Frank Zappa – Sleep Dirt (1979/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 39:07 minutes | 1,95 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Frank Zappa Catalog
Sleep Dirt is an album by Frank Zappa released in January 1979, on his own DiscReet Records label. It reached #175 on the Billboard 200 album chart in the United States. Zappa’s original title for the album was Hot Rats III.
Songs on this album were recorded between 1974 and 1976. The initial 1979 LP release of Sleep Dirt was entirely instrumental.
In 1982, Zappa asked singer Thana Harris to add her vocals to three songs from this album: “Flambay”, “Spider of Destiny”, and “Time is Money”. Harris sings the part of a character named “Drakma: Queen of Cosmic Greed” created by Zappa in 1972 for the stage musical Hunchentoot, which never materialized. Zappa stated in a 1992 interview that the vocal versions were the way that he originally intended to record them, but he could not find a female vocalist who could sing them at the time of the original recording.
At about the same time Chad Wackerman also overdubbed new drum tracks on Flambay, Spider of Destiny and Regyptian Strut, which replaced the original drum parts. Wackerman did not overdub drums on “Time is Money” even though he is credited for this in the CD notes.
1. Frank Zappa – Filthy Habits
2. Frank Zappa – Flambay
3. Frank Zappa – Spider Of Destiny
4. Frank Zappa – Regyptian Strut
5. Frank Zappa – Time Is Money
6. Frank Zappa – Sleep Dirt
7. Frank Zappa – The Ocean Is The Ultimate Solution