Bongo Fury is a collaborative album by American artists Frank Zappa and the Mothers, with Captain Beefheart, released in October 1975. The live portions were recorded on May 20 and 21, 1975, at the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, Texas.
This album was originally released 1975.
Bongo Fury captures Captain Beefheart aka Don Van Vliet with Frank Zappa during their brief reunion for a series of shows in the spring of 1975. This album is a pastiche of both live performances - taken from two evenings at the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, TX - and studio recordings that were almost a year-and-a-half old. This is the last album to feature the highly technical jazz fusion of Mothers of Invention, whose roots can be traced back to 1973 circa Over-Nite Sensation.
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Bongo Fury" is the last Frank Zappa album where his band was listed as The Mothers. The 7 live tracks on the album were recorded on May 20 & 21, 1975 at the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, Texas and features among others Frank Zappa�s old friend Captain Beefheart on harmonica, harp and vocals. Bongo Fury captures Zappa and the Mothers sliding into avant-blues territory with Captain Beefheart rounding out the crew. From the perspective of a fan of the mid-1970s incarnation of the Mothers, this is probably a lower priority that that lineup's studio albums or more essential live albums like You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Volume 2 or Roxy and Elsewhere; the fusion side of the band is toned down, and the Beefheart-less songs seem like.
Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, The Mothers - Bongo Fury Album. Artist: Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, The Mothers. Send "Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, The Mothers" Ringtones to your Cell.
|A2||Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy||6:02|
|A3||Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top||2:50|
|A4||Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead||3:06|
|A5||200 Years Old||4:34|
|B3||Man With The Woman Head||1:29|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
- Published By – Munchkin Music
- Copyright (c) – Munchkin Music
- Published By – Beefheart Music
- Copyright (c) – Beefheart Music
- Mastered At – Kendun Recorders
- Manufactured By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
- Made By – WEA Musik GmbH
- Bass, Other [Also Dancing] – Tom Fowler
- Design – Cal Schenkel
- Drums – Chester Thompson (tracks: A5, B1)
- Drums, Other [Moisture] – Terry Bozzio
- Engineer – Davey Moire, Frank Hubach, Kelly Kotera, Kerry McNab*, Mike Braunstein*, Mike Stone*
- Guitar, Vocals – Frank Zappa
- Harmonica [Harp], Vocals, Other [Shopping Bags] – Captain Beefheart
- Keyboards, Vocals – George Duke
- Management [In Discretion] – Herb Cohen
- Mastered By [Kendun] – Kent Duncan
- Photography By – John Williams
- Saxophone, Vocals – Napoleon Murphy Brock*
- Slide Guitar, Vocals – Denny Walley
- Trombone, Other [Fantastic Dancing] – Bruce Fowler
- Written-By – Don Van Vliet (tracks: A3, B3), Frank Zappa (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B2, B4)
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (A Side label): 31 936
- Matrix / Runout (B Side label): 31 937
- Matrix / Runout (A-Side runout, hand-etched): WEA - 59209 - A PF
- Matrix / Runout (B-Side runout, hand-etched): WEA - 59209 - B PF
- Matrix / Runout (A-Side etched Variant 1): WEA - 59209 - A PF
- Matrix / Runout (B-Side etched Variant 1): WEA I DS2234-31937-1B Ⓑ 59209-BX
- Matrix / Runout (B-Side stamped Variant 1): KENDUN B
- Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL
- Price Code: Ⓩ
- Price Code (France): WE 341
- Label Code: LC 3152
|DS 2234||Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers*||Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury (LP, Album, Win)||Discreet||DS 2234||US||1975|
|ANPC-9909002||Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers*||Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury (CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial)||ArsNova||ANPC-9909002||Russia||1999|
|968010||Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers*||Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Eldorado, Rykodisc||968010||Brazil||1995|
|RAC 10522||Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers*||Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury (Cass, Album, RE)||Ryko Analogue, Rykodisc||RAC 10522||Canada||1996|
|F-21||Frank Zappa||Bongo Fury (Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial)||F&R||F-21||Poland||Unknown|