sábado, 13 de agosto de 2022

1971: Zappa con The Mothers y Lennon & Ono en el Fillmore East en junio de 1971

Contenido de esta entrada:

Introducción

Fillmore East – June 1971

Lennon & Ono con The Mothers


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Introducción

Como comentamos en el anterior artículo, en 1970Zappa formó una nueva versión de The Mothers. Esta formación debutó en el tercer álbum en solitario de Zappa, Chunga's Revenge (1970).

El siguiente trabajo de Zappa con The Mothers fue la banda sonora del álbum doble de la película 200 Motels (1971), con The Mothers, la Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ringo Starr, Theodore Bikel y Keith Moon. De ese álbum nos ocuparemos en el siguiente artículo.

Después de 200 Motels, la banda salió de gira, lo que resultó en dos álbumes en vivo, Fillmore East - June 1971 y Just Another Band From L.A.; este último incluyó la canción de 20 minutos "Billy the Mountain", la sátira de Zappa sobre la ópera rock ambientada en el sur de California. Esta canción fue representativa de las representaciones teatrales de la banda en las que las canciones se utilizaron para construir bocetos basados en escenas de 200 Motels, así como nuevas situaciones que a menudo retratan los encuentros sexuales de los miembros de la banda en la carretera. Del primer álbum Fillmore East - June 1971 nos ocupamos también en este artículo.


Portada del álbum Fillmore East - June 1971


Fillmore East – June 1971

El 2 de agosto de 1971 se publicó el álbum Fillmore East – June 1971 en Estados Unidos con Bizarre (MS 2042) y en el Reino Unido con Reprise. Es el duodécimo álbum en la discografía de Frank Zappa, y fue producido por Zappa y mezclado por Toby Foster.

Frank Zappa en la actuación del Fillmore East


Fillmore East – June 1971 es un álbum conceptual en vivo. Retrata un vistazo detrás de la cortina de la vida de una banda de rock en la carretera narrada por Frank Zappa, y contiene muchos elementos temáticos que, debido a limitaciones de tiempo y presupuesto, no pudieron incluirse en la película de temática similar 200 Motels. La parte más famosa del álbum es "The Mud Shark", una narración de una historia contada al miembro de The Mothers, Don Preston por algunos miembros de Vanilla Fudge sobre un hotel, el Edgewater Inn de Seattle, donde los huéspedes podían pescar desde sus habitaciones. En el cuento, un tiburón de barro es atrapado por uno de los miembros de Vanilla Fudge o su tripulación y, cuando se combina con una groupie y una cámara de cine, se produce la depravación. Aunque no se indica en "The Mud Shark", este incidente de 1969, ahora conocido como "el episodio de Shark", también involucró al baterista de Led Zeppelin, John Bonham, y al road manager Richard Cole, con el cantante y tecladista de Vanilla Fudge, Mark Stein, operando la cámara de cine. En el siguiente video se explica el suceso:


La historia del álbum luego retrata a miembros estereotípicamente egoístas de una banda de rock "negociando" por sexo con una groupie y sus amigas. Las chicas son insultadas porque la banda piensa que son groupies y que se acostarían con la banda solo porque son músicos. Tienen normas; solo tendrán sexo con un chico de un grupo con un "single grande y exitoso en las listas, ¡como una bala!" y una "polla monstruosa". En "Bwana Dik", el cantante Howard Kaylan asegura a las chicas que está dotado más allá de sus "fantasías más salvajes salpicadas de Clearasil". Y, para no desanimarse por las normas de estas groupies, la banda canta a las chicas el éxito de The Turtles (de las cuales Kaylan, Volman y Pons habían sido miembros) "Happy Together", para darles su "bala". El álbum termina con un extracto de bis que incluye tanto el familiar "Peaches en Regalia" de Zappa como lo que posiblemente fue su pastiche de rock and roll más exitoso, "Tears Began to Fall" (también publicado como sencillo).


Imagen de la reedición de 2022

Cuando este álbum fue reeditado por primera vez en disco compacto por Rykodisc, "Willie the Pimp, Pt. 2" fue omitido de la lista de canciones. Finalmente fue lanzado en CD en la reedición de 2012 del álbum. Además, en la edición en CD, el último minuto de "Latex Solar Beef" se colocó al comienzo de "Willie the Pimp Part One", haciéndolo más largo. No está claro si esto fue intencional o no.



Imagen de la edición de 2022



Lista de canciones del álbum

Todas las canciones compuestas por Frank Zappa excepto donde se indique.


Enlace a la lista de reproducción del álbum: Fillmore East - June 1971



Cara uno



Letras

Cara uno

A1 Little House I Used To Live In 4:58

Ooh!
Lalalalala...
Hoopla!
Oink! oink!
Lalalala...
Aah!

