I’ve had some enquiries about whether there’s a vinyl version of the recently remastered Bat Chain Puller.
As far as I can make out the Zappa Family Trust will not be releasing one … many Zappa fans have already been upset by the absence of vinyl versions of Mothers and Frank titles so it’s nothing personal towards us Beefheart followers.
Inevitably though, bootleggers have stepped in to fill the gap. So, there is now a (white) vinyl version of Bat Chain Puller available. It’s dubbed from the remastered CD and sporting artwork based on it too. It’s even claiming to be a zappa.com Vaulternative release … presumably as a single digit salute to Gail.
This vinyl version only has the original 12 tracks and doesn’t include any of the bonus material from the CD.
It’s out there … but I can’t vouch for the quality of the pressing as I’ve not heard it.