Frank Zappa

Funky Nothingness: 3CD


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FUNKY NOTHINGNESS, the working title Frank Zappa used for this project, is comprised of studio cuts from 1970. This release is basically the follow up to THE HOT RATS SESSIONS. Frank Zappa used a very stripped-down combo featuring Don “Surgarcane” Harris on violin and vocals. The music concentrates heavily on instrumental and blues-oriented material. This album consists of many unreleased tracks that Frank Zappa bypassed but kept his eye on during his career. He just never got around to releasing them. Some of the tracks were almost included on THE LOST EPISODES album. 90 minutes of music will be mixed for the first time. The remaining music was mixed and edited by Frank Zappa. The vinyl will only contain the tracks FZ edited and mixed.


CD 1: Funky Nothingness - The Album

  1. Funky Nothingness
  2. Tommy/Vincent Duo
  3. Love Will Make Your Mind Go Wild
  4. I'm A Rollin' Stone
  5. Chunga's Revenge (Basement Version)
  6. Basement Jam
  7. Work With Me Annie / Annie Had A Baby
  8. Tommy/Vincent Duo II
  9. Sharleena (1970 Record Plant Mix)
  10. Khaki Sack
  11. Twinkle Tits

CD 2: Zappa/Hot Rats ’70 Session Masters and Bonus Nothingness

  1. Chunga’s Revenge (Take 5)
  2. Love Will Make Your Mind Go Wild (Take 4)
  3. Transylvania Boogie (Unedited Master)
  4. Sharleena (Unedited Master)
  5. Work With Me Annie/Annie Had A Baby (Alternate Edit)
  6. Twinkle Tits (Take 1, False Start)
  7. Twinkle Tits (Take 2)

CD 3: Zappa/Hot Rats ’70 Session Masters and Bonus Nothingness

  1. The Clap (Unedited Master-Part I)
  2. The Clap (Unedited Master-Part II)
  3. Tommy/Vincent Duo (Unedited Master)
  4. Chunga’s Revenge (Take 8)
  5. Halos and Arrows
  6. Moldred
  7. Fast Funky Nothingness
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