Monday, November 24, 2014

NEW: Frank Zappa live in Rotterdam 1980 - 2CD - May 24 - mp3 & flac links

The Godfatherecords G.R. 972/973 “Ahoy, Eighties!”

Booklet text:
1980 found Frank Zappa at an interesting point. He had not released a single record that year, having released five (yes FIVE) records in 1979, including the triomphant "Joe's Garage, Acts I, II & III". A tour of the USA and Europe for March through July of that year had been booked, though with a smaller band than usual, including Arthur Barrow on bass, Ike Willis on guitar and vocals, Ray White on guitar and vocals, and Tommy Mars on keys. Vinnie Colaiuta, Zappa's most recent (and perhaps greatest) drummer,- had reportedly attempted to squeeze a raise out of Frank (a big no-no), and as a result was replaced at the last minute by David Logeman, a Berklee graduate who beat out 54 candidates for the gig, and did an admirable job considering the impossible shoes he had to fill.
The repertoire consisted largely of tunes that would comprise the "You Are What You Is" album, which would be recorded back in Los Angeles after the tour's conclusion (featuring "Sirat Abuse" by newcomer Steve Vai, who was not yet a part of the band during this tour). 11 songs in total were performed from that as-yet unrecorded LP, accompanied by a generous helping of "Joe's garage" tracks (which did much to highlight Colaiuta's absence) as well as some Zappa staples.
The gig at the Ahoy in Rotterdam was only the second gig of the European leg of the tour, followinll approximately 36 dates throughout the States. In "The Real Frank Zappa Book", Frank described the Ahoy as "a charming sort of Dutch indoor bicycle racing grena with a concrete floor and a bankod wooden track all around the room." The show itself was typical of the tour: opening with a heavy guitar number, in this case "Chunga's Revenge" (which alternated the opening slot with "Watermelon In Easter Hay" and "Treacherous Cretins"), then launching into a couple tracks from "Joe's Garage": "Keep lt Greasy" and a gorgeous "Outside Now". Soon after, the band launches into a massive suite of tracks from the future "You Are What You Is", before heading back in time to "Cosmik Debris", then even farther back with "You Didn't Try To Call Me" and "I Ain't Got No Heart", concluding the trip down memory lane with the doo-wop track "Love of My Life" from "Cruising With Ruben and the Jets". The rest of the gig would rely on relatively current tracks, including pre-release versions of what would be the title track from the new record, as well as "I Dont Wanna Get Drafted", followed by more from "Joe's Garage" and "Sheik Yerbouti". "The Illinois Enema Bandit" ended the show, sung, as it always should be, by the incomparable Ray White.
Having been broadcast by Dutch radio, this show was soon widely circulated on bootleg, including "Personality" on LP, and "Boot the Beats", a copy of that LP on CD, however both of these releases were in mono. A better, stereo source surfaced in the 90's, released by Take lt Or Leave lt Music as "Ahoy Rotterdam — June 24, 1980" (the date is incorrect). What you have before you now is the definitive version of this show, from two sources seamlessly edited together to present the music as it should be, devoid of DJ interruptions, radio bumpers, or tape flips. Enjoy this glimpse into Zappa's past as he looked into the future, towards what would be perhaps his most important decade for changing the world: the 1980s.
Gordon Gartrell

Quality: IMHO excellent


CD 1
01. Tuneups
02. Chunga's Revenge
03. Keep lt Greasey
04. Outside Now
05. City Of Tiny Lites
06. Teenage Wind
07. Bamboozled By Love
08. Pick Me I'm Clean
09. Society Pages
10. I'm A Beautiful Guy
11. Beauty Knows No Pain
12. Charlie's Enormous Mouth
13. Cosmik Debris

CD 2
01. You Didn't Try To Call Me
02. I Ain't Got No Heart
03. Love Of My Life
04. You Are What You Is
05. Easy Meat
06. Joe's Garage
07. Why Does lt Hurt When I Pee?
08. Encore Break 1
09. Dancin' Fool
10. Bobby Brown
11. Ms. Pinky
12. Encore Break 2
13. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted
14. The Illinois Enema Bandit
15. Outro


Download this bootleg here

Download this bootleg here

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

NEW: Frank Zappa "Pioneer of the Future of Music" - 1DVD - TV documentary

Frank Zappa
"A Pioneer of the Future of Music"
2007 documentary
broadcast on Dutch TV - VPRO - April, 2007

This version has user-friendly chaptering and selection menus with a lot of the interview bits directly selectable. Also the second half of the earlier seed was slightly out of synch. A two frame delay of the audio made a definite improvement. No re-encoding was done to the video or audio of the earlier seed.