Yayayayayaya...
Lalalala... mud shark
That's right, you heard right
The secret word for tonight is mud shark
And of course with the mud shark secret word is the mud shark arpeggio
A marvellous little arpeggio
And now the mating call of the adult male mud shark:


A2 The Mud Shark 5:16

FZ: That's right, you heard right, the Secret Word for tonight is Mud Shark! And of course with the Mud Shark Secret Word is the Mud Shark Arpeggio . . . a marvellous little arpeggio, and now the mating call of the adult male Mud Shark

Mud Sh-sh-shark

FZ: THE MUD SHARK DANCING LESSON!

Mud Sh-sh-shark

Mark: Wait a minute . . . we're gonna do a little dancing . . . a little dancing thing called the Mud Shark . . . Now, this dance started up in Seattle
Howard: Yes
Mark: The story
FZ: Lemme tell you the story 'bout the Mud Shark

Mud Sh-sh-shark

FZ: Bring the band on down behind me, boys
Howard: Say! Good God! Ain't it funky! Say!
FZ: The origins of the Mud Shark are as follows

Mud Sh-sh-shark

FZ: There's a motel in Seattle, Washington, called the Edgewater Inn . . . The Edgewater Inn is built out on a pier . . . so that means that when you look out your window you don't see any dirt, it's . . . got a bay or something out in your backyard

Mud Sh-sh-shark

FZ: And to make it even more interesting, in the lobby of the aforementioned motel there's a bait and tackle shop where the residents can go down and, whenever they want to, rent a fishing pole and some preserved minnows and schlep back up to their rooms, open the window, stick their little pole outside and within a few minutes actually catch a fish of some sort that they can bring into their motel room and do whatever they want with it, you know what I mean?

Mud Sh-sh-shark

FZ: Now in this bay there's quite a variety of . . . fish!

Mud Sh-sh-shark

FZ: Not only do they have mud sharks up there, they got little octopusses that you can catch

Fish!
Mud Sh-sh-shark

FZ: And all of these denizens of the deep can come in real handy
Mud Sh-sh-shark

FZ: Let's say you were a travelling Rock and Roll band called The Vanilla Fudge . . . let's say one night you checked into the Edgewater Inn with an 8mm movie camera

Mud Sh-sh-shark

FZ: Enough money to rent a pole, and just to make it more interesting

Mud Sh-sh-shark

FZ: A succulent young lady!
Howard: Nooo!
FZ: With a taste for the bizarre

Mud Sh-sh-shark

FZ: My mind drifts back . . . to a meeting, a chance meeting in the Chicago O'Hare Airport

Mud Sh-sh-shark

FZ: Where the members of The Vanilla Fudge told Don Preston about a home movie they made at the Edgewater Inn . . . with a mud shark!

Mud Sh-sh-shark

FZ: And I'm gonna tell you, this dance, the Mud Shark, is sweeping the ocean!
Hey! Mud Sh-sh-shark

Mark: Ah, we're goin'! Go 'head! Ah, we're goin'! Now we're gonna go out, somehow! Come one!

Out
You go out
So far out
You do the Mud Shark, baby

Out
You go out
So far out
You do the Mud Shark, baby
(Now show 'em what they do with the Mud Shark!)
Out
You go out
(Now show 'em what they do with the Mud Shark!)
So far out
You do the Mud Shark, baby
Hey!
Out
You go out
(Catch the Mud Shark)
So far out
You do the Mud Shark, baby
Out
You go out
So far out
You do the Mud Shark, baby
Out
You go out
So far out
You do the Mud Shark, baby
Out
You go out
So far out
You do the Mud Shark, baby
Out
You go out
So far out
You do the Mud Shark, baby
Out
You go out
So far out
You do the Mud Shark, baby
Out
You go out
So far out
You do the Mud Shark, baby
Out
You go out
So far out
You do the Mud Shark, baby


A3 What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are? 4:51

What's a girl like you
Doin' in a place like this?

I left my place after midnight
And I came to this hall
Me and my girlfriend, we came here
Lookin' to ball

You came to the right place
This is it
This is the swingin-est place
In New York City

(Chorus line) NO SHIT!
How true it is
Me and my girlfriend, we come here
Every night looking for that
Hot romance we need
We like to get it on --
Do you like to get it on, too?

Well now, what did you have in mind?

Okay: well I get off bein' juked
With a baby octopus
An spewed upon with cream corn! AAH... UNH!
An' my girlfriend, she digs it
With a hot YOOHOO bottle
While somebody's screamin':
CORKS 'N' SAFETIES
PIGS 'N' DONKEYS
ALICE COOPER'S GONNA ... AAAAAAH!
Well, it gets me so hot
I could scream

(Chorus line) ALICE COOPER, ALICE COOPER! YAAAAH!
ALICE COOPER, ALICE COOPER! YAAAAH!

