Wild Man Fischer ‎– An Evening With Wild Man Fischer

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6332, 2XS 6332, 2RS6332 Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer(2xLP, Album, Aut) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records, Reprise Records 6332, 2XS 6332, 2RS6332 US 1969 Sell This Version
2XS 6332 Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer(2xLP, Album) Bizarre Records 2XS 6332 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
RSLP 6332 Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer(2xLP, Album) Reprise Records RSLP 6332 UK 1969 Sell This Version
2XS 6332 Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer(2xLP, Album) Reprise Records 2XS 6332 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
6332, 2XS 6332, 2RS6332 Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer(2xLP, Album, Aut) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records, Reprise Records 6332, 2XS 6332, 2RS6332 US 1969 Sell This Version
2RS 6332, 2RS.6332 Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer(2xLP, Album, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records 2RS 6332, 2RS.6332 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
2XS 6332 Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer(2xLP, Album, Promo) Bizarre Records 2XS 6332 US 1969 Sell This Version
2SX 6332 Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer(2xLP, Album, Ter) Bizarre Records 2SX 6332 US 1969 Sell This Version
2XS 6332, 6332 Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer(2xLP, Album, RP) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records, Reprise Records 2XS 6332, 6332 US 1974 Sell This Version
HST398CD Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Gonzo Multimedia HST398CD UK 2016 Sell This Version
none Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer(2xCDr, Album, Unofficial) Bizarre Records (4), Reprise Records (2) none Unknown Sell This Version

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bpwlogan

bpwlogan

April 29, 2018
edited 6 months ago
referencing An Evening With Wild Man Fischer, 2xLP, Album, Aut, 6332, 2XS 6332, 2RS6332

More of a collection piece than an actual great structrue of music. It's worth snagging if you're a collector of Bizarre/Straight records, but if not you can leave this by the wayside.
BUSTOFF

BUSTOFF

August 10, 2017
referencing An Evening With Wild Man Fischer, 2xCD, Album, RE, RM, HST398CD
Remastered my aching back. This is a needle drop exercise in fraud. My nearly 50 year old vinyl copy sounds brilliant compared to this.piece of garbage. Avoid at all costs.
mondavino

mondavino

June 7, 2015
referencing An Evening With Wild Man Fischer, 2xLP, Album, Promo, 2XS 6332

I think I was in the same asylum! Anyways, there is nothing quite like this out there. A wonderful hour of "music" that Wesley Willis would have been very proud of. Sit back drop a hit of acid & enjoy!
MISTERROGERS

MISTERROGERS

September 29, 2014
referencing An Evening With Wild Man Fischer, 2xLP, Album, Aut, 6332, 2XS 6332, 2RS6332
I find it interesting that if the original is claimed to have sold so few, why did they issue it again on reprise? Makes me not believe that it (or TMR for that matter) sold as poorly as they did.
jpmcruiser

jpmcruiser

July 26, 2014
referencing An Evening With Wild Man Fischer, 2xLP, Album, Aut, 6332, 2XS 6332, 2RS6332
Which is the best pressing of this album to get, the original US or the US repress?
Or even the UK pressing? I usually stick with American pressings of LPs/CDs since I am American but is there anything better about the UK pressing over the two US ones?
mondavino

mondavino

January 23, 2014
referencing An Evening With Wild Man Fischer, 2xLP, Album, Aut, 6332, 2XS 6332, 2RS6332
The ones I have for this LP are standard Bizarre Inserts advertising for the Zapped lp sampler on one side for 1$ each. There is an order form that makes up that side of the insert. On the flip side is two paragraphs "Congress shall make no law....".Both sides are very blackish and show the image of Frank and someone else. I will just add that this was one of the few bizarre issue if any others to not have Canadian distribution. Only US copies available in Canada.
shoestringrecords

shoestringrecords

December 19, 2012
referencing An Evening With Wild Man Fischer, 2xLP, Album, Aut, 6332, 2XS 6332, 2RS6332
The review written previously is excellent, so I won't add anything unnecessary, although I would recommend Fisher's Rhino-era LP's to those seeking an introduction to Fisher, as they are more straightforward musically (the second two were produced by Barnes & Barnes), and easily accessible on CD.

Speaking of this, it's a shame that this double-album set is not available on CD (largely due to the incident with Zappa mentioned below), as I'm sure FZ kept the masters, and there may be even more unreleased material.
swagski

swagski

December 7, 2009
referencing An Evening With Wild Man Fischer, 2xLP, Album, RP, 2XS 6332, 6332

Wild Man Fischer could well have been a characterized bi-product of Zappa's astute observations on society. Sadly, he wasn't. Larry is real. A manic-depressive and dysfunctional street busker who performed along LA's Sunset Strip. A scary acid casualty and misunderstood individual, who's mother had him once committed to a mental institution in his teens for singing in his room and attacking her with a knife.

Zappa has assembled 36 tracks on this double vinyl that reveal the inner workings of Fischer's mind, employing accompaniments from the likes of Kim Fowley, members of The GTO's and the MOI. Here too are the beginnings of field recording techniques by Dick Kunc and Zappa that would emerge to full effect a year later on Trout Mask Replica. Fischer's demeanor in the Zappa household finally caused a permanent rift and no further material was produced between the two. However, this album helped put Fischer "The Jackass King...", as Fowley describes him, into the spotlight of celebrity attention. Yes, there's more of this guy out there on other labels.

A must for Zappa collectors, but not an accessible work for the uninitiated. Perhaps start with "The Taster" or "Circle" and proceed inwards...