Bizarre Records

Bizarre Records

Profile:
Bizarre Records was founded by Frank Zappa and his manager, Herb Cohen, in 1968 as a recordings extension of their company Bizarre Productions after MGM Records passed up a contract option with the duo.

The Bizarre Records label was created as an outlet for Frank Zappa's own productions and for artists discovered by Zappa who's performances were a little more 'bizarre' than the 'straight' acts recorded on the company's sister label Straight, created in the spring of 1969.

Both labels were distributed by Warner Reprise*. Whilst the latter Straight label had its own catalog ID the Bizarre Records releases are normally identified by the Bizarre logo on the cover art and (usually) a Reprise label & catalog ID from their 2000 & 6000 series.

*Initially Bizarre Records was distributed by Verve and marketed in the UK by Polydor until Zappa contracted to Warners. Some Bizarre issues were linked to the Warner 7 Arts/Reprise distribution, with the 7 Arts/Reprise roundel logo. It should be noted that many Zappa sleeves are often 'legacy artworks' post 1971, bearing the old '7Arts/R' roundel & the 'Bizarre' egg-timer logo. In such cases the Reprise Label or Warner Bros. Label etc., on disc/s should take precedence in cat# order display.

In the UK the label's releases were distributed by Pye, then Warner Bros. using the "K" catalog prefix in 1971. (By which time Bizarre had ceased).
Parent Label:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2MS 2024 Uncle Meat  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat (Album) 2MS 2024 US 1969 Sell This Version
2MS 2027 Trout Mask Replica  album cover Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Trout Mask Replica(2xLP, Album, RE, Ter) Straight, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 2MS 2027 US 1970 Sell This Version
2RS 6332 An Evening With Wild Man Fischer  album cover Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer(2xLP, Album, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records 2RS 6332 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
2SX 6332 An Evening With Wild Man Fischer  album cover Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer(2xLP, Album, Ter) Bizarre Records 2SX 6332 US 1969 Sell This Version
2XS 6329 The Berkeley Concert  album cover Lenny Bruce The Berkeley Concert 2XS 6329 US 1969 Sell This Version
2XS 6332 Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer (Album) 2XS 6332 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
5C 188-92854/55 200 Motels  album cover Frank Zappa 200 Motels(2xLP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records, Bizarre Records 5C 188-92854/55 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
8RJ-2024 Uncle Meat  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat(8-Trk) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 8RJ-2024 US Unknown Sell This Version
14C 162-92854 200 Motels  album cover Frank Zappa 200 Motels(2xLP, Album) United Artists Records, United Artists Records, Bizarre Records 14C 162-92854 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
0781 The Circle / Merry-Go-Round  album cover Wild Man Fischer The Circle / Merry-Go-Round (Single) 0781 US 1968 Sell This Version
0840 My Guitar  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* My Guitar (Single) 0840 US 1969 Sell This Version
0892 W P L J / My Guitar  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* W P L J / My Guitar (Single) 0892 US 1970 Sell This Version
0967 Tell Me You Love Me / Would You Go All The Way For The U.S.A.?  album cover Frank Zappa Tell Me You Love Me / Would You Go All The Way For The U.S.A.? 0967 US 1970 Sell This Version
1052 Tears Began To Fall  album cover Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention* - Tears Began To Fall (Single) 1052 US 1971 Sell This Version
2024 Uncle Meat  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat (Album) 2024 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
2094 Waka / Jawaka   album cover Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka (LP, Album, TP) Bizarre Records 2094 US 1972 Sell This Version
6332 An Evening With Wild Man Fischer  album cover Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer (Album) 6332 US 1969 Sell This Version
44020 Chunga's Revenge  album cover Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge (Album) 44020 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44078 Hot Rats  album cover Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Album) 44078 Greece 1971 Sell This Version
