Length: ~45 min
Label: "Bizarre" Poop (or Pop) 1348
1. Why Don'tcha Do Me Right? [listed as "Why Don't You Do Me Right"]
2. Big Leg Emma
3. Lonely Little Girl
4. Dog Breath
5. My Guitar [Wants to Kill Your Mama]
6. Tears Began to Fall
7. Junier Mintz Boogie
8. Uncle Meat (One Not[e] at a Time)
9. Son of Prelude to the Afternoon of a Sexually Aroused Gas Mask
10. Oh, in the Sky [listed as "In the Sky"]
11. The Big Medley ["Let's Make the Water Turn Black / Harry, You're a Beast / Oh No / The Orange County Lumber Truck / King Kong" - largely officially released on Ahead of Their Time]
* PREVIOUS PLASTIC is from official singles (except track 3 - see below). Tracks 1-2 have been officially released on the CD version of Absolutely Free, and a different edit of track 5 has been released on Stage #5.
* The TREAT SIDE is live in London 1968. Track 10 is Roy Estrada singing a Ruben-esque tune. Track 11 has been officially released as tracks 16-20 of Ahead of Their Time, though there are some edits on the official album.
From Biffy the Elephant Shrew:
No, the Trick or Treat cut is not really the single version, except for the last line (where you'll note that it does switch to mono). The single consists of the first verse of "Lonely Little Girl", in mono, with a different ending (like on the Trick or Treat boot), followed by the celesta tinkle and cough. This cuts to "Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance" in its entirety (indeed, the single is more about "Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance" than it is "Lonely Little Girl"), make a musique concr?te noise here, and finally a sax-led shuffle riff that repeats and fades. This sax passage appears nowhere else in the Zappa oeuvre. [This sax riff is also at the end of side one of the Trick or Treat boot - JWB.]
This riff is known in the trade as the "Bunk Gardner riff". From Johan Lif:
During the fade-out of the rare single version of "Lonely Little Girl", there is a repeated brass riff, believed to have been added by Bunk Gardner during the "Big Leg Emma" sessions after Zappa had left the studio [see Chevalier, pp. 224-5]. This riff has now been identified as a copy of the opening bass riff from "What's So Good About Goodbye" with Smokey Robinson & the Miracles.