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Orejón ("Big Ears") (nickname from Don Van Vliet / Captain Beefheart while in The Magic Band)
  • 1947: Birth
  • 1965: Lowell George & The Factory - Lightning-Rod Man
  • 1966: Burt Ward ‎– Boy Wonder I Love You
  • 1966: Burt Ward ‎– The Boy Wonder Sessions
  • 1966 (?): Roy Estrada and the Rocketeers - "Jungle Dreams (Part 1)" + "Jungle Dreams (Part 2)".
  • 1967: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - We're Only In It For The Money
  • 1967: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Absolutely Free (inc. singing "She's only thirteen, but she knows how to nasty!")
  • 1968: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Lumpy Gravy
  • 1968: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Cruising With Ruben & The Jets
  • 1969: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Uncle Meat
  • 1970: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Weasels Ripped My Flesh
  • 1969: GTO's - Permanent Damage Straight
  • 1970: Nolan - No Apologies
  • 1970: Ry Cooder - Ry Cooder
  • 1971: Leo Kottke ‎– Mudlark
  • 1972: Nolan - Nolan
  • 1972: Little Feat - Sailin' Shoes
  • 1972: Van Dyke Parks ‎– Discover America
  • 1972: Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live! (production)
  • 1972-1973: Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band (tour)
  • 1975: Little Feat - Little Feat
  • 1976: Frank Zappa - Zoot Allures
  • 1977: Conviction: Sexual Assault on a Child (Sentence: ?)
  • 1979: "Baby Snakes - A Movie About People Who Do Stuff That Is Not Normal" (singing & acting)
  • 1979: Frank Zappa - Baby Snakes (soundtrack album released 1983)
  • 1981: Frank Zappa - Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar
  • 1982: Frank Zappa - Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch
  • 1983: Frank Zappa - The Man From Utopia
  • 1984: Frank Zappa - Them Or Us
  • 1984: Frank Zappa - Thing-Fish
  • 1985: Frank Zappa - 'Tis The Season To Be Jelly
  • 1987: Howdy Moon - Howdy Moon
  • 1987: Frank Zappa - The Guitar World According To Frank Zappa
  • 1993: Don Preston - Vile Foamy Ectoplasm
  • 1994: Ant-Bee - Ant-Bee With My Favorite "Vegetables" & Other Bizarre Muzik
  • 1994: Frank Zappa - Civilization Phaze III
  • 1994: Conviction: Committing Lewd Acts with a Child
  • 1994-2000: Prison: Committing Lewd Acts with a Child
  • 2002-2009: The Grande Mothers (band). With Don Preston, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Ken Rosser, Christopher Garcia, Miroslav Tadić, and Robbie "Seahag" Mangano. Performed at numerous concerts and festivals throughout the US, Canada and Europe, including Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Norway and Switzerland.
  • 2003: B.E.P. (Jimmy Carl Black, Roy Estrada & Mike Pini) - Hamburger Midnight (Eugene Chadbourne: "While Black has been actively playing music ever since he started in the '50s, Estrada apparently laid off the bass for quite a few years, some of which he spent incarcerated.")
  • 2003: The Grandmothers and The Chamber Orchestra Of Invention Celebrate The Music Of Frank Zappa - A Grandmothers Night At The Gewandhaus (Roy Estrada, Bunk Gardner, Julia Barto, Chris Garcia, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Ken Rosser, Don Preston. Project Manager: Tatjana Franke, Producer: Hendrik Haubold. March 27th 2003, Gewandhaus zu Leipzig. Don Preston: "This CD is dedicated to peace.")
  • 2012: Conviction (Plea Deal): 25-year sentence, without possibility of parole, for molesting a female relative younger than 14, over an extended period of time.

Plus numerous Zappa re-issues, studio out-takes (songs & perverse comedy-skits), live concert albums

Mechanic of 'Joe's Garage' father of 'Baby Snakes' – Zappa Lives!

By David Fricke, Circus, February 19, 1980

A lump of colored clay in the form of a misshapen human face is rapidly transformed into an angry clay cheeseburger that turns to the clay face next to it and quickly devours it like some mad Marquis de McDonald's. Not long after that, a very human Roy Estrada – an ex-Mother of Invention – gives an inflatable life-size rubber doll a grotesquely hilarious bath by stuffing the doll's head facedown in a sink and, with a look of hedonistic glee, turns on the water full blast.

This, apparently, is what Frank Zappa means when he advertises his latest film Baby Snakes as "a movie about people who do stuff that is not normal." What animator Bruce Bickford does with those lumps of clay is worlds away from Disney and what Estrada does with that doll is not exactly standard dating etiquette. But according to Zappa, the film's producer, director, scriptwriter (what script there is), composer, star, and sole financier, there's a lot more to it.

A full-color stereophonic extravaganza of Ben Hur-like length, Baby Snakes "is a statement on what people missed in the '70s," he proclaims, his long angular face breaking into a wide grin topped off by a haircut that looks a little like an inverted pyramid. "You know the history of rock & roll, how in the '50s everybody was cool and in the '60s everybody was crazy and in the '70s everybody was dull? This movie proves that not everybody was dull. There were people who actually did things in the '70s. They were actually alive, but nobody found out about it and they probably won't until sometime in the '80s."

Francis Vincent Zappa, Jr. – at home, a family man with a wife Gail (his second) of 11 years, four children, and a house in infamous Laurel Canyon with a 24-track basement studio – is one of those people who actually did things among the dullards.


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