44109 Weasels Ripped My Flesh  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Weasels Ripped My Flesh(LP, Album, RE) Bizarre Records 44109 France 1976 Sell This Version
84.002 Hot Rats  album cover Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Album) 84.002 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
97.005 Fillmore East - June 1971  album cover The Mothers Fillmore East - June 1971 (Album) 97.005 Brazil 1971 Sell This Version
710 012 We're Only In It For The Money  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* We're Only In It For The Money(LP) Verve Records, Bizarre Records 710 012 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
2304 164 Mothermania, The Best Of The Mothers  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Mothermania, The Best Of The Mothers (Comp) 2304 164 Europe 1970 Sell This Version
BP 40101 2 Home Land  album cover Solomon Burke Home Land(CD, Album) Bizarre Records BP 40101 2 US 1991 Sell This Version
BZ8 2030 Chunga's Revenge  album cover Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge(8-Trk, S/Sided, Album) Bizarre Records BZ8 2030 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
CCDPOS057 Screamin' Jay Hawkins Strokin'(CD, Single, Car) Possum, Possum CCDPOS057 Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
FIEND CASS 211 Black Music For White People  album cover Screamin' Jay Hawkins Black Music For White People(Cass, Album) Demon Records FIEND CASS 211 UK 1991 Sell This Version
FIENDCD 728 Stone Crazy  album cover Screamin' Jay Hawkins Stone Crazy(CD, Album) Demon Records FIENDCD 728 UK 1993 Sell This Version
HRES 291-40 La Venganza De Chunga  album cover Frank Zappa La Venganza De Chunga (Album) HRES 291-40 Spain 1972 Sell This Version
K 14100 Tears Began To Fall  album cover Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention* - Tears Began To Fall (Single) K 14100 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
K14228 Eat That Question  album cover The Mothers Eat That Question(7", Single) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records K14228 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
K 44083 Burnt Weeny Sandwich  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Burnt Weeny Sandwich(LP, Album, RE) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records K 44083 UK 1976 Sell This Version
K 44179 Just Another Band From L.A.  album cover The Mothers Just Another Band From L.A. (Album) K 44179 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
K 44203 Waka/Jawaka - Hot Rats  album cover Frank Zappa Waka/Jawaka - Hot Rats (Album) K 44203 UK 1972 Sell This Version
K 44209 The Grand Wazoo  album cover Frank Zappa And The Mothers Frank Zappa And The Mothers - The Grand Wazoo(LP, Album, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records K 44209 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
K 64005 Uncle Meat  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat(2xLP, Album, RE) Bizarre Records K 64005 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
K 444179 Just Another Band From L.A.  album cover The Mothers Just Another Band From L.A.(Cass, Album) Bizarre Records K 444179 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
K 444209 The Grand Wazoo  album cover The Mothers The Grand Wazoo(Cass, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records K 444209 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
M5-2042 Fillmore East - June 1971  album cover The Mothers Fillmore East - June 1971 (Album) M5-2042 US 1971 Sell This Version
M5 2093 The Grand Wazoo  album cover The Mothers The Grand Wazoo(Cass, Album, RP) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records M5 2093 US Unknown Sell This Version
M 82030 Chunga's Revenge  album cover Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge(8-Trk, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records M 82030 US 1970 Sell This Version
M 82042 Fillmore East - June 1971  album cover The Mothers Fillmore East - June 1971(8-Trk, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records M 82042 US 1971 Sell This Version
M 82075 Just Another Band From L.A.  album cover The Mothers Just Another Band From L.A.(8-Trk, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records M 82075 US 1972 Sell This Version
M 82094 Waka / Jawaka • Hot Rats  album cover Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka • Hot Rats(8-Trk, Album, Club) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records M 82094 US 1972 Sell This Version