You two chicks sound real far aout and groovy
Ever been to a Holiday Inn?
Mna-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-haaa...
Magic Fingers in the Bed (Picture it!)
Wall-mounted TV screen:
Coffee-Wost plugged into the bathroom wall
Formica's really keen!

(Chorus line) What kind of girl do you think we are?
What kind of girl do you think we are?
Don't call us groupies
That is going too far
We wouldn't ball you
Just because you're a star

These girls wouldn't let just anybody
Spew on their vital parts
They want a guy from a group with a
Big hit single in the charts
Funny you should mention it:
Our new single just made the charts this week
With a bullet! With a bullet!
Lust let me put a little more
Rancid Budweiser on my beard right now, Baby

And you can show me how a young girl such as you
Might be thrilled and overwhelmed by me...

What hotel did you say you are staying at?

Wanna split right away?

Not so fast, you silly boy... there's one thing I gotta say:

(Chorus line) We want a guy from a group who's got a thing in the charts
We want a guy from a group who's got a thing in the charts
We want a guy from a group who's got a thing in the charts
We want a guy from a group who's got a thing in the charts

And if his dick is a monster
If his dick is a monster
If his dick is a monster
We will give him our hearts...

Hold it! Please hold it!

My God, Madge... you voluptuous New York City slit...
Why didn't you tell me before?
It was so hard to tell with your little blousey-poo on
But.. now that I see you... I would have helped...
I didn't know you were so obviously.. PREGNANT...


A4 Bwana Dik 2:27

I've got the thing you need
I am endowed beyound your wildest
Clearasil-spattered fantasies, oh oh oh..

Girls from all over the world
Love to write my name on the toilet walls
At the Whisky a Go Go
For I am Bwana Dik
I am Bwana Dik
Me Bwana Dik
Me Bwana Dik

My dick is a monster
Give me your heart
My dick is a Harley
You kick it to start

(Chorus line)
When Bwana Dik speaks
The heavens will part

My dick is a dagger
I'll force it to fit
My dick is a reamer, Baby
To scream up your slit

Steam it!
Ream it!
Cream it!


A5 Latex Solar Beef 4:22

Mud Shark
Mud Shark
You could hear the steam baby
You could hear the screamin' steam right now
As the reamer steams up the lake
Reenie weenie up to the snake

Acetylene Nirvana
Haemorrhoids
Talkin' 'bout your haemorrhoids baby
Acetylene Nirvana
Haemorrhoids
Talkin' 'bout your haemorrhoids baby
Steam roller
(Talkin' 'bout your haemorrhoids baby)
Steam roller
Steam roller
(Talkin' 'bout your haemorrhoids baby)
Steam roller

Now now girl
Acetylene Nirvana
Haemorrhoids
Talkin' 'bout your haemorrhoids baby
Acetylene Nirvana
Haemorrhoids
Talkin' 'bout your haemorrhoids baby

I need somebody to help me, help me
Help me, help me, help me, help me, help me

Hear the steam
See the steam
Hear the steam
Hear the screaming hot black steaming
Iridescent naugahyde python's gleaming steam roller
Mud Shark
All groupies must bow down
In the sacred presence of the Latex Solar Beef
All groupies must bow down
In the sacred presence of the Latex Solar Beef

Steam roller
(Talkin' 'bout your haemorrhoids baby)
Steam roller
Steam roller
(Talkin' 'bout your haemorrhoids mama)
Steam roller
(Do it Miles Davis)

A6 Willie The Pimp Part One 2:50

Mud Shark

All groupies must bow down
In the sacred presence of the Latex Solar Beef
All groupies must bow down
In the sacred presence of the Latex Solar Beef

Steam roller
(Talkin' 'bout your hemorrhoids baby)
Steam roller
Steam roller
(Talkin' 'bout your hemorrhoids mama)
Steam roller
(Gooey piles, baby!)


Cara dos

B1 Willie The Pimp Part Two 1:54

Instrumental


B2 Do You Like My New Car? 7:49

You are... you gotta tell me something... I mean, seriously, I'm tellin' you this is the first time that any of my girlfriends and I have ever met anybody really from Hollywood... I mean, really... my girlfriend Jim, and Ian, and Aynsley, and Bob, and Frank... I mean, none of us...

Pleased to meet you...

Hi Howie

We never met a pop star from Hollywood... tell me something: have you ever met Davey Jones? or Bobby Sherman?

No.. no, I ..

I mean... David Cassady, he's so...

Jimmy Greenspoon, once I...

Three Dog Night?!!

Yeah...

Oh! I love them! They're my favorite band!.. ow gawd.. oh, do you like my new car? I'm ah.. my Dad just gave it to me for graduation..

Ah yeaah?!! I'ts a ... it's a Fillmore, isn't it? Real futuristic, ah.. I dig the fins... listen: do you know how to get to the ah Hollywood Inn from here?

No, ah.. which one is it?