Other details of this entertaining documentary:

There are a lot of bits of Frank speaking that are primarily taken from the 1971 VPRO documentary by Rudolf Kiers (footage recorded at Frank's home in 1970 and first broadcast February 11, 1971). It's all a very tight collage of old and new images and interviews.

New chapter list - more descriptive here than the selection menu allowed for it to fit onto a single screen:

1. Intro
2. Growing up
3. Denny Walley (new interview material and also live performance footage of Denny Walley with FZ edited together with Denny Walley playing solo guitar during a recent interview)
4. Composition
5. early Mothers (with new Elliot Ingber and Gail Zappa interview material)
6. "I think that progress is not possible without deviation" (FZ talks - from 1971 VPRO ducumentary)
7. Humor (with new Hal Wexler interview material)
8. Revolution (FZ talk from 1971 VPRO documentary and new Gail interview material)
9. Gail talks about The NYC Garrick Theater era
10. Footage from unknown ('70's?) date about directing the audience with hand signal improvisation (black and white)
11. The Uncle Meat file (with new Hal Wexler interview material)
12. The G.T.O.s (with new interview material)
13. Ian Underwood (with new interview material)
14. Call Any Vegetable video segment Fillmore West November 6, 1970 (from 1971 VPRO ducumentary)
15. George Duke (with new interview material)
16. The 200 Motels film
17. Frank The workoholic (new George Duke interview material)
18. part 1 closing credits
19. part 2 opening
20. George Duke (with new interview material)
21. Napoleon Murphy Brock (with new interview material)
22. Tom and Bruce Fowler (with new interview material - also Malcolm McNabb)
23. Rhythm
24. The Black Page (with new Dweezil Zappa and Terry Bozzio interview material and also live Zappa Plays Zappa footage)
25. Steve Vai (with new interview material, live with Zappa Plays Zappa and solo guitar during recent interview)
26. Pierre Boulez & Ensemble Modern (new interview material and live performance footage)
27. 1992 sessions (with new Gail Zappa interview material)
28. 1963 "Steve Allen" TV show (black and white)
29. Dweezil Zappa (new interview material and Zappa Plays Zappa footage)
30. final credits
total running time: 106 minutes

Saturday, August 9, 2014

NEW: Frank Zappa live in Paris 1980 - 1DVD - June 11

Frank Zappa "Chorus"
Palais des Sports, Paris, France
11 june 1980

Presentation: Antoine de Caunes
first broadcast: Antenne 2, late 1980
Rebroadcast: Europe2 TV, 10 may 2007

TV sat > SkyStar2 > PVAstrumento > TMPGEnc Plus > TMPGEnc Authoring > DVD
DVD PAL (MPEG-2 720x576 25 i/s CBR 8000kbps, Audio: 48000 Hz 256 Kb/s)
Cover included
Recording, authoring & cover art by Cosmikd

FZ, Ike Willis, Ray White, Tommy Mars, Arthur Barrow, David Logeman.

Menu with chapters:

1. Introduction  1:35
2. Chunga's Revenge  6:23
3. Keep it Greasy  2:58
4. Joe's Garage  2:19
5. Why Does it Hurt When I Pee?  2:07
6. Press Review  5:49
7. Dancing Fool  3:53
8. Bobby Brown  2:44
9. Ms Pinky  3:13
10. The Illinois Enema Bandit  10:05

Download part 1 here
Download part 2 here
Download part 3 here

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NEW: Frank Zappa live in Upper Darby 1988 - 2DVD - pro-shot - February 14

Frank Zappa 1988-02-14 Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA, US [PRO]

In 1998 I was fortunate to obtained the use of these tapes.They are
1st generation, direct professional  VHS dubs from the masters. I then
had the 1st gen tapes professionally duplicated. These were then
distributed to 6 other established FZ collectors. Any footage you have
seen of these films prior to this DVD are at best, 2nd generation.

