Zappa opened no appearance at the Abrams Convention nor did 3,000 screaming teenagers give him a standing ovation. In the tradition of Aerosmith and Van Halen, which this album is not, excitement does not exist, nor will it mysteriously appear, since who cares if there's another Zappa album anyway.
This release differs to the other versions of the album that include "The Frank Zappa . as the LP and sleeve are printed in Holland, whereas the other variants have records and sleeve printed in the UK. Includes inner sleeve with lyrics on one side and a letter advertising the Shut Up 'N' Play Yer Guitar boxset on the other. Track B1 titled on label as: "Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch". Remote recordings: UMRK Mobile. Over-dubs & Remix: UMRK Central.
Label Barking Pumpkin Records. Bob Harris, Ike Willis, Roy Estrada. Drowning Witch Lyrics. Teen-age Prostitute Lyrics. More Frank Zappa albums.
Drowning Witch" may be one of his hardest pieces to perform. This album clearly lacks ambition and tends to get lost among the man's humongous discography, but it should not be overlooked. It contains a few good songs ("No Not Now" is quite entertaining), strong guitar work from Zappa and Steve Vai, and it is not defaced by the cold 1980s sound of subsequent albums.
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Erscheinungsdatum 1982. Musik GenrePsychedelic Rock. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen9. 1. No Not Now. 2. Valley Girl. 3. I Come from Nowhere. 6. Teenage Prostitute. Anderen Alben von Frank Zappa.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|A1||No Not Now||5:50|
Lyrics By [Monologue Improvised By] – Moon*Vocals – Moon Zappa
|A3||I Come From Nowhere||6:20|
Vocals – Lisa Popeil
- Copyright (c) – Frank Zappa
- Copyright (c) – Munchkin Music
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Barking Pumpkin Records
- Distributed By – CBS Records
- Published By – Munchkin Music
- Recorded At – UMRK
- Recorded By – UMRK Mobile
- Mastered At – Dinkum Recording Services
- Lacquer Cut At – Dinkum Recording Services
- Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
- Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
- Bass – Arthur Barrow (tracks: A1, A3), Patrick O'Hearn (tracks: A3), Scott Thunes (tracks: A2, B1 to B3)
- Composed By, Arranged By, Producer [Produced By] – Frank Zappa
- Drums – Chad Wackerman
- Engineer [For Basics & Over-dubs] – Mark Pinske
- Engineer [For Over-dubs & Re-mix] – Bob Stone
- Graphics – John Vince
- Guitar [Impossible Guitar Parts] – Steve Vai
- Illustration [Cover Illustration] – Roger Price
- Keyboards – Tommy Mars
- Keyboards, Saxophone, Vocals – Bobby Martin
- Lead Guitar, Vocals – Frank Zappa
- Management – Glotzer Management
- Management [Forearm] – Bennett Glotzer
- Mastered By [Disc Mastering] – Jo Hansch
- Percussion – Ed Mann
- Producer – Frank Zappa
- Rhythm Guitar, Vocals – Ray White
- Vocals – Bob Harris, Ike Willis, Roy Estrada
NotesUMRK Mobile / Remote Recordings
UMRK Central / Over-dubs & Re-mix
Frank Zappa Copyright Ⓒ 1982, published by Munchkin Music ASCAP (except for the monologue in track A2, which was improvised by Moon)
Copyright Ⓒ 1982 Munchkin Music
Ⓟ 1982, Barking Pumpkin Records
Printed in U.S.A.
Includes a black & white printed lyrics inner sleeve.
Some copies have a promotional stamp on the back cover.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 1): T1 FW- ̶S̶W̶-38066-A TH 1 Dinkum B
- Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 2): P 0 FW- ̶S̶W̶-38066-B Pit 1 Dinkum
- Matrix / Runout (Side A variant 2): T1 FW- ̶S̶W̶-38066-A TH z Dinkum C
- Matrix / Runout (Side B variant 2): P 0 FW- ̶S̶W̶-38066-B P:x.1 Dinkum
- Other (Side A label): FW 38066 AS
- Other (Side B center label): FW 38066 BS
- Rights Society: ASCAP
|FW 38066||Zappa*||Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch (LP, Album)||Barking Pumpkin Records||FW 38066||US||1982|
|SBP 237809||Zappa*||Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch (LP, Album)||CBS Records||SBP 237809||Australia||1982|
|CBS 138550, 138550||Zappa*||Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch (LP, Album)||Discos CBS, Discos CBS, Barking Pumpkin Records, Barking Pumpkin Records||CBS 138550, 138550||Brazil||1982|
|2608141||Zappa*||Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch (LP, Album, RE, RM)||EMI-VALENTIM DE CARVALHO||2608141||Portugal||1986|
|TC-EMC 3501, TCEMC 3501||Zappa*||Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch (Cass, Album, RE, RM)||EMI||TC-EMC 3501, TCEMC 3501||UK||1985|