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Frank Zappa - Thing-Fish FLAC
Frank Zappa
Alternative Rock, Dialogue, Avantgarde, Art Rock, Jazz-Rock, Parody
24 0294 3, 1C 198 24 0294-95-96 1, 3LP 198 24 0294 3, EX 24 0294 3
FLAC size:
2337 mb
MP3 size:
1466 mb
WMA size:
1359 mb


1The Mammy Nuns3:50
2Won Ton On
Backing Vocals [Uncredited] – Bob Harris, Roy Estrada
3Briefcase Boogie4:10
4Wistful With A Fist-Full3:53
5Clowns On Velvet
Keyboards, Saxophone [Uncredited] – Bobby Martin
6Brown Moses3:02
7Artificial Rhonda
Backing Vocals [Uncredited] – Roy EstradaHarmonica [Uncredited] – Don Van VlietSynthesizer [Uncredited] – Ruth Underwood
8The White Boy Troubles3:35
10Drop Dead7:56
11The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
Slide Guitar [Uncredited] – Denny Walley
12Harry & Rhonda3:36
14He's So Gay2:48
15That Evil Prince1:17
16You Are What You Is4:31
17Galoot Up-Date
Keyboards, Trumpet [Uncredited] – Bob Harris
18The Massive Improve'lence5:07
19The 'Torchum' Never Stops10:32
20The Crab-Grass Baby3:48
21No Not Now
Backing Vocals [Uncredited] – Bob Harris, Roy Estrada
22Mudd Club
Tenor Saxophone [Uncredited] – Motorhead Sherwood


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
24 0294 3, 1A 3LP 198 24 0294 3, EX 24 0294 3Frank Zappa Thing-Fish ‎(3xLP, Album + Box)EMI, EMI, EMI24 0294 3, 1A 3LP 198 24 0294 3, EX 24 0294 3UK & Europe1984
RCD 10544/45Frank Zappa Thing-Fish ‎(2xCD, Album, RE, RM)RykodiscRCD 10544/45Japan1995
SKCO-74201Zappa Thing-Fish ‎(3xLP, Album + Box)Barking Pumpkin RecordsSKCO-74201US1984
RCD 10020/21Frank Zappa Thing-Fish ‎(2xCD, Album, RE)RykodiscRCD 10020/21US1986
VACK-1256Frank Zappa Thing-Fish ‎(2xCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap + Box)RykodiscVACK-1256Japan2002


  • Artwork [Costumier]Robert Fletcher
  • Assemblage [Prosthetics For Thing Fish & Sister Ob'dewlla 'x']Jene Omens
  • Bass GuitarArthur Barrow, Scott Thunes
  • Double BassJay Anderson
  • DrumsChad Wackerman
  • Electric GuitarRay White, Steve Vai
  • Electric Guitar, Synthesizer [Synclavier]Frank Zappa
  • EngineerBob Stone, Mark Pinske
  • KeyboardsTommy Mars
  • PercussionEd Mann
  • Photography By [Cover & Liner Insets]Ladi Von Jansky
  • Piano [Broadway]Chuck Wild
  • Producer [Album Production, Direction Of Characterizations & Book], Music By, Arranged By, Lyrics ByFrank Zappa
  • Technician [Synclavier Programming]David Ocker, Steve De Furia
  • VocalsJohnny Guitar Watson
  • Voice Actor [Brown Moses]Johnny Guitar Watson
  • Voice Actor [Evil Prince]Napoleon Murphy Brock
  • Voice Actor [Harry- As- A- Boy]Bob Harris
  • Voice Actor [Harry]Terry Bozzio
  • Voice Actor [Owl- Gonkwin- Jane Cowhoon]Ray White
  • Voice Actor [Rhonda]Dale Bozzio
  • Voice Actor [Thing Fish]Ike Willis


Category on the spine: 24 0294 3
Category on back of the box: 3LP 198 24 0294 3
Category on back of the box (UK): EX 24 0294 3
Barcode in white square
LC code only on side 5 and 6. labelsstarts with 1C

Box Spine:
FRANK ZAPPA: THING-FISH (Original Cast Recording) (3 Record Set & Libretto)
Box Back:
℗©1984 Barking Pumpkin Records, ©1984 Munchkin Music, ASCAP.
Marketed, Manufactured and Distributed by EMI [logo]
Box Contains:
20-page 12"x12" 'linen effect' matt paper lyric book, outlining scenes/acts, including 10 black & white photos. (Cover; 4-page 'linen' card with 16-page 'white linen' 2-stapled insert)

3xVinyls in black & white half-tone print paper liner wallets, imprinted on back with 'Barking Pumpkin Records' logo & on fronts with large Zappa 'join-the-dots' logo & 'Warning/Guarantee' stamp. Each wallet is numbered;
Record 1, 24 0294 1 (Box 24 0294 3)
Record 2, 24 0295 1 (Box 24 0294 3)
Record 3, 24 0296 1 (Box 24 0294 3)

2-sided 11"x11" single sheet promo for "Old Masters Box One" issue. Full-color front, black & white half-tone on reverse, with '24 0294 3' printed bottom-left.


Since the release of this recording uncredited artists have emerged and have been listed accordingly on track titles.

This album was preceeded by the Thing-Fish project coming to visual fruition via a 'Hustler' magazine pictorial spread, April 1984, financed by Larry Flynt. It featured 'Ample Annie', who had an act 'Slutty Suzy' & 'Sluts Are Us' and was selected for the promotional feature by Zappa.


  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099924029438
  • Barcode (Text): 5 099924 029438
  • Label Code: LC 0542
  • Matrix / Runout (Record 1 Side 1 Wax): 2402941-A1+C
  • Matrix / Runout (Record 1 Side 2 Wax): 2402941-B1+C
  • Matrix / Runout (Record 2 Side 3 Wax): 2402951-A1+C
  • Matrix / Runout (Record 2 Side 4 Wax): 2402951-B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Record 3 Side 5 Wax): 2402961-A1+C
  • Matrix / Runout (Record 3 Side 6 Wax): 2402961-B1+C
  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Other (Record 1 Vinyl Wallet ID): 24 0294 1
  • Other (Record 2 Vinyl Wallet ID): 24 0295 1
  • Other (Record 3 Vinyl Wallet ID): 24 0296 1
  • Other (Record 1 Label): 1C 198-24 0294 1
  • Other (Record 2 Label): 1C 198-24 0295 1
  • Other (Record 3 Label): 1C 198-24 0296 1


  • Marketed By – EMI Records
  • Manufactured By – EMI Records
  • Distributed By – EMI Records
  • Printed By – EMI Services Benelux B.V.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Barking Pumpkin Records
  • Copyright (c) – Barking Pumpkin Records
  • Published By – Munchkin Music
  • Copyright (c) – Munchkin Music



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