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Frank Zappa ‎– Joe's Garage Act I

Label: Zappa Records – SRZ-1-1603
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, 53 - Keel Pressing, Gatefold
Country: US
Genre: Rock
Style: Avantgarde, Parody, Jazz-Rock, Blues Rock, Prog Rock, Rock Opera


A1 The Central Scrutinizer 3:27
A2 Joe's Garage 6:10
A3 Catholic Girls 4:26
A4 Crew Slut 5:51
B1 Wet T-Shirt Nite 5:26
B2 Toad-O Line 4:18
B3 Why Does It Hurt When I Pee? 2:35
B4 Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up 7:17

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By  Phonogram, Inc.
  • Marketed By  Phonogram, Inc.
  • Distributed By  PolyGram Distribution, Inc.
  • Produced For  Zappa Records
  • Phonographic Copyright ℗  Frank Zappa
  • Copyright ©  Frank Zappa
  • Pressed By  Keel Mfg. Corp.
  • Published By  Munchkin Music
  • Recorded At  The Village Recorder
  • Recorded At  Kendun Studio D
  • Mastered At  JVC Cutting Center


  • Art Direction [Art Director], Illustration [Illustrator]  John Williams (30)
  • Baritone Saxophone  Marginal Chagrin
  • Bass Saxophone  Stumuk
  • Bass, Vocals  Arthur Barrow
  • Composed By, Arranged By, Conductor, Producer  Frank Zappa
  • Coordinator [Project Co-ordinator]  Steve Allsberg
  • Drums  Vinnie Colaiuta
  • Engineer [Assistant]  Barbara Issak, Thomas Nordegg, Tom Cummings
  • Engineer [Re-mix Engineer]  Mick Glossop, Steve Nye
  • Engineer [Special Engineering]  Claus Wiedemann, David Gray (5)
  • Harmonica  Craig Steward
  • Keyboards  Peter Wolf (3), Tommy Mars
  • Lead Guitar, Vocals  Frank Zappa
  • Lead Vocals  Ike Willis
  • Management  Glotzer Management
  • Mastered By  Stan Ricker
  • Percussion  Ed Mann
  • Photography By [Cover]  Norm Seeff*
  • Producer  Frank Zappa
  • Recorded By  Joe Chicarelli*
  • Rhythm Guitar, Vocals  Warren Cucurullo*
  • Slide Guitar, Vocals  Denny Walley
  • Tenor Saxophone  Jeff*
  • Vocals  Al Malkin, Dale Bozzio


This version has different center labels than this other US release with the same cat.#.

Difference 1:
"Frank Zappa / Joe's Garage Act I" directly printed beneath "Zappa Records" above center hole

Difference 2:
"SRZ-1-1603 / Side A" left from center hole

Difference 3:
"33 1/3 RPM / Stereo" right from center hole

Difference 4:
Text under track listing goes: "All songs composed, arranged and / conducted by Frank Zappa / Produced by Frank Zappa For / Zappa Records / ℗ 1979 Frank Zappa"

Difference 5:
"53" instead of "72" before "Manufactured & Marketed ..."
Prior to 1981, label Code 53 indicates Keel Mfg. Pressing

Difference 6:
There are two concentric through-shaped circles instead of one.

Manufactured and marketed by Polygram Inc., a Polygram Company, One IBM Plaza, Chicago, IL
Distributed by Polygram Distribution, Inc. printed in USA

Runouts are etched.