(burp) excuse me. It's the one by the airport... you know... cause we gotta get up early an'.. fly outta here in the morning, y'know...

Oh, I didn't know that... Where do you guys play tomorrow night? I mean, I'd like to come maybe... in your bus or somethin'...
Yeah?..

(Voice in background):
In the BUS!

Come in the bus, huh?... Tomorrow we're in ah, let's see... Tierra del Fuego...

Ook! You're so professional, Howie!

Oh, it's not... it's nothing...

Howie, I mean, the way you gettin' tp-tp to play, an all these exotic places, I mean...

Yeah

Tell me something.. tell me and my girl-... TELL me: Do you really have a hit record... on the charts now?... with a BULLET? ... I mean that's really important to me...

Listen, honey: Would I lie to you just to get in your pants?

He-Het! Listen! Hey, listen to me tellin' ya: WE ARE NOT GROUPIES!

Naw, I never.. I never said...

We are not groupies! You better understand that!.. I told Robert Planet, I told Elton John, I told all those big guys...

Robert PLANET?!
We are not groupies!

No, I never..

Roger Daltrey never laid a hand on me!

Yaw.. it's obvious to see why... listen, I never...

(2nd non-groupie):
Howie..

(1st non-groupie):
Tell him! Tell him right now!

(2nd non-groupie):
We only like musicians for f-friends. You know?

(voices in back):
Real straight arrow, Howie, Really... just for friends, Howie...

(2nd non-groupie):
But we still like you Yeah.. we wouldn't mind coming in your bus, but..

(2nd non-groupie):
I mean, we still want to hear your record...

Listen you chicks!now didn' .. didn't you just say that you got off bein' juked with a BABY OCTOPUS and spewed upon with cream corn? an' that your hair-lipped dyke-o bass-playing girlfriend on the backseat had to have it with a YOO-HOO bottle or she went apeshit?!..

Ooooh..

What's the deal, baby? Come on..

Howie! Howie, lissen yo me... all that's true..

Come across..

All that's true, and sometimes I even dig it with a Doctor Brown's Cream Soda... or a CEL-RAY!... but! we are not groupies! No matter what you think...

No, I never...

We are not groupies..

You see, there seems to be some kind of a communication problem, honey... because I... I am a lonely guy from outta town, y'know an'... an' I want some ACTION... what I'm talkin' about is, I wanna... a-a-steaming... succulent... ever-widening, gooey, drippy, runny kind of a hole with a... with... how shall I put this... what say we hop in the trunk of your Gremlin AN' GET OUR ROCKS OFF...

Hey! hey-hey-hey-heyyyy.... Jesus!...

(voice in back):
I'm in this band, man...

(voice up front):
Very agile, Howie, very agile...

(voice in back):
I am in this band no matter what we do up here... it's all...

Now lissen! It just so happend... tonight me and my girlfriends, I mean, we've all come here for one thing tonight...

Yeah?

Looking for a guy... And we're looking for a guy from a group

Wow

BUT HE'S GOTTA HAVE A DICK!

WAAAH!

AND HE'S GOTTA HAVE A DICK THAT'S A MONSTER!!

WAAAAAAAAH!... That's me!! That's me! ooh! ... oooohh, you voluptouns Manhattan Island clit.. Take me... I'm yours, you hole... Fulfill my... wildest... dreams!....

Ooooh! Anything for you, my most seductive, seclusive... pop star of a man... picture this if you can: bead jobs! knotted nylons! bamboo canes! three unreleased recordings of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young fighting in the dressing-room of the Fillmore East! Why, 'n enchilada wrapped with pickle sauce shook up and down in between a donkey's legs until he can't it stand anymore! All this and more, Howie! Including! an electric coolde pony harness, with fuel injection... fuel injection... fuel injection...

Oooh! my god, I ... I ... I can't stand it!... I mean... I mean, dou you understand the implications of what I'm saying? I CAN'T STAND IT!!! I CAN'T STAND IT !! I CAN'T STAND IT!! OH NO!!... Oh my god... I'm going home! I'm gonna see my baby... (etc) I really can't stand it... please... give it to me... give it to me right here in the trunk of your Gremlin.. give me... GIVE ME THE ENCHILADA WITH THE PICKLES SAUCE SHOVED UP BETWEEN A DONKEY'S ASS UNTIL HE CAN'T COME ANYMORE!...

Hey-hey! haha! Not until you sing me your big hit record!... and I want to hear the big hit record, and I wanna hear it now, an' I wanna hear the big hit record now with a bullet! With a bullet!

The bullet?

The BULLET! The BULLET! I'ts the part that gets me the hottest... hehe!.. now sing me that record, and I wanna hear it right now or you ain't driving nowhere tonight, buddy...

Well, I know when I'm licked... all over.... Okay, baby: BEND OVER AND SPREAD 'EM!... Here comes my... BULLET!!