In the spring of 2006, I again secured the use of the 1st gen tapes,
and this is the result. A direct transfer from the 1st gen tapes.

These were professionally shot in one day. The date was Sunday,
February 14, 1988. NOT February 12, 1988 as it is sometimes listed as.
It is unknown where the original tapes are, could be they were recorded
over, could be they are in the camera mans closet. I am told that they
were NOT given to Frank. Nor were they ever lent to anyone else. The first
33 minutes of disc-1 are from the camera mic. The last 22 minutes are a
feed from the soundboard.

Disc-2 is the 2nd camera and uses on camera mic,this will contain
duplicate material from disc-1, but is shot from the front of the stage.
I have not edited these in any way. There will be times when the camera
man stops recording and then resumes.

Capture process:
VHS (S-VIDEO Output)> Sony DCR-TRV720 with Digial Pass-Thru> Firewire to PC> Adobe Premire Pro

NTSC 29.97 fps : Aspect ratio 4:3
Video encoding rate: 2-Pass VBR Target Max 8mbps / Min 7200mbps
Audio encoding rate: PCM Audio
Authored with: DVDIT!-PE
Ripped back to HD using DVDDECRYPTER

On-Camera Mic
1) FZ Awaits His Guitar
2) FZ Solo'sWatermelon
3) FZ Solo'sLoops
4) FZ plays Percussion
5) FZ on Synclavier

Soundboard Feed
6) Sleep Dirt/Black Napkins
7) Sofa#1
8) The Girl From Ipanema
9) Zoot Allures

Download part 1 here
Download part 2 here
Download part 3 here
Download part 4 here
Download part 5 here
Download part 6 here
Download part 7 here

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

NEW: Frank Zappa live in Hamburg 1988 - 2CD - May 6

Frank Zappa
Congress Centrum Hamburg
Hamburg, West Germany
May 6, 1988

audience recording

CD 1:
00. (taper intro)
01. Black Page #2
02. Mr. Green Genes
03. Florentine Pogen
04. Andy
05. Inca Roads °°° tf/ SJ fill begins 9:02
06. Eat That Question °°° SJ fill ends 0:06
07. Black Napkins
08. Sharleena °°° tf/overlap at begin song removed, flaw around first 3 secs
09. Dupree's Paradise
10. Let's Move To Cleveland °°° tf/SJ fill {8:19-8:26}
11. Ain't Got No Heart
12. Find Her Finer

CD 2:
13. Big Swifty
14. Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up °°° tf/flaws/SJ fill begins 3:11
15. Orange County Lumber Truck Medley °°° SJ fill ends 0:02
16. Stairway To Heaven °°° > encore
17. The Torture Never Stops Medley
18. I Am The Walrus
19. The Illinois Enema Bandit °°° > 2nd encore
20. Bolero

Total time = 150:32 (without fade out track)

Paul Carman - alto saxophone
Bruce Fowler - trombone
Walt Fowler - trumpet
Mike Keneally - guitar, keyboards, vocals
Ed Mann - percussion
Robert Martin - keyboards, vocals
Kurt McGettrick - baritone saxophone
Scott  Thunes - bass
Chad Wackerman - drums
Ike Willis - guitar, vocals
Albert Wing - tenor saxophone
Frank Zappa - guitar, vocals

Notes:  Included in subfolder "Disc 1 fade out" is track 13 Big Swifty (0:09)°°° (SB aligned with previous track).  When burnt to CD-Rs, total time per disc is:  CD 1= 72:41 (including Big Swifty fade out) and CD 2 = 77:59 (starting with Big Swifty).  Also included: CD cover art  by trashman, in .pdf format.


NEW: Frank Zappa live in Bremen 1988 - 2CD - April 24

Frank Zappa
Stadthalle, Bremen, Germany

This copy: 114.23 min, Aud MC, A-/B+ (incl.fill from BuffaloVoice MC)

tape recorded: got the master from U the taper just for B&P


Disc 1:
01: The Black Page 8:26
02: Advance Romance 6:31
03: Any Kind Of Pain 6:03
04: Find Her Finer 2:52
05: Who Needs The Peace Corps? 3:19
06: Stick Together 2:00
07: My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama 3:35
08: Willie The Pimp 1:53
09: Montana 4:04
10: City Of Tiny Lights* 8:53
11: Pound For A Brown 5:43
12: The Dessicated Number 9:15 (tp solo on MAJNH)***

