Frank Zappa Cruising With Ruben & The Jets

Cruising With Ruben & The Jets
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  • Originally Released: 2012
  • Label: Zappa Records

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Q - 8/95, pp.150-151
3 Stars - Good - "...this indulges solely the Mothers' affection for doo-wop, re-casting some FREAK OUT! songs in that style alongside originals which intermittently transcend the nostalgia..."


  • 1.Cheap Thrills
  • 2.Love of My Life
  • 3.How Could I Be Such a Fool
  • 4.Deseri
  • 5.I'm Not Satisfied
  • 6.Jelly Roll Gum Drop
  • 7.Anything
  • 8.Later That Night
  • 9.You Didn't Try To Call Me
  • 10.Fountain of Love
  • 11.No. No. No.
  • 12.Anyway the Wind Blows
  • 13.Stuff Up the Cracks

Product Description:

Full performer name: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention.
Personnel: Frank Zappa (vocals, guitar); Roy Estrada (vocals, bass); Ray Collins (vocals); Motorhead Sherwood (baritone saxophone, tambourine); Bunk Gardner (alto & tenor saxophones); Ian Underwood (alto & tenor saxophones, piano); Don Preston (piano); Jimmy Carl Black, Arthur Dyer Tripp III (drums).
Recorded at Apostolic Studios, New York, New York.
Personnel: Frank Zappa (guitar); Ray Collins (vocals); Ian Underwood (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, piano); Bunk Gardner (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Motorhead Sherwood (baritone saxophone, tambourine); Don Preston (piano); Roy Estrada (electric bass).
Liner Note Author: Frank Zappa.
Recording information: Apostolic Studios, New York.
Photographers: Dick Barber; Cal Schenkel.
Having blown the music world's mind with the Mothers, Frank Zappa made a left turn to indulge his childhood love of doo-wop. Recording with the rest of the Mothers, he created CRUISING WITH RUBEN & THE JETS, an album of "greasy love songs and cretin simplicity." It is also an album of authentically performed doo-wop songs that might have even been hits had they been recorded a decade earlier. From the falsetto voice singing of unrequited love, street-corner background harmonies and "Earth Angel"- styled narratives in "Love Of My Life " and "Deseri" to the questionable production values, Zappa accurately recreated the doo-wop sound. In the process, he proved that there was more to his talent than a crude sense of humor.

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  • UPC: 824302383827
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