Talk:Lumpy Gravy

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Release date[edit]

AMG seems to have got this wrong. They say December 1967 [1] (and make a point of it coming before We're Only in It for the Money), but Rykodisc say '68 [2]; as does this page. Please fix this if I've made a mistake. Flowerparty 07:31, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

  • It came out in 1967 on an 8-track tape, and then was withdrawn after MGM threatened Capitol with a lawsuit. It was subsequently reedited and reissued. --WTF (talk) 03:08, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
  • The Lumpy Gravy Capitol tape from 1967 is NOT an 8-track cartridge! It is was released as a 4-track cartridge tape also known as Stereo-Pak. The 4-track cartridges were a forerunner to the more successful 8-track cartridge system. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rondo66 (talkcontribs) 08:26, 27 September 2014 (UTC)


See this page - section titled "The People Inside The Piano". I'll let you decide what to do with it. - MightyMoose22 01:41, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

Yeah I don't think he should be in the credits. That page says Frank himself clarified the error, so that's probably the best answer anyone can give. I'm going to take him off unless/until there is proof found that Clapton was on it. No sense in creating false hope and excitement every time someone sees that. War machine09 02:03, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

WPBiograhy banner[edit]

I removed the {{WikiProject Biography}} as this article deals not with an individual person, but an orchestra composed of many persons. --Ozgod 06:07, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Please note that WikiProject Musicians, as an integrated part of WPBiography, does use the WPBiography banner's flag "|musician-work-group=yes" which adds the following text to the banner: This article is supported by WikiProject Musicians, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed biographical guide to musicians and musical groups on Wikipedia.. Best regards, BNutzer 07:46, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
The reason I removed the WPBiography tag is because this article contains no biographical information and functions as a list. The WPBiography tag should be added to the individual pages of the performers of the orchestra. --Ozgod 12:26, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
I understand that the article as it is now does not contain biographical information, but this article may be expanded to give a reasonable amount of information on the group for an encyclopedic entry. - cgilbert(talk|contribs) 16:18, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Other uses of the term[edit]

Lumpy Gravy, almost certainly named after the album, was a restaurant in Hollywood owned by Klasky-Csupo Animation during the 1990s. Gabor Csupo was a good friend of Zappa. knoodelhed 08:07, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Bogus Information[edit]

This article previously was full of bogus information. Though it is possible that the group existed without a name in 1959 the first ensemble with this name was created by Frank Zappa in 1967 for use on his Lumpy Gravy album. If there are any available references to this group from before 1967 they need to be documented here. The name of this orchestra was also used by Zappa for musicians he hired for his Orchestra Favorites album in 1975 (the album was released in 1979.) The only documented evidence I could find of recordings with The Chipmunks that use this name date from 1983, not 1959! This certainly seems to suggest that the name came much later than the 1959 session. Removed unnecessary links to musicians who do not already have a Wikipedia article and re-organized article to show who participated in each of the major sessions known so far. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zoni4316 (talkcontribs) 20:40, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

"Phase 2"[edit]

Re: On the back cover of Lumpy Gravy, Frank says in a speech bubble, "Is this phase 2 of We're Only in It for the Money?"

I thought it was the other way around, with Zappa saying in a speech bubble on the back of We're Only in It for the Money: "Is this phase 2 of Lumpy Gravy?". Maybe they were both there. I used to have the album, but Katrina got it. Shocking Blue (talk) 09:22, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Money is phase one of Lumpy Gravy, while Lumpy Gravy is phase 2 of Money. Although Lumpy Gravy was issued first, in its all-orchestral incarnation, the edited version of the album serves as phase 2, as Money and the edited version of Lumpy Gravy were edited simultaneously. --WTF (talk) 20:33, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Missing predicate[edit]

However, upon meeting Zappa, who handed the musicians the scores for the pieces, which were dense, complex and varied in time signatures. Can someone who knows what that sentence is supposed to be please fix it? Thanks. --Zahzuhzaz (talk) 23:17, 25 November 2012 (UTC)