frank zappa

metal man has hornet's wings

19?? lp-bootleg ?? wizardo

from "Glass Finger's Big Bad But Beautiful Book of Beefheart Bootlegs - Volume #1" (Apocalypse) / 1993 :
1980 US Metal Man Has Hornet's Wings (feat. Captain Beefheart) on Wizardo Record and Movie Buys WRMB 365.
This Frank Zappa bootleg has a shrink-wrapped plain white cover with inserted picture (Mothers) / info sheet but sadly no other information! What I understand this to be is the complete 45 minutes 1975 promo radio show broadcast with some talking edited out. The Beefheart related tracks on it are the title Metal Man Has Hornet's Wings from pre-Magic Band days, Story Of Electricity which is Frank and Don briefly talking about the A&M rejection events (this over a background of music which Frank says was the "tape from the night before the cops came in and raided the studios at Cucamonga"). This is followed by the track Unconditionally Guaranteed (but there is no track called this!) which I've seen on tapes as coming from "Hyde Park '74" so perhaps it is just a jam from the '74 Tragic Band. Side two features Zappa material exclusively, apart from Trout's Neon Meat Dream Of An Octafish, after which Frank jokes "well you've been listening to America". At the very end of side two Frank explains that all this music is to come out on "The History And Collected Improvisations Of The Mothers Of Invention". "


source: radio broadcast oldies and rarities

  1. metal man has won his wings
  2. dupree's paradise
  3. black napkins
  4. the story of electricity
  5. unconditionally guaranteed
  6. whikey gone behind the sun
  7. mondo hollywood
  8. lowell george & the factory: lightning rod man
  9. my guitar wants to kill your mama
  10. rock around the clock
  11. sandwich song
  12. how could i be such a fool?
  13. boogie for berkeley
  14. neon meat dream of an octafish
  15. king kong
  16. speed freak boogie