Was it this thread that someone realized it's actually pronounced "Shake Your Booty"? as opposed to "sheek yer booty"
If not, that's how you pronounce it, and I didn't know until recently.
For a second, I was about to say you forgot Orchestral Favorites, but as I said the Lather era is confusing. That album got released after this one I believe. Anyway, this album contains some Lather stuff, but this album is not related to the Warner albums or Lather itself, aside from Conceptual Continuity; and a reference by Terry Ted Bozzio that the Lather era was drawn out, and it was "time for sum new shit".
Now that I think about it, almost every album after 1978 references Lather in some form or another.
This album is hilarious every time I listen to it. I did not like it at first, along with Joe's Garage and any of his 'rock' albums from the late 70s-mid 80s. I think the whole concept went way over my head, but this was (is) considered one of Frank's most popular albums, so I kept giving it a try. I did initially enjoy City of Tiny Lights, especially with Adrian Belew on vocals, and I had gotten into Frank not long after getting into King Crimson. Plus, that is a classic Zappa tune (I like the 88 band version even more but I'm jumping ahead again) I also thought Bobby Brown was quite funny.
This album got to me later on, when I went in with fresh ears, not expecting Inca Roads, or RDNZL, or King Kong, and just went in and listened. Well, that changed everything for me, because I "got it" and in fact, I was able to expand my Zappa knowledge because I understood what he was doing at this time period, and I was starting to turn into a Zappa freak where
every note of his music needed to go through my ear holes. Having context helps, he was pissed about the Lather/Warner Bros. fiasco, and was clearly venting, musically, with this album, he had a new, younger band; but also lyrically, as from here on out his lyrics became more and more cynical, political, and the social commentary became even more controversial.
But seriously this album is a trip, goes through many musical styles, and gives you a taste of what Lather was like, since it has those quick cuts to odd percussion and creepy voices in the back of the studio/basement in between 'real' songs.
And of course, there are differences between the 2012 CDs and older CDs. The 2012 one reverts to the original vinyl mix, which means it includes about two minutes or so of more music than the older CDs, since Zappa himself re-sequenced (is that the right term?) the album so that the end of the vinyl 'sides' jumped right into the first track on the next 'side' without a pause. For some reason the last two minutes of I'm So Cute were cut out, but were restored on the 2012 CD. Also, the older CDs have some sound issues, which are all resolved on the 2012 CDs since it is the analog mix.
Also, Broken Hearts Are For Assholes is total