Man oh man. Where to begin?
The sessions for this project lasted more than a year, and the album
itself underwent something like five re-mixes, three different sequences,
at least three different main engineers
all in all, a textbook
case of how to rework a record into the ground. As you'll notice
from the discography, there are two different versions of this CD,
one American and one French, plus a full-length CD of session outtakes,
many of which were (IMHO) stronger than the tunes on this release.
I hate to say it, but in retrospect, this version is the least coherent.
There was also the embarrassing incident of Keneally
getting fired and me leaving the band as well less than sixty days
before the official American release date, and the subsequent replacement
of our photos with pictures of the Zappas' dogs
all water under the bridge at this point. No, I'm not being sarcastic.
For the way-too-long full story of the Music
For Pets sessions, check out Act
18 of The Life Of Bryan, "Dissecting Pets".
for the official
Zappa family website.