The Crux Of The Biscuit

Cover Art

 

1. Cosmik Debris

 

2. Uncle Remus (Mix Outtake)

 

3. Down In De Dew (Alternate Mix)

 

4. Apostrophe' (Mix Outtake)

Tan Mitsugu, August 1, 2016

The drum intro is the same as Stink-foot from Apostrophe (').

 

6. Don't Eat The Yellow Snow/St. Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast (Live)

Liner notes

Recorded live at the Hordern Pavillion; Sydney, Australia 6/24/73
Engineer: Steve Desper
Original Recording Source: 1/2" 4-Track Analog Tape Master
MIxed by Craig Parker Adams at Winslow Court Studios 5/2/14 to 96K 24B WAV

 

7. Excentrifugal Forz (Mix Outtake)

Edits

Apostrophe (') (Zappa Records, 1990) The Crux Of The Biscuit (2016)
0:00-1:33 0:00-1:32
  1:32-1:34

 

8. Energy Frontier (Take 4) 3:04

Liner notes

Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, NYC, 11/8/72
Original Recording Format: 2" 16-Track Analog Tape
Original Recording Engineer: Dave Whitman
Mixed by Craig Parker Adams at Winslow Court Studios 2014 to 96K 24B WAV

PLAYERS:
FZ—Guitar
Jack Bruce—Bass
Jim Gordon—Drums
Tony Duran—Guitar
Dave Parlato—Acoustic Bass
Unknown—flute

Joe Travers, interviewed by Howie Kittelson, Conceptual Continuity With HowieZowie, July 28, 2016

I tried to track down who would have been [the flute player], but nobody knows! Maybe the fans somehow can get that information—because they're so hard core. I was unable to determine it because there were no session sheets, and so it's hard for me to know. And I had a conversation with Dave Parlato. [...] But, Dave didn't know who played flute either. And first thing I thought of was it had to have been maybe somebody who was touring with Frank at the time. But in the Petite Wazoo the only person that maybe could have done that was Earl Dumler, and we're not really sure he was him or not. And I didn't get a chance to get in touch with Earl before the release of the record. So—maybe he is him, maybe he is not. Who knows!

9. Energy Frontier (Take 6 With Overdubs) 4:15

Liner notes

Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, NYC, 11/8/72
Original Recording Source: 2" 16-Track Analog Tape
Original Recording Engineer: Dave Whitman
Overdub Engineer: Kerry McNabb at Paramount Studios, 1973
Mixed by Craig Parker Adams at Winslow Court Studios 2014 to 96K 24B WAV

PLAYERS:
FZ—Guitar/Overdubs
Jack Bruce—Bass
Jim Gordon—Drums
Tony Duran—Guitar
Unknown—flute

10. Energy Frontier (Bridge)

Liner notes

Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, NYC, 11/8/72
Original Recording Source: 1/4" 2-Track Stereo Analog Tape

PLAYERS:
FZ—Guitar
Jack Bruce—Bass
Jim Gordon—Drums
Tony Duran—Guitar

 

 

Research, compilation and maintenance by Román García Albertos
http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/
This page updated: 2017-10-29