FRANK ZAPPA
60's and Early 70's
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#1
Pachuco Hop - Rockpile, Toronto, CAN 2/23/69 Early Show (1 CDR)
Great sounding recording of FZ and the Mothers
Snb Boot CD>CDR    Gold Standard SOBF-001 (Japan)
Sound: A
Time: 66:45
Flaws: None, natural bootleg cuts between songs
Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
Musicians: Frank Zappa, Lowell George, Ian Underwood, Bunk Gardner, Buzz Gardner, Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood, Roy Estrada, Don Preston, Jimmy Carl Black and Arthur Dyer Tripp III
The son of the alt.fan.frank-zappa Bootleg FAQ says:
"The String Quartet" was an early number, which contained the melodies of "A Pound for a Brown on the Bus" and "Sleeping in a Jar". (And "Charles Ives" is a piece written by Frank Zappa.) This is a most remarkable show: tracks 2-6, 9 and 12 are old R&B hits, that the Mothers play VERY well!
Released in Japan around November 20 1999. (Considering how interesting this recording is, it's strange that it took over 30 years before someone bootlegged it.)
       1. Intro
       2. Bacon Fat [Andre Williams / Brown]
       3. [Those] Lonely, Lonely Nights [John Vincent]
       4. Corrido Rock [A. Egnoian/J. Balcom]
       5. Pachuko Hop [C. Higgins/V. Haven]
       6. Behind the Sun [The Rocking Brothers?]
       7. The String Quartet
       8. Charles Ives
       9. WPLJ [Dobard/McDaniels]
       10. In the Sky ["Oh, in the Sky"]
       12. All Night Long [Harris Woody]

#2
Hordon Pavillion - Sidney, AUS 6/24/72 (2 CDR)
Post FZ and the mothers. Heavy Rock Jazz with FZ's big band
Snb Analog Cassette>CDR
Sound: B+
Time: disc 1: 40:40   disc 2: 63:46
Flaws: None, scratchy
Kahuna's Rating:****
Musicians (the Grand Wazoo band): Frank Zappa, Tony Duran, Jerry Kessler, Dave Parlato, Jim Gordon, Tom Raney, Ruth Underwood, Ian Underwood, Bruce Fowler, Malcolm McNabb, Tom Malone, Earl Dumler, Glen Ferris, Sal Marquez, Ken Shroyer, Mike Altschul, Joanne McNabb, Jay Migliori, Ray Reed and Charles Owens

#3
Boston, MA 11/9/74 (2 CDR)
More great FZ from his prime. Includes both early and late sets
Snb Analog Cassette>CDR
Sound: B+, mono sounding
Time: disc 1: 73:17    disc 2: 61:23
Flaws: None, scratchy
Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
Musicians: Frank Zappa, Ruth Underwood, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Chester Thompson, Tom Fowler and George Duke
Disc I:
1) Tush Tush Tush (A Token of My Extreme)
2) Stinkfoot
3) RDNZL
4) Village of the Sun
5) Echidna's Arf
6) Po-jama People
7) Penguin in Bondage, 
8) Don't Eat the Yellow Snow, 
9) St Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast
ENCORE
10) Camarillo Brillo
Disc II:
1) Jam/Cosmik Debris
2) Montana
3) 12 Inches (w/Tom Waits)
4) Dupree's Paradise
5) Improvisations
6)Oh No/Son of Orange 
County, Trouble Every Day 
 

 

#4
Piquantique - Skansen, Stockholm, 8/21/73 (1 CDR)
Post FZ and the mothers. Heavy Rock Jazz on this one, lots of guitar and great violin
Snb Boot CD>CDR   Aids of Spades
Sound: B+
Time: 40:40
Flaws: None, scratchy
Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
Musicians: Frank Zappa, Ruth Underwood, George Duke, Ralph Humphrey, Bruce Fowler, Tom Fowler and Jean-Luc Ponty, and also Ian Underwood, even though certain people have disputed his participation
The son of the alt.fan.frank-zappa Bootleg FAQ says:
This concert was televised as part of a Swedish series of concert broadcasts embarassingly titled Oppåpoppa ("get up and pop"). The first 20 minutes ("Cosmik Debris" - "RDNZL") were shown separately from the remaining 57 ("Montana" - "Farther Oblivion"). (Our Swedish readers might be interested to know that the announcer was none other than Claes "Clabbe" af Geijerstam :) In the video, "Dupree's Paradise" is full-length, and Ian Underwood is clearly visible.
"Farther Oblivion" is an officially unreleased number including themes from "Cucamonga", "The Adventures of Greggary Peccary" as well as the entire "Be-Bop Tango" theme, and often confused with the completely different "Father O'Blivion". Cover is probably a head shot of Zappa xeroxed on blue paper; back cover has a picture of the band at the Skansen stage. (We see Ian Underwood clearly).
       1. The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue / Kung Fu  (02:13) [only "Kung Fu" is listed]
       2. Redunzl ["RDNZL"] (04:26)
       3. Dupree's Paradise (11:26) [edit - Oppopoppa has full-length]
       4. T'Mershi Duween (01:55)

