℗ 1979 UMG Recordings; A Universal Music Enterprises release
 

Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III

Frank Zappa

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1.1
The Central Scrutinizer
Frank Zappa
3:28
1.2
Joe's Garage
Frank Zappa
6:09
1.3
Catholic Girls
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4:19
1.4
Crew Slut
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6:40
1.5
Fembot In A Wet T-Shirt
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4:44
1.6
On The Bus
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4:30
1.7
Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?
Frank Zappa
2:22
1.8
Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up
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5:42
1.9
Scrutinizer Postlude
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1:35
1.10
A Token Of My Extreme
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5:28
1.11
Stick It Out
Frank Zappa
4:33
1.12
Sy Borg
Frank Zappa
8:54
2.1
Dong Work For Yuda
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5:03
2.2
Keep It Greasey
Frank Zappa
8:21
2.3
Outside Now
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5:52
2.4
He Used To Cut The Grass
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8:35
2.5
Packard Goose
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11:34
2.6
Watermelon In Easter Hay
Frank Zappa
9:07
2.7
A Little Green Rosetta
Frank Zappa
8:16
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Total Playing Time    1:55:12
Joe's Garage is a three-part rock opera recorded by American musician Frank Zappa in September and November 1979. Originally released as two separate studio albums on Zappa Records, the project was later remastered and reissued as a triple album box set, Joe's Garage, Acts I, II & III, in 1987. The story is told by a character identified as the "Central Scrutinizer" narrating the story of Joe, an average adolescent male, from Canoga Park, Los Angeles, who forms a garage rock band, has unsatisfying relationships with women, gives all of his money to a government-assisted and insincere religion, explores sexual activities with appliances, and is imprisoned. After being released from prison into a dystopian society in which music itself has been criminalized, he lapses into insanity. The album encompasses a large spectrum of musical styles, while its lyrics often feature satirical or humorous commentary on American society and politics. It addresses themes of individualism, free will, censorship, the music industry and human sexuality, while criticizing government and religion, and satirizing Catholicism and Scientology. Joe's Garage is noted for its use of xenochrony, a recording technique that takes guitar solos from older live recordings and overdubs them onto new studio recordings. All of the guitar solos on the album are xenochronous except for "Crew Slut" and "Watermelon in Easter Hay", a signature song that Zappa described as the best song on the album, and according to his son Dweezil, the best guitar solo his father ever played.
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Disc 1, Tracks 1-12; Disc 2, Tracks 1-7 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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