Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra

lumpy gravy

The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra was a group of Hollywood session musicians organized by Frank Zappa in 1967 to record music for his first solo album ‘Lumpy Gravy.’ Some of these musicians are thought to have worked together in various combinations under the leadership of Ken Shroyer as far back as 1959. However, it was Zappa who gave them the name several years later.

In 1975 Zappa organized another group using the same name which involved a few of the same musicians. This group recorded music for the album ‘Orchestral Favorites.’ In 1983 soundtrack music for ‘The Chipmunks’ was recorded by yet another permutation using the same name but organized without the involvement of Zappa or Shroyer. The last appearance by this later ensemble was on the ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ soundtrack in 1988.

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