Disc 2:
01: Cosmik Debris 4:35
02: Cruising For Burgers 8:19
03: Keep It Greasey 4:11
04: Sofa 3:52
Encores I:**
05: Bolero 5:40
06: Crew Slut 6:09
Encores II:**
07: Joe's Garage 4:13
08: Why Does It Hurt When I Pee? 2:55
09: Peaches En Regalia 2:57
10: Stairway To Heaven 8:58

Total time: 1h54:23

Download this bootleg here

NEW: Frank Zappa live in Ghent 1988 - 2CD - April 10

10 Apr 1988, Sportpalais, Ghent, Belgium

Zappabase: 110 min, Aud B/B-
This copy: 106 min, AUD B (1st generation)


01 - The Black Page No2
02 - Texas Motel Medley
03 - Florentine Pogen
04 - Andy
05 - Inca Roads
06 - Bolero
07 - Stick Together
08 - My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama
09 - Willie The Pimp
10 - Montana
11 - Packard Goose Medley
12 - Any Kind Of Pain
13 - Jesus Thinks Youre A Jerk
14 - Sofa
15 - Joes Garage
16 - Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?
17 - Stairway To Heaven
18 - Watermelon In Easter Hay

Download this bootleg here

NEW: Frank Zappa live in Rotterdam 1971 - 2CD - November 27

Frank Zappa
The Ahoy
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
November 27, 1971

Source:  Unknown audience recording

01. (intro)
02. (tuning)
03. Call Any Vegetable
04. Anyway The Wind Blows
05. Magdalena
06. Dog Breath
07. (crowd noise, etc...)
08. Preamble
09. Sofa Suite (cut at 8:57)(A patch from LIA ~8:55 to ~9:08)
10. Pound For A Brown
11. Sleeping In A Jar (38s only)(a cut at 0:09)(tf of a C60 tape?)
12. Wonderful Wino
13. Sharleena
14. Cruising For Burgers

(intermission: cut during intermission)
15. (tuning)
16. Peaches En Regalia
17. Tears Began To Fall
18. She Painted Up Her Face
19. Half A Dozen Provocative Squats (cut with fade at o:49 & strange different sound at 1:35)(>A patch from LIA ~0:46 to ~0:54)
20. Shove It Right In (fade out at the end)
21. Billy The Mountain (incl The Tibetan Memory Trick)(fade in at the begining)(a cut at 34:12 & 41:36 tf?)(>2:30 of crowd noise at the end)
22. The Boogie From The Finale
23. I Wanna Hold Your Hand
24. Who Are The Brain Police?

Total time = 158:08


Thursday, February 13, 2014

NEW: Frank Zappa live in San Diego 1984 - 2CD - July 24

24 Jul 1984, State University, San Diego, CA

Zappabase: 120 min, Aud, B-
This copy: 110:39 min AUD B 1st gen tape copy


01 - Franks Warning about Hardcore Material
02 - Zoot Allures
03 - Tinseltown Rebellion
04 - Oh No
05 - Son Of Orange County
06 - More Trouble Every Day
07 - Penguin In Bondage
08 - Hot Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel
09 - Dumb All Over
10 - Evil Prince
11 - Be In My Video
12 - Carolina Hardcore Ecstacy
13 - Advance Romance
14 - Hes So Gay
15 - Bobby Brown
16 - Keep It Greasey
17 - Honey Dont You Want A Man Like Me
18 - Carol You Fool
19 - Chana In Da Bushwop
20 - Lets Move To Cleveland
21 - Why Dont You Like Me?
22 - Closer You Are
23 - No No Cherry
24 - Dancin Fool
25 - Cosmik Debris

Download this bootleg here

NEW: Frank Zappa live in Cleveland 1981 - 2CD - November 19

Frank Zappa
Public Hall
Cleveland, OH  USA
November 19, 1981

Source:  Audience recording

01. (crowd noise)(cuts off)
02. Mudd Club (cuts in at "to twist and frug")
03. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
04. Dumb All Over (mic problems 5:44-5:45)
05. Heavenly Bank Account
06. Suicide Chump
07. Jumbo Go Away
08. Envelopes
09. Drowning Witch (mic problems 2:10-2:15, 10:53-11:59, 12:35-end)
10. What's New In Baltimore (mic problems 0:00-2:00)
11. Moggio (tf 0:02, a few seconds missing)
12. Bamboozled By Love
13. Doreen
14. Goblin Girl
15. Black Page #2
16. (preamble to Encores)
17. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
18. Tryin' To Grow A Chin
19. Strictly Genteel
20. (preamble to Dinah Moe Humm)
21. Dinah Moe Humm
22. (preamble to Whipping Post)
23. Whipping Post

