Frank Zappa discography

Zappa performing in Ekeberghallen, Oslo, on January 16, 1977

Releases ↙Official albums ↙Compilation albums ↙Singles ↙Tribute and cover albums ↙Miscellaneous 94 13 34 40 6

This is a list of albums by Frank Zappa. This list includes all those credited to The Mothers of Invention, as well as tribute albums to him. During his lifetime, Zappa released 62 albums. Between 1994 and 2012, the Zappa Family Trust released 32 posthumous albums, making for a total of 94 albums.

Official albums
Released[1] Year Month 1966 Jun Apr 1967 Aug 1968 Mar Title Freak Out! Absolutely Free Lumpy Gravy We're Only in It for the
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Peak chart positions
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Certifications
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A. Waka/Jawaka The Grand Wazoo Over-Nite Sensation Apostrophe (') Roxy & Elsewhere One Size Fits All Bongo Fury Zoot Allures Zappa in New York Studio Tan Sleep Dirt 110 — — — — — — 43 151 173 94 189 119 38 59 — — 9 17 28 43 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 85 — — — — — — 152 — 32 10 27 26 66 61 57 147 175 — — — — — — — — 55 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 15 6 14 5 11 16 6 — 16 5 — — — — — — — 17 24 30 19 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — US: Gold[9] — US: Gold[10] — — — — UK: Silver[11] — — — Canada: 6 Gold[12] — Canada: 8 Gold[12] 9 9 — Mar Sheik Yerbouti 1979 May Orchestral Favorites Sep Joe's Garage Act I Nov Joe's Garage Acts II & III Tinsel Town Rebellion Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar May Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar 1981 Some More Return of the Son of Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Sep You Are What You Is Ship Arriving Too Late to 1982 May Save a Drowning Witch The Man from Utopia Mar Baby Snakes 1983 London Symphony Jun Orchestra. Vol. I 21 32 — 4 — 168 — — — — — 27 62 — 1 2 — 53 — — 3 4 — 66 55 — 13 8 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 93 51 — 12 22 — — 23 61 — 20 26 — — 153 87 — — 23 — — — — 67 — — — — — — — — — — — .Nov 1969 Mar Oct Feb 1970 Aug Oct Aug 1971 Oct Mar 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1978 Jul Nov Sep Mar Jul Jun Oct Oct Mar Sep Jan Money Cruising with Ruben & the Jets Uncle Meat Mothermania Hot Rats Burnt Weeny Sandwich Weasels Ripped My Flesh Chunga's Revenge Fillmore East – June 1971 200 Motels Just Another Band from L.

II The Old Masters. Box II — — — Jazz from Hell — — — London Symphony — — — Orchestra. Box III — — — Guitar — 82 — You Can't Do That on — — — Stage Anymore. Vol. Vol. 5 You Can't Do That on — — — Stage Anymore. Vol. 4 You Can't Do That on — — — Stage Anymore. 3 The Best Band You Never — — — Heard in Your Life Make a Jazz Noise Here — — — You Can't Do That on — — — Stage Anymore. 2 Broadway the Hard Way — — — You Can't Do That on — — — Stage Anymore. 6 Playground Psychotics — — — Ahead of Their Time — — — The Yellow Shark — — 61 Posthumous albums Civilization Phaze III — — 87 The Lost Episodes — — — Läther — — — Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A — — — Memorial Tribute Have I Offended Someone? — — — Mystery Disc — — — — — — — — — — — 22 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 25 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 30 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 30 — — — — — 54 — — — 50 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — . Vol. Vol. Vol.Aug 1984 Oct Nov 1985 Nov Jan 1986 Nov 1987 Jun Dec Apr May 1988 Oct 1989 Nov Apr 1991 Jun 1992 Jul Nov Mar 1993 Oct 1994 Dec Feb Sep 1996 Oct 1997 May 1998 Sep Boulez Conducts Zappa: — — — The Perfect Stranger Them or Us — 53 — Thing-Fish — — — Francesco Zappa — — — The Old Masters. Vol. Box I — — — Frank Zappa Meets the 153 — — Mothers of Prevention Does Humor Belong in — — — Music? The Old Masters. 1 You Can't Do That on — — — Stage Anymore.

