Tied up in the legal wrangles between Frank Zappa and Herb Cohen before it could be offically released this album has been bootlegged many times over the years. Although production on the album hadn’t been finished advance copies were sent out to music reps and radio stations and it was these that enabled the easy bootlegging of this otherwise  (at the time) unreleased album.

The Zappa Family Trust finally got around to releasing it in 2012 – see info on official release

Here are the bootleg versions we know about:

DERTOTEMOriginal 1976 Shiny Beast Version (Der totem pole sagt)

Year released: 198?
See full info

originalbcp+parisThe Original Bat Chain Puller + Paris 1972

Year released: 1994
See full info

bcp_76sessionsfrontBat Chain Puller – The 1976 Sessions

Year released: 2000
See full info

BCPSAFEOriginal Bat Chain Puller + Safe As Milk (mono mix)

Year released: 2000
See full info

dustsucker_frontDust Sucker

Year released: 2002
See full info

son-of-dust-sucker-vinylSon of Dust Sucker

Year released: 2012 (but claims 2002)
see full info

Bat Chain Puller (remastered version on vinyl)

Year released: 2013/14
See full info

Help us

If anyone is able to complete or update any of the information above, then please do get in touch.

Leave a Comment »




Popular topics:

2017 | Alex Snouffer | Anton Corbijn | Art Tripp | Bat Chain Puller | Benjamin Horrendous | Big Eyed Beans From Venus | Bill Harkleroad | Bluejeans and Moonbeams | Bongo Fury | Byron Coley | Cal Schenkel | Captain Beefheart The Biography | China Pig | Clear Spot | Collaborations | Creem Magazine | Dave Dimartino | Death | Denny Walley | Derek Laskie | Diddy Wah Diddy | Dirty Blue Gene | Doc At The Radar Station | Don Aldridge | Down Beat | Elaine Shepherd | Encounters in the wild | Eugene Chadbourne | Exhibitions | Frank Zappa | Gary Lucas | Gary Marker | Graham Johnston | Grow Fins | Henry Kaiser | Herb Bermann | Ice Cream For Crow | Interview | Jan Van Vliet | Jasper Leach | Jeff Cotton | Jerry Handley | Jimmy Carl Black | John French | John Lennon | John Peel | Knoedler and Co | Kristine McKenna | Legendary A&M Sessions | Lester Bangs | Lick My Decals Off Baby | Los Angeles Times | Magic Band reunion | Mark Boston | Mascara Snake | Michael Eivaz | Michael Traylor | Michael Werner Gallery | Mike Barnes | Mirror Man | Mojo Magazine | New York Times | Nulsh | Orange Claw Hammer | Orange Claw Hammer (band) | Outtake | Pachuco Cadaver (tribute album) | Pamela Des Barres | Phonograph Record Magazine | Retirement from music | Revenant | Rhino Handmade | Robert Palmer | Robyn Hitchcock | Rolling Stone | Ry Cooder | Safe As Milk | Shiny Beast | Sounds | Spotlight Kid | Steal Softly Thru Snow | Steve Froy | Strictly Personal | Sugar 'N Spikes | Sundazed | The Artist Formerly Known As Captain Beefheart | The Dust Blows Forward | The Guardian | The Independent | The Lost Episodes | The Wire | Through The Eyes Of Magic | Tom Waits | Tragic Band | Trout House | Trout Mask Replica | Unconditionally Guaranteed | Victor Hayden | Wha?
Captain Beefheart Radar Station - about us