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Utility Muffin Research Kitchen

The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen (UMRK) is the name of the recording studio that Frank Zappa built and used extensively for many of his musical recordings. The studio was completed on September 1, 1979 at his home in the Hollywood Hills (7885 Woodrow Wilson Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90046) and the recording of several songs that were eventually released on the album You Are What You Is began in July 1980.[1]

References in Songs / Conceptual Continuity

The first known mention of "Utility Muffin Research Kitchen" was in the 1975 song "Muffin Man" on the album Bongo Fury.

In the conclusion of Zappa's Joe's Garage, Joe, the protagonist, gives in to conformity and gets a job on the assembly line at the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen; the narration describing his job there is identical to the opening narration from "Muffin Man".


  1. ^ Michie, Chris (January 1, 2003). "We are the Mothers...and This Is What We Sound Like!".  

External links

  • Dweezil Zappa: 64-bit Computing & The Frank Zappa Archive -

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