TAKRL says:

“The live portion were supplied by W.Z.Ardo. First issues had back covers.”

here is said back cover:

  • The Ahoy, Rotterdam, 27-Nov-1971
  • Originally issued in the Netherlands as In Europe by WorldWhite Productions (WWA 13), with two variant covers
  • Re-issued in the US, with bonus tracks, as Poot Face Booogie by The Amazing Kornyphone Record Label (TAKRL 1909)

In Europe

Sound quality: Audience B
Label: WorldWhite Productions WWA 13

1. Peaches en Regalia
2. Tears Began to Fall
3. She Painted Up Her Face / Half a Dozen Provocative Squats
4. Shove It Right In

5. [The Sofa Suite]

Side 2 is the Sofa suite as performed live in 1971, including “Once Upon a Time”, “Sofa” and “Stick It Out”. This is the original bootleg, released in the Netherlands some time between November 1971 and September 1972. It was one of the very first Zappa bootlegs. It has an old Amsterdam phone number on the sleeve, and says “All rights paid”.

Poot Face Booogie

Sound quality: Audience B (worse than Live in Amsterdam 1971)
Label: The Amazing Kornyphone Record Label TAKRL 1909

1. Peaches en Regalia
2. Tears Began to Fall
3. She Painted up Her Face / Half a Dozen Provocative Squats / Shove it Right In [tracks 1-3 amount to 12:13]
4. Who Are the Brain Police? [06:34]
5. My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama [03:03 or 01:53] / Interview [01:10]
6. Dog Breath, in the Year of the Plague [02:51]

7. Once Upon a Time / Sofa
8. Stick It Out
9. Divan / Interview [00:25] [tracks 7-9 amount to 21:04 or 21:29]
10. The Factory: Lightning-Rod Man [02:51] [Lightning-Rod Man version]

(Note: the printed track list doesn’t exactly look like the above; the above is corrected and more detailed.) Tracks 5 and 6 are the 1969 single versions (a different edit of track 5 has been released on Stage #5), and tracks 9 & 5 include interview segments of some sort. Track 10 is a 1966 recording of Lowell George & the Factory, produced by and featuring Frank Zappa, officially released on the album Lightning-Rod Man in 1993.

In his book The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play, Ben Watson calls Poot-Face Booogie “an illegal issue of such antiquity (1974) that its cover consisted of inserts in the shrink wrap. It was bought under the impression that it was official.” There were issues with black & white paper inserts as well as others in colour covers with various colour inserts and stuff. One such back cover had a reprint of an interview where Zappa talked about how he was framed with making a pornographic audio tape – conspiracy to commit pornography – in the early 1960s. From The Real Frank Zappa Book, page 57:

By then my Dad had been able to hire a lawyer, who said my only hope was to plead nolo contendere (no contest – or “I’m so broke I can’t even buy justice in Cucamonga, so I’ll just give a thousand bucks to this lawyer here and keep my fucking mouth shut, hoping you don’t give me the death penalty”).

From Biffy the Elephant Shrew:

I recall an interview (reprinted on the back of the Poot Face Booogie bootleg) in which whoever transcribed the interview evidently didn’t understand the Latin term and just left it out, so they had Zappa saying, “I pleaded, which means …”

The/a back cover also had a picture of Mona Lisa with a Zappa moustache.


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