Frank Zappa discography

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Frank Zappa discography

Zappa performing in Ekeberghallen, Oslo, on January 16, 1977
Releases
Official albums99
Compilation albums13
Singles34
Tribute and cover albums40
Miscellaneous6
 
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Frank Zappa discography

Zappa performing in Ekeberghallen, Oslo, on January 16, 1977
Releases
Official albums99
Compilation albums13
Singles34
Tribute and cover albums40
Miscellaneous6

This is a list of albums by Frank Zappa. This list includes all those credited to The Mothers of Invention, as well as tribute albums to him. During his lifetime, Zappa released 62 albums. Between 1994 and 2014, the Zappa Family Trust has released 37 posthumous albums, making for a total of 99 albums.

Official albums[edit]

Released[1]TitlePeak chart positionsCertifications
(sales thresholds)
YearMonthUS
[2]
UK
[3]
GER
[4]
NOR
[5]
SWE
[6]
CH
[7]
AUT
[8]
1966JunFreak Out!130
1967AprAbsolutely Free41
AugLumpy Gravy159
1968MarWe're Only in It for the Money3031
NovCruising with Ruben & the Jets110
1969MarUncle Meat43
OctHot Rats1739
1970FebBurnt Weeny Sandwich9417
AugWeasels Ripped My Flesh18928
OctChunga's Revenge11943
1971AugFillmore East – June 197138
Oct200 Motels59
1972MarJust Another Band from L.A.85
JulWaka/Jawaka152
NovThe Grand Wazoo
1973SepOver-Nite Sensation3215US: Gold[9]
1974MarApostrophe (')106US: Gold[10]
JulRoxy & Elsewhere2714
1975JunOne Size Fits All265
OctBongo Fury6611
1976OctZoot Allures611617UK: Silver[11]
1978MarZappa in New York5755624
SepStudio Tan14730
1979JanSleep Dirt1751619
MarSheik Yerbouti2132546Canada: Gold[12]
MayOrchestral Favorites168
SepJoe's Garage Act I2762128Canada: Gold[12]
NovJoe's Garage Acts II & III5375349
1981MayTinsel Town Rebellion66551389
Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar
Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Some More
Return of the Son of Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar
SepYou Are What You Is93511222
1982MayShip Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch23612026
1983MarThe Man from Utopia1538723
Baby Snakes67
JunLondon Symphony Orchestra, Vol. I
1984AugBoulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger
OctThem or Us5322
NovThing-Fish
Francesco Zappa
The Old Masters, Box I
1985NovFrank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention153
1986JanDoes Humor Belong in Music?
NovThe Old Masters, Box II
Jazz from Hell
1987SepLondon Symphony Orchestra, Vol. II
DecThe Old Masters, Box III
1988AprGuitar8225
MayYou Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1
OctYou Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 2
Broadway the Hard Way
1989NovYou Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3
1991AprThe Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life30
JunMake a Jazz Noise Here
You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4
1992JulYou Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5
You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6
NovPlayground Psychotics
1993MarAhead of Their Time
OctThe Yellow Shark6130
Posthumous albums
1994DecCivilization Phaze III87
1996FebThe Lost Episodes54
SepLäther50
OctFrank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute
1997MayHave I Offended Someone?
1998SepMystery Disc
1999DecEverything Is Healing Nicely
2002AugFZ:OZ
2003FebHalloween
2004MayJoe's Corsage
OctJoe's Domage
SepQuAUDIOPHILIAc
2005DecJoe's XMASage
2006JanImaginary Diseases
DecThe MOFO Project/Object (2-CD set)
The MOFO Project/Object (4-CD set)
OctTrance-Fusion
2007AprBuffalo
AugThe Dub Room Special!
OctWazoo
2008JunOne Shot Deal
SepJoe's Menage
2009JanLumpy Money
DecPhilly '76
2010AprGreasy Love Songs
SepCongress Shall Make No Law...
NovHammersmith Odeon
2011SepFeeding the Monkies at Ma Maison
OctCarnegie Hall
2012OctRoad Tapes, Venue #1
OctUnderstanding America
DecFiner Moments
DecBaby Snakes: The Compleat Soundtrack
2013OctRoad Tapes, Venue #2
NovA Token Of His Extreme (soundtrack)
2014JanJoe's Camouflage
MarRoxy by Proxy

Miscellaneous[edit]

ReleasedTitlePeak chart positions
YearMonthUS
[2]
UK
[3]
GER
[4]
NOR
[5]
SWE
[6]
CH
[7]
AUT
[8]
1982MayShut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar (Box Set)
1987MayJoe's Garage Acts I, II & III
1991JulBeat the Boots
1992JunBeat the Boots II
1995AprLondon Symphony Orchestra, Volumes I & II
2009JanBeat the Boots III

