Tor Haugland for helping me with the web design, technical advises and for his photos from Kalvøya 1973.
Tom Luigi Cozzolino for spell checks and grammar.
Snoopi for support.
Special thanks to everyone who has contributed with images and information.
And special thanks to Bjørn M. Bruun for naming this site.
Just added VINYL IS NOT DEAD, IT JUST SMELLS FUNNY – THE FRANK ZAPPA SINGLES to the ZappaFrenzy research center. This fantastic book by Dieter Jakob has 530 pages about Zappas singles and more than 3000 pictures!! Click the link above to read more about it and how to order.
A very special item on ZappaFrenzy today!
The unreleased acetate version of Girl From The East by Bobby Jameson and Frank Zappa.
Special thanks to Bobby Jameson who provided the picture of this amazing acetate.
Christian sent me pictures of the italian Tears Began To Fall/Junier Mintz Boogie juke box version sleeve. The sleeve is a hole cover made out of the picture sleeve.
The new maxi on Barking Pumpkin Records is finally on ZappaFrenzy!
Another mega rare Pal Studio single today! Check out the promo copy of The Biscaines - Blue Skies/Menagerie. This is on the Yukon label which was one of Paul Buff's own labels.
I normally don't post pictures of LP's on ZappaFrenzy, but this item was so unique that I thought it would be appropriate to have pictures of it here. This promo LP features A and B sides of singles that were released October month, 1968 in Japan. Both "Motherly Love" and "I Ain't Got No Heart" are found on this LP.
We finally got the US version of I'm The Slime/Montana (2013 version) on Frenzy! Pictures from Eelco Janzen.
The European version of I'm The Slime/Montana (2013 version) for distribution in Italy is now on ZappaFrenzy. It's the same as the regular European version, but with a SIAE sticker on the sleeve.
Eelco Janzen was the first one to send me pictures of the new RSD single. I made a new entry for this single, since it has a different mix of "Montana".
Here is: I'm The Slime/Montana (2013 version) (Europe/France)
Another single for Band Members And Related Artists section from Ton Van Mierle
The Turtles - Elenore/Surfer Dan (Turkish pressing)
The new US version of Joe's Garage/Central Scrutinizer added today was pressed by PRC Recording Corp., Compton, California.
Great new find from Eelco Janzen!
A third version of the US Joe's Garage/Central Scrutinizer.
Ton Van Mierle sent pictures of a new version of The Tornadoes - Bustin' Surfboards/Beyond The Surf.
Eelco Janzen sent me picture upgrades for the Dutch What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning/Daddy, Daddy, Daddy sleeve.
Here is finally an update. It has exciting new singles in both Frank Zappa and Paul Buff sections. Enjoy!
Frank Zappa section:
From Alan Mansfield:
From Håkon Busterud:
From Hans Peter Schmidt:
From Eelco Janzen:
Paul Buff Section:
From Håkon Busterud:
Here are the first updates for 2013!
Here are some more Buff Stuff from myself:
Eelco Janzen sent me another title-strip for Dancin' Fool/Baby Snakes
Alice Cooper on Straight from Håkon Busterud:
Beefheart label upgrades from Håkon Busterud:
Here is another single from PAL Studios on the mega rare PLAZA label.
(Special thanks to Hans Peter Schmidt, I wouldn't have gotten this single if it wasn't for him)
More Black Friday Beefheart releases presented by RECORD STORE DAY on the Sundazed Label from Eelco Janzen:
Big Leg Emma/Why Don'tcha Do Me Right 2012 release on Barking Pumpkin Records is finally here! This is the first 7" FZ release since 1991!
The rest of the Beefheart RSD reissues will come later this week.
Why Don'tcha Do Me Right, Big Leg Emma reissue will not be released until Black Friday (23rd of November), but I found a store where it is possible to pre-order it. go to spincds.com and pre-order your copy of this new fantastic 7"!
It's soon Black Friday and the pictures of one of the three Beefheart singles that are about to be released have arrived! My dear friend Eelco Janzen sent them to me today.
