Bill Lantz commented on CD-ROM enhanced portion of the disc.
A Zappa classic from the first note to the last. The song was frequently
played by Zappa's bands from 1970 to 1988 and was released on two other
albums with different musicians. The Hot Rats version features Frank's
Octave Bass guitar and Ian's piano and multi-layered horns setting the
melody, followed by an excellent acoustic-sounding guitar solo doubled by
Ian's flute. Frank then takes another solo without Ian, followed by an
organ solo by Ian. Frank can be heard adding percussion overdubs near the
end of the piece. The bass player on this song was a 15-year-old prodigy
named Shuggy Otis, son of Johnny Otis, one of Frank's favorite musicians
from the 1950's.
From: Biffyshrew (email@example.com)
I think the octave bass is heard in "Peaches En Regalia," during the first
statement (only) of the main melody, and also behind FZ's little guitar
solo-ette about a minute and a half in. It's in the right channel both
times. Suzy asked exactly what it was: I'm certain that it's just a bass
played normally and recorded at half speed to play back an octave higher.
This also gives the "punchier" envelope effect FZ described in the Guitar
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Trh2130)
Peaches En Regalia is also the name of a boutique in Carlsbad, California.
From: email@example.com (Anne Threston)
There's a store in Aspen named "Peaches en Regalia"-one can actually purchase
some female-type garb there without ransoming a major organ.
Wasn't it just a name of real peach species (Prunus Persica I mean:-) a
little bit pachuco mutilated or even not mutilated at all?