Total time = 94:07

Frank Zappa - lead guitar, vocals
Ray White - rhythm guitar, vocals
Steve Vai - stunt guitar, vocals
Tommy Mars - keyboards
Bobby Martin - keyboards, sax, vocals
Ed Mann - percussion
Scott Thunes - bass, vocals
Chad Wackerman - drums


NEW: Frank Zappa live in Fort Lauderdale 1981 - 2CD - October 23

Frank Zappa
Sunrise Musical Theater
Ft. Lauderdale, FL  USA
October 23, 1981

Source:  audience
Taper is unknown, tapes from Hoosac92 , transfert & editing by Kristoftof, thanks to Flambay for speed correcting advice.

01. Treacherous Cretins
02. (band intro)
03. You Are What You Is
04. Mudd Club
05. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
06. Dumb All Over
07. Heavenly Bank Account
08. Suicide Chump
09. Jumbo Go Away
10. Envelopes
11. Drowning Witch  (some speed fluctuate at the end, a cut at 6:09, tf at 6:22 > End missing)(I had cut a little part, only some seconds, from another recording)
12. We're Turning Again (beginning missing)
13. Alien Orifice
14. Teenage Prostitute
15. Flakes
16. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
17. The Blue Light
18. Tinseltown Rebellion (Intermission at the end, cut during applause)
19. Yo Mama
20. (crowd noise/preamble)
21. Stinkfoot

Total time = 91:09


Monday, February 10, 2014

NEW: Frank Zappa live in St. Petersburg 1981 - 2CD - October 22

Frank Zappa
Bayfront Arena
St. Petersburg, FL  USA
October 22, 1981

Source:  audience

01. (crowd noise/band instal)(cut at 0:16)
02. Black Napkins
03. (introduction)
04. Montana
05. Easy Meat (stopping show happen after 0:50, bottle throwing !!!? ->things begin during "montana")
06. Society Pages
07. I'm A Beautiful Guy
08. Beauty Knows No Pain
09. Charlie's Enormous Mouth
10. Fine Girl
11. Teenage Wind
12. Harder Than Your Husband
13. Bamboozled By Love
14. Sinister Footwear (tf at 1:24)
15. Stevie's Spanking
16. Cocaine Decisions
17. Nig Biz
18. Goblin Girl
19. Black Page #2
20. Tryin To Grow A Chin
21. Strictly Genteel
22. (crowd noise/band return)(tf at 0:10, & cut at 0:12)...>(or cut at 0:10 & tf at 0:12)
23. Bobby Brown
24. City Of Tiny Lights
25. (crowd noise/intermission)(a cut at 0:07)
26. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
27. Whipping Post

Total time = 115:38


NEW: Frank Zappa live in Geneva 1980 - 2CD - June 21 - soundboard

Frank Zappa
Patinoire des Vernets
Geneva, Switzerland
June 21, 1980

Source:  Soundboard recording

CD 1:
01. Chunga's Revenge
02. Keep It Greasey
03. Outside Now
04. City Of Tiny Lights
05. Pound For A Brown
06. Cosmik Debris
07. You Didn't Try To Call Me
08. Ain't Got No Heart
09. Love Of My Life
10. You Are What You Is
11. (fade out)**

CD 2:
12. (fade in)**
13. Easy Meat
14. Mudd Club
15. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
16. Joe's Garage
17. Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?

18. (applause)*
19. (crowd noise)
20. Dancin' Fool
21. Bobby Brown
22. Miss Pinky
23. (crowd noise)
24. Stick It Out
25. (applause)*
26. (crowd noise)
27. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted
28. The Illinois Enema Bandit

Total time = 112:25 (everything), 108:23 (without tracks 11, 12, 18, and 25)


NEW: Frank Zappa live in Boston 1976 - 2CD - October 24

Frank Zappa
Boston Music Hall
Boston, MA  USA
October 24, 1976 - late show

Partially speed-corrected and re-indexed reseed from a Walk rip and seed.

