'Straight' original gatefold sleeve issue, containing the reissue '3300 Warner Blvd 'mini W logo' tan vinyl labels housed in Warner "Loss Leaders" promo liners marked copyright 1974- Warner Bros. Records Inc R-4.
The sleeve is Category STS 1053, the vinyl is Category 2MS 2027.
No lyric sheet insert is included (which appeared only in early US releases).
D5 -"The Blimp" (The intro voice is that of Zappa, recorded via a telephone link to Zappa's studio - with Antennae Jimmy Semens narrating from Vliet's script over the 'phone from the 'Magic Band house'. A field-to-studio recording on which members of 'The Mothers' are performing)
A4: "Flesh Horn" is a Vliet affectation for the 'cupped hand'-to-the-mouth (hence flesh), used to create a 'vocalised horn' effect. B4: The wind instrument "Musette" credited on sleeve is a shortened version of an "Oboe Musette". The expression 'steel appendage' guitar is another affectation for a steel finger-tube, used as a slide on the fret. A glass tube (or bottle-neck) is used for 'glass-finger' credit.
Drummer, John 'Drumbo' French, was not credited on this album. (It is now accepted that his transcription of Beefheart's concepts/score for other band members was fundamental in its production. See vast notes in 'Grow Fins' CD box set or vinyl album set).