1999 Dec 2002 Aug 2003 Feb May 2004 Oct Sep 2005 Dec Jan 2006 Dec Oct Apr 2007 Aug Oct Jun 2008 Sep Jan 2009 Dec Apr 2010 Sep Nov 2011 Sep Oct Oct 2012 Oct Dec Everything Is Healing Nicely FZ:OZ Halloween Joe's Corsage Joe's Domage QuAUDIOPHILIAc Joe's XMASage Imaginary Diseases The MOFO Project/Object (2-CD set) The MOFO Project/Object (4-CD set) Trance-Fusion Buffalo The Dub Room Special! Wazoo One Shot Deal Joe's Menage Lumpy Money Philly '76 Greasy Love Songs Congress Shall Make No Law. Venue #1 Understanding America Finer Moments — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Miscellaneous Released Year Month Title US [2] Peak chart positions UK GER NOR SWE CH AUT [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] 1982 May Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar (Box Set) 1987 May Joe's Garage Acts I.. II & III 1991 Jul Beat the Boots 1992 Jun Beat the Boots II London Symphony Orchestra.. Hammersmith Odeon Feeding the Monkies at Ma Maison Carnegie Hall Road Tapes. Volumes 1995 Apr I & II 66 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — .

S. [15] U. GER Rock [16] [15] CH [7] AUT NOR SWE [8] [5] [6] Album "How Could I Be Such a Fool?" b/w "It Can't Happen Here" 1966 "Trouble Comin' Every Day" "Who Are the Brain Police?" "Big Leg Emma" b/w "Why Don't You Do 1967 Me Right?" "Son of Suzy Creamcheese" — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Non-album single — Absolutely Free Freak Out! .2009 Jan Beat the Boots III — — — — — — — Compilation albums Released Album details Year Month Peak chart positions US UK GER [13] 1968 Oct The **** of the Mothers — 1970 Jul The Mothers of Invention — 1971 Mar Worst of the Mothers 201 1987 Jun The Guitar World According to Frank Zappa — 1995 Aug Strictly Commercial — 1997 May Strictly Genteel — Feb Cucamonga — 1998 Apr Cheap Thrills — 1999 Apr Son of Cheep Thrills — 2006 Dec The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle 2006 — The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAA Birthday Bundle 2008 Dec — 2008 The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAAA Birthday Bundle 2010 Dec — 2010 The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAAAAM Birthday Bundle 2011 Dec — 2011[14] — — — — 45 — — — — — — — — — — — — 51 — — — — — — — — Singles [17][18] Peak Chart positions Year Song U.S.

"Lonely Little Girl" (non-LP version) "Motherly Love" "Deseri" b/w "Jelly Roll 1968 Gum Drop" "Anyway the Wind Blows" "WPLJ" 1969 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 4 — — 71 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 5 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 2 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 1 4 — — — — — We're Only in It for the Money — Freak Out! — — — — Cruising with Ruben & the Jets Burnt Weeny Sandwich 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1979 1980 "My Guitar" b/w "Dog — — Breath" "Peaches en Regalia" — — "Tell Me You Love — — Me" "Tears Began To Fall" b/w "Junier Mintz — — Boogie" "Magic Fingers" — — "What Will This Evening Bring Me This — — Morning" "Cletus Awreetus— — Awrightus" "I'm the Slime" (single mix with different — — guitar solo) "Cosmik Debris" — — "Don't Eat the Yellow 86 — Snow" "Du Bist Mein Sofa" — — "Find Her Finer" — — "Disco Boy" 105 — "Dancin' Fool" 45 — "Bobby Brown" — — "Joe's Garage" — — "Stick It Out" — — "I Don't Wanna Get Drafted" b/w "Ancient 103 — Armaments" "Love of My Life" — — — — — Non-album single — Hot Rats — Chunga's Revenge — Non-album single — — 200 Motels — The Grand Wazoo — — — — — — — 1 14 — Apostrophe (') One Size Fits All Zoot Allures Sheik Yerbouti Joe's Garage Over-Nite Sensation 3 Non-album single — Tinsel Town Rebellion 1981 "Harder Than Your — Husband" "You Are What You Is" — — You Are What You Is — .