Original Walk's infos:
Source: 107 min, Aud, B+
Audience recording

Speed correction applied:
Track 13 Advance Romance: -40cts and -30cts from the end of the drum solo (before Tequila); tracks 14 & 15: -30cts

01. (intro)(including band intro)*
02. Stinkfoot
03. The Poodle Lecture
04. Dirty Love
05. Wind Up Workin In A Gas Station
06. Tryin To Grow A Chin
07. The Torture Never Stops
08. City Of Tiny Lights (incl. Bamboozled By Love lyrics)(cuts out)
09. You Didn't Try To Call Me (incl. intro to I'm So Cute)(cuts in at the very begin)
10. I'm SO Cute (including madness and intro to Titties & Beer)
11. Titties & Beer
12. Black Napkins (cuts out at the very end)
13. Advance Romance (q.: I'm In The Mood For Love, Isn't It Romantic?, Any Kind Of Pain, Tequila; including band outro/outro*)(cuts in)
14. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are? (incl. intro)
15. Muffin Man (incl. band outro and outro*)

Total time = 107:41

*intro & outro theme = The Purple Lagoon

Download this bootleg here

NEW: Frank Zappa live in Copenhagen 1973 - 2CD - August 18

Frank Zappa
KB Hallen
Copenhagen, Denmark
August 18, 1973

Source: Audience recording
Taped by unknown, contributed by Virgil Proudfoot, transferred by Drew51, edited by flambay

01. (intro)
02. Dupree's Paradise (George Duke prelude)
03. Dupree's Paradise (Main Theme & solos)
04. Cosmik Debris
05. Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue
06. Kung Fu (world premiere)
07. Penguin In Bondage
08. Dog Meat
10. Brown Shoes Don't Make It
11. Village Of The Sun
12. Echidna's Arf
13. Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?
14. Montana
15. Farther Oblivion
16. encore break
17. Son Of Mr Green Genes
18. King Kong
19. Chunga's Revenge (including Mr. Green Genes reprise)

Total time = 124:08 min

Download this bootleg here

NEW: Frank Zappa live in Philadelphia 1973 - 2CD - April 28

Frank Zappa
The Spectrum
Philadelphia, PA  USA
April 28, 1973

Source:  1st gen AUD

01. (intros - soundcheck)
02. Jam
04. (tuning - banter)
05. Exercise Four
06. Dog/Meat
07. 50/50
08. Preamble
09. Don't Eat The Yellow Snow (w/false start)
10. Nanook Rubs It (mic problems near end, cuts off)
11. Montana (cuts in during guitar solo, mic problems 0:18-0:21)
12. Dupree's Paradise (mic problems 0:14-0:28, 0:33-1:06, 1:55-3:38, other intermittent problems, tf 5:10, cut at 6:22 from bass solo to outro with several minutes probably missing)
13. Inca Roads
14. Farther Oblivion
15. Don't You Ever Wash That Thing
16. King Kong
17. Chunga's Revenge
18. Mr. Green Genes

Total time = 95:58

Download this bootleg here

NEW: Frank Zappa live in Stockholm 1971 - 2CD - November 19

Frank Zappa
Folkets Hus
Stockholm, Sweden
November 19, 1971

Source:  Unknown audience recording
Taped by unknown, transferred by BengoFury, and speed adjustment help by Kristoftof.

01. Call Any Vegetable (fades in)
02. Any Way The Wind Blows
03. Magdalena
04. Dog Breath (fade end)
05. Sofa Suite (cuts in, several cuts in the beginning)
06. A Pound For A Brown (cut ~2:14, tf overlap removed, cut end)
07. Sleeping In A Jar (cuts in)
08. Wonderful Wino
09. Sharleena
10. Cruising For Burgers
11. Mud Shark (cuts in, cut @ 3:04.1, fade end)
12. Latex Solar Beef (cuts in)
13. Willie The Pimp
14. Do You Like My New Car? (cut @ 5:11.5)
15. Happy Together
16. I Wanna Hold Your Hand (flaw at the beginning)

Total time = 90:16

Download this bootleg here

NEW: Frank Zappa live at Newport Jazz Festival 1969 - 1CD - July 5

5-Jul 1969, Newport Jazz Festival Field, Newport, RI
41 min, Aud, A-/B+
Igor's Boogie, Improvisations, Louie Louie, Sunshine Of Your Love, More Improvisations, Some Ballet Music, Story of A Pound For A Brown, A Pound For A Brown, Sleeping In A Jar

Some more raw, unbridled buffoonery for you 'n' yours. Listen for the only known live Gumbo Variations in track 6, though it's not much more than a hint.

