Frank Zappa - Lumpy Gravy (CD)

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Categories
RockPopMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Jazz Instrument
  3. Avant-Garde/Downtown
Number of Items
1
Title
Lumpy Gravy
Media
CD
BarCode
824302383629
Country of Origin
USA
Label
Naxos
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
Audio CD
Barcode
824302383629
Previews

Q (8/95, pp.150-151) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "A vibrant musique concrete collage spliced from bits of pop, Motorhead Sherwood's reminiscences of cars and girls, found sounds and exuberant avant-garde orchestral themes..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.139) - "A lesson in how to deconstruct rock music...the equivalent of spinning through your radio dial and enjoying snatches of unconnected dialogue..."
Mojo (Publisher) (7/95, p.102) - "...a journey close to the centre of the Zappa mind. [LUMPY GRAVY] intercuts cheesy rock 'n' roll, orchestral avant-gardisms and snatches of demented babble from assorted Mothers of Invention and girlfriends..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.50) - Ranked #23 in Mojo's "The 50 Most Out There Albums Of All Time" - "Apparently Frank's favourite, LUMPY GRAVY is certainly a masterpiece. Of sorts."

Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] The Way I See It, Barry
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Duodenum
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Oh No
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Bit of Nostalgia
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] It's From Kansas
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Bored Out 90 Over
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Almost Chinese
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Switching Girls
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Oh No Again
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] At the Gas Station
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Another Pickup
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] I Don't Know If I Can Go Through This Again
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Very Distraughtening
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] White Ugliness
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Amen
  16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Just One More Time
  17. [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] A Vicious Circle
  18. [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] King Kong
  19. [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Drums Are Too Noisy
  20. [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Kangaroos
  21. [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] Envelops the Bath Tub
  22. [ Disc 01 Track 22 ] Take Your Clothes Off
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Lumpy Gravy, Pt. 1: The Way I See It, Barry/Duodenum/Oh No/Bit of ...
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Lumpy Gravy, Pt. 2: Very Distraughtening/White Ugliness/Amen/Just ...
Genre
Pop / Rock
Duration
27m 50s
Country
USA
Notes

Personnel includes: Frank Zappa (vocals, guitar); Jim Haynes, Tommy Tedesco, Al Viola, Dennis Budimer (guitar); Ted Nash, John Rotella, Bunk Gardner, Gene Cipriano (woodwinds); Jimmy Zito (trumpet); Vincent De Rosa, Richard Parisi (French horn); Kenneth Shroyer (trombone); Paul Smith, Mike Lang, Pete Jolly (keyboards); John Balkin, Jimmy Bond, Lyle Ritts (bass); Johnny Guerin, Frankie Capp, Shelly Manne (drums); Emil Richards, Victor Feldman (percussion); Louie The Turkey, Spider, Pumpkin (background vocals).
Recorded in February 1967.
Personnel: Dennis Budimer, Jim Haynes, Al Viola, Tommy Tedesco , Tony Rizzi (guitar); Jerome Reisler, James Getzoff, William Kurasch, Harold Ayres, Leonard Selic, Joseph Saxon, Jerome Kessler, Joseph DiFiore, Alexander Koltun, Harold G. Remko, Tibor Zelig, Harry Hyams, Leonard Malarsky, Bernard Kundell, Raymond J. Kelly, Philip Goldberg, Arnold Belnick, Ralph Schaeffer, Jesse Ehrlich (strings); Jules Jacob, Don Christlieb, Gene Cipriano, John Rotella, Ted Nash, Bunk Gardner (flute, bass flute, piccolo, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, e flat clarinet, oboe, English horn, bassoon, contrabassoon, woodwinds, alto saxophone, bass saxophone); Jimmy Zito (trumpet); Arthur Maebe, Richard Parisi, Vincent DeRosa (French horn); Kenny Shroyer (trombone); Lincoln Mayorga, Mike Lang, Paul Smith , Pete Jolly (piano, celesta, harpsichord); Victor Feldman, Alan Estes, Gene Estes, Emil Richards (vibraphone, marimba, timbales, timpani, percussion, bell, gong); John Guerin, Shelly Manne, The Frankie Capp (drums).
Editor: Frank Zappa.
Arranger: Frank Zappa.
Was it that Zappa's music was so far ahead of its time, or was it just not what we thought a weirdo genius like him should be doing? Either way, since his death, his stature as a serious composer has grown. Lumpy Gravy missed most by a mile because it was the first of Zappa's 'challenging' orchestral pieces, and not what his audience had come to expect. Performed by the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, it was a lengthy instrumental suite broken up by equally 'challenging' dialogue. On the back cover, Frank looks out and asks, 'is this phase 2 of We're Only In It For The Money?'. No, we don't think so.

Distributor
Universal Distribution
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
Frank Zappa
Producer
Frank Zappa
Artists
  1. Zappa, Frank
Date Released
2012-07-01 00:00:00
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