Check out: Upon The My-O-My/I Got Love On My Mind (from Sundazed)
Black Friday is on the 23rd of November. Go here to find out where you can get the black friday releases presented by Record Store Day: RECORD STORE DAY
There will also be a Frank Zappa release on this years Black Friday.
Check out: Why Don'tcha Do Me Right, Big Leg Emma
Another update for the Buff section!
Here is the first release of Strawberry Alarm Clock - The Birdman Of Alkatrash/Incense And Peppermints on the rare All-American label. Buff engineered both tracks.
A long time since Frenzy was updated, but tonight you get something special!
Check out: Bob Guy - Dear Jeepers/Letter from Jeepers (Promo Copy!!!)
Another update is a promo picture of Johnny Fortune, with references to Emmy records!
Picture upgrades for: The Masters - Sixteen Tons/Breaktime
More related singles!
From Eelco Janzen you get the Dutch: The Turtles - Happy Together/We'll Meet Again.
And from our new friend Jari Hartikainen from Finland you get the: Christopher Bond - A Good Love/A Good Love single without the mirrored b-side.
My friend Søren Christiansen visited me sometime ago and he brought some new singles for ZappaFrenzy.
And here are a couple of Buff/Pal singles from me:
More Buff/PAL stuff from Crossfire Publications!!
We got the great PAUL BUFF PRESENTS HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES not long ago, but it does not stop there! Three more sets are ready for pre-order.
Click the links below for detailed information and how to order.
A small update today!
Title strip for Disco Boy/Ms. Pinky
More Buff related singles!
Here is another mega rare surf single recorded at the PAL Studios, engineered by Paul Buff and produced by Paul Buff and Dave Aerni.
Just got back from vacation and today you will get an important update.
Bobby Jameson - Gotta' Find My Roogalator/Lowdown Funky Blues (stock copy, version 2)
Here is a different version of this very rare stock copy. it has light blue labels and was pressed at Columbia Records, Terre Haute, Indiana.
A couple of things today.
Dieter Jakob sent me a picture of the Dutch The Man From Utopia Meets Mary Lou/Sex with a promo sticker on the picture sleeve.
Eelco Janzen sent me a picture of the US Captain Beefheart - Yellow Brick Road/Abba Zaba promo copy with a date stamp.
More related singles with band members and cover versions will come soon!
Here are some more singles for the Discreet section From Hans-Peter Schmidt!
Kathy Dalton - At The Tropicana/Long Gone Charlie, Hit And Run (Australia)
Some more rare Discreet singles from Hans-Peter Schmidt today!
Tim Buckley - Quicksand/Stone In Love (US stock copy)
More Discreet stuff will come!
I have just added a mail piece that was sent out to radio stations to promote "I Don't Wanna Get Drafted".
I just found a stock copy version of Eric Burdon & The Animals - MGM Celebrity Scene. This is the first time I have ever seen a stock copy of this box set. I am quite sure that The Other Side Of This Life/It's All Meat (arranged by Frank Zappa) was never released outside this box. All the stock and promo copies of this single that I have seen has "CS 11-5 Rec. No. 5" on the label. This means "Celebrity Scene 11-5 record number 5".
I have now added the entire box set in the main discography.
Some more Buff singles!
Terri And Johnny - Your Tender Lips/I Miss You So (produced and engineered by Paul Buff at the Pal Recording Studios. This is the original "Your Tender Lips")
The Catalinas - Your Tender Lips/Gonna Tell (Advance Release) (Paul Buff plays all instruments and sings on both tracks. His wife Allison sings on "Gonna Tell")
More singles on the Discreet label and singles by Frank Zappa's band members will come soon!
Another single deleted from the Missing Singles list!
Some new MGM/Verve factory sleeve information today!
New interesting comments for the Plain Brown Factory Sleeve.
I have also added confirmed info about MGM sleeves under the comments for Burt Ward - Boy Wonder I Love You/Oranged Colored Sky and Eric Burdon & The Animals - The Other Side Of This Life/It's All Meat.
More Buff and Aerni singles!
