the rotations

 

from the "Paul Buff presents the PAL and Original Sound studio archives, vol.10" liner notes by Greg Russo:
"Another one of Buff and Aerni's surf classics, this time as The Rotations, was "Heavies." "Heavies" was sampled by Frank Zappa at the beginning of side two on The Mothers Of Invention's album "We're Only In It For The Money"."

from the "Paul Buff presents the PAL and Original Sound studio archives, vol.12" liner notes by Greg Russo:
"We're still riding a wave here, so let's hit the next five surf tracks. Frank Zappa was behind the board when The Tornadoes recorded (James) Norman Sanders' "The Inebriated Surfer," the B-side of their single "Moon Dawg." This single mix is different than the later album mix. The Truants' "Sunset Surf" is a very sedate piece, with Edward Rea's guitar going into Duane Eddy territory. If you listen closely, you can hear where Rea changes guitar effects during the song! The Rotations' "The Cruncher" was the B-side of "Heavies" and another respected surf work. Of course, The Rotations was another name that Paul Buff and Dave Aerni used when they were not recording as The Bongo Teens, so we have a stereo mix of "Baja Bongos" that was not originally released. Our last surf track in this run is The Esquires' "What A Burn," done at the same session as their A-side "Flashing Red.""

from the "Paul Buff presents the PAL and Original Sound studio archives, vol.19" liner notes by Greg Russo:
"The Rotations' "The Cruncher" is presented without its surf tape as well. "

from the "Paul Buff presents the PAL and Original Sound studio archives, vol.20" liner notes by Greg Russo:
"The Buff Organization's "Tarzan" is definitely one of the most unusual tracks that Paul and Allison Buff did. Their Tarzan was just as clumsy as "George Of The Jungle"! Equally unusual is "The Parrot Goose Song." Check it out! The only existing fragment of The Rotations' "Like Surf" (with Paul Buff and Mike Dineri) has been included. Why can't the whole thing be released? Well, we're missing a large piece of the acetate that has the only version of the song! "

  the rotations: heavies / the cruncher
   (1964, 7"dj, usa, original sound)
   (1964, 7", usa, original sound)    produced by frank zappa
 
  various artists: cucamonga years the early works of frank zappa
   (1991, cd, jpn, msi) - presenting early zappa productions
  various artists: cucamonga 
    (1997, cd, usa, del-fi records dfcd 71261) - incl. various studio Z recordings

  various artists: for collectors only
    (2002, cd, nl, disky pure gold go 905010) - incl. various studio Z recordings

  various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives, vol.10
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) - feat.contributions by frank zappa

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  various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives, vol.12
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) - feat.contributions by frank zappa

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  various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives, vol.19
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) - feat.contributions by frank zappa

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  various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives, vol.20
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) - feat.contributions by frank zappa
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  various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives: the collection
    (2011, flash-drive, usa, crossfire publications) = the complete 35 album series, with bonus liner notes on pdf and 56 extra tracks
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  various artists: paul buff presents highlights from the pal and original sound studio archives
    (2012, 5cd-box, usa, crossfire publications) = a selection of the pal and original sound studio collection // feat.contributions by frank zappa

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'Heavies' is also included in the following bootleg album:

 


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