Cruising With Ruben & The Jets

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Cruising With Ruben & The Jets
Released November or[1] December 1968
See also:
IINK, Patio, KUR
The Old Masters, Box I
Greasy Love Songs

Players

Overdubs on the 1984 remix:

Tracks

LP with Deseri

Side One

  1. Cheap Thrills (2:20)
  2. Love Of My Life (3:17)
  3. How Could I Be Such A Fool (3:33)
  4. Deseri (2:04)
  5. I'm Not Satisfied (3:59)
  6. Jelly Roll Gum Drop (2:17)
  7. Anything (3:00)

Side Two

  1. Later That Night (3:04)
  2. You Didn't Try To Call Me (3:53)
  3. Fountain Of Love (2:57)
  4. "No. No. No." (2:27)
  5. Anyway The Wind Blows (2:26)
  6. Stuff Up The Cracks (4:29)


CD
  1. Cheap Thrills (2:39)
  2. Love Of My Life (3:08)
  3. How Could I Be Such A Fool (3:34)
  4. Deseri (2:09)
  5. I'm Not Satisfied (4:08)
  6. Jelly Roll Gum Drop (2:24)
  7. Anything (3:06)
  8. Later That Night (3:00)
  9. You Didn't Try To Call Me (3:58)
  10. Fountain Of Love (3:22)
  11. "No. No. No." (2:16)
  12. Anyway The Wind Blows (3:02)
  13. Stuff Up The Cracks (4:38)

Release Notes

Released November or December[1] 1968.
Recorded: Apostolic Studios, NYC, December, 1967-February, 1968.
Produced by Frank Zappa.
Engineered by Dick Kunc.
Cover by Cal Schenkel.

Liner Notes

The Story Of Ruben & The Jets

Background Information

The songs on Cruising With Ruben & The Jets are
...more than recreations, they're careful conglomerates of archetypal cliches.
Frank Zappa interviewed by Barry Miles for International Times (issue 63), 1969

Zappa described this album as an homage to the doo-wop music that he loved:[2] Frank Zappa interviewed by John Gilliland for the Pop Chronicles, 1969.[3]

Conceptual Continuity

Versions

ZFT # Version # # discs Format Catalog # Release
(YYYY-MM-DD)
EAN.UCC-13
(barcode)
Artwork Comment
5 1.1
Original
Stereo
1 LP MGM Verve
V6 5055-X
1968-11 or[1] 1968-12-02 None   US edition. Matrix #
Side 1: V6-5055-X SIDE-1
MGS-1532-RE-1 12
Side 2: V6 5055-X Side 2
MGS1533 sign 11
1 8T Ampex / Verve
VCB 85055
1968 None   US edition.
1 LP MGM Verve
SVLP 9237
1969-02[4] None   UK edition. Flipback sleeve (non gatefold) Matrix #
Side 1: V6 5055 A-1
Side 2: V6 5055 B-1
1.2
Original
Mono
1 LP MGM Verve
VLP 9237
1969-02[4] None   UK edition.
1.3
Original
Stereo
without
Deseri
1 LP MGM Verve
710 020
      German edition.
Deseri listed on the sleeve.
1 LP MGM Metro
2356 068
      French edition.
Deseri listed on the sleeve.
1.1
Original
Stereo
1 LP MGM Verve/Polydor
2317 069
1973-07[4] None   UK 2nd edition.
2.1
Important remix
1 LP Barking Pumpkin
BPR 7777-5
1985-04-19     Included in The Old Masters, Box I set.
2.2
Important remix

Track 13 is an alternate mix
1 CS Barking Pumpkin
D4 74209
1985?     US edition, XDR.
1 CS Zappa
TZAPPA 4
1985 5016583600440   UK edition.
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10063
1987-10 0014431006326   US edition.
1 CD Zappa
CDZAP 4
1987-10[4] 5016583600426?
(not printed)
  UK edition, ADD. Matrix # CD ZAP 4 MPO 01 @@
1 CD Zappa
CDZAP 4
1987-10 5016583600426?
(not printed)
  French edition, ADD. Matrix # CD ZAP 4 MPO 03 @@@
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5024
1994-10-26 4988112405271   Japanese edition.
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10505
1995-05-16 0014431050527   US edition.
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10505
1995-05-16 0014431050527   EU edition. Matrix # DISCTRONICS RCD 10505 01 IFPI L501 IFPI 8724
1 CD Gravadora Eldorado/Rykodisc
968028
1995 7897181221897   Brazilian edition.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5118
1995-10-25 4988112407787   Japanese edition.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5253
1996-06-01 4988112408531   Japanese edition = Rykodisc RCD 10505 repackaged with an obi strip and extra liner notes in Japanese
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 1207
2001-09-21 4988112412637   Japanese edition, mini-album papersleeve.
1.1
Original
Stereo
1 CD Zappa
ZR 20010
2010-04-17 0824302001028   US edition, included in Greasy Love Songs.
2.2
Important remix

Track 13 is an alternate mix
1 CD Zappa/UMe
ZR 3838
2012-07-31 0824302383827   US edition, manufactured and distributed by UMe[5].
Source: 1987 1630 Digital Master.
1 CD Zappa/UMG Intl
0238382
2012-07-31 0824302383827   EU edition = Zappa/UMe ZR 3838, manufactured in Germany.
1 CD Zappa/Universal Music Japan
UICY-75354
2012-11-28 4988005737533   Japanese edition, audiophile SHM-CD, mini-album papersleeve with an obi strip and liner notes in Japanese.
Unknown 1 LP
(180 g)
Zappa/UMe
ZR 3838-1
2016-12-09 0824302383810   US edition, pressed in Germany by Pallas-USA. Source: Original 1968 Analog Master. Mastered by Bernie Grundman, Bernie Grundman Mastering, 2016.
1 LP
(180 g?)
Zappa/UMG Intl
ZR 3838-1
2016-12-09 0824302383810   EU edition = Zappa/UMe ZR 3838-1.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Depending on the source, released November 1968 (zappa.com - The Official Frank Zappa Website, Zappa Patio and Michael Gray) or December 2 1968 (IINK).
  2. Early rock 'n' roll vocal groups & Frank Zappa
  3. T-Z interview index
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Martin C. Strong, 2004, The Great Rock Discography, p. 1720.
  5. Email announcement by the ZFT on July 31st, 2012.

See Also