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Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar

(Zappa, 3LP, Barking Pumpkin BPR 1111; BPR 1112; BPR 1113, May 11, 1981)

Song timings and track separations based on the Rykodisc 1995 CD version.

Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar

  1. five-five-FIVE 2:35
  2. Hog Heaven 2:49
  3. Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar 5:38
  4. While You Were Out 6:00
  5. Treacherous Cretins 5:34
  6. Heavy Duty Judy 4:42
  7. Soup 'N Old Clothes 7:53

Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More

  1. Variations On The Carlos Santana Secret Chord Progression 3:58
  2. Gee, I Like Your Pants 2:35
  3. Canarsie 6:05
  4. Ship Ahoy 5:20
  5. The Deathless Horsie 6:20
  6. Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More 6:53
  7. Pink Napkins 4:38

Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar

  1. Beat It With Your Fist 1:58
  2. Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar 8:30
  3. Pinocchio's Furniture 2:05
  4. Why Johnny Can't Read 4:15
  5. Stucco Homes 9:08
  6. Canard Du Jour (FZ/Ponty) 9:57

Produced by Frank Zappa

Re-mix Engineer—Bob Stone
Photography—John Livzey
Graphics—John Vince

Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar

1. five-five-FIVE 2:35

Guitar solo from Conehead
Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
February 19, 1979
engineer: Mick Glossop

FZ—lead guitar
Warren Cuccurullo—rhythm guitar
Denny Walley—rhythm guitar
Ike Willis—rhythm guitar
Tommy Mars—keyboards
Peter Wolf—keyboards
Ed Mann—percussion
Arthur Barrow—bass
Vinnie Colaiuta—drums

 

2. Hog Heaven 2:49

includes part of the leather conversation

1st part:
Guitar solo from Easy Meat
Brady Theater, Tulsa
October 18, 1980
engineer: George Douglas
2nd part:
Unidentified date & venue

FZ—lead guitar
Steve Vai—rhythm guitar
Ray White—rhythm guitar
Ike Willis—rhythm guitar
Tommy Mars—keyboards
Bob Harris—keyboards
Arthur Barrow—bass
Vinnie Colaiuta—drums

Terry Bozzio—voice
Patrick O'Hearn—voice

Bozzio: God, that was really beautiful . . .
O'Hearn: Ha-uh . . .

3. Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar 5:38

includes a quotation from Thirteen and part of the leather conversation

Guitar solo from Inca Roads
Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
February 17, 1979
engineer: Mick Glossop

FZ—lead guitar
Warren Cuccurullo—rhythm guitar
Denny Walley—rhythm guitar
Ike Willis—rhythm guitar
Tommy Mars—keyboards
Peter Wolf—keyboards
Ed Mann—percussion
Arthur Barrow—bass
Vinnie Colaiuta—drums

Terry Bozzio—voice

Bozzio: We've been out here a long time, man, I wonder if he's really . . . entertained by this

4. While You Were Out 6:00

Drum track:
Village Recorders
Spring 1979
engineer: Joe Chiccarelli

Overdubs:
UMRK
Autumn 1979
engineer: Steve Nye

FZ—lead guitar
Warren Cuccurullo—rhythm guitar
Vinnie Colaiuta—drums

Heh heh heh . . .

5. Treacherous Cretins 5:34

includes a quotation from Inca Roads and parts of the leather conversation

Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
February 17, 1979
engineer: Mick Glossop

Overdubs:
Village Recorders
May, 1979
engineer: Joe Chiccarelli

FZ—lead guitar
Warren Cuccurullo—electric sitar (overdubbed)
Denny Walley—rhythm guitar
Ike Willis—rhythm guitar
Tommy Mars—keyboards
Peter Wolf—keyboards
Ed Mann—percussion
Arthur Barrow—bass
Vinnie Colaiuta—drums

Terry Bozzio—voice
Patrick O'Hearn—voice

Bozzio: It's gone . . .
O'Hearn: What? Your talent for sucking?
Bozzio: I . . .
O'Hearn: Never . . .