01 Tune-Up And Intro
02 Igor's Boogie
03 Improvisations
04 Louie Louie
05 Sunshine Of Your Love
06 More improvisations
07 Some Ballet Music
08 Story of A Pound For A Brown
09 A Pound For A Brown
10 Sleeping In A Jar

Download this bootleg here

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

NEW: Frank Zappa live in London 1969 - 1CD - June 6

6-Jun 1969, Royal Albert Hall, London, England
50 min, SBD, B+/B
Uncle Meat, Drum Duet, Some Ballet Music, Improvisation, Big Leg Emma, The String Quartet Intro, Interlude

From this legendary show, we have this 50 min board - unfortunately it's a rather bad board, even on this low-gen recording. SA/FA doesn't look very good, but as should be obvious from the amount of hiss, no NR has been applied.

01 Uncle Meat (3:23)
02 Drum Duet (1:37)
03 Some Ballet Music (4:57)
04 Improvisation (6:53)
05 Big Leg Emma (2:35)
06 String Quartet Intro (6:40)
07 A Pound For A Brown (6:10)
08 Sleeping In A Jar (14:18)
09 Interlude (3:43)

Download this bootleg here

NEW: Frank Zappa live in Portsmouth 1969 - 1CD - June 5

Frank Zappa
Guild Hall
Portsmouth, England

1969 06 05

~~ from new transfer of Drew51 tape ~~

Upgrade to previous seed, also from Drew51,
with intact looking SA/FA.

Strong AC hum noise (multiples of 50 Hz) filtered out, in silent portions and spoken parts.

Current FZshows entry:
1969 06 05 - Guild Hall, Portsmouth, UK
25 min, SBD, B+/B

Part of this tape circulates as 1968 10 ?? - Worcester.

story of A Pound For A Brown, String Quartet, Transylvania Boogie

This copy: 24.06min, SBD (2nd/3rd gen?), A-/B+

Source: Unknown but low generation SBD or stage recording?

Obtained from: TB
Transferred By: Drew51
Edited By: Drew51, flambay

Line Up: The Mothers Of Invention, May 1969 - August 1969

FZ, Roy Estrada, Jimmy Carl Black, Art Tripp, Ian Underwood, Don Preston,
Bunk Gardner, Motorhead Sherwood, Buzz Gardner.

Set list:

01 The Story Of A Pound For A Brown (On The Bus) [4:11] °°° cuts in
02 A Pound For A Brown (The String Quartet Pt.1) [4:10]
03 Sleeping In A Jar (The String Quartet Pt.2) [3:34]
04 Jam (The String Quartet Pt.3) [9:52]
05 Transylvania Boogie [2:17] °°° cuts off at end

Total time 24.06 min

Download this bootleg here

NEW: Frank Zappa live in New York 1968 - 1CD - August 3

This tape has been chopped-up and circulated in uncountable combinations and permutations, with uncountable date/location labels. In short: the recording consists of 4 segments, about 15 min each. I have encountered segment 1, 3 and 4 as separate entities, segment 1 + 2 together, and 1 + 2 + 4 together. With the surfacing of this version, which can be traced right back to the source, it seems we can finally assume that they all belong together, and that this is the correct sequencing - something  I've always suspected, but never found evidence for.

1968 08 03 - Wollman Rink, Central Park, New York, NY
Late Show: 61 min, Stage, A-
Jazz Rock Heavily Influenced By Al Kooper (flute solo), Help I'm A Rock, Baby Love, Big Leg Emma, Holiday In Berlin, Trouble Every Day, Orange County Lumber Truck Medley

01 Jazz Rock Heavily Influenced By Al Kooper (4:24)
02 Help I'm A Rock > Transylvania Boogie (12:35)
03 Baby Love (0:56)
04 Big Leg Emma (3:37)
05 Holiday In Berlin (10:15)
06 Trouble Every Day (11:45)
07 Orange County Lumber Truck Medley (17:21)

Not only is this version the "most all-encompassing" I've heard, but also by far the best sounding. The high-end might be a little harsh, but with the clarity and stereo sound here, this has quickly become one of my favorite 1960s tapes.

