Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar (3 Record Set)

May 11th 1981
Zappa Records
Five-Five-Five
157
Hog Heaven
169
Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar
338
While You Were Out
363
Treacherous Cretins
335
Heavy Duty Judy
279
Soup 'N Old Clothes
476
Variations On The Carlos Santana Secret Chord Progression
238
Gee, I Like Your Pants
152
Canarsie
369
Ship Ahoy
323
The Deathless Horsie
381
Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More
413
Pink Napkins
279
Beat It With Your Fist
118
Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar
511
Pinocchio's Furniture
125
Why Johnny Can't Read
276
Stucco Homes
548
Canard Du Jour
599

Official Releases #31/#32/#33
Originally Released: May 11, 1981 
 
Until the release of this album, only a few people realized what the hard-core Zappa fanatics had known all along . . . that FZ can play the guitar. While the papers and magazines shouted the praises of every other fashionable guitar strangler and condemned Zappa for having the guts to sing lyrics they felt were disgusting, he quietly continued to play things on his instrument that were far more blasphemous than any words could convey. In the rush to be offended by what he said, the music press forgot to listen to what his guitar was talking about. Zappa’s guitar solos, as captured in this album, say a lot of things that just might prove to be embarrassing to the writers who forgot to listen.