Meat Light

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Meat Light
Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 4, 2016 (2016-11-04)
Recordedfrom October 1967 to February 1968, liner notes go into great equipment detail
LabelZappa Records
Catalog Number: ZR20024
ProducerGail Zappa, Joe Travers
Frank Zappa chronology
Meat Light
Chicago '78
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Meat Light is a 3CD compilation of Frank Zappa's Uncle Meat recordings.[1][2][3][4][5] It is project/object #5 in a series of 40th Anniversary FZ Audio Documentaries, following MOFO (2006), Lumpy Money (2009) and Greasy Love Songs (2010) and The Crux of the Biscuit (2016).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Frank Zappa.

Disc One (Original 1969 Vinyl Mix)
1."Uncle Meat: Main Title Theme"1:56
2."The Voice of Cheese"0:26
3."Nine Types of Industrial Pollution"6:02
4."Zolar Czackl"0:54
5."Dog Breath, in the Year of the Plague"3:59
6."The Legend of the Golden Arches"3:27
7."Louie Louie (At the Royal Albert Hall in London)"2:18
8."The Dog Breath Variations"1:50
9."Sleeping in a Jar"0:50
10."Our Bizarre Relationship"1:05
11."The Uncle Meat Variations"4:46
12."Electric Aunt Jemima"1:46
13."Prelude to King Kong"3:39
14."God Bless America (Live at the Whisky A Go Go)"1:10
15."A Pound for a Brown on the Bus"1:29
16."Ian Underwood Whips It Out (Live on stage in Copenhagen)"5:09
17."Mr. Green Genes"3:13
18."We Can Shoot You"2:03
19."“If We’d All Been Living in California...”"1:14
20."The Air"2:57
21."Project X"4:49
22."Cruising for Burgers"2:18
23."King Kong Itself (as played by the Mothers in a studio)"0:51
24."King Kong (its magnificence as interpreted by Dom DeWild)"1:19
25."King Kong (as Motorhead explains it)"1:45
26."King Kong (the Gardner Varieties)"6:14
27."King Kong (as played by 3 deranged Good Humor Trucks)"0:37
28."King Kong (live on a flat bed diesel in the middle of a race track at a Miami Pop Festival... the Underwood ramifications)"7:24
Disc Two (Original Sequence)
1."Dog Breath, In The Year Of The Plague"2:55
2."The Legend Of The Golden Arches"3:16
3."The Voice Of Cheese"0:26
4."Whiskey Wah"1:34
5."Nine Types Of Industrial Pollution"6:03
6."Louie Louie (Live at the Royal Albert Hall in London)"2:27
7."The Dog Breath Variations"1:51
8."Shoot You Percussion Item"1:28
9."The Whip"5:03
10."The Uncle Meat Variations"4:47
11."King Kong"10:46
12."Project X Minus .5"1:47
13."A Pound For A Brown On The Bus"1:29
14."Electric Aunt Jemima"1:46
15."Prelude To King Kong"3:39
16."God Bless America (Live at the Whiskey A Go Go)"1:11
17."Sleeping In A Jar"0:51
18."Cops & Buns"5:56
19."Zolar Czakl"0:47
Disc Three (Original Sequence (continued): tracks 01-11/From the Vault: tracks 12-32)
1."We Can Not Shoot You"1:16
2."Mr. Green Genes"3:13
4."Uncle Meat: Main Title Theme"1:27
5."Our Bizarre Relationship"1:10
6."“Later We Can Shoot You”"0:15
7."“If We’d All Been Living In California…”"1:19
8."‘Ere Ian Whips It/JCB Spits It/Motorhead Rips It"2:30
9."The Air"2:58
10."Project X .5"2:38
11."Cruising For Burgers"2:23
12."“A Bunch Of Stuff”"1:40
13."Dog Breath (Single Version - Stereo)"2:55
15."The String Quartet*"3:06
16."Electric Aunt Jemima (Mix Outtake)"1:40
17."Exercise 4 Variant"4:32
18."Zolar Czackl (Mix Outtake)"0:45
19."“More Beer!”"0:17
20."Green Genes Snoop"1:13
21."Mr. Green Genes (Mix Outtake)"3:11
22."Echo Pie"2:16
23."1/4 Tone Unit"1:06
24."Sakuji’s March"0:35
25."No. 4*"1:52
26."Prelude To King Kong (Extended Version)*"5:24
27."Blood Unit*"1:22
28."My Guitar (Proto I- Excerpt)*"2:12
29."Nine Types Of Industrial Pollution (Guitar track, normal speed)"9:53
30."Uncle Meat (Live at Columbia University 1969)"4:44
31."Dog Breath (Instrumental)*"2:50
32."The Dog Breath Variations (Mix Outtake)"1:46



  1. ^ Westergaard, Sean. "Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object Audio Documentary". AllMusic. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  2. ^ Fricke, David (December 27, 2016). "More Great 2016 Reissues and Finds: David Fricke's Picks". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  3. ^ Alper, Eric (November 2, 2016). "Frank Zappa's Extensive Vault Release Continues with Meat Light, Chicago '78 and Little Dots, on November 4". That Eric Alper. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  4. ^ Sutton, Larson (March 15, 2017). "Securing Frank Zappa's Vault". Relix. Retrieved April 9, 2017. In November of last year, Universal simultaneously released a trio of albums across three formats—digital, CD and vinyl—signifying an enthusiastic and aggressive approach to the new relationship: The Mothers of Invention's Uncle Meat recast as Meat Light, a three-disc set including the original 1969 vinyl mix; Chicago '78, an unreleased concert recorded at the Uptown Theatre, presented in its entirety; and Little Dots, a sequel to Imaginary Diseases, featuring the 10-piece ensemble Petit Wazoo from the 1972 tour.
  5. ^ "Meat Light – The Uncle Meat Project/Object Audio Documentary". Retrieved January 28, 2017.