The Idiot Bastard Sons Of Mr. Green Genes

Official Release #6 (2016)

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of FZ's splendid second solo platter, this release in the ever-increasing line of collaborations twixt the Idiot Bastard and Cordelia Records is a compendium comprising multiple renditions of the Son Of Mr. Green Genes. All of these were especially recorded for this CD – with one exception (I refer you to the notes below, penned by Mister Roddie Gilliard).

The wondrous contributions by Z.E.R.O. and Inventionis Mater’s can also be heard on their respective long-playing platters, Tolerance and Zapping. And you can hear The Kettering Vampires version here.

The cover photo was taken by Bill Gubbins and can also be found in The Hot Rats Book by Bill with Ahmet Zappa.

The Idiot Bastard Sons Of Mr. Green Genes is available from The Idiot Bastard Shop or Bandcamp.

The artistes:

Acton Zappa

Caballero Reynaldo & The Grand Kazoo

Evil Dick feat. Dave Jackson

Fred Händl feat. Mark Watson


Hans Annellsson

HRH And The CM Ensemble

Inventionis Mater feat. Nazareno Caputo

The Kettering Vampires

Muffin Men

“This is one of the earliest recordings of the original Muffin Men, during the first European tour in 1991. Directly after this show the band drove 18 hours to play at the 2nd Arf Society gathering, which became Zappanale. Thanks to Zjakki Willams and Guus Veldhuis for making this happen. A ton of solos, the order is: Roddie, Mike K, Bammo, Waco, Naraish, Jumpy. This recording is included for historic purposes only and should not be consumed as it is well past the sell by date.”

The Spanner Big Band

String Trash

Tante Tofu

The Todd Grubbs Group

Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra


For those who care, the Idiot Bastard and all the artists involved do not make one penny from these CDs. But Cordelia Records think that, after manufacturing costs and mechanical royalties, they might be able to break even. Within twenty or so years.