And so, the Idiot Bastard's collaboration with Cordelia Records ( has become a trilogy. In four parts. This time we looked at some of the rare and unmined gems in Frankie's oeuvre, with friends old and new.

Here’s the track list:


                                                                                         1.            VARIANT #1 by Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra
Kevin Crosby: acoustic bass guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele, digital widgets

Rupert Kettle: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, dobro, lap-steel, ukulele

                                                                                         2.            FALLING IN LOVE IS A STUPID HABIT by The Vegetarians   VIDEO
Marc Mollan: vocals

Hans Annellsson: everything else

                                                                                         3.            BOGNOR REGIS by Jerry Outlaw & Friends
Jerry Outlaw: guitars

Alex Pasut: bass guitar

Bill Ehrsam: drums

Rick Olson: keyboards

David Pate: saxophone

                                                                                         4.            RALPH STUFFS HIS SHOES by Todd Grubbs Group feat J Todd Plant and Daniel Swartwood
J Todd Plant: vocals

Todd Grubbs:  guitar

Daniel Swartwood: keyboards

Alan Tatum: bass

Jeff Henry: drums

                                                                                         5.            MICE by Evil Dick   VIDEO
Richard Hemmings: electroacoustic manipulations

                                                                                         6.            PORTUGUESE LUNAR LANDING by Fuchsprellen
Peter Brunelli: everything

                                                                                         7.            MO’S VACATION by Marc Atkinson   VIDEO
Marc Atkinson: drums

Arthur Barrow: bass

Ed Mann: percussion

                                                                                         8.            CLOWNS ON VELVET by Lex Bronkowitz Orchestra
Lex Bronkowitz: guitars, rhodes, bass, banjo, programming, arrangement

                                                                                         9.            LITTLE DOTS by Gumbo Variation   AUDIO | VIDEO
James Burns: guitar

Ollie Snell: guitar

Robin Breeze: bass

Joe Burns: drums

                                                                                   10.            ROLLO by Chato Segerer   VIDEO
Chato Segerer: vocals, guitars, bass, synth, keyboard strings, arrangement

Sebastian Berg: drums

                                                                                   11.            BRUTALITY by Neither Beasts, Nor Gods
J21: guitar, keyboards, programming

Marc Curcio: bass, guitar

                                                                                   12.            VELVET SUNRISE by Spanner Jazz Punks
Adam Bickerton: bass, vocals

Paul Chousmer: keyboards, mixing

Bobby Demers: drums, vocals

Dan Spanner: vocals, guitar, ukulele, alto sax, bass clarinet, flute

Helen Tate: vocals, violin, ukulele

Mike Wade: vocals

                                                                                   13.            WE ARE NOT ALONE by ZAPPATiKA   AUDIO
Battatutti: drums, imaginary silence
Zap Mcinnes: vocals
Zomby Woof: guitars, midi programming (sax, marimba)
Bongo Fury: other stuff, some imaginary notes
Ke: violin
Indian Joe P: bass


While placing your order for this latest wonderment, you may also want to check out the rest of the boys:


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20 Extraordinary Renditions

also featuring
Jerry Outlaw, The Vegetarians, Evil Dick, Pete Brunelli (of Fuchsprellen) and Todd Grubbs

21 Burnt Weeny Sandwiches

also featuring
ZAPPATiKA, Evil Dick, J21 (of Neither Beasts, Nor Gods), Todd Grubbs and Pete Brunelli (of Fuchsprellen)

On Broadway: Covers Of Invention

also featuring
Todd Grubbs, Spanner Jazz Punks, The Vegetarians, Chato Segerer and J21 (of Neither Beasts, Nor Gods)


For those who care, the Idiot Bastard and all the artists involved do not make a penny from these albums. But Cordelia Records think that, after manufacturing costs and mechanical royalties, they might be able to break even – within twenty or thirty years.