Show 125: Straight and Bizarre – Playlist and Archived Stream


Listen Up! will feature selections from recordings that were issued by the Straight and Bizarre Record label. The labels were formed for artists discovered by Frank Zappa and his business partner/manager Herb Cohen. In a mere five years of existence, the labels released albums by The Mothers of Invention, Wild Man Fischer, Alice Cooper,  Tim Buckley, Captain Beefheart and more.

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Playlist (Artist -Title- Album – Year of song)

Opening Theme

Man or Astroman? – Maximum Radiation Level – Experiment Zero – 1996

Background Music

Phil Kraus And Bob Rosengarden – Percussion: Playful And Pretty -1965

The Mothers of Invention – Cheap Thrills – Cruising With Ruben And The Jets – 1968
Sandy Hurvitz – All This Time Going By – Sandy’s Album Is Here At Last! – 1968
Frank Zappa – Dental Hygiene Dilimma -200 Motels – 1970

Wild Man Fischer – Merry Go Round -An Evening with Wild Man Fischer – 1969
Frank Zappa -Peaches in Regalia – Hot Rats – 1969
Alice Cooper – Shoe Salesman – Easy Action – 1970

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Moonlight On Vermont – Trout Mask Replica – 1969
The Mothers of Invention – WPLJ – Burnt Weeny Sandwich – 1970
The Mothers – Little House I Used To Live In – Fillmore East, June 1971 – 1971
Tim Buckley – I Must Have Been Blind – Blue Afternoon – 1969

Frank Zappa – Tell Me You Love Me – Chunga’s Revenge – 1970
Tim Dawes – Little Boy Blue – Penrod – 1969
Rosebud – Reno – Rosebud – 1971
Jeff Simmons – End Theme – Original Soundtrack Naked Angels – 1969

Lord Buckley – The Train – A Most Immaculately Hip Aristocrat – 1969
The Mothers of Invention – Mr. Green Genes – Uncle Meat – 1969
The GTO’s – Do Me in Once and I’ll Be Sad, Do Me in Twice and I’ll Know Better (Circular Circulation) – Permanent Damage – 1969
Tim Buckley – Sweet Surrender – Greetings From L.A. – 1972

The Persuasions – The Whole World Is A Stage – Acappella – 1970
Jeff SImmons – I’m In The Music Business – Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up – 1969
The Mothers of Invention – My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama – Weasels Ripped My Flesh – 1970
Alice Cooper – Reflected – Pretties For You – 1969

Judy Henske and Jerry Yester – Horses on A Stick – Farewell Aldebaran – 1969
Tim Buckley – Song To The Siren – Starsailor – 1970
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – I Love You, You Big Dummy – Lick My Decals Off, Baby – 1970
Frank Zappa – Your Mouth – Waka/Jawaka – 1972
Alice Cooper – I’m Eighteen – Love It To Death – 1971

Frank Zappa – Eat The Question – The Grand Wazoo – 1972

Closing Theme

Silly Pillows – Groovy Tune – New Affections  – 1997

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