℗ 1981 UMG Recordings; A Universal Music Enterprises release
Released May 17, 1981
Duration 1h 47m 14s
Record Label Frank Zappa Catalog
Genre Rock
 

Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar

Frank Zappa

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1.1
Five-Five-Five
Frank Zappa
2:35
1.2
Hog Heaven
Frank Zappa
2:49
1.3
Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar
Frank Zappa
5:38
1.4
While You Were Out
Frank Zappa
6:00
1.5
Treacherous Cretins
Frank Zappa
5:34
1.6
Heavy Duty Judy
Frank Zappa
4:42
1.7
Soup 'N Old Clothes
Frank Zappa
7:53
1.8
Variations On The Carlos Santana Secret Chord Progression
Frank Zappa
3:58
1.9
Gee, I Like Your Pants
Frank Zappa
2:35
1.10
Canarsie
Frank Zappa
6:05
1.11
Ship Ahoy
Frank Zappa
5:20
2.1
The Deathless Horsie
Frank Zappa
6:20
2.2
Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More
Frank Zappa
6:53
2.3
Pink Napkins
Frank Zappa
4:38
2.4
Beat It With Your Fist
Frank Zappa
1:58
2.5
Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar
Frank Zappa
8:30
2.6
Pinocchio's Furniture
Frank Zappa
2:05
2.7
Why Johnny Can't Read
Frank Zappa
4:36
2.8
Stucco Homes
Frank Zappa
9:08
2.9
Canard Du Jour
Frank Zappa
9:57
Digital Booklet
Until the release of this album, only a few people realized what the hard-core Zappa fanatics had known all along . . . that FZ can play the guitar. While the papers and magazines shouted the praises of every other fashionable guitar strangler and condemned Zappa for having the guts to sing lyrics they felt were disgusting, he quietly continued to play things on his instrument that were far more blasphemous than any words could convey. In the rush to be offended by what he said, the music press forgot to listen to what his guitar was talking about. Zappa’s guitar solos, as captured in this album, say a lot of things that just might prove to be embarrassing to the writers who forgot to listen.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Frank Zappa Catalog Studio Masters

Disc 2, Tracks 1-9; Disc 1, Tracks 1-11 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-0.37
-1.61 to -0.20
-16.97
-22.03 to -14.70
12
10 to 14
1.1
Five-Five-Five
-0.30-14.7011
1.2
Hog Heaven
-0.20-17.0412
1.3
Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar
-0.30-15.2811
1.4
While You Were Out
-0.30-19.4914
1.5
Treacherous Cretins
-0.30-16.1111
1.6
Heavy Duty Judy
-0.30-15.4211
1.7
Soup 'N Old Clothes
-0.30-15.2011
1.8
Variations On The Carlos Santana Secret Chord Progression
-0.30-15.6011
1.9
Gee, I Like Your Pants
-0.30-16.0411
1.10
Canarsie
-0.30-16.7411
1.11
Ship Ahoy
-0.34-17.4810
2.1
The Deathless Horsie
-0.30-17.2112
2.2
Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More
-0.30-15.4911
2.3
Pink Napkins
-0.36-19.6013
2.4
Beat It With Your Fist
-0.30-18.2213
2.5
Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar
-0.30-16.0511
2.6
Pinocchio's Furniture
-0.30-16.1711
2.7
Why Johnny Can't Read
-0.30-16.4012
2.8
Stucco Homes
-0.30-19.1613
2.9
Canard Du Jour
-1.61-22.0313

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