Label: Frank Zappa Catalog
Released in 1975, the mix of studio recordings and live jams found on Bongo Fury stands as a key highlight in post-beatnik hippiepunkfreak jazz-spazz and psycho-slather-rock. With Zappa and the Captain backed by most of the former's early-'70s unit, they romp, stomp and roll with madness and aggression and genius. In addition to unleashing the poems "Sam With the Showing Scalp Flat Top" and "Man With the Woman Head," Beefheart growls like a rabid dog on troglodyte swamp-rocker "200 Years Old" and scorching opener "Debra Kadabra." Also not to be missed is hilarious "Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy."