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Uncle Meat

Released in 1969, "Uncle Meat" is the soundtrack to Frank Zappa's long-delayed film of the same name.

Uncle Meat was another evolution in Zappa's career. Uncle Meat stepped further into the world of jazz and classical music--as Zappa saw them. Uncle Meat also contains elements of neo doo-wop, blues, rock, and sound-bites from the movie. The expected Zappa weirdness is still present on the album; Suzy Creamcheese from "Freak Out" is back, as are the biting, satrical lyrics. However, the album focuses more on instrumental music, as can best be seen in the epic, 18 minute long, jazz-rock fusion of "King Kong."

The CD version was released in 1995, and contained a new song, "Tengo Na Minchia Tanta" as well as an additional ~40 minutes worth of sound-bites from the movie.

Table of contents
1 Track Listings:
2 Band Info:
3 External link

Track Listings:

disc 1

  1. Uncle Meat: Main Title Theme 1:55
  2. The Voice Of Cheese 0:26
  3. Nine Types Of Industrial Pollution 6:00
  4. Zolar Czakl 0:54
  5. Dog Breath, In The Year Of The Plague 3:59
  6. The Legend Of The Golden Arches 3:27
  7. Louie Louie (At the Royal Albert Hall in London) (Berry) 2:18
  8. The Dog Breath Variations 1:48
  9. Sleeping In A Jar 0:50
 10. Our Bizarre Relationship 1:05
 11. The Uncle Meat Variations 4:46
 12. Electric Aunt Jemima 1:46
 13. Prelude To King Kong 3:38
 14. God Bless America (Live at the Whisky A Go Go) (Berlin) 1:10
 15. A Pound For A Brown On The Bus 1:29
 16. Ian Underwood Whips It Out (Live on stage in Copenhagen) 5:05
 17. Mr. Green Genes 3:14
 18. We Can Shoot You 2:03
 19. "If We'd All Been Living In California . . . " 1:14
 20. The Air 2:57
 21. Project X 4:48
 22. Cruising For Burgers 2:18

disc 2

  1. Uncle Meat Film Excerpt Part I 37:34
  2. Tengo Na Minchia Tanta 3:46
  3. Uncle Meat Film Excerpt Part II 3:51
  4. King Kong Itself (as played by the Mothers in a studio) 0:51
  5. King Kong (its magnificence as interpreted by Dom DeWild) 1:19
  6. King Kong (as Motorhead explains it) 1:45
  7. King Kong (the Gardner Varieties) 6:17
  8. King Kong (as played by 3 deranged Good Humor Trucks) 0:33
  9. King Kong (live on a flat bed diesel in the middle of a race track at a Miami Pop Festival . . . the Underwood ramifications) 7:25

Band Info:

Frank Zappa - guitar, vocals, percussion

Ray Collins - vocals

Jimmy Carl Black - drums

Roy Estrada - electric bass

Don Preston - electric piano

Billy Mundi - drums

Bunk Gardner - piccolo, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, bassoon (all of these electric and/or non-electric depending)

Ian Underwood - electric organ, piano, harpsichord, celeste, flute, clarinet, alto sax, baritone sax

Artie Tripp - drums, timpani, vibes, marimba, xylophone, wood blocks, bells, small chimes

Euclid James - tenor sax, tambourine

Special thanks to:

Ruth Komanoff who plays marimba and vibes with Artie on many of the tracks

Nelcy Walker the soprano voice with Ray & Roy on Dog Breath & The Uncle Meat Variations


Pamela Zarubica as Suzy Creamcheese

External link

Uncle Meat Lyrics