(all sing Happy Together)


B3 Happy Together 2:57

Say!
Imagine me and you
I do
I think about you day and night
It's only right
To think about the girl you love
And hold her tight
So happy together
If i should call you up
Invest a dime
And you say you belong to me
And ease my mind
Imagine how the world would be
So very fine
So happy together
(just like a big rock-show)

I can't see me lovin' nobody but you for all my life
When you're with me, baby
The skies will be blue for all my life
(everybody sing along like a big rock-show, come on!)
Babababababababababababababa...
One more time!
Babababababababababababababa...

We'd like to thank you very much for comin' to our concert tonight
I know that ah...in a way it's sad that bill graham is closin'
Down the fillmore, but ah, i'm sure he'll get into somethin' better
It's been lovely, workin' for you this evenin'
Good night, good night, good night boys and girls!
Good night, good night boys and girls, good night!


B4 Lonesome Electric Turkey    2:34

Instrumental


B5 Peaches En Regalia 3:22

Instrumental


B6 Tears Began To Fall 3:50

Oooh!
Tears began to fall
The writings on the wall
Tears began to fall
Since my baby go away
And now I'm sittin' here all alone
Without no love of my own

I said my tears began to fall
I ain't got no love at all
Tears began to fall and fall and fall
Down my shirt
'Cause I feel so hurt
Since my baby go away

Tears began to fall
Tears began to fall
Tears began to fall and fall and fall
Tears began to fall
Ayayayaaaa...

And now I'm sittin' here all alone
Without no love of my own
Without no love of my own
Without no love of my own

Tears began to fall
Tears began to fall
Tears began to fall
Tears began to fall
Tears began to fall
Tears began to fall
Tears began to fall
Tears began to fall
Tears began to fall and fall and fall
Down my shirt
'Cause I feel so hurt
Since my baby go away

Wah-wah-wah-wah-wah
Tears began to fall
Tears began to fall
Wah-wah-wah-wah-wah
Tears began to fall
Tears began to fall
Wah-wah-wah-wah-wah
Tears began to fall
Tears began to fall
Wah-wah-wah-wah-wah
Tears began to fall
Tears began to fall
Wah-wah-wah-wah-wah-waaah



Créditos

Músicos
  • Frank Zappa – guitarra, voces, diálogos
  • Aynsley Dunbar – batería
  • Bob Harris – teclados, voces
  • Howard Kaylan – voces, diálogos
  • Jim Pons – bajo, voces, diálogos
  • Don Preston – Moog
  • Ian Underwood – teclados, voces, viento
  • Mark Volman – voces, diálogos
Producción
  • Frank Zappa - productor
  • Barry Keene - ingeniero
  • Toby Foster - mezclas
  • Toby Foster - masterización
  • Bob Stone - remasterización digital
  • Cal Schenkel - diseño gráfico



Lennon & Ono con The Mothers

Como bis en una de las dos noches que The Mothers actuaron en el Fillmore East, John Lennon y Yoko Ono subieron al escenario para tocar media hora con la banda. Esta parte del show fue lanzada bajo el nombre de Lennon en un disco llamado Live Jam, que fue incluido como un disco extra con el álbum de Lennon Some Time in New York City.

 Portada del álbum Some Time in New York City



Contenido


La cara B del disco adicional del álbum Some Time in New York City incluyó cuatro temas de la actuación de Lennon & Ono con The Mothers:

1. "Well ( Baby Please Don't Go )" ( Walter Ward ) - 4:41

2. "Jamrag" (John Lennon/Yoko Ono) - 5:36

3. "Scumbag" (John Lennon/Yoko Ono/Frank Zappa) - 6:08

4. "Au" (John Lennon/Yoko Ono) - 6:23

Videos




Portada

Lennon usó una copia de la portada del álbum Zappa (agregando sus propios créditos en tinta roja a los escritos a mano de tinta negra del álbum) para proporcionar notas para Live Jam.

Portada del disco adicional

Contraportada del disco adicional


Reediciones

También las cuatro pistas se pueden escuchar en el lanzamiento de Zappa de 1992 Playground Psychotics. Son las cuatro últimas pistas de 23 a 26, cambiando algunas de título:

23. "Say Please" (John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Zappa) 0:57

24. "Aaawk" (Lennon, Ono, Zappa) 2:59

25. "Scumbag" (Lennon, Ono, Howard Kaylan, Zappa) 5:53

26. "Una pequeña eternidad con Yoko Ono" (Lennon, Ono) 6:07


Portada del álbum Playground Psychotics

Lista de canciones del álbum

También aparecen en su versión completa sin editar, junto con la versión "original" de "Billy the Mountain", en la reedición ampliada de triple LP de Fillmore East-June 1971 publicado el 18 de marzo de 2022. Adjunto link a los temas adicionales de esta edición:









Lista de canciones de la edición de 2022


También se incluyeron en el recopilatorio de 8 CDs del 50 aniversario The Mothers 1971, lanzado igualmente el 18 de marzo de 2022.

