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Shut Up And Play Yer Guitar [3 Record Set]
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Album: Shut Up And Play Yer Guitar [3 Record Set]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Five-Five-Five More Info... 2:37
2)    Hog Heaven More Info... 2:49
3)    Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar More Info... 5:38
4)    While You Were Out More Info... 6:03
5)    Treacherous Cretins More Info... 5:35
6)    Heavy Duty Judy More Info... 4:39
7)    Soup 'N Old Clothes More Info... 7:56
8)    Variations On The Carlos Santana Secret Chord Progression More Info... 3:58
9)    Gee, I Like Your Pants More Info... 2:32
10)    Canarsie More Info... 6:09
11)    Ship Ahoy More Info... 5:23
1)    The Deathless Horsie More Info... 6:21
2)    Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More More Info... 6:53
3)    Pink Napkins More Info... 4:39
4)    Beat It With Your Fist More Info... 1:58
5)    Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar More Info... 8:31
6)    Pinocchio's Furniture More Info... 2:05
7)    Why Johnny Can't Read More Info... 4:36
8)    Stucco Homes More Info... 9:08
9)    Canard Du Jour More Info... 9:59
 

Album: Shut Up And Play Yer Guitar [3 Record Set]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Five-Five-Five More Info... 2:37
2)    Hog Heaven More Info... 2:49
3)    Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar More Info... 5:38
4)    While You Were Out More Info... 6:03
5)    Treacherous Cretins More Info... 5:35
6)    Heavy Duty Judy More Info... 4:39
7)    Soup 'N Old Clothes More Info... 7:56
8)    Variations On The Carlos Santana Secret Chord Progression More Info... 3:58
9)    Gee, I Like Your Pants More Info... 2:32
10)    Canarsie More Info... 6:09
11)    Ship Ahoy More Info... 5:23
1)    The Deathless Horsie More Info... 6:21
2)    Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More More Info... 6:53
3)    Pink Napkins More Info... 4:39
4)    Beat It With Your Fist More Info... 1:58
5)    Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar More Info... 8:31
6)    Pinocchio's Furniture More Info... 2:05
7)    Why Johnny Can't Read More Info... 4:36
8)    Stucco Homes More Info... 9:08
9)    Canard Du Jour More Info... 9:59
 
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Frank Zappa (guitar); Warren Cucurullo (guitar, electric sitar); Steve Vai, Denny Walley, Ike Willis, Ray White (guitar); Jean-Luc Ponty (baritone violin); Tommy Mars, Peter Wolf, Eddie Jobson, Bob Harris, Andre Lewis (keyboards); Arthur Barrow, Patrick O'Hearn, Roy Estrada (bass); Vinnie Coliauta, Terry Bozzio (drums); Ed Mann (percussion).
  • Engineers include: Bob Stone, Mick Glossop, George Douglas.
  • Recorded between February 17, 1979 and December 11, 1980.
  • Originally released as a 3 LP set.
  • SHUT UP 'N PLAY YER GUITAR puts the musical spotlight on Frank Zappa's solo guitar improvisations.
  • Although many think of Frank Zappa first and foremost as a supreme composer and satirist, many seem to overlook the fact that he was one of the greatest rock guitarists that ever lived. After all, such latter-day guitar heroes as Joe Satriani and Steve Vai (the latter was a member of Zappa's backing band in the early '80s) revered him, often listing select Zappa albums as "the best guitar albums of all time." But since he refused to play commercially acceptable music, many young guitarists are unaware of Zappa's guitar prowess.
  • To correct this, Zappa issued the double-disc set SHUT UP N' PLAY YER GUITAR in 1986. Instead of just compiling already-released tracks that prominently featured his guitar chops, Zappa searched through tapes of concerts from his 1979 and 1980 tours, and edited together his very best solos. Although this may be a monotonous listen for a non-guitar player or a newcomer to Zappa's work, guitar enthusiasts and hardcore fans will consider it a godsend. It's hard to pick just a few highlights, since each disc is meant to be listened to in it's entirety, but you can't go wrong with "Hog Heaven," "Five-Five-Five," and "The Deathless Horsie," to name but a few.
Professional Reviews
Q (8/95, pp.150-151) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "107 minutes of guitar solos....All of the taste and less of the calories."

Down Beat - Recommended
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