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Recorded at various times with a revolving cast of characters, the huge mass of material known as LATHER was to be released in the late '70s when Zappa's record company refused toput it out. Instead, they insisted that he owed them four individual records. So, the unflappable Zappa chopped LATHER into four sections (released as LIVE IN NEW YORK, STUDIO TAN, SLEEP DIRT and ORCHESTRAL FAVORITES). He then went on a southern California radio station and played the whole projectwhile encouraging listeners to illegally tape it. Finally, the entire collection is now available on one three-disc setin all of its legendary glory.
And just what is LATHER (pronounced "leather")? It is the ultimate amalgam of all that Zappa could be. From unabashedly comical novelty songs ("The Legend Of The Illinois Enema Bandit") and cynical observations of human behavior ("Titties And Beer") to complex instrumentals ("Re-Gyptian Strut", "Pedro's Dowry") and epic swathes of nonsensical madness ("The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary"). In addition, there are several bonus tracks, including a remixed version of "Re-Gyptian Strut", the solo guitar track "Leather Goods", a bizarre "Revenge Of The Knick KnackPeople" and the classic Zappa sound of "Time Is Money".
1. Re-Gyptian Strut
2. Naval Aviation In Art?
3. A Little Green Rosetta
4. Duck Duck Goose
5. Down In De Dew
6. For The Young Sophisticate
7. Tryin' To Grow A Chin
8. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
9. The Legend Of The Illinois Enema Bandit
10. Lemme Take You To The Beach
11. Revised Music For Guitar & Low Budget Orchestra
1. Honey, Don't You Want A Man Like Me?
2. The Black Page #1
3. Big Leg Emma
4. Punky's Whips
6. The Purple Lagoon
7. Pedro's Dowry
9. Spider Of Destiny
10. Duke Of Orchestral Prunes
1. Filthy Habits
2. Titties 'N Beer
3. The Ocean Is The Ultimate Solution
4. The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary
5. Regyptian Strut
6. Leather Goods
7. Revenge Of The Knick Knack People
8. Time Is Money