       5. Farther Oblivion (20:42) [listed as "Farther O'Blivion"] 

#5
'Tis the Season to Be Jelly - Konserthuset, Stockholm, 9/30/67 (1 CDR)
More early FZ and the Mothers. Lots of comedy music
Snb Boot CD>CDR   Bizarre" FVZ 967
Sound: A-
Time: 37:01
Flaws: None, scratchy
Kahuna's Rating:***1/2
Musicians: Frank Zappa, Jimmy Carl Black, Ian Underwood, Bunk Gardner, Don Preston, Jim Sherwood, Roy Estrada, Ray Collins and Billy Mundi
The son of the alt.fan.frank-zappa Bootleg FAQ says:
This show was supposed to be televised or broadcast on radio, so Zappa tried to play even though he was very ill. He soon left the stage, however, and the band carried on without him. It's a unique performance you don't have to like. (The boot is taken from a 1977 Swedish broadcast in the series "Rock från underjorden" (Rock from the Underground)).
No Cover Available
       1. You Didn't Try to Call Me
       2. Petroushka [Stravinsky] 
       3. Bristol Stomp [Appel/Mann]
       4. Baby Love [The Supremes]
       5. Big Leg Emma
       6. No Matter What You Do (Tchaikovsky's 6th)
       7. Blue Suede Shoes [Perkins]
       8. Hound Dog [Leiber/Stoller]
       9. Gee [William Davis / Viola Watkins]
       10. King Kong
       11. It Can't Happen Here

#6
Unmitigated Audacity - Notre Dame University, 5/12/74 (1 CDR)
More traditional FZ. Great band and heavy jammin
Aud Boot CD>CDR    11 Records / GLC D-549
Sound: A-
Time: 46:44
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
Musicians: Frank Zappa, George Duke, Tom Fowler, Bruce Fowler, Ralph Humphrey, Chester Thompson, Jeff Simmons, Don Preston and Napoleon Murphy Brock
The son of the alt.fan.frank-zappa Bootleg FAQ says:
"Dupree's Paradise" looks suspiciously partial. The title probably refers to the audacity required to release a recording that sounds this bad. The original run was on black vinyl; 100 copies were done on red and 100 on multi-coloured. The cover was an insert printed in several different colours. The group was identified as "The Rivival Band".
http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~splat/unmitigated.html
No Cover Available
       1. Dupree's Paradise (00:53)
       2. It Can't Happen Here (02:19)
       3. Hungry Freaks, Daddy (02:46)
       4. You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here (02:40)
       5. How Could I Be Such a Fool? (03:46)
       6. Ain't Got No Heart (to Give Away) (02:20)
       7. I'm Not Satisfied (02:18)
       8. Wowie Zowie (03:18)
       9. Let's Make the Water Turn Black (02:23)
       10. Harry, You're a Beast (00:53)
       11.  Oh No/Son of Orange County (08:15)
       12. More Trouble Every Day (07:53)
       13. Louie, Louie [Richard Berry] (01:55)
       14. Camarillo Brillo (05:06)

#7
County Coliseum - El Paso, TX 5/23/75 (2 CDR)
Bongo Fury tour show. Lots of guitar
Aud Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A-/B+ multiple surces
Time: disc 1: 77:42    disc 2: 74:27
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:****
Musicians: Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, George Duke, Terry Bozzio, Tom Fowler, Bruce Fowler and Napoleon Murphy Brock plus special guest Jimmy Carl Black
No Cover Available
Disc I:
       1. Bongo Fury Tour Intro/Apostrophe (')
       2. Stink-Foot
       3. I'm Not Satisfied
       4. Carolina Hard-Core Ectasy
       5. Velvet Sunrise
       6. A Pound for a Brown on the Bus
       7. Zappa Introduces Jimmy Carl Black/
           You're So Fine (J.Black)
           Those Lonely, Lonely Nights (J.Black)
       8. Debra Kedabra
       9. Montana
       10. Strange Things
       11-16 Radio Interviews
       17-19 Unknown filler w/Capt. Beefheart
Disc II:
       1. Strange Things
       2. Advance Romance
       3. Florentine Pogen
       4. Village of the Sun
       5. Pajama People
       6. As a Matter of Fact
       7. Penguin in Bondage
       8. Drums
 
 
 
 
 

 


 

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