"Goblin Girl" 1982 "Valley Girl" "The Man From Utopia 1983 Meets Mary Lou" "Cocaine Decisions" "Baby Take Your Teeth Out" "In France" 1984 "The Girl in the Magnesium Dress" "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace" 1988 "Zomby Woof" — 32 — — — — — — — — 12 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Ship Arriving Too — Late to Save a Drowning Witch — The Man From Utopia — — — Boulez Conducts — Zappa: The Perfect Stranger — Guitar You Can't Do That — on Stage Anymore. 1 The Best Band You — Never Heard In Your Life Them or Us 1991 "Stairway to Heaven" — — — 9 — — "—" denotes releases that did not chart. Cover or tribute albums by other artists                      King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa (Jean-Luc Ponty) (1970) The BRT Big Band Plays Frank Zappa (BRT Big Band) (1990) Yahozna Plays Zappa (Yahonza) (1992) Zappa's Universe—A Celebration of 25 Years of Frank Zappa's Music (Joel Thome/Orchestra of Our Time)(1993) Smart Went Crazy (Meridian Arts Ensemble) (1993) Harmonia Meets Zappa (Harmonia Ensemble) (1994) What's the Ugliest Part of Your Body? (Jon Poole) (1994) Music by Frank Zappa (Omnibus Wind Ensemble) (1995) Thanks to Frank (Warren Cuccurullo) (1995) Prime Meridian (Meridian Arts Ensemble) (1995) Anxiety Of Influence (Meridian Arts Ensemble) (1996) Frankincense: The Muffin Men Play Zappa (Muffin Men) (1997) Plays The Music of Frank Zappa (The Ed Palermo Big Band) (1997) Dischordancies Abundant (CoCö Anderson) (1997) Zappe Zappa (Pierre-Jean Gaucher) (1998) Ear Mind I (Meridian Arts Ensemble) (1998) Frankly A Cappella (The Persuasions) (2000) The Zappa Album (Ensemble Ambrosius) (2000) Bohuslän Big Band plays Frank Zappa (Bohuslän Big Band) (2000) Fric Out ! (Nasal Retentive Orchestra) (2001) Have A Bun (Nasal Retentive Orchestra) (2002) . Vol.

.. Just Another Frank Zappa Memorial Barbecue! (LeBocal) (2003) Zapparcie. Marzi Nyman (2003) Tales Of Brave Flegmar (Nasal Retentive Orchestra) (2003) Oh No!.A Zappa Tribute (BRTN Philharmonic Orchestra & Zuchini Rocking Teenage Combo) (2003 and 2008) NRO Live (Nasal Retentive Orchestra) (2004) Lemme Take You To The Beach: Surf Instrumental Bands playing the music of Zappa (Cordelia Records) (2005) Frank Zappa's Hot Licks (and Funny Smells) (Colin Towns and the NDR bigband) (rent a dog) (2005)[20] Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (The Ed Palermo Big Band) (2006) Music For Hungry People (Nasal Retentive Orchestra) (2007) Struber Z'Tett Plays Zappa Live : Les Noces De Dada (Struber Z'Tett) (2007) 2G (Pierre-Jean Gaucher & Christophe Godin) (2007) Zappa Plays Zappa (Dweezil Zappa) (2008) Eddy Loves Frank (The Ed Palermo Big Band) (2009) .               Ensemble Modern Plays Frank Zappa: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Ensemble Modern) (2003) UMO Jazz Orchestra: UMO plays Frank Zappa feat. czyli uboczne skutki jedzenia żółtego śniegu (Prząśniczki & Tymon Tymański) (2003)[19] The Purple Cucumber .

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