Portada del recopilatorio Mothers 1971



Créditos
  • John Lennon: voz y guitarra
  • Yoko Ono: voz y bolsa
  • Aynsley Dunbar: batería
  • Bob Harris: teclados y coros
  • Howard Kaylan: coros
  • Jim Pons: bajo y coros
  • Don Preston: Mini-Moog
  • Ian Underwood: teclados y coros
  • Mark Volman: coros
  • Klaus Voormann: bajo y coros
  • Frank Zappa: voz y guitarra

Fotografía de la actuación que aparece en el álbum Some Time in New York City




viernes, 12 de agosto de 2022

1970: Frank Zappa y la venganza de Chunga. El álbum Chunga's Revenge

Contenido de esta entrada:

Introducción

Contexto

Grabación

Música

Lanzamiento y recepción

Reediciones

Lista de canciones y enlaces


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Introducción

Chunga's Revenge es el tercer álbum en solitario de Frank Zappa, lanzado el 23 de octubre de 1970 en Estados Unidos con Bizarre (MS 2030). El primer álbum de Zappa de la década de 1970 marca la primera aparición de los ex miembros de The Turtles, Flo & Eddie, y señala el amanecer de una época controvertida en la historia de Zappa. Chunga's Revenge es un cambio respecto tanto a los álbumes de corte político de los años 60 con The Mothers of Invention, como del jazz fusión de Hot Rats.

Portada del álbum



Contexto

En 1970, Zappa formó una nueva versión de The Mothers (a partir de entonces, dejo de utilizar casi siempre el "of Invention"). Se incluyó al batería británico Aynsley Dunbar, al teclista de jazz George Duke, a Ian Underwood, a Jeff Simmons (bajo, guitarra rítmica), y a tres miembros de The Turtles: el bajista Jim Pons, y los cantantes Mark Volman y Howard Kaylan, quienes, debido a los persistente problemas legales y contractuales, adoptaron el nombre artístico de "The Phlorescent Leech and Eddie", o "Flo & Eddie".​ Esta versión de The Mothers debutó en el tercer álbum en solitario de Zappa, Chunga's Revenge.

Mark Volman en 1971



Grabación

El álbum fue grabado entre 5 de julio de 1969 y el 29 de agosto de 1970 en los TTG Studios, Los Ángeles; los Trident Studios, Londres; The Record Plant, Los Ángeles; los Whitney Recording Studios, Glendale, California y el Teatro Guthrie, Minneapolis.

Interior de la carpeta del álbum


Música

El contenido del álbum es ecléctico; hay dos improvisaciones de guitarra ("Transylvania Boogie" y "Chunga's Revenge"), un blues ("Road Ladies"), un interludio de jazz ("Twenty Small Cigars"), y varias pistas de corte pop ("Tell Me You Love Me", "Would You Go All the Way?", "Rudy Wants to Buy Yez a Drink", "Sharleena"). También incluye una improvisación en vivo de vanguardia ("The Nancy and Mary Music") extraída de "King Kong", una actuación de Mothers en julio de 1970, lanzada oficialmente en Road Tapes, Venue 3 y una pista solo de percusión ("The Clap"). 



Las pistas cantadas tratan todos sobre el sexo y encuentros con groupies, y, como Zappa menciona en las anotaciones del álbum, son un adelanto de la película y su banda sonora 200 Motels y datan del verano de 1970 después de la formación de la nueva alineación de Mothers of Invention.

"Twenty Small Cigars" fue extraído de las sesiones de Hot Rats del verano de 1969. "Transylvania Boogie" y "Chunga's Revenge" provienen del período de principios de 1970 donde Zappa tocó con una banda informalmente conocida como "Hot Rats", incluyendo a Ian Underwood, Don "Sugarcane" Harris, Max Bennett y Aynsley Dunbar. También de este período es "The Clap", una breve pieza de percusión multipista con Zappa como único músico. 

La versión original de principios de 1970 de "Sharleena" apareció más tarde en The Lost Episodes.

Sharleena - Frank Zappa - The Lost Episodes


Portada del álbum póstumo de Zappa The Lost Episodes

Otras pistas "perdidas" de estas sesiones incluyen los instrumentales "Twinkle Tits" y "Bognor Regis". Una versión en vivo de "Twinkle Tits" está disponible en bootlegs, aunque la versión original de estudio aún no está disponible. 

La canción principal fue grabada más tarde por el grupo de renacimiento de tango argentino / parisino Gotan Project para su álbum debut de 2001 La Revancha del Tango.

