Uncle Meat

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Tracks

LP

Side One

  1. Uncle Meat: Main Title Theme (1:54) - related to Uncle Meat
  2. The Voice Of Cheese (0:27)
  3. Nine Types Of Industrial Pollution (5:56)
  4. Zolar Czakl (0:57)
  5. Dog Breath, In The Year Of The Plague (5:51) - related to Dog Breath
  6. The Legend Of The Golden Arches (1:24) - related to A Pound For A Brown On The Bus
  7. Louie Louie (At the Royal Albert Hall in London) (2:28)
  8. The Dog Breath Variations (1:36) - related to Dog Breath

Side Two

  1. Sleeping In A Jar (0:49)
  2. Our Bizarre Relationship (1:05)
  3. The Uncle Meat Variations (4:40) - related to Uncle Meat
  4. Electric Aunt Jemina (1:53)
  5. Prelude To King Kong (3:24) - related to King Kong
  6. God Bless America (Live At the Whisky A Go Go) (1:22)
  7. A Pound For A Brown On The Bus (1:29)
  8. Ian Underwood Whips It Out (Live On Stage In Copenhagen) (5:08)

Side Three

  1. Mr. Green Genes (3:10)
  2. We Can Shoot You (1:48)
  3. "If We'd All Been Living In California..." (1:29)
  4. The Air (2:57)
  5. Project X (4:49)
  6. Cruising For Burgers (2:19)

Side Four

  1. King Kong Itself (As Played By The Mothers In A Studio) (0:53)
  2. King Kong (It's Magnificence As Interpreted By Don DeWild) (1:15)
  3. King Kong (As Motorhead Explains It) (1:44)
  4. King Kong (The Gardner Varieties) (6:17)
  5. King Kong (As Played By 3 Deranged Good Humor Trucks) (0:29)
  6. King Kong (Live On A Flat Bed Diesel In The Middle Of A Race Track At A Miami Pop Festival...The Underwood ramifications) (7:22)
CD

Disc One

  1. Uncle Meat: Main Title Theme (1:55) - related to Uncle Meat
  2. The Voice Of Cheese (0:26)
  3. Nine Types Of Industrial Pollution (6:00)
  4. Zolar Czakl (0:55)
  5. Dog Breath, In The Year Of The Plague (3:59) - related to Dog Breath
  6. The Legend Of The Golden Arches (3:27) - related to A Pound For A Brown On The Bus
  7. Louie Louie (At the Royal Albert Hall in London) (2:19)
  8. The Dog Breath Variations (1:48) - related to Dog Breath
  9. Sleeping In A Jar (0:51)
  10. Our Bizarre Relationship (1:05)
  11. The Uncle Meat Variations (4:46) - related to Uncle Meat
  12. Electric Aunt Jemima (1:46)
  13. Prelude To King Kong (3:38)
  14. God Bless America (Live At The Whisky A Go Go) (1:11)
  15. A Pound For A Brown On The Bus (1:29)
  16. Ian Underwood Whips It Out (Live On Stage In Copenhagen) (5:05)
  17. Mr. Green Genes (3:14) - Remix
  18. We Can Shoot You (2:03)
  19. "If We'd All Been Living In California..." (1:14)
  20. The Air (2:57)
  21. Project X (4:49)
  22. Cruising For Burgers (2:18)

Disc Two

  1. Uncle Meat Film Excerpt Part I (37:34) - Bonus Track
  2. Tengo Na Minchia Tanta (3:46) - Bonus Track
  3. Uncle Meat Film Excerpt Part II (3:51) - Bonus Track
  4. King Kong Itself (0:51)
  5. King Kong II (1:19)
  6. King Kong III (1:45)
  7. King Kong IV (6:18)
  8. King Kong V (0:34)
  9. King Kong VI (7:25)

Release Notes

Released April 1969.
Recorded: Apostolic Studios, NYC, October 1967-February 1968.
Produced by Frank Zappa.
Engineer: Richard "Dynamite Dick" Kunc.
Percussion overdubs at Sunset Sound, LA, c. March-April, 1968.
Engineered by Jerry Hansen.
Package designed by Cal Schenkel.

Liner Notes

The Story Of Uncle Meat

Background Information

The teeth motif on the front and back covers satirized the old teenybopper posters that had featured "kissable close-ups" of the Beatles' lips, gums and teeth.

Or It could be that Cal Schenkel had just moved into a new studio on Melrose Avenue that was formerly a dentist's office and had loads of dental stuff still in there just waiting to be used.

Conceptual Continuity

The liner notes for Uncle Meat explains the "origin" of the Ruben & The Jets album cover.