The Pharos - Pintor/Rhythm Surfer (Dave Aerni wrote, produced and engineered both sides ar Pal Recording Studios)
Eelco Janzen also sent me picture upgrades for the US How Could I be Such A Fool/Help I'm A Rock (version 3)
Here are some more Paul Buff related singles!
Eelco also sent me a label upgrade for the Durch Who Are The Brain Police?/Trouble Comin' Every Day (version 2)
Detritus sent me some more Turtles singles, that goes to Frank Zappa's Band Members And Related Artists
Found another single for the Buff/Pal section!
More rare Beefheart from Håkon Busterud!!
Too Much Time/Low Yo Yo Stuff (US promo with gatefold sleeve)
Big update today!!
Alan Mansfield sent me pictures of no less than 28! discreet singles.
Information regarding Discreet factory sleeves will come later.
Another amazing update today!!
RJ sent me pictures of another Frank Zappa acetate!
Here are the last Beefheart's from Håkon. More may arrive later.
This update are his UK acetates.
A section for 12" Beefheart singles is now up and running.
More rare Beefheart will come!
Eelco Janzen sent me pictures of the Beefheart limited edition record store day release.
Check out: Diddy Wah Diddy/Who Do You Think You're Fooling? - Moonchild/Here I Am, I Always Am (double single with gatefold sleeve)
Detritus has commented on the french Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do/Yellow Brick Road test pressing.
More Beefheart from Håkon Busterud today!
Radio Spots For Captain Beefheart "Lick My Decals Off, Baby" Reprise Album RS 6420 (USA)
More Beefheart will come!
A tiny update from myself.
Wild Man Fischer - The Circle/Merry-Go-Round (picture upgrade for US stock copy)
Does anyone have a stock copy of this single pressed by Columbia Records, Santa Maria, California? See matrix information for the promo copies if you want to know how to find out.
More nice Frenzy updates will come during weekend!
More Beefheart from Håkon Busterud!
Even more Beefheart from Håkon will come later this week!
Great news for those of you who enjoy the Pal Studio singles!
PAUL BUFF PRESENTS HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES
5 CDs • 156 tracks (58 with Frank Zappa contributions) • 40-page color booklet • Reproductions of original 45 RPM labels • Many tracks making their CD debuts
The first 200 pre-orders will receive both Tornadoes CDs ("Now And Then" and "Charge Of The Tornadoes"). These CDs contain a total of 11 tracks engineered by FZ, and none of them are on the set above.
Approximate Release Date: May 28, 2012
PayPal payments can be sent to email@example.com
Here is the last Beefheart single from Håkon, that you get today:
More rare Beefheart will come during the week!!
More amazing Beefheart from Håkon Busterud today!
Just added some more information and pictures to the Diddy Wah Diddy/Who Do You Think You're Fooling? singles.
Rare Beefheart singles from Håkon Busterud!
Here is the first batch of mega rare Beefheart singles. Tonight you get several versions of Diddy Wah Diddy/Who Do You Think You're Fooling?
More rare Beefheart will come in near future!
ANOTHER IMPORTANT UPDATE!
I got two singles today and the most interesting one is: The Rhythm Surfers - "502" (Like Getting Pinched On A 502)/Big City Surfer. Both tracks are produced and engineered by Dave Aerni and Frank Zappa at Pal Recording Studios. It is on Aerni's Daytone label.
The other single is a Australian promo copy of Grand Funk Railroad - Can You Do It/1976 (Produced by Frank Zappa)
VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE TODAY!
Here is a new single with Frank Zappa's contribution. Frank Zappa plays guitar on both sides. It is not very hard to hear it's him, when you listen to the songs. This is such a great recording!!
I have also added a picture upgrade for The Knack - Softly, Softly/The Spell (USA version 1)
I also got something special for those of you who enjoy Paul Buff Stuff!
Erlend Sundin visited me today and he brought a new Acetate!
Here are the two first of some updates that will come in near future!
From Hans-Peter Schmidt:
Peaches En Regalia (Music Box) (the original from 2003)
From Eelco Janzen:
Valley Girl/You Are What You Is (b-side label with misprint)