Just Another Band From L.A.

Experimental Rock
Catalog #: 
MS 2075


Just Another Band from L.A. is a live album by The Mothers, released in 1972. It was recorded live on August 7, 1971 in Pauley Pavilion on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles. A notable inclusion on this album is Billy the Mountain, Zappa's long, narrative parody of rock operas, which were gaining popularity at that time. The song "Eddie, Are You Kidding?" refers to Edward Nalbandian, the owner of Zachary All Clothing in LA. In one commercial, Nalbandian said of his low prices, "My friends all ask me, 'Eddie, are you kidding?' And I tell them no, my friend, I am not kidding." This inspired the song as well as Mark Volman's monologue to the audience in the track "Once Upon a Time" from the album You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1 (1988).