Bongo Fury

October 2nd 1975
Bongo Fury


  • Debra Kadabra
  • Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy
  • Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top
  • Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead
  • 200 Years Old
  • Cucamonga
  • Advance Romance
  • Man With The Woman Head
  • Muffin Man

Official Release #21​
Catalog Number: ZR 3854
Produced by Frank Zappa
Music Supplied By:
FZ: lead guitar, vocals 
Captain Beefheart: harp, vocals, shopping bags 
George Duke: keyboards, vocals 
Napoleon Murphy Brock: sax, vocals 
Bruce Fowler: trombone, fantastic dancing 
Tom Fowler: bass, also dancing 
Denny Walley: slide guitar, vocals 
Terry Bozzio: drums
Chester Thompson: drums (on 200 Years Old and Cucamonga
Robert "Frog" Camarena: vocals on Debra Kadabra
Recorded Live at Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin Texas 20th & 21st of May 1975. 'Plus Selected Studio Wonderment'. 
Remote recording by The Record Plant, L.A.
Overdubs and mixing at The Record Plant, L.A.
200 Years Old, Cucamonga and Muffin Man intros were recorded in January and February, 1974 at The Record Plant, L.A.
Engineered by Mike Braunstein, Kelly Kotera, Mike Stone, Davey Moire and Frank Hubach
Photography by John Williams
Design by Cal Schenkel
Special thanks to the kitchen staff at The Armadillo, especially Jan Beeman