Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III
May 1st 1987
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.