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Bongo Fury (Live)

Frank Zappa

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What is unique about Bongo Fury is that above all that it brings together Frank Zappa and his Mother’s playing live for the first and only time with the great Don Van Vliet alias Captain Beefheart during a few concerts given together in spring 1975. In the end, the album mixes six songs from those performances at the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, Texas, with three songs recorded in the studio more than a year before (during the recording of the album One Size Fits All and part of Studio Tan, which was to be released in 1978). Bongo Fury stands out in Frank Zappa's discography because it reunites, for the last time, many of the musicians he had played and recorded with since the early 1970s, on the albums Over-Nite Sensation (1973), Apostrophe (' ) (1974), Roxy & Elsewhere (1974) and One Size Fits All (1975). Captain Beefheart sings and plays harmonica on several tracks, also reading his poems like a beat poet on Sam with the Showing Scalp Flat Top and Man with the Woman Head, feeding his surrealist visions into Zappa's great circus. Listening to this record, the relationship between Beefheart and Zappa starts to seem perfectly natural, a matter-of-fact organic affinity... Another character who brings his share of magic is drummer and percussionist Terry 'Ted' Bozzio, whose frenetic virtuosity sets the live tracks of Bongo Fury ablaze. After these concerts, Bozzio would regularly appear alongside the master, both live and on future albums. Advance Romance, a long track running to over eleven minutes, on which another of Zappa's acolytes - the incredible Napoleon Murphy Brock on vocals, shines, blending his funk into Zappa's psychedelia. © Yan Céh/Qobuz

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1
Debra Kadabra (Live)
00:03:54

Terry Bozzio, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Frank Zappa, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - George Duke, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Fowler, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Captain Beefheart, Vocals, Harmonica, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Fowler, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The Mothers, MainArtist - Napoleon Murphy Brock, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Denny Walley, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Robert 'Frog' Camarena, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1975 Zappa Family Trust

2
Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy (Live)
00:05:59

Terry Bozzio, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Frank Zappa, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - George Duke, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Fowler, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Captain Beefheart, Vocals, Harmonica, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Fowler, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The Mothers, MainArtist - Napoleon Murphy Brock, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Denny Walley, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1975 Zappa Family Trust

3
Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top (Live)
00:02:51

Terry Bozzio, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Don Van Vliet, ComposerLyricist - Frank Zappa, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - George Duke, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Fowler, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Captain Beefheart, Vocals, Harmonica, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Fowler, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The Mothers, MainArtist - Napoleon Murphy Brock, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Denny Walley, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1975 Zappa Family Trust

4
Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead (Live)
00:03:03

Terry Bozzio, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Frank Zappa, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - George Duke, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Fowler, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Captain Beefheart, Vocals, Harmonica, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Fowler, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The Mothers, MainArtist - Napoleon Murphy Brock, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Denny Walley, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1975 Zappa Family Trust

5
200 Years Old
00:04:35

Chester Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Frank Zappa, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - George Duke, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Fowler, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Captain Beefheart, Vocals, Harmonica, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Fowler, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The Mothers, MainArtist - Napoleon Murphy Brock, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Denny Walley, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1975 Zappa Family Trust

6
Cucamonga
00:02:24

Chester Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Frank Zappa, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - George Duke, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Fowler, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Captain Beefheart, Vocals, Harmonica, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Fowler, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The Mothers, MainArtist - Napoleon Murphy Brock, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Denny Walley, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1975 Zappa Family Trust

7
Advance Romance (Live)
00:11:17

Terry Bozzio, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Frank Zappa, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - George Duke, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Fowler, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Captain Beefheart, Vocals, Harmonica, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Fowler, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The Mothers, MainArtist - Napoleon Murphy Brock, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1975 Zappa Family Trust

8
Man With The Woman Head (Live)
00:01:28

Terry Bozzio, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Don Van Vliet, ComposerLyricist - Frank Zappa, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - George Duke, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Fowler, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Captain Beefheart, Vocals, Harmonica, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Fowler, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The Mothers, MainArtist - Napoleon Murphy Brock, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Denny Walley, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1975 Zappa Family Trust

9
Muffin Man
00:05:35

Terry Bozzio, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Frank Zappa, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - George Duke, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Fowler, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Captain Beefheart, Vocals, Harmonica, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Fowler, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The Mothers, MainArtist - Napoleon Murphy Brock, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Denny Walley, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1975 Zappa Family Trust

Album Description

What is unique about Bongo Fury is that above all that it brings together Frank Zappa and his Mother’s playing live for the first and only time with the great Don Van Vliet alias Captain Beefheart during a few concerts given together in spring 1975. In the end, the album mixes six songs from those performances at the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, Texas, with three songs recorded in the studio more than a year before (during the recording of the album One Size Fits All and part of Studio Tan, which was to be released in 1978). Bongo Fury stands out in Frank Zappa's discography because it reunites, for the last time, many of the musicians he had played and recorded with since the early 1970s, on the albums Over-Nite Sensation (1973), Apostrophe (' ) (1974), Roxy & Elsewhere (1974) and One Size Fits All (1975). Captain Beefheart sings and plays harmonica on several tracks, also reading his poems like a beat poet on Sam with the Showing Scalp Flat Top and Man with the Woman Head, feeding his surrealist visions into Zappa's great circus. Listening to this record, the relationship between Beefheart and Zappa starts to seem perfectly natural, a matter-of-fact organic affinity... Another character who brings his share of magic is drummer and percussionist Terry 'Ted' Bozzio, whose frenetic virtuosity sets the live tracks of Bongo Fury ablaze. After these concerts, Bozzio would regularly appear alongside the master, both live and on future albums. Advance Romance, a long track running to over eleven minutes, on which another of Zappa's acolytes - the incredible Napoleon Murphy Brock on vocals, shines, blending his funk into Zappa's psychedelia. © Yan Céh/Qobuz

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