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Frank & Moon Zappa – Valley Girl (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th April 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

“Valley Girl” is a song by the musician Frank Zappa and his then 14-year-old daughter, Moon Unit Zappa. It was released on Zappa’s 1982 album Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch. Moon supplied Frank with much of the content, speaking typical “Valley girl” or “Valspeak” phrases she heard at “parties, bar mitzvahs, and the Galleria”. Zappa intended to lampoon the image, but the single popularized the Valley Girl stereotype nationwide. There was a significant increase in “Valspeak” slang usage, whether ironically spoken or not (not the least of which was the film, Valley Girl).

The song was Zappa’s only top 40 single in the United States, peaking at #32 in the Billboard Hot 100, although he had charted hits in other parts of the world.

The single had varying B-sides. Two of them were from the same album as “Valley Girl:” “No Not Now” and “Teen-Age Prostitute.” Another B-side was “You Are What You Is.” One of the versions of the single had “Valley Girl” on both sides: the A-Side had the full version, while the B-Side had a fade-out version.

SIDE A:
Valley Girl (Full Version)

SIDE B:
Valley Girl (Single Version)

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Valley Girl U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #32
1982 Valley Girl U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #12

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Barking Pumpkin Records ‎– AS 1485
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Pop, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Novelty
Credits: Arranged By, Producer, Written-By – Frank Zappa
Written-By – Moon Zappa

NOTES:
Special promotional copy

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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