- Performer:Frank Zappa / Captain Beefheart / The Mothers of Invention
- Title:Bongo Fury
- Style:Album Rock,Art Rock,Hard Rock,Prog-Rock,Blues-Rock,Proto-Punk
- Date of release:October 2, 1975
- Size FLAC version1297 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1713 megabytes
- Size WMA version1516 megabytes
- Formats:DTS ASF APE XM AIFF DMF
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.
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.
This album was originally released 1975. Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM.
Guitar, Vocals – Frank Zappa. Harmonica, Vocals, Other – Captain Beefheart. Keyboards, Vocals – George Duke. Management – Herb Cohen. Photography By – John Williams (30). Saxophone, Vocals – Napoleon Murphy Brock. Slide Guitar, Vocals – Denny Walley. Trombone, Other – Bruce Fowler (3). Written-By – Don Van Vliet (tracks: A3, B3), Frank Zappa (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B2, B4).
Bongo Fury is a collaborative album by American artists Frank Zappa and the Mothers, with Captain Beefheart, released in October 1975. Live album with studio elements by. Frank Zappa and The Mothers with Captain Beefheart. This is the last original Frank Zappa album on which the band name "The Mothers " is used.
Bongo Fury" is a combined live and studio album by US experimental rock artist Frank Zappa. The original vinyl version was released in October 1975 by Discreet Records but "Bongo Fury" saw a CD re-release in 1995 through Rykodisc. 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
Listen to Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart's 'Advanced Romance'. Then, over the course of an intensive, 30-date . tour running from April through May 1975, Beefheart contributed harmonica, occasional sax, and numerous displays of his eccentric poetry and one-of-a-kind vocals to the ensemble’s repertoire, culminating in a two-night stand at Austin, Texas’ famed Armadillo World Headquarters, which became the basis for Bongo Fury. All opinions, well informed or not, aside, what’s certain is that on Bongo Fury, Frank Zappa and Don Van Vliet found common ground long enough to combine their formidable talents like never before, or after, leaving a musical testament to their visionary careers, and the magic that took place whenever they managed, even briefly, to intersect. Top 100 Rock Albums of the '60s. Next: Top 10 Frank Zappa Songs. Filed Under: Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa.
Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart (the alias of Don van Vliet) had been friends since their early days at Antelope Valley High School in 1958. After Zappa had founded The Mothers of Invention, Vliet started his own band The Magic Band, a few albums later Beefheart felt disillusioned by the music industry. Before Bongo Fury, Frank produced the avant-blues masterpiece Trout Mask Replica, and Vliet sang Willie The Pimp on Hot Rats (both albums released in 1969).
CreditsTerry Bozzio - Guest Artist
Captain Beefheart - Primary Artist
George Duke - Guest Artist
Bruce Fowler - Guest Artist
The Mothers of Invention - Primary Artist
Don Van Vliet - Composer
Frank Zappa - Composer, Primary Artist
|1||Debra Kadabra Frank Zappa||Captain Beefheart / The Mothers of Invention / Frank Zappa||3:55|
|2||Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy Frank Zappa||Captain Beefheart / The Mothers of Invention / Frank Zappa||6:00|
|3||Sam with the Showing Scalp Flat Top Don Van Vliet||Captain Beefheart / The Mothers of Invention / Frank Zappa||2:51|
|4||Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead Frank Zappa||Captain Beefheart / The Mothers of Invention / Frank Zappa||3:04|
|5||200 Years Old Frank Zappa||Captain Beefheart / The Mothers of Invention / Frank Zappa||4:35|
|6||Cucamonga Frank Zappa||Captain Beefheart / The Mothers of Invention / Frank Zappa||2:24|
|7||Advance Romance Frank Zappa||Captain Beefheart / The Mothers of Invention / Frank Zappa||11:18|
|8||Man with the Woman Head Don Van Vliet||Captain Beefheart / The Mothers of Invention / Frank Zappa||1:28|
|9||Muffin Man Frank Zappa||Captain Beefheart / The Mothers of Invention / Frank Zappa||5:38|