Download this bootleg here

NEW: Frank Zappa live in Ann Arbor 1967 - 1CD - December 3

Frank Zappa
3 Dec 1967, Fifth Dimension, Ann Arbor, MI (Grp.Eq.Jff.archive-Musigny23)

This is an alternate source to:
1967 12 03 Ann Arbor 44.10 SBD (WIU2B-LudzNL-fl) speed corrected

After careful examination of source material and the recordings themselves it's been determined that this is the complete version of what is available of this performance. Big Leg Emma amd King Kong, widely booted and traded as the first two songs are thought to be from 1969 08 08. They are not from this date and place.

At this time it is believed that this is most likely the correct date and place of this recording, there remains a possibility that it's not.

track list:
01 - (in progress)Improv >             01:13.24
02 - America Drinks And Goes Home >    02:06.03
03 - Hungry Freaks Daddy >             03:40.08
04 - King Kong >                       15:23.30
05 - Status Back Baby (cuts)           00:52.07

23:14.73 minutes sdbd (sort of)

The Mothers Of Invention(the presumed lineup on this):
FZ--guitar and vocals
Ray Collins--vocals and tambourine
Don Preston--keyboards
Ian Underwood--keyboards and woodwinds
Bunk Gardner--woodwinds
Motorhead--baritone sax
Roy Estrada--bass and vocals
Jimmy Carl Black--drums
Art Tripp--drums

In the late fall Billy Mundi leaves the band and his place is taken by Art Tripp, who is thought to be playing on this.

Download this bootleg here

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NEW: Frank Zappa live in Lund 1967 - 1CD - October 2

2-Oct 1967, Olympen, Lund, Sweden
27 min, Aud, B+
No Matter What You Do, Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, Gee (incl. Duke Of Earl), Orange County Lumber Truck Medley

This recording surfaced just 3 years ago, and although Lund is just a 2 hour drive from where I live, I had to turn to a trader in Florida to find it. I don't hesitate to label this show as essential, being one of 3 circulating shows from the first European MOI tour, with a sound quality that's not excellent, but surprisingly good for 1967. Some irreparable speed fluctuations near the end, though.
I still list the venue as Olympen, although I've seen remarks that Olympen wasn't built yet in 1967, and that the show took place at Akademiska Föreningen.  Maybe it wouldn't be that hard for me to find out (a quick web search gave nothing), but I'll wait and see if anyone here can convince me.

01 intro
02 No Matter What You Do
03 Blue Suede Shoes
04 Hound Dog
05 Gee
06 Orange County Lumber Truck intro
07 Orange County Lumber Truck Medley

Download this bootleg here

NEW: Frank Zappa live in Copenhagen 1967 - 1CD - October 1

1-Oct 1967, Falkoner Teatret, Copenhagen, Denmark
37 min, Aud, B-/C+
America Drinks, Jelly Roll Gum Drop, Improvisations (including Octandre, themes from Absolutely Free and King Kong), Toads Of The Short Forest, How Could I Be Such A Fool, King Kong, Ian Underwood Whips It Out

Being one of the very few pre-1968 recordings we have, this is very well worth having, despite the bad sound. It may very well  benefit from some noise reduction, but again, I'm choosing to present it in raw form. Jelly Roll Gum Drop, Absolutely Free and Toads Of The Short Forest are very rare treats, and it's cool to hear the source for Ian Underwood Whips It Out.

2nd gen audience tape

01 Introduction (2:06)
02 America Drinks Preamble (0:54)
03 Amerika Drinks (2:07)
04 Jelly Roll Gum Drop (4:12)
05 Improvisations (incl Octandre) (3:51)
06 Absolutely Free Excerpts (2:11)
07 King Kong Excerpts (0:47)
08 Toads Of The Short Forest (2:52)
09 How Could I Be Such A Fool (3:49)
10 King Kong Preamble (0:34)
11 King Kong (8:45)
12 Ian Underwood Whips It Out (Removed, officially released on "Uncle Meat")

Download this bootleg here