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Frank Zappa - Cucamonga (Frank's Wild Years) Album

Frank Zappa - Cucamonga (Frank's Wild Years) Album

Performer: Frank Zappa
Title: Cucamonga (Frank's Wild Years)
Style: Garage Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Doo Wop, Surf, Novelty
Released: 14 Sep 2004
Cat#: R2 76498
Country: US
Label: Rhino Records , Del-Fi Records
Size MP3 version: 1920 mb
Size FLAC version: 2481 mb
Size WMA version: 2116 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 883
Genre: Rock / Funk / Blues / Pop

Frank Zappa - Cucamonga (Frank's Wild Years) Album


1The Heartbreakers Every Time I See You
2The PenguinsMemories Of El Monte
3Mr. Clean Mr. Clean
4The RotationsThe Cruncher
5Baby Ray & The FernsHow's Your Bird?
6The Pauls'Til September
7The Hollywood PersuadersTijuana Surf
8The RotationsHeavies
9Bob GuyDear Jeepers
10Mr. Clean Jessie Lee
11The Heartbreakers Cradle Rock
12Paul BuffSlow Bird
13The PaulsCathy My Angel
14Baby Ray & The FernsWorld's Greatest Sinner
15Paul BuffBlind Man's Buff
16Bob GuyLetter From Jeepers
17The Hollywood PersuadersGrunion Run


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
DFCD 71261Frank Zappa Cucamonga (Frank's Wild Years) ‎(CD, Comp)Del-Fi RecordsDFCD 71261US1998
FZCD-06000101Frank Zappa Cucamonga ‎(CD, Comp, Unofficial)Limited Edition FZCD-06000101Russia2000
MT-483Frank Zappa Cucamonga ‎(CD, Comp)Musical TragediesMT-483Germany1999
DFCD 71261Frank Zappa Cucamonga (Frank's Wild Years) ‎(CD, Comp)Del-Fi RecordsDFCD 71261Brazil1998
noneFrank Zappa Cucamonga ‎(CDr, Comp)Imperial Tape Company, Inc.noneUS2004


  • DesignDennis Loren
  • Executive-ProducerBob Keane
  • IllustrationDennis Loren
  • Liner NotesBryan Thomas
  • Mastered ByCharlie Watts , Gary Tanenbaum
  • Producer [Original Sessions]Frank Zappa, Paul Buff
  • Reissue ProducerGary Tanenbaum


Mastered at Mondophonix.

Tracks 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16 by arrangement with the exclusive owner, Original Sound Entertainment.
[See; Original Sound Record Co., Inc.]

Originally issued Feb 1998 as a 14-track CD on DEL-FI label, as DFCD 71261.

Printed in U.S.A
Made in U.S.A

Issued in standard jewel case, transparent tray with 8 page inner booklet
Some copies was issued with a sticker on front sleeve.
Subtitled "Frank's Wild Years" on the tray insert (viewable at front spine of jewel case)


  • Barcode (Scanned): 081227649821
  • Barcode (Text): 0 8122-76498-2 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): X21863 3 R2 76498-2 06 M1S3
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L902
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPT 2U4W
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): X21863 3 R2 76498-2 06 M1S2
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L902
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2U7M


  • Recorded At – Pal Recording Studio
  • Mastered At – Mondophonix
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Strategic Marketing
  • Copyright (c) – Warner Strategic Marketing
  • Pressed By – Cinram, Olyphant, PA – X21863


Cucamonga is a compilation album consisting of songs recorded with the involvement of Frank Zappa and Paul Buff at Pal Recording Studio in 1963-1964. In 2004, Rhino Records re-released the album with extra tracks and a new track order, after acquiring Del-Fi. The two songs performed by Paul Buff and the two songs performed by the Pauls have no Zappa involvement. Dear Jeepers Bob Guy. World's Greatest Sinner Baby Ray & The Ferns. How's Your Bird Baby Ray & The Ferns. Subtitled Frank's Wild Years on the tray insert viewable at front spine of jewel case. 바코드 및 기타 식별자. Barcode Scanned: 081227649821. Barcode Text: 0 8122-76498-2 1. Matrix, Runout Variant 1: X21863 3 R2 76498-2 06 M1S3. Mastering SID Code Variant 1: IFPI L902. Mould SID Code Variant 1: IFPT 2U4W. Dear Jeepers by Bob Guy 02:29. The World's Greatest Sinner by Baby Ray & The Ferns 02:29. How's Your Bird by Baby Ray & The Ferns 02:12. Every Time I See You by The Heartbreakers 02:36. Cradle Rock by The Heartbreakers 02:55. Slow Bird by Paul Buff 02:11. Blind Men's Buff by Paul Buff 01:47. Clean by Mr. Clean 02:10. Jessie Lee by Mr. Clean 01:55. Cathy My Angel by The Pauls 02:14. Til September by The Pauls 02:27. Heavies by The Rotations 01:48. To favorites 0 Download album. Listen album. Frank Zappa. Songs in album Frank Zappa - Cucamonga Years - The Early Works Of Frank Zappa 1962 1991. Frank Zappa - The Penguins - Memories Of El Monte 1962. Frank Zappa - Baby Ray And The Ferns - How's Your Bird 1963. Frank Zappa - Baby Ray And The Ferns - World's Greatest Sinner 1963. Frank Zappa - Bob Guy - Dear Jeepers 1963. Frank Zappa - Bob Guy - Letters From Jeepers 1964. Frank Zappa - The Hollywood Persuaders - Grunion. This is a rather unusual collection of songs from the earliest years of Frank Zappa's musical career - the olden days of his Studio Z in Cucamonga. At the roads end lies Innocent When You Dream 78, a moral that is told to Frank early on but doesnt hit home until the end, when it is heard in a lovely, tinnily nostalgic rendition. The songs are alternately and sometimes simultaneously bitter and hopeful. But Franks Wild Years works both as an effective teaser for Waitss stage play and on its own downwardly mobile terms. Popular on Rolling Stone. In This Article: Tom Waits. Expanding on Del-FiRhino's 1983 mini-album Rare Meat: Early Productions of Frank Zappa, Japanese label MSI licenses tracks from both Del-Fi and Original Sound Records for its 13-track, half-hour-long compilation Cucamonga Years 1962-1964: The Early Works of Frank Zappa. Cucamonga Years: The Early Works of Frank Zappa 1962-1964 is a jazz related rock music boxset, compilation recording by FRANK ZAPPA released in 1991 on CD, LPVinyl andor cassette. This function is only available to JMA Collabs. About this release. Frank Zappa has been gone for 25 years now, but his timeless music still lives on. Back in 2015, the Zappa Family Trust posthumously released Franks 100th official album, Dance Me This, which was the final record completed by the modern-day composer before his death in 1993. With one-hundred albums under his belt and nearly forty years worth of music, Frank Zappas career was an astonishingly massive accomplishment of musical greatness. So massive, in fact, that anyone interested in diving into the seemingly endless Zappa catalog might not know where to begin