Nurse With Wound List

Previously only available from the ZFT (tm tm tm), I am personally extremely happy to be able to offer this small treasure up. I bought it from the ZFT and paid much more than this!

"In 2008, Frank Zappa’s Masterworks “Lumpy Gravy” & “We’re Only In It For The Money” turned 40 years old. To mark the occasion, the Zappa Family Trust put together an anniversary edition of their Project/ Object Audio Documentary series entitled “LUMPY MONEY.” This extensive release contains unique and rare versions...

Sorry we are late on stocking this, but the hype supplied by the Zappa Family Trust was so UNinformative that I couldn't tell if this 'audio documentary' was just a bunch of talking or something similarly unattractive. It isn't. It's the original stereo..

Previously only available from the ZFT (tm tm tm), I am personally extremely happy to be able to offer this small treasure up. I bought it from the ZFT and paid much more than this!

"The Road Tapes Series focuses on audio from the Vault that is historical yet sonically less than stellar. Described by the man himself as "Guerilla Recordings," Frank Zappa tried to document every performance. “Road Tapes, Venue #1,” 1st in the series, takes us to summertime ‘68, Vancouver, B.C., where the Mothers...

"This vinyl includes the original 1969 mix of UNCLE MEAT, exclusive here. Unavailable on CD, the album has been digitally restored by Vaultmeister, Joe Travers, UMRK."

This was the album that introduced me to 'funny music' and literally changed my life and is why I am at the computer writing descriptions of music to you and releasing records by other 'funny music' artists nearly 50 years later. I distinctly remember being handed this album by a trusted friend in 10th grade with the admonition to...

"Analog transfer by Joe Travers 2012. Re-mastered by Bob Ludwig Gateway Mastering 2012." That means that the album is re-edited back to it's original form, as found on the original 1970 vinyl release for the VERY first time!

The final Mothers album was this fantastic but strange collection of unreleased studio and (mostly live) work from 1967-1969, contained in one of the greatest and most shocking rock and roll album covers of all time (rzzzz!).
It took me years to figure out that Frank was...

The final Mothers album was this fantastic but strange collection of unreleased studio and (mostly live) work from 1967-1969, contained in one of the greatest and most shocking rock and roll album covers of all time (rzzzz!).
It took me years to figure out that Frank was doing conductions with the band (conducted improvisations) many, many years before the word conduction was used. Did he invent the idea? I don't know, but if you know about someone doing this in 1968 or earlier, I'd love to know...

The Mothers' 3rd album, recorded in 1967, and unbelievably assured and nervy, as Frank takes on the falseness of American culture AND the hippie movement. Unbelievably sophisticated production chops on this one, which is Frank's first true masterpiece of the editing block, and possibly his greatest achievement in that form. Brilliant, scathing, angry, funny and mean-spirited, this was one of the holy trinity of acid albums for me back in the day and it made me what I am today, and it even includes some...

Why was I not surprised to see this placed prominently on the box: "This film is not authorized by the estate or family of Frank Zappa"? Anyway, as a huge fan of the Mothers of Invention this was interesting for me to see and you get lots of...

5{L FORM, this was one of the strangest record in a catalog of strange records. It was recorded simultaneously with Uncle Meat and featured the 8 piece Mothers performing doo-wop music that seemed fairly straight-forward on first listen and...

This seems to be all/almost all previously unreleased materials 1968-1971, including some of Frank 'noodling' in his basement. Most interestingly, the 1971 material, by the 'Flo & Eddie' band, features that great band without the vocalists, just...

The very first album by Frank and the Mothers, recorded in early 1966. I'm not actually that big of a fan of this album, considering how much I love what came next, but it's still a really brave, striking and unique album for 1966...

This was the album that introduced me to 'funny music' and literally changed my life and is why I am at the computer writing descriptions of music to you and releasing records by other 'funny music' artists over 40 years later. I distinctly remember...

"2011 transfer of a digital master. Track times identical to the Ryko edition. The booklet has been folded differently to restore the Sgt Pepper parody as the front cover."

The Mothers' 3rd album, recorded in 1967, and unbelievably assured and...

The ZFT has happily seen fit to make generally available (that means, available to us) a lot of items that were previously available by mail only from the ZFT.

"Joe's Camouflage is a compilation album by Frank Zappa, released posthumously in 2014 by The Zappa Family Trust on Zappa Records. It represents the first official release of material by a band Zappa assembled for rehearsals in the summer of 1975 that never toured or recorded material in the studio. The work comprises cassettes of....

Reinhold Friedl – direction
Frank Gratkowski - flute, clarinets
Hayden Chisholm - flute, saxophone
Hild Sofie Tajford - French horn
Hilary Jeffery – trombone
Reinhold Friedl - harmonium, piano
Didier Aschour – guitar
Maurice de Martin – drums
Lisa Marie Landgraf – violin
Biliana Voutchkova – violin
Elisabeth Coudoux – violoncello
Ulrich Phillipp – doublebass

“Second volume of "modern composition supergroup" (The Wire) Zeitkratzer's re-interpret

The 1st by the duo of Hector Zazou & Joseph Racaille plus guests. Primitive electronics, reeds, electric & acoustic pianos, noise, songs, & the hovering spirit of Satie. Not as divine as Traite De Mechanique, but still an excellent and essential releas...

Back in print after being utterly unavailable for something like 20 years! And this is a great, landmark album (although it's a quiet landmark...). A gem and a classic and lovely to see this again!
The 2nd and best of this legendary band's two albums, comprised of the duo of Hector Zazou & Joseph Racaille + guests, who use keboards, clarinets, guitars, violin and much more.
This record was utterly out of step with the prevailing trends in 1977, but in retropect, this turned out to be an early...

“This legendary band, whose reputation continues to grow as time passes, were gone before anyone knew they were there. They played a handful of concerts, reformed very briefly to make a second LP, then immediately disbanded again. But the records attracted a cult following, especially in Japan.
Their existence became tenuous, flickering, mythological. How come there's an original Beefheart drawing on the inside cover of their first LP? Why were they invited onto France Culture to debate...

"Fred Frith and John Zorn have a close working relationship that's has been fruitful since they first met in 1978. Close friends and cohorts, veterans of many ensembles and bands, they are two of the downtown scene’s founding fathers. Sharing a love...

"First ever CD reissue of one of the most extreme Krautrock-era albums ever made. Originally released by Philips Germany in 1970, the triple LP edition came in an elaborate 'mirror' sleeve and has been near-impossible to find for 35+ years; there have...