8724 DISCTRONICS RCD 10511 02
1 CD Warner Music Argentina/ Rykodisc
1443-10511-2
1995? 0014431051128 Argentinian edition.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5120
1995-10-25 4988112407800 Japanese edition.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5255
1996-05-30 4988112408555 Japanese edition = Rykodisc RCD 10511 repackaged with an obi strip and extra liner notes in Japanese
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 1212
2001-09-21 4988112412682 Japanese edition, mini-album papersleeves.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 1333
2008-06-18 4988112417755 Japanese edition,
mini-album papersleeve.
1.4
Remastered
Original Stereo
1 CD Zappa/UMe
ZR 3844
2012-07-31 0824302384428 US edition, manufactured and distributed by UMe[2].
Source: Original 1970 Analog Master. Mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering 2012.
Matrix # IFPI L328 DIDX-816877 1 ZAPPA.COM A01 IFPI 50A5
1 CD Zappa/UMG Intl
0238442
2012-07-31 0824302384428 EU edition = Zappa/UMe ZR 3844, manufactured in Germany.
1 CD Zappa/Universal Music Japan
UICY-75360
2012-11-28 4988005737588 Unknown Japanese edition, audiophile SHM-CD, mini-album papersleeve with an obi strip and liner notes in Japanese.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Martin C. Strong, 2004, The Great Rock Discography, p. 1721.
  2. Email announcement by the ZFT on July 31st, 2012.

See Also