Finer Moments

December 18th 2012
Finer Moments


  • Intro
  • Sleazette
  • Mozart Piano Sonata In Bb
  • The Walking Zombie Music
  • The Old Curiosity Shoppe
  • You Never Know Who Your Friends Are
  • Uncle Rhebus
  • Music From The Big Squeeze
  • Enigmas 1 Thru 5
  • Pumped And Waxed
  • There Is No Heaven From Where Slogans Go To Die
  • Squeeze It, Squeeze It, Squeeze It
  • The Subcutaneous Peril

Official Release #94
Catalog Number: ZR 3894
Produced/Composed/Constructed by Frank Zappa

Welcome. What we have here is a Welcome Mat. This special invitation comes with a bit of flooring – over by the chrome dinette. So what we got is some linoleum (and later some vinyl) which we are recycling right here on the floor. Yes. Too late to be wanting any more. We will just have to be satisfied with this dense if not entirely ecumenical patina which has existed for years; nothing has changed. This is somewhat about flooring and the navigation thereof. FZ definitely wheelin’ & dealin’ in his wheelchair rigged to support an epic plaster cast with a bit of sinister footwear strapped to a modified stirrup – this was the condition the condition was in when he worked up Just Another Band From L.A., Waka/Jawaka, GRAND WAZOO and Density of the Fourth Patina (if you’re counting) is/was Hunchentoot. Who knew? And these Finer Moments. You will not see/hear their like again in this dimension. Lucky for us all that FZ captured them in the camera of his mind, and in camera in the Vault.

Engineers: FZ, Kerry McNabb, Paramount Studios, Hollywood
Original 1/4” DBX 187 encoded analog master tapes - dated 25 June, 1972
Vaultmeisterment & Tape Transfers by Joe Travers at UMRK, 28 March, 2007
Mastered by Stephen Marcussen, Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, April 2007
All Compositions & Compilation (& Title) by FZ
Contextural excursions by gz
Liner Notes & Cover Art by American Artist Bill Miller
‘Finer Moments’ - Reclaimed Vintage Linoleum Assemblage (32” x 48”), 2011
Photography by Ed Caraeff & John Williams
Design Layout & Art Photography by Michael Mesker for Zappa Records
Production Manager by Melanie Starks
Vaultmeisterment by Joe Travers, UMRK
All ZFT Archival Materials including photographs courtesy, the Vault