A check dated October 30, 1973 drawn on Zappa’s DiscReet Records account, signed in dark blue ballpoint pen by Frank Zappa. The check (#285) was written to Sid’s Air Conditioning for the amount of $362.00. The check was filled out in another hand.
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DiscReet Records was a company founded by Frank Zappa and his then business partner/manager Herb Cohen. It was created in 1973 when their previous companies Bizarre Records and Straight Records were discontinued. The name of the label was a pun derived from “disc” and the discrete (also known as “Compatible Discrete 4”, “CD-4” or “Quadradisc”) method of encoding Quadraphonic sound into phonograph records.
DiscReet issued many albums by Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention between 1973 and 1979. Another notable act on the label was Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes, who recorded their final two albums for DiscReet. Soon after this Ted Nugent began his solo career.