Gotan Project ~ Chunga's Revenge


La melodía de guitarra en "Tell Me You Love Me" es extremadamente similar a la utilizada en "Bwana Dik" y "Daddy, Daddy, Daddy", durante la sección "if his dick is a monster", de Fillmore East - June 1971, y 200 Motels, respectivamente. Zappa incluiría una versión en vivo de 1980 de la canción en Tinsel Town Rebellion



Mientras que una versión de 1988 con letra revisada titulada "Why Don't You Like Me" apareció en Broadway the Hard Way. (Una versión similar de 1984, conocida como "Don't Be a Lawyer", nunca ha sido lanzada oficialmente). 

Zappa también incluiría una grabación de los 80 de "Sharleena" en Them or Us



Una versión de 1988 de "Chunga's Revenge" donde Zappa tocó junto a su hijo Dweezil fue la canción de apertura del álbum Trance-Fusion que Zappa recopiló en los años 90 (aunque no se lanzaría hasta 2006).




Lanzamiento y recepción


El álbum llegó a la posición 119 en el Billboard 200. El álbum alcanzó la posición 43 en la lista de álbumes del Reino Unido.

Pantallazo de la lista británica

Revisando Chunga's Revenge en el Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981), Robert Christgau escribió: "Al igual que Bobby Sherman, Zappa es un explotador egoísta del gusto popular. Que Bobby Sherman quiera ganar dinero mientras que Zappa quiere ganar dinero y emular a Varese no tiene sentido: en todo caso, el esteticismo de Zappa intensifica su desprecio por el rock y su público. Incluso Hot Rats, su pico compositivo, jugó tanto con los estados de ánimo y los usos de Muzak como con los del rock and roll. Este definitivamente no es su pico. Zappa toca mucho la guitarra, al igual que sus admiradores siempre esperan que lo haga, pero el efecto general es más Martin Denny que Varese. También se presentan una serie de chistes 'sucios'".



Reediciones

En 1973 el álbum fue reeditado por Reprise Records. Esta versión fue eliminada en 1981 cuando terminó el contrato de Zappa con el distribuidor discográfico Warner Bros. Records.

La reedición en CD de 1995 restauró la obra de arte completa de la portada.



Una remasterización de 2008 de la mezcla original se utilizó para un LP audiófilo de edición limitada de 2009 por Classic Records y para la reedición en CD de Universal Music de 2012

Imagen de la edición de 2012


Zappa Records reeditó el álbum en un LP de 180 gramos en 2018, remasterizado por Bernie Grundman.



Lista de canciones y enlaces

Enlace a la lista de reproducción del álbum: Chunga's Revenge

Lista de canciones del álbum original

Cara 1

1. "Transylvania Boogie" - 5:01

2. "Road Ladies" - 4:11

3. "Twenty Small Cigars" - 2:17

4. "The Nancy & Mary Music" - 9:30

part 1 - 2:42

part 2 - 4:11

part 3 - 2:37

 

Cara 2

1. "Tell Me You Love Me" - 2:43

2. "Would You Go All the Way?" - 2:30

3. "Chunga's Revenge" - 6:16

4. "The Clap" - 1:24

5. "Rudy Wants to Buy Yez a Drink" - 2:45

6. "Sharleena" - 4:07



LADO 1

1. Transylvania Boogie

Enlaces





Letras

Instrumental


2. Road Ladies

Enlaces






Letras

Don't it ever get lonesome?
Yeah! Sure gets lonesome...
Don't it ever get sad when you go out on the road?
Oh, there was one time in Minneapolis... when I thought I had the clap for sure
Don't it ever get lonesome?
Lonesome ain't the word
Don't it ever get sad when you go out on a thirty day tour?
Oh, I'll take away...
You got nothing but groupies and promotors to love you
And a pile of laundry by the hotel door

Don't it ever get lonesome?
Don't it ever give a young man the blues?
Don't it ever get lonesome?
Don't it ever make a young man wanna go back home?
When the P.A. system eats it,
And the band plays some of the most terrible shit you've ever known

Don't you ever miss your
House in the country and your
Hot little mama too?
Don't you ever miss your
House in the country and your
Hot little mama too?
Don't you better get a
Shot of the doctor for what the
Road Ladies do to you?

I know someday I will never,
I'll never go out on the road again, oh, yeah...
I know someday I will never,
I ain't gonna roam the country side
No more
I'm gonna hang up them ol' holiday inns, yeah
And heal my knees up,
From when I was doin' it on the floor
See me doing it!
See me doing on the floor

Don't you ever miss your
House in the country and your
Hot little mama too?
Don't you ever miss your
House in the country and your
Hot little mama too?
Don't you better get a
Shot of the doctor for what the
Road Ladies do to you?
4. The Nancy & Mary Music

Enlaces





Letras

Everybody sing!



