Burnt Weeny Sandwich is the sixth studio album by the American rock band the Mothers of Invention, and the ninth overall by Frank Zappa, released in 1970. It consists of both studio recordings and live elements. In contrast to the next album Weasels Ripped My Flesh, which is predominantly live and song-oriented, most of Burnt Weeny Sandwich focuses on studio recordings and tightly arranged compositions.
The cover art includes material from Sept/Oct tour in 1968 and a collage for a shelved Eric Dolphy album project. Another very similar reissue version with a black dot WEA logo appearing in the rim text of the labels, can be seen here: The Mothers Of Invention - Burnt Weeny Sandwich. Rights Society: BMI. Matrix, Runout (Label A): (30,975). Matrix, Runout (Label B): (30,976). Matrix, Runout (A Side Runout Etching): o T I RS-6370-A 30975-1 A 6. Matrix, Runout (B Side Runout Etching): o T I RS-6370-B 30976-1 C 1.
Burnt Weeny Sandwich is the first of two albums by the Mothers of Invention that Frank Zappa released in 1970, after he had disbanded the original lineup. While Weasels Ripped My Flesh focuses on complex material and improvised stage madness, this collection of studio and live recordings summarizes the leader's various interests and influences at the time. It opens and closes on '50s pop covers, "WPLJ" and "Valarie
Burnt Weeny Sandwich in specific borrows orchestral instrumentations, doo-wop covers, and guitar solos from The Mother's previous studio sessions and concerts. There's no satire or experimentalism to be found on the entire album. The orchestral songs are for the most part brief and follow a loose theme; literally every single one is forgettable. Luckily, the two doo-wop covers, "WPLJ" and "Valerie", are charming little numbers that serve as bookends to an otherwise instrumental album.
Named after the burnt Hebrew National hot dog sandwich that Zappa enjoyed, Burnt Weeny Sandwich consists of previously unreleased recordings with the original Mothers Of Invention, who Zappa had disbanded before the album's release in 1970. The albums begins and end with vintage covers, "WPLJ" by the Salinas, California R&B group, the Four Deuces, and "Valarie," a 1960 hit for the doo-wop group, Jackie & The Starlites
Burnt Weeny Sandwich is the first of two albums by the Mothers of Invention that Frank Zappa released in 1970, after he had disbanded the original lineup. While Weasels Ripped My Flesh focuses on complex material and improvised stage madness, this collection of studio and live recordings summarizes the leader’s various interests and influences at the time. Presented as an extended set of theme and variations, the latter does not reach the same heights as King Kong. In many places, and with the two aforementioned exceptions in mind, Burnt Weeny Sandwich sounds like a set of outtakes from Uncle Meat, which already summarized to an extent the adventures of the early Mothers. It lacks some direction, but those allergic to the group’s grunts and free-form playing will prefer it to the wacky Weasels Ripped My Flesh.
Burnt Weeny Sandwich. Summary: There are two basic versions: dry and with additional reverb. Starting with the Old Masters LP in 1986, all releases of "Burnt Weeny Sandwich" contained additional digital reverb. Also included with the album is a flyer with the anouncement of other albums being released. Neither of these Burnt Weeny Sandwich packages include the original poster (two-sided, black & white, folds out to 4' by 10", with photos of the Mothers and a couple of Zappa, and says at the bottom on both sides "The Mothers of Invention Sincerely Regret to Inform You").
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Written-By – The Four Deuces
|A2||Igor's Boogie, Phase One||0:40|
|A3||Overture To A Holiday In Berlin||1:29|
|A4||Theme From Burnt Weeny Sandwich||4:35|
|A5||Igor's Boogie, Part Two||0:35|
|A6||Holiday In Berlin, Full Blown||6:27|
Piano [Solo] – Ian Underwood
|B1||Little House I Used To Live In
Organ [Solo] – Frank ZappaPiano [Solo] – Don Preston, Ian UnderwoodViolin [Electric], Vocals – Sugar Cane Harris*
Written-By – Jackie And The Starlites
- Record Company – Warner Bros. Records Ltd.
- Distributed By – CBS Records Inc.
- Made By – Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
- Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
- Published By – Dobard Music
- Cover – Cal Schenkel
- Design – John Williams
- Engineer [Director] – Dick Kunc
- Leader, Producer – Frank Zappa
- Written-By – Frank Zappa (tracks: A2 to B1)
NotesFirst UK issue.
Comes in a non-laminated gatefold sleeve.
(Later UK Tan label issues with Kinney 'K' prefix Category)
A2- IGOR`S BOOKIE on label
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped): RSLP 6370 A1
- Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped): RSLP 6370 B1
- Matrix / Runout (Side A label): RSLP 6370-A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B label): RSLP 6370-B
|RS 6370||The Mothers Of Invention*||Burnt Weeny Sandwich (LP, Album, Ter)||Bizarre Records, Reprise Records||RS 6370||US||1970|
|14.011||The Mothers Of Invention*||Imaginario Sandwich Quemado (LP, Album)||Radio City Music Hall Studio, Reprise Records||14.011||Argentina||1972|
|RS 6370||The Mothers Of Invention*||Burnt Weeny Sandwich (LP, Album, San)||Bizarre Records, Reprise Records||RS 6370||US||1970|
|RS 6370||The Mothers||Burnt Weeny Sandwich (LP, Album, RE)||Reprise Records, Bizarre Records||RS 6370||Canada||1976|
|ZR 3842-1||The Mothers Of Invention*||Burnt Weeny Sandwich (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180)||Zappa Records||ZR 3842-1||US||2018|