Frank Zappa: Meat Light

Meat Light

Frank Zappa

  • US $19.99  

  • Release Date 04 November 2016
  • Dispatched within 5 days
Product code
0200242
Format
Triple CD Album
Label
UMC

Meat Light sheds and shines a light on Zappa’s 1969 avant-garde opus Uncle Meat, an album created with The Mothers Of Invention to serve as the soundtrack to a film that was not finished until the ‘80s. One of the last releases that Zappa’s late wife Gail Zappa worked on with Vaultmeister Joe Travers, the three-disc Project/Object Audio Documentary Deluxe Edition collects the original 1969 vinyl mix of the album with the original sequence Zappa conceived before he turned it into the masterwork along with unique source material and bonus vault tracks mostly compiled from the recording sessions at Apolostic Studios in NYC between 1967-68. Long hailed for its innovation and experimentation, Zappa experimented with tape speed, overdubbing and a collage of sounds. As he wrote in the original liner notes: “The music on this album was recorded over a period of 5 months from October 1967 to February 1968. Things that sound like a full orchestra were carefully assembled, track by track through a procedure known as overdubbing. The weird middle section of DOG BREATH (after the line, “Ready to attack”) has forty tracks built into it. Things that sound like trumpets are actually clarinets played through a Maestro with a setting labeled Oboe D’Amore and sped up a minor third with a V.S.O. (variable speed oscillator).” “Uncle Meat documents the original Mothers at the telepathic height of their musical powers,” exclaimed Dangerous Minds. “The album’s aural collage of short, sharp shocks of avant garde musical interludes, doo-wop, free jazz, spoken word bits, cartoony music and far-out concert recordings were the fullest expression at that point of the young composer’s genius.”

Tracklist:
Disc 1: Original 1969 Vinyl Mix
1. Uncle Meat: Main Title Theme
2. The Voice Of Cheese
3. Nine Types Of Industrial Pollution
4. Zolar Czackl
5. Dog Breath, In The Year Of The Plague
6. The Legend Of The Golden Arches
7. Louie Louie (At the Royal Albert Hall in London)
8. The Dog Breath Variations
9. Sleeping In A Jar
10. Our Bizarre Relationship
11. The Uncle Meat Variations
12. Electric Aunt Jemima
13. Prelude To King Kong
14. God Bless America (Live at the Whisky A Go Go)
15. A Pound For A Brown On The Bus
16. Ian Underwood Whips It Out (Live on stage in Copenhagen)
17. Mr. Green Genes
18. We Can Shoot You
19. If We'd All Been Living In California...
20. The Air
21. Project X
22. Cruising For Burgers
23. King Kong (as played by the Mothers in a studio)
24. King Kong (it's magnificence as interpreted by Dom DeWild)
25. King Kong (as Motorhead explains it)
26. King Kong (the Gardner Varieties)
27. King Kong (as played by 3 deranged Good Humor Trucks)
28. King Kong (live on a flat bed diesel in the middle of a race track at a Miami Pop Festival...the Underwood ramifications)

Disc 2: Original Sequence Part One
1. Dog Breath, In The Year Of The Plague
2. The Legend Of The Golden Arches
3. The Voice Of Cheese
4. Whiskey Wah
5. Nine Types Of Industrial Pollution
6. Louie Louie (Live at the Royal Albert Hall in London)
7. The Dog Breath Variations
8. Shoot You Percussion Item

Part Two
9. The Whip
10. The Uncle Meat Variations
11. King Kong

Part Three
12. Project X Minus .5
13. A Pound For A Brown On The Bus
14. Electric Aunt Jemima
15. Prelude To King Kong
16. God Bless America (Live at the Whiskey A Go Go)
17. Sleeping In A Jar
18. Cops & Buns
19. Zolar Czakl

Disc 3: Original Sequence (continued) Part Four
1. We Can Not Shoot You
2. Mr. Green Genes
3. PooYeahrg
4. Uncle Meat: Main Title Theme
5. Our Bizarre Relationship
6. Later We Can Shoot You
7. If We'd All Been Living In California...
8. 'Ere Ian Whips It/JCB Spits It/Motorhead Rips it
9. The Air
10. Project X .5
11. Cruising For Burgers

From The Vault
12. “A Bunch Of Stuff”
13. Dog Breath (Single Version - Stereo)
14. Tango
15. The String Quartet*
16. Electric Aunt Jemima (Mix Outtake)
17. Exercise 4 Variant
18. Zolar Czackl (Mix Outtake)
19. “More Beer!”
20. Green Genes Snoop
21. Mr. Green Genes (Mix Outtake)
22. Echo Pie
23. 1/4 Tone Unit
24. Sakuji’s March
25. No. 4*
26. Prelude To King Kong (Extended Version)*
27. Blood Unit*
28. My Guitar (Proto I- Excerpt)*
29. Nine Types Of Industrial Pollution (Guitar Track, Normal Speed)
30. Uncle Meat (Live at Columbia University 1969)
31. Dog Breath (Instrumental)*
32. The Dog Breath Variations (Mix Outtake)

*Mono

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