- Frank Zappa (lead guitar, vocals)
- Terry Bozzio (drums, moisture)
- Robert "Frog" Camarena, uncredited (vocals on Debra Kadabra)
- Napoleon Murphy Brock (sax, vocals)
- George Duke (keyboards, vocals)
- Bruce Fowler (trombone, fantastic dancing)
- Tom Fowler (bass, also dancing)
- Chester Thompson (drums on “200 Years Old” and “Cucamonga”)
- Captain Beefheart (harp, vocals, shopping bags)
- Denny Walley (slide guitar, vocals)
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.
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.
|ZFT #||Version #||# discs||Format||Catalog #||Release
|1975-10-02||None||US edition. Matrix #|
Side 1: 31936-1B (B)
Side 2: 31937-1B (B)
|1975-11||None||UK edition, withdrawn due to contractual issues between Captain Beefhart and Virgin Records. May or may not have been in circulation.|
DIS 59 209
DIS M8D 2234
|1987-12-30||Included in The Old Masters, Box III set.|
|1989-01||5016583601522||UK & French editions, ADD. Matrix # ZAPCD 15 MPO 05 @@|
|1989-07-28?||0013347422046||US edition, XDR.|
|1995-05-02||0014431052224||US edition. Matrix # IFPI L502 IFPI 8711 DISCTRONICS RCD 10522 01|
|1996-05-30||4988112408609||Japanese edition = Rykodisc RCD 10522 repackaged with an obi strip and extra liner notes in Japanese|
|2001-10-24||4988112412774||Japanese edition, mini-album papersleeve.|
|2005-08-16||0014431090325||= VideoArts VACK 1221, the barcode is a sticker, the Ryko reference is not printed.|
|2008-09-24||4988112417885||Japanese edition, mini-album papersleeve.|
|2012-08-28||0824302385425||US edition, manufactured and distributed by UMe.|
Source: Original 1975 Analog Master. Mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering, 2012.
|2012-08-28||0824302385425||EU edition = Zappa/UMe ZR 3854, manufactured in Germany.|