Baby Snakes (soundtrack)

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Baby Snakes
Zappa Baby Snakes.jpg
Live album soundtrack by Frank Zappa
Released March 28, 1983
Recorded October 28–31, 1977 at The Palladium, NYC
Genre Hard rock, progressive rock, art rock, comedy rock
Length 36:13
Label Barking Pumpkin
Producer Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa chronology
The Man from Utopia
(1983)
Baby Snakes
(1983)
London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. I
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Baby Snakes is the soundtrack to Frank Zappa's film of the same name. It features several of the songs from the film and was originally released as a picture disc.

Overview[edit]

The track "Baby Snakes" is the studio recording which appears on Sheik Yerbouti, but omits the opening riff (instead starting at the first verse). All other tracks are live recordings, unique to this album and the film.

Like the Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar set, this LP was originally offered for sale only as a mail order item through Columbia Records' Record Club division in Terre Haute, IN. The LP was later offered to distributors for conventional brick-and-mortar store sales.

Baby Snakes: The Compleat Soundtrack was released to iTunes on December 21, 2012.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Intro Rap/Baby Snakes" (CD Edition only)2:22
2."Titties & Beer"6:13
3."The Black Page #2"2:50
4."Jones Crusher"2:53
5."Disco Boy"3:51
Side two
No.TitleLength
6."Dinah-Moe Humm"6:37
7."Punky's Whips"11:29

Credits[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Arranged & Produced by Frank Zappa
  • Engineered & Mixed by Joe Chiccarelli
  • Mastered by Bob Stone
  • Norman Seeff – photography
  • Lynn Goldsmith – photography

References[edit]