6. Heavy Duty Judy 4:42

includes an excerpt from Hands With A Hammer and part of the leather conversation

Berkeley Community Theater
December 5, 1980 (late show)
engineer: Tommy Fly

FZ—lead guitar
Steve Vai—rhythm guitar
Ray White—rhythm guitar
Ike Willis—rhythm guitar
Tommy Mars—keyboards
Bob Harris—keyboards
Arthur Barrow—bass
Vinnie Colaiuta—drums

Terry Bozzio—voice
Patrick O'Hearn—voice
Davey Moire—voice

Terry Bozzio—drum roll (from Hands With A Hammer)

Bozzio: Talk him down, Vic . . .
Moire: Mmm . . .
O'Hearn: Come on down, Johnny . . .
Moire: Okay . . .

7. Soup 'N Old Clothes 7:53

Guitar solo from Illinois Enema Bandit
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
December 11, 1980 (late show)
engineer: George Douglas

FZ—lead guitar
Steve Vai—rhythm guitar
Ray White—rhythm guitar
Ike Willis—rhythm guitar
Tommy Mars—keyboards
Bob Harris—keyboards
Arthur Barrow—bass
Vinnie Colaiuta—drums

Good God!

Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More

1. Variations On The Carlos Santana Secret Chord Progression 3:58

Guitar solo from City Of Tiny Lights
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
December 11, 1980 (late show)
engineer: George Douglas

FZ—lead guitar
Steve Vai—rhythm guitar
Ray White—rhythm guitar
Ike Willis—rhythm guitar
Tommy Mars—keyboards
Bob Harris—keyboards
Arthur Barrow—bass
Vinnie Colaiuta—drums

Ah . . . e-hem . . .

2. Gee, I Like Your Pants 2:35

includes a quotation from Wooly Bully (Domingo Samudio) and part of the leather conversation

Guitar solo from Inca Roads
Hamersmith Odeon, London, UK
February 18, 1979 (late show)
engineer: Mick Glossop

FZ—lead guitar
Warren Cuccurullo—rhythm guitar
Denny Walley—rhythm guitar
Ike Willis—rhythm guitar
Tommy Mars—keyboards
Peter Wolf—keyboards
Ed Mann—percussion
Arthur Barrow—bass
Vinnie Colaiuta—drums

O'Hearn: Identify your last port of entry, space wanderer . . .

3. Canarsie 6:05

includes a quotation from Thirteen

basic track:
Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
February 19, 1979
engineer: Mick Glossop

overdubs:
Village Recorders
Spring, 1979
engineer: Joe Chiccarelli

FZ—lead guitar
Warren Cuccurullo—electric sitar
Patrick O'Hearn—bass
Vinnie Colaiuta—drums

Patrick O'Hearn—voice
Terry Bozzio—voice

Warren: Canarsie, where everyone looks the same . . .

Bozzio: L-l-l-l-l-l . . .
O'Hearn: Oh, ship ahoy!

4. Ship Ahoy 5:20

includes part of the leather conversation

Coda from Zoot Allures
Kosei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan
February 3, 1976

FZ—lead guitar
André Lewis—keyboards
Roy Estrada—bass
Terry Bozzio—drums

 

5. The Deathless Horsie 6:20

Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
February 19, 1979
engineer: Mick Glossop

FZ—lead guitar
Warren Cuccurullo—rhythm guitar
Denny Walley—rhythm guitar
Ike Willis—rhythm guitar
Tommy Mars—keyboards
Peter Wolf—keyboards
Ed Mann—percussion
Arthur Barrow—bass
Vinnie Colaiuta—drums

Bozzio: Ngh . . .

6. Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More 6:53

Guitar solo from Inca Roads
Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
February 18, 1979 (early show)
engineer: Mick Glossop

FZ—lead guitar
Warren Cuccurullo—rhythm guitar
Denny Walley—rhythm guitar
Ike Willis—rhythm guitar
Tommy Mars—keyboards
Peter Wolf—keyboards
Ed Mann—percussion
Arthur Barrow—bass
Vinnie Colaiuta—drums

Bozzio: L-l . . .

7. Pink Napkins 4:38

Guitar solo from Black Napkins
Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
February 17, 1977
engineer: Alan P.