Compilation albums[edit]

ReleasedAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
YearMonthUSUKGER
[4]
1968OctThe **** of the Mothers
1969MarMothermania
1970JulThe Mothers of Invention
1971MarWorst of the Mothers201
1987JunThe Guitar World According to Frank Zappa
1995AugStrictly Commercial4551
1997MayStrictly Genteel
1998FebCucamonga
AprCheap Thrills
1999AprSon of Cheep Thrills
2006DecThe Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle 2006
2008DecThe Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAA Birthday Bundle 2008
2010DecThe Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAAA Birthday Bundle 2010
2011DecThe Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAAAAM Birthday Bundle 2011[13]

Singles[edit]

[16][17]

YearSongPeak Chart positionsAlbum
U.S.
[14]
U.S. Rock
[14]
GER
[15]
CH
[7]
AUT
[8]
NOR
[5]
SWE
[6]
1966"How Could I Be Such a Fool?" b/w "It Can't Happen Here"Freak Out!
"Trouble Comin' Every Day"
"Who Are the Brain Police?"
1967"Big Leg Emma" b/w "Why Don't You Do Me Right?"Non-album single
"Son of Suzy Creamcheese"Absolutely Free
"Lonely Little Girl" (non-LP version)We're Only in It for the Money
1968"Motherly Love"Freak Out!
"Deseri" b/w "Jelly Roll Gum Drop"Cruising with Ruben & the Jets
"Anyway the Wind Blows"
1969"WPLJ"Burnt Weeny Sandwich
"My Guitar" b/w "Dog Breath"Non-album single
1970"Peaches en Regalia"Hot Rats
"Tell Me You Love Me"Chunga's Revenge
1971"Tears Began To Fall" b/w "Junier Mintz Boogie"Non-album single
"Magic Fingers"200 Motels
"What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning"
1972"Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus"The Grand Wazoo
1973"I'm the Slime" (single mix with different guitar solo)Over-Nite Sensation
1974"Cosmik Debris"Apostrophe (')
"Don't Eat the Yellow Snow"86
1975"Du Bist Mein Sofa"One Size Fits All
1976"Find Her Finer"Zoot Allures
"Disco Boy"105
1979"Dancin' Fool"45Sheik Yerbouti
"Bobby Brown"45211
"Joe's Garage"414Joe's Garage
"Stick It Out"
1980"I Don't Wanna Get Drafted" b/w "Ancient Armaments"103713Non-album single
1981"Love of My Life"Tinsel Town Rebellion
"Harder Than Your Husband"You Are What You Is
"You Are What You Is"
"Goblin Girl"
1982"Valley Girl"3212Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch
1983"The Man From Utopia Meets Mary Lou"The Man From Utopia
"Cocaine Decisions"
1984"Baby Take Your Teeth Out"Them or Us
"In France"
"The Girl in the Magnesium Dress"Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger
1988"Sexual Harassment in the Workplace"Guitar
"Zomby Woof"You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1
1991"Stairway to Heaven"9The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

2014 Don't eat the yellow snow Apostrophe (')

Cover or tribute albums by other artists[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "> FZ Official Discography". Zappa.com. 
  2. ^ a b "Frank Zappa > Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  3. ^ a b Warwick, 2004. p.1220
  4. ^ a b c "Musicline.de - Chartverfolgung - Zappa,Frank". www.musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-04-05. 
  5. ^ a b c "norwegiancharts.com - Frank Zappa - Absolutely Free". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  6. ^ a b c "swedishcharts.com - Frank Zappa - A Token Of My Extreme". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  7. ^ a b c "Frank Zappa - Bobby Brown - hitparade.ch". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  8. ^ a b c "Frank Zappa - Sharleena - austriancharts.at". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  9. ^ "Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-04-05.  Note: User must define 'Artist' search parameter as "Mothers".
  10. ^ "Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2011-12-15.  Note: User must define 'Artist' search parameter as "Frank Zappa".
  11. ^ "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved on 2011-12-15. Note: User needs to enter "Frank Zappa" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history.
  12. ^ a b "Certified Awards Search". Music Canada. Retrieved on 2011-12-15. Note: User must define 'Artist' search parameter as "Frank Zappa".
  13. ^ http://www.zappa.com/fz/aaafnraa/2011aaafnraaaaam.html
  14. ^ a b http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p74796/charts-awards/billboard-singles
  15. ^ "Musicline.de - Chartverfolgung - Zappa,Frank". www.musicline.de. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  16. ^ http://www.zappafrenzy.com/singles/singles.html
  17. ^ http://www.zappafrenzy.com/maxisingles/maxisingles.html
  18. ^ Polish, translates to "Zapparcie, that is, the side effects of eating yellow snow."
  19. ^ ndrbigband united-mutations.com. Retrieved 2010-04-11.

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