MS 2024 Uncle Meat  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat (Album) MS 2024 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
MS 2028 Weasels Ripped My Flesh  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Weasels Ripped My Flesh (Album) MS 2028 US 1970 Sell This Version
MS 2030 Chunga's Revenge  album cover Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge (Album) MS 2030 US 1970 Sell This Version
MS 2042 Fillmore East - June 1971  album cover The Mothers Fillmore East - June 1971 (Album) MS 2042 US 1971 Sell This Version
MS-2047 Ugly Noises - A Condensed History  album cover Frank Zappa & The Mothers Ugly Noises - A Condensed History(LP, Unofficial, Vin) Bizarre Records MS-2047 US 1971 Sell This Version
MS 2075 Just Another Band From L.A.  album cover The Mothers Just Another Band From L.A. (Album) MS 2075 US 1972 Sell This Version
MS 2093 The Grand Wazoo  album cover The Mothers The Grand Wazoo (Album) MS 2093 US 1972 Sell This Version
MS 2094 Waka / Jawaka • Hot Rats  album cover Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka • Hot Rats (Album) MS 2094 US 1972 Sell This Version
none Pachuco Cadaver  album cover Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Pachuco Cadaver(7", Single, RE, Whi) Third Man Records, Bizarre Records none US 2018 Sell This Version
none The Berkeley Concert  album cover Lenny Bruce The Berkeley Concert(CD) Enigma Retro, Bizarre Records none US 1989 Sell This Version
none Hot Rats  album cover Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Chunga's Revenge  album cover Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge(Cass, Album) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records none US 1970 Sell This Version
none Trout Mask Replica  album cover Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Trout Mask Replica(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, S/Edition, "Fr + 7", Sin) Third Man Records, Third Man Records, Bizarre Records none US 2018 Sell This Version
none Pretties For You  album cover Alice Cooper Pretties For You (Album) none US 1989 Sell This Version
P-8245R Just Another Band From L.A.  album cover The Mothers Just Another Band From L.A.(LP, Album, Gat) Bizarre Records P-8245R Japan 1972 Sell This Version
POSCD 6856 Black Music For White People  album cover Screamin' Jay Hawkins Black Music For White People(CD) Possum POSCD 6856 Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
PRO 368 Zapped  album cover Various Zapped (Comp) PRO 368 US 1970 Sell This Version
PSCW-1080 Take On The Nation  album cover Armed Forces (3) Take On The Nation(CD, Album) Bizarre Records, Straight PSCW-1080 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
PSCW-1095 Call Of The Wild  album cover Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes - Call Of The Wild(CD, Album, RE) Bizarre Records PSCW-1095 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
R2 70350 Easy Action  album cover Alice Cooper Easy Action(CD, Album, RM) Bizarre Records, Straight, Rhino Records (2) R2 70350 US 1989 Sell This Version
R2 70364 Lick My Decals Off, Baby  album cover Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2), Bizarre Records, Straight R2 70364 US 1989 Sell This Version
R2 70366 Blue... Not Blues  album cover Earl Thomas Blue... Not Blues(CD, Album) Bizarre/Straight R2 70366 US 1991 Sell This Version
R2 70367 Baby´s Not In The Mood  album cover Mark DeCerbo Baby´s Not In The Mood(CD, Album) Bizarre Records, Straight Records R2 70367 US 1991 Sell This Version
R2 70368 Take On The Nation  album cover Armed Forces (3) Take On The Nation(CD, Album) Bizarre Records, Straight R2 70368 US 1991 Sell This Version
R2 70556 Black Music For White People  album cover Screamin' Jay Hawkins Black Music For White People(CD, Album, RE) Rhino Records (2), Bizarre Records R2 70556 US 1991 Sell This Version
R2-70558 Home Land  album cover Solomon Burke Home Land(CD, Album) Bizarre Records R2-70558 US 1991 Sell This Version
R2 71155 Tribal Music From Hollywood  album cover Francis X Tribal Music From Hollywood(CD, Album) Bizarre Records, Straight R2 71155 US 1992 Sell This Version
R2 71184 Stone Crazy  album cover Screamin' Jay Hawkins Stone Crazy(CD, Album) Bizarre Records, Straight R2 71184 US 1993 Sell This Version
R2 71563 Lightning-Rod Man  album cover Lowell George & The Factory (7) Lowell George & The Factory (7) - Lightning-Rod Man(CD, Album, Comp) Bizarre Records, Straight R2 71563 US 1993 Sell This Version