LADO 2

1. Tell Me You Love Me

Enlaces




Letras

Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Like I want you to
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Girl... Girl... Girl...
I love you so hard now, I'm cryin' for you
Don't make me lose my pride
I want to come inside
And grab ahold of you, thank you
Grab ahold of you
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Like I want you to
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Girl... Girl... Girl...
I want to feel it, give me your love now
Don't make me steal it, don't make me steal it
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Like I want you to
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Girl... Girl... Girl...
I love you so hard now,
I'm cryin' for you
Burnin'with fire,
I gotta hot desire
'Cause I gotta make love with you
'Cause I gotta make love with you
I gotta make love with you
'Cause I gotta make love with you
Tell me you love me, like I want you to
Tell me you love me, like I want you to
Tell me you love me, like I want you to


Videos



2. Would You Go All the Way?

Enlaces





Letras

Remember Freddie and Jo?
The night you went to the show?
(A monster movie);
Clutchin' at yer hand
(Wait ten seconds)
Clutchin' at yer arm
(Wait ten seconds)
Clutchin' at yer elbow
(Wait ten seconds)
Where did your brassiere go?
When the monster came out,
'N everybody shout!
People all around you,
Screamin' at the monster;
The Monster From The U.S.O.

Who's this dude with his hair straight back?
His new white socks, 'n his pants all black;
His T-shirts rolled
His watch is gold
A '55 Chevy that his brother just stoled,
With his arm's around yer waist
An' his hand is in yer pants
An' he asks you for a date
To the servicemen's dance!

Suppose you don't wanna?
What can you do?
When a joker like that
Got his hands on you
Oh, baby!
T-T-T-Tell me baby,
Would you go all the way
For the U.S.O.?
Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way
For the U.S.O.?
Lift up your dress, if the answer is "no"...

Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way?
Would you go all the way?

Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way?
Would you go all the way?
Would you go all the way?
Would you go all the way?


3. Chunga's Revenge

Enlaces



Letras

Instrumental


Videos



4. The Clap

Enlaces



Letras

Instrumental


5. Rudy Wants to Buy Yez a Drink

Enlaces





Letras

Hi and howdy doody
I'm the union man
You can call me Rudy
Any of you boys not paid up on your cards? Huh?

You know I'm pleased to meet ya
Been tryin' all day to reach ya
The union's here to help everyone of you
Rock 'n Roll stars
Rock 'n Roll stars

You always know we care so much
About the way they treat ya
They say they got a lot of reasons every day...

Just to get
A chance to meet ya
To check and see
No wrong been done
That's one good reason
I carry a gun
I hope the bulge
Don't bum you out
Wanna get a good look?
Let me pull it right out!
Let me pull it right out!
Let me pull it right out!
Let me whip it right out!

Rudy!

Hi and howdy doody
I'm the union man
You can call me Rudy
Any of you boys not paid up on your cards?

You know I'm pleased to meet ya
Been tryin all day to reach ya
The union's here to help everyone of you
Rock 'n Roll stars
Ha ha ha ha!

Welcome to Chicago
Welcome to L.A.
Welcome to our local here
You'll always hear me say
The work is here; It's a couple a bucks
I'm sure you're glad to pay
Whip it out, here is your receipt
Now I'll go away
Now I'll go away
Now I'll go away
Now I'll go away
Away-ay-eh-eh-yeah
Away-ay-eh-eh-yeah
Away-ay-ay-eh-eh-yeah
Poo-aah...


6. Sharleena

Enlaces




Letras

I'm cryin'
I'm cryin'
Cryin' for Sharleena,
Can't you see
I called up all my baby's friends
'N ask'n um
Where she done went
But nobody 'round here seems to know
Where my Sharleena's been
Where my Sharleena's been

Ten long years I have been lovin' her
Ten long years
And I thought deep down in my heart
She was mine
Ten long years I been lovin' her
Ten long years
I would call her my baby, and now,
I'm always cryin'

I would be so delighted
I would be so delighted
If they would just
Send her on home to me

Videos


Créditos

Músicos

  • Frank Zappa – guitarra, clavicordio, percusión, batería, voz
  • Max Bennett – bajo
  • George Duke – órgano, trombón, piano eléctrico, efectos de sonido, voz
  • Aynsley Dunbar – batería, pandereta
  • John Guerin – batería (en "Twenty Small Cigars")
  • Don "Sugarcane" Harris – violín eléctrico
  • Howard Kaylan – voz
  • Mark Volman – voz
  • Jeff Simmons – bajo, voz
  • Ian Underwood – órgano, guitarra, piano, guitarra rítmica, piano eléctrico, saxofón alto, saxofón tenor

Producción
  • Productor: Frank Zappa
  • Ingenieros: Stan Agol, Roy Baker, Dick Kunc, Bruce Margolis
  • Asistente de producción: Dick Barber
  • Arreglos: Frank Zappa
  • Diseño artístico: Cal Schenkel
  • Ilustraciones: Cal Schenkel
  • Fotografía: Phil Franks (portada) y John Williams

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