Frank Zappa You Are What You Is

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item number:  ZENG 38642
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CD Details

  • Released: September 25, 2012
  • Originally Released: 2012
  • Label: Zappa Records


  • 1.Teen - Age Wind
  • 2.Harder Than Your Husband
  • 3.Doreen
  • 4.Goblin Girl
  • 5.Theme From The 3rd Movement of Sinister Footwear
  • 6.Society Pages
  • 7.I'm A Beautiful Guy
  • 8.Beauty Knows No Pain
  • 9.Charlie's Enormous Mouth
  • 10.Any Downers?
  • 11.Conehead
  • 12.You Are What You Is
  • 13.Mudd Club
  • 14.The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
  • 15.Dumb All Over
  • 16.Heavenly Bank Account
  • 17.Suicidal Chump
  • 18.Jumbo Go Away
  • 19.If Only She Woulda
  • 20.Drafted Again

Product Description:

Personnel: Frank Zappa (vocals, guitar); Denny Walley (vocals, slide guitar); Motorhead Sherwood (vocals, baritone saxophone); Jimmy Carl Black (vocals, drums); Moon Unit Zappa, Ahmet Zappa (vocals); Steve Vai, Ike Willis, Ray White (guitar); David Ocker (clarinet, bass clarinet); Craig "Twister" Sherwood (harmonica); Bob Harris (trumpet); Tommy Mars (keyboards); Arthur Barrow (bass); David Logeman (drums); Ed Mann (percussion).
YOU ARE WHAT YOU IS was Zappa's first album to feature vocals since the 1979 classic JOE'S GARAGE. Perhaps to make up for lost time, a variety of vocalists are featured throughout--Ike Willis, Ray White, Frank's daughter Moon and son Ahmet, Jimmy Carl Black, and of course, Zappa himself. Also of note is that YOU ARE WHAT YOU IS marks the fist appearance on a Zappa record by future guitar hero Steve Vai (who would later reach rock star status via short stints in the David Lee Roth band and Whitesnake).
Like almost all of Zappa's other albums, YOU ARE WHAT YOU IS is a hodgepodge of different musical styles--country & western ("Harder Than Your Husband"), reggae ("Goblin Girl"), gospel ("Heavenly Bank Account"), and warped rock n' roll ("Dumb All Over"). Also included is the popular, funky title track (one of Zappa's few music videos), and a pair of tracks that show Zappa's sense of humor hadn't dulled during his year-long break from releasing records ("Teen-Age Wind" and "Conehead").

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