R4 70368 Take On The Nation  album cover Armed Forces (3) Take On The Nation(Cass, Album) Bizarre Records, Straight R4 70368 US 1991 Sell This Version
R4 71563 Lightning-Rod Man  album cover Lowell George & The Factory (7) Lowell George & The Factory (7) - Lightning-Rod Man(Cass, Comp) Bizarre Records, Straight R4 71563 US 1993 Sell This Version
REP 1127  Eat That Question  album cover The Mothers Eat That Question (Single) REP 1127 US 1972 Sell This Version
REP M 82028 Weasels Ripped My Flesh  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Weasels Ripped My Flesh(8-Trk, Album) Bizarre Records REP M 82028 US 1970 Sell This Version
RRD 11707 Double Dynamite (2 Originals)  album cover Frank Zappa Double Dynamite (2 Originals) (Comp) RRD 11707 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
RS 2030 Chunga's Revenge  album cover Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge (Album) RS 2030 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
RS 2042 Fillmore East - June 1971  album cover The Mothers Fillmore East - June 1971 (Album) RS 2042 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
RS 5270 Zapped  album cover Various Zapped(LP, Comp) Warner Bros. Records, Bizarre Records, Straight, Reprise Records RS 5270 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Hot Rats  album cover Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Album) RS 6356 US 1969 Sell This Version
RS 6370 Burnt Weeny Sandwich  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Burnt Weeny Sandwich (Album) RS 6370 US 1970 Sell This Version
RS 6420 Lick My Decals Off, Baby  album cover Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album, Zap) Bizarre Records, Straight, Reprise Records RS 6420 US 1970 Sell This Version
RSLP 2028 Weasels Ripped My Flesh  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Weasels Ripped My Flesh (Album) RSLP 2028 UK 1970 Sell This Version
RSLP 6356 Hot Rats  album cover Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Album) RSLP 6356 UK 1970 Sell This Version
RST 2024-P Uncle Meat  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Bizarre Records, Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RST 2024-P US 1969 Sell This Version
RST 2042 B Fillmore East - June 1971  album cover The Mothers Fillmore East - June 1971(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RST 2042 B US 1971 Sell This Version
RST 2075-B Just Another Band From L.A.  album cover The Mothers Just Another Band From L.A.(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album, Lar) Bizarre Records RST 2075-B US 1972 Sell This Version
RST 2094 Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats  album cover Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Bizarre Records RST 2094 US 1972 Sell This Version
RST 6356 B Hot Rats  album cover Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album, Lar) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records RST 6356 B US 1969 Sell This Version
RST 6370 Burnt Weeny Sandwich  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Burnt Weeny Sandwich(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records RST 6370 US 1970 Sell This Version
SGVL 51-033 Mothermania The Best Of The Mothers  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Mothermania The Best Of The Mothers(LP, Comp) Verve Records, Bizarre Records SGVL 51-033 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
VERBCD 7 The Berkeley Concert  album cover Lenny Bruce The Berkeley Concert(CD, Album) Demon Verbals VERBCD 7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
VLP 9237 Cruising With Ruben & The Jets  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Cruising With Ruben & The Jets(LP, Album, Mono) Verve Records, Bizarre Records VLP 9237 UK 1969 Sell This Version
W 44020 Chunga's Revenge  album cover Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge(LP, Album, RE) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records W 44020 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
W 44078 Hot Rats  album cover Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Album) W 44078 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
W 44203 Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats  album cover Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records W 44203 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
W 44209 The Grand Wazoo  album cover The Mothers The Grand Wazoo(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records W 44209 Italy 1975 Sell This Version