FZ—lead guitar
Ray White—rhythm guitar
Eddie Jobson—keyboards
Patrick O'Hearn—bass
Terry Bozzio—drums

 

Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar

1. Beat It With Your Fist 1:58

includes part of the leather conversation

Guitar solo from The Torture Never Stops
The Palladium, NYC
October 30, 1980
engineer: George Douglas

People inside the piano:
Apostolic Studios, NYC
October, 1967

FZ—lead guitar
Steve Vai—rhythm guitar
Ray White—rhythm guitar
Ike Willis—rhythm guitar
Tommy Mars—keyboards
Bob Harris—keyboards
Arthur Barrow—bass
Vinnie Colaiuta—drums

Terry Bozzio—voice
Patrick O'Hearn—voice

All-Night John Kilgore—voice
Girl (Maxine?)—voice
Louis The Turkey Cuneo—voice

John: Can't burn 'em . . . ahm . . .
Spider: It's . . .
John: Goes out with Gross Man. I know they're Gross Men . . .
Girl: No!
Louis: Scars . . . all my body! No, I didn't have it. Boogey-man or something, nothing's in your head, Boogey-man!
Spider: . . . who God's put away, man.

Moire: Holy Christ! [...] God, what a fuckin' war club that is! Get that thing off the piano, will ya? For Chrissakes. You'll stain the fuckin' wood . . .
Bozzio: I'm gonna beat this fuckin' surface, man.
Moire: Not with that, though. Great [...], for Christ, beat it with your fist, for Chrissakes.

2. Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar 8:30

includes part of the leather conversation

Guitar solo from Inca Roads
Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
February 19, 1979
engineer: Mick Glossop

FZ—lead guitar
Warren Cuccurullo—rhythm guitar
Denny Walley—rhythm guitar
Ike Willis—rhythm guitar
Tommy Mars—keyboards
Peter Wolf—keyboards
Ed Mann—percussion
Arthur Barrow—bass
Vinnie Colaiuta—drums

Patrick O'Hearn—voice

O'Hearn: Heh heh heh heh heh . . . I was there last night . . .

3. Pinocchio's Furniture 2:05

includes part of the leather conversation

Guitar solo from Chunga's Revenge
Berkeley Community Theater
December 5, 1980 (early show)
engineer: Tommy Fly

FZ—lead guitar
Steve Vai—rhythm guitar
Ray White—rhythm guitar
Ike Willis—rhythm guitar
Tommy Mars—keyboards
Bob Harris—keyboards
Arthur Barrow—bass
Vinnie Colaiuta—drums

Patrick O'Hearn—voice

O'Hearn: Oh-ho-ho-you don't think so, huh?

4. Why Johnny Can't Read 4:15

includes a quotation from Shortnin' Bread (Trad.)

Guitar solo from Pound For A Brown
Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
February 17, 1979
engineer: Mick Glossop

FZ—lead guitar
Warren Cuccurullo—rhythm guitar
Denny Walley—rhythm guitar
Ike Willis—rhythm guitar
Tommy Mars—keyboards
Peter Wolf—keyboards
Ed Mann—percussion
Arthur Barrow—bass
Vinnie Colaiuta—drums

 

5. Stucco Homes 9:08

includes quotations from The Radio Is Broken, Dueling Banjos (Smith), Once In A While (Edwards/Green) and part of the leather conversation

Drum track:
Village Recorders
Spring 1979
engineer: Joe Chiccarelli

Overdubs:
UMRK
Autumn 1979
engineer: Steve Nye

FZ—lead guitar
Warren Cuccurullo—rhythm guitar
Vinnie Colaiuta—drums

Terry Bozzio—voice
Patrick O'Hearn—voice

Bozzio: Once in a while . . .
O'Hearn: Oh, sing it!
Bozzio: Da-dwe-dee-da-doo-dwe-da-dee-da-doo-da-ah!

6. Canard Du Jour 9:57

(FZ/Ponty)

Paramount Studios, LA
c. August, 1972
engineer: Kerry McNab

FZ—bouzouki
Jean-Luc Ponty—baritone violin

Terry Bozzio—voice
Patrick O'Hearn—voice

2:38
Bozzio: Yeah . . .
O'Hearn: Kinda reminds you of home, doesn't it?

 

All compositions by Frank Zappa except as noted
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Transcription from Zootsuit Systematic Leather Review
Corrections and additions by Román, Spider Gecko, overcooked, Dave Lane, Derek Milhouse Gilger, Charles Ulrich, Biffyshrew and Patrick Buzby
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