Sunday, 9 October 2011

Burnt Weeny Sandwich (1970)

The album was essentially a 'posthumous' Mothers release having been released after Frank Zappa dissolved the band. Presumably a favorite musician of Zappa's, the versatile Ian Underwood's contributions are significant on this album. The album, like its counterpart Weasels Ripped My Flesh, comprises tracks from the Mothers vault that were not previously released. Whereas Weasels mostly showcases the Mothers in a live setting, much of Burnt Weeny Sandwich features studio work and structured Zappa compositions, like the centerpiece of the album, "Little House I Used To Live In," which consists of several movements and employs compound meters such as 11/8 with an overlaid melody in 10/8 (parts of which were recorded by the Mothers, while the middle violin solo section featuring Don "Sugarcane" Harris, was an outtake from the Hot Rats sessions). I've included an edit of Don's violin solo in the zip.


The Croaker said...


paul etcheverry said...

One of my favorite FZ recordings. Thanks!

The Croaker said...

My pleasure Paul...we are spoilt for choice.