Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen (UMRK) is the name of the recording studio that Frank Zappa built and used extensively for many of his musical recordings. The studio was completed on September 1, 1979 at his home in the Hollywood Hills and the recording of several songs that were eventually released on the album You Are What You Is began in July 1980.
References in Songs / Conceptual Continuity
In the conclusion of Zappa's Joe's Garage, Joe, the protagonist, gives in to conformity and gets a job on the assembly line at the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen; the narration describing his job there is identical to the opening narration from "Muffin Man".
- Michie, Chris (1 January 2003). "We are the Mothers...and This Is What We Sound Like!". Mix. Archived from the original on 11 February 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
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