Cucamonga Years - The Early Works Of Frank Zappa (1962-1964)

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Cucamonga Years - The Early Works Of Frank Zappa (1962-1964)
Released December 1991


Frank Zappa (guitar, bass, drums), Bob Guy (vocals), Dave Aerni, Paul Buff (recording engineer), Ray Collins (vocals), Ronnie Williams (vocals)


  1. Memories Of El Monte by The Penguins (02:44)
  2. How's Your Bird? by Baby Ray & The Ferns (02:12)
  3. The World's Greatest Sinner by Baby Ray & The Ferns (02:28)
  4. Dear Jeepers by Bob Guy (02:28)
  5. Letter From Jeepers by Bob Guy (02:23)
  6. Grunion Run by The Hollywood Persuaders (02:24)
  7. Tijuana Surf by The Hollywood Persuaders (02:21)
  8. Mr. Clean by Mr. Clean (02:11)
  9. Jessie Lee by Mr. Clean (01:56)
  10. Heavies by The Rotations (01:50)
  11. The Cruncher by The Rotations (02:23)
  12. Every Time I See You by The Heartbreakers (02:34)
  13. Cradle Rock by The Heartbreakers (02:54)

Release Notes

Liner Notes

Background Information

This is a compilation of very early pre-Mothers Of Invention recordings from the days of the Pal Recording Studio (a.k.a. "Studio Z").

Conceptual Continuity


ZFT # Version # # discs Format Catalog # Release
Artwork Comment
n/a Not sure,
13 tracks
MSI 10037
1991-12-10 None   Japanese edition with either pink or olive green obi strip.
Not sure,
13 tracks
1 CD Nippon Crown/Panfish
1997-10-22 4988007133746   Japanese edition.