You Are What You Is (Remastered) Frank Zappa

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Album-Release:
2021

HRA-Release:
04.05.2021

Label: Frank Zappa Catalog

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Modern Rock

Artist: Frank Zappa

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • 1Teen-age Wind03:02
  • 2Harder Than Your Husband02:28
  • 3Doreen04:44
  • 4Goblin Girl04:06
  • 5Theme From The 3rd Movement Of Sinister Footwear03:31
  • 6Society Pages02:26
  • 7I'm A Beautiful Guy01:56
  • 8Beauty Knows No Pain03:01
  • 9Charlie's Enormous Mouth03:36
  • 10Any Downers?02:08
  • 11Conehead04:28
  • 12You Are What You Is04:23
  • 13Mudd Club03:11
  • 14The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing03:10
  • 15Dumb All Over06:14
  • 16Heavenly Bank Account04:02
  • 17Suicide Chump02:49
  • 18Jumbo Go Away03:43
  • 19If Only She Woulda03:47
  • 20Drafted Again03:07
  • Total Runtime01:09:52

Info for You Are What You Is (Remastered)



You Are What You Is trades in much of Zappa's usual musical acrobatics for more polished and understated fare and increasingly political satire. Released in 1981, this album contains Zappa's takes on the smell of teen spirit, organized religion, Saturday Night Live's Coneheads, and even racial issues. Highpoints include the mock country of "Harder Than Your Husband," pure-FZ injection of "Theme From 3rd Movement of Sinister Footwear," and the kinetic vocal-drenched title track. --Andrew Boscardin

Lots of social commentary on this one, particularly on the dangers of "organized religion." Originally released as a double album in 1981, this set is unusually heavy on vocals; in fact only one track, a brief excerpt from the ballet "Sinister Footwear," is an instrumental. With a cast including Moon Zappa, Steve Vai, Ike Willis and returning Mother Jimmy Carl Black, FZ takes stabs at punk fashion ("Mudd Club", "I'm a Beautiful Guy"), salutes his pals from the planet Remulak ("Conehead"); and closes it out with "Drafted Again," a remake of his topical 1980 single "I Don't Wanna Get Drafted." But the sharpest satire is reserved for the churches, on a pointed sequence of tunes including "The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing" (first performed on "Saturday Night Live"), "Dumb All Over", and "Heavenly Bank Account."

Frank Zappa, vocals, guitar
Arthur Barrow, bass
Jimmy Carl Black, vocals
Bob Harris, boy soprano, trumpet, vocals
David Logeman, drums
Ed Mann, percussion
Tommy Mars, keyboards, vocals
David Ocker, bass clarinet, clarinet
Mark Pinske, vocals
Motorhead Sherwood, tenor saxophone, vocals
Craig "Twister" Stewart, harmonica
Steve Vai, guitars (track 5)
Denny Walley, vocals, slide guitar
Ray White, rhythm guitar, vocals
Ike Willis, rhythm guitar, vocals
Ahmet Zappa, vocals
Moon Unit Zappa, vocals

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