Versions

ZFT # Version # # discs Format Catalog # Release
(YYYY-MM-DD)
EAN.UCC-13
(barcode)
Artwork Comment
6 1
Original
Stereo
2 LP Warner Bizarre/Reprise
2MS 2024
1969-04 None Cal Schenkel, NT&B US edition. Matrix #
Side1: MS-1-2024 WW1 #2
Side4: MS-4-2024 WW-1 #2
Side2: MS-2-2024 WW1 #3
Side3: MS-3-2024 WW-1 #●4
2 LP Warner Bizarre/Reprise
CRV 2009 (RS 2024)
1969? None Cal Shenkel French edition - manufactured by Vogue - red sticker on top left of the cover: The Mothers Of Invention Deux Albums 30cm -
Matrix #
Side1: CR 2024 A
Side4: CR 2024 D
Side2: CR 2024 B
Side3: CR 2024 C
2 LP Warner Bizarre/Reprise
REP 64005 (MS 2024)
 ? None Cal Shenkel German edition - manufactured by WEA Musik GMBH -
Matrix #
Side1: 030871
Side2: 030872
Side3: WEA - 64005-C PF
Side4: 030874
2 LP Transatlantic
TRA 197
1969-09[1] None Cal Shenkel UK edition.
1.2
Remaster
Stereo
Disc 1:Track 6
is reverbed mix
2 LP Barking Pumpkin
BPR 8888-1
1986-11-25     Included in The Old Masters, Box II set.
2
Important
Remastering,

CD1: Track 6
is reverbed mix,
Track17 is remixed,
CD2: Tracks
1, 2 & 3
are bonuses
2 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10064/5
1987-10 0014431006425
(not printed)
  US edition.
2 CD Zappa
CDDZAP 3
1987-10[1] 5016583600327
(not printed)
  UK edition, ADD.
2 CD Intercord
i.r.s. 970703?
i.r.s. 973703?
 ?     German edition
2? CS Zappa
TZAPPA 3
 ? 5016583600341?   UK edition.
Unknown  ? CS Barking Pumpkin
D4 74210
1990-10-17? 0013347421049   US edition.
2.2
Important
Remastering,

CD1: Track 6
is Original mix
Track 17 is remixed
CD2: Tracks
1, 2 & 3
are bonuses
2 CD VideoArts
VACK 5025/6
1994-10-26 4988112405288   Japanese edition.
2 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10506/7
1995-05-02 0014431050626   US edition. Matrix # CD1: IFPI 2U3K WEA mfg. OLYPHANT ifpi L903 Y11982 A4 P2 310506-2.1 02 M1S3 ; CD2: IFPI 2U3K WEA mfg. OLYPHANT ifpi L902 X12068 A4 P2 310506-2.2 01 M1S1
2 CS Rykodisc
RAC 10506/7
1995-05-02 0014431050640   US edition.
2 CD Gravadora Eldorado/Rykodisc
968023
1995 7897181221705   Brazilian edition.
2 CD VideoArts
VACK 5109/10
1995-09-25 4988112407732   Japanese edition.
2 CD VideoArts
VACK 5244/45
1996-06-01 4988112408449   Japanese edition = Rykodisc RCD 10506/07 repackaged with an obi strip and extra liner notes in Japanese
2 CD VideoArts
VACK 1208
2001-09-21 4988112412644   Japanese edition, mini-album papersleeve.
2 CD VideoArts
VACK 1330/31
2008-06-18 4988112417731   Japanese edition,
mini-album papersleeve.
2.2
Important
Remastering,

CD1: Track 6
is Original mix
Track 17
is remixed
CD2: Tracks
1, 2 & 3
are bonuses
2 CD Zappa/UMe
ZR 3839
2012-07-31 0824302383926   US edition, manufactured and distributed by UMe[2].
Source: 1993 1630 Digital Master.
2 CD Zappa/UMG Intl
0238392
2012-07-31 0824302383926   EU edition = Zappa/UMe ZR 3839, manufactured in Germany.
2 CD Zappa/Universal Music Japan
UICY-75355
2012-11-28 4988005737540   Japanese edition, audiophile SHM-CD, mini-album papersleeve with an obi strip and liner notes in Japanese.
Unknown 2 LP
(180 g)
Zappa/UMe
ZR 3839-1
2013-11-25 0824302383919   US edition. Source: Original 1968 Analog Stereo Master Digital Transfer. Mastered by Chris Bellman, Bernie Grundman Mastering, 2013.
2 LP
(180 g)
Zappa/UMG Intl
0238391
2013-11-25 0824302383919   EU edition = Zappa/UMe ZR 3839-1, manufactured in Germany.
Matrix # (bold characters are stamped)
Side1: -29120- P. USA FVZ-2013-4-A2 ZAPPA.COM GB
Side2: -29120- P. USA FVZ-2013-4-B ZAPPA.COM GB
Side3: -29121- P. USA FVZ-2013-4-C-2 Zappa.com GB
Side4: -29121- P. USA FVZ-2013-4-D ZAPPA.COM GB

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Martin C. Strong, 2004, The Great Rock Discography, p. 1720.
  2. Email announcement by the ZFT on July 31st, 2012.