Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III

May 1st 1987
Zappa Records
The Central Scrutinizer
208
Joe's Garage
369
Catholic Girls
259
Crew Slut
400
Fembot In A Wet T-Shirt
284
On The Bus
271
Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?
143
Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up
342
Scrutinizer Postlude
96
A Token Of My Extreme
329
Stick It Out
273
Sy Borg
535
Dong Work For Yuda
304
Keep It Greasey
501
Outside Now
352
He Used To Cut The Grass
514
Packard Goose
694
Watermelon In Easter Hay
548
A Little Green Rosetta
497

Official Releases #28 & #29
Catalog Number: ZR 3861
Produced, Composed & Written by Frank Zappa
 
Joe’s Garage Act I originally released September 3, 1979.
Joe's Garage Acts II & III originally released November 19, 1979
 
Joe’s Garage Acts 1, 2 & 3 was released as a digitally remastered 3LP or 2CD box set in May 1987.
 
Note: On the vinyl, the tracks "Wet T-Shirt Nite" & "Toad-O-Line" were retitled "Fembot In A Wet T-Shirt" & "On The Bus" respectively, by the time this work reached CD sets. "Scrutinizer Postlude" was added too.
 
 
The Musicians - Act 1Frank Zappa–lead guitar, vocalsWarren Cuccurullo–rhythm guitar, vocalsDenny Walley–slide guitar, vocalsIke Willis–lead vocalsPeter Wolf–keyboardsTommy Mars–keyboardsArthur Barrow–bass, vocalsEd Mann–percussionVinnie Colaiuta–drums, combustible vaporsJeff–tenor saxMarginal Chagrin–baritone saxStumuk–bass saxDale Bozzio–vocalsAl Malkin–vocalsCraig Steward–harmonicaThe Musicians - Act 2 & 3Frank Zappa–lead guitar, vocalsWarren Cuccurullo–rhythm guitar, vocalsDenny Walley–slide guitar, vocalsIke Willis–lead vocalsPeter Wolf–keyboardsArthur Barrow–bass, vocalsEd Mann–percussion, vocalsVinnie Colaiuta–drums, optometric abandonPatrick O’Hearn–bass on “Outside Now”THE CASTCentral ScrutinizerLarryL. Ron HooverFather Riley& Buddy JonesFrank ZappaJoeIke WillisMaryDale BozzioMrs. BorgDenny WalleyOfficer ButzisAl MalkinSy BorgWarren Cuccurullo & Ed MannBald-Headed JohnTerry Bozzio
 
The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen Chorus
Al Malkin, Warren Cuccurullo, Dale Bozzio,Geordie Hormel, Barbara Issak & most of the peoplewho work at Village Recorders (circa 1979). 
 
studios–Village Recorders “B” & Ken-Dun “D”
recording engineer–Joe Chicarelli
re-mix engineers–Mick Glossop & Steve Nye
special engineering–Claus Wiedemann & David Gray
assistants–Barabara Issak, Tom Cummings & Thomas Nordegg
monitor system–Stumuk & Jim
cover photo–Norman Seeff
art director/illustrator–John Williams
 
special thanks to Joe Chicarelli for the word “Appliantology”
special thanks to Ike Willis for the word “plook”special thanks to Phil Kaufman for asking the eternal question:“Why does it hurt when I pee?”special thanks to Ann Knowlins for the word “ninnies”
 
Mastered by Doug Sax, 2012.