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#1
Halloween 1981 - The Palladium, NYC 10/31/81 (2 CDR)
MTV Holloween show. Great songlist and sound for a Zappa boot. My favorite Zappa boot.
Includes full TV show plus bonus coverage recorded off radio of same show but not shown on TV. Also has interview filler from various radio sources
Snb Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A, multiple sources
Time disc 1: 70:31  disc 2: 70:46
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
FZ-guitar & vocals, Ray White-guitar & vocals, Tommy Marrs-keyboards, Scott Thunes-bass & vocals, Chad Wackerman-drums, Ed Mann-percussion, Bobby Martin-keyboards, sax & vocals, Steve Vai-guitar & vocals
No Cover Available
Disc I:
1) Intro
2) Black Napkins
3) Montana
4) Easy Meat
5) Society pages
6) I'm a Beautiful guy
7) Beauty Knows No Pain
8) Charlie's Enormious Mouth
9) Fine Girl
10) Free as the Wind
11) Harder than Your Husband
12) Bamboozled by Love
13) Sinister Footwear II
14) Stevie's Spanking
15) Cocaine Decisions
16) Nig Biz
17) Doreen
18) Goblin Girl
Disc II:
1) The Black Page
2) Tryin' to Grow a Chin
3) Strictly Genteel
4) The Torture Never Stops
Bonus Tracks
5) Flakes
6) Dumb All Over
7) Heavenly Bank Account
8) City of Tiny Lights
9) You Are What You Is
Bonus Interview
10) Dr. Dimento (early 70s)
11) Columbus Ohio 5/6/80
 
 
 
 

 

#2
Eyes of Osaka - Kosei-Neinken-Kaiken, Osaka, JPN 2/3/76 (2 CDR)
Another great sounding recording for a Zappa boot. Hot guitar and band. Highly recomended!!!
Snb Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A
Time: disc 1: 55:49   disc 2: 66:39
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
FZ-guitar & vocals, Napolean Murphy Brock-sax & vocals, Andre Louis-keyboards, Terry Bozzo-drums & vocals, Roy Estrada-bass

#3
Kreega Bondola - Saratoga Performing Arts Centre, NY 9/1/84 (2 CDR)
Good sounding modern energetic Zappa show. Highly recomended by the Big Kahuna!!! Some great guitar solos here.
Snb Boot CD>CDR    Triangle Records PYCD 078-2
Sound: A
Time: disc 1: 59:59   disc 2: 59:34
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
Musicians: Frank Zappa, Ike Willis, Ray White, Scott Thunes, Chad Wackerman, Alan Zavod and Bobby Martin
The son of the alt.fan.frank-zappa Bootleg FAQ says:
This is one of the best 1984 shows, in its entirety, with very good sound. (Some copies have been reported to list disc one as disc two, and vice versa.) Track 20 is about "voodo mar-juh-rene underpants" and track 24 about "the Women's Movement" - in a discussion on alt.fan.frank-zappa in March 2000 about "the dumbest or most embarassing thing Zappa said on stage", this talk on "the Women's Movement" was one of two things that came up. JWB describes it like this:
Before the encore, somebody passes a note onstage. It has a bunch of fan-esque compliments and then it says something like "the only thing about you that sucks is your attitude towards women" ... and then it says something about the Raggedy Ann doll and how he should make it do some things to men who are just as dumb as the women he makes fun of, rather than sexual things.
Then Zappa replies out of the blue, in a condescending voice, with something like, "Let me tell you about women's movements. The only good women's movement is the one where I'm inside of them and they're holding onto the bedpost and their eyes are rolled up in the back of their head. What do you think about that?"
No Cover Available
 
Disc I:
       1. Heavy Duty Judy (03:05)
       2. "Introduction Band" (00:49)
       3. Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy (06:29)
       4. Advance Romance (07:23)
       5. I'm the Slime (04:32)
       6. Be in My Video (03:22)
       7. What's New in Baltimore? (02:51)
       8. Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up (03:09)
       9. Ride my face to Chicago (03:18)
       10. Teenage Wind (02:42)
       11. Truck-Driver Divorce (05:37)
       12. Cocaine Decisions (02:51) 
       13. Nig Biz (05:49)
       14. Sharleena (08:02)
Disc II:
       1. Keep It Greasey (03:27)
       2. Honey, Don't You Want a Man Like Me? (03:59)
       3. Carol, You Fool (04:03)
       4. Chana in de Bushwop (04:01)
       5. Kreegah Bondola (14:40)
           (1984 version of "Let's Move to Cleveland)
       6. Intro (01:04)
       7. He's So Gay (02:30)
       8. Bobby Brown (02:34)
       9. Crew Slut (06:33)
       10. On Women (01:20)
       11. Camarillo Brillo (03:28)
       12. Muffin Man (02:31)
       13. The Illinois Enema Bandit (09:26)

#4
Trance-Fusion Demos - Bootleg of an unreleased guitar-solo album (1 CDR)
Will remind you of "Shut Up and Play Your Guitar"
Snb Boot CD>CDR     RXZ Records
Sound: A-
Time: 71:41
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
I have two copies of this boot. Both sound the same and have just two tracks but one has a third track of filler "Crownz on Velvet" w/Al Dimeola NYC 11/17/81. If you never heard this song its killer jazz guitar. Big Kahuna recomends this one but take your choice
TRACK I:
Chunga's Revenge - live at the Wembley Arena, 19-Apr-1988, with Zappa's son Dweezil guesting
Bowling on Charen - is the solo known as "The Squirm" on Apocrypha and (originally) Zurkon Music - from New York, Halloween 1977.
Good Lobna - is a "Let's Move to Cleveland" from Memphis, 04-Dec 1984
A Cold Dark Matter - is an "Inca Roads" solo from Allentown 19-Mar-1988
Butter or Canons - is a "Let's Move to Cleveland" solo from New York 25-Aug-1984
Ask Dr. Stupid - is an "Easy Meat" solo from Eppelheim 21-Mar-1979
Scratch & Sniff - is an unknown 1988 "City of Tiny Lites" solo
Trance-Fusion - is a "Marqueson's Chicken" solo from Stuttgart 24-May-1988. (This recording could first be heard at the end of a TV documentary called AAAFNRAA about the Yellow Shark rehearsals, where it was played over footage of the riots in Los Angeles.)
TRACK II:
Gorgo - is a "The Torture Never Stops" solo from Stockholm, 01-May-1988
Diplodocus - is a "King Kong" solo from Providence 26-Oct-1984
Soul Polka -  is an "Oh No" solo from Allentown 19-Mar-1988
For Giuseppe Franco - is a "Hot-Plate Heaven at the Green Hotel" solo from Seattle 17-Dec-1984
After Dinner Smoker - is a "The Torture Never Stops" solo from Genoa, 09-Jun-1988
Light is all that matters - is a "Let's Move to Cleveland" solo from Seattle 17-Dec-1984
Finding Higg's Bison - is a "Hot-Plate Heaven at the Green Hotel" solo from Vienna 08-May-1988
Bavarian Sunset - is a live jam with Dweezil from Munich 09-May-1988
The son of the alt.fan.frank-zappa Bootleg FAQ says:
JEFF SZARKA: Rumour has it that a member of Gail's (get that) staff was dismissed and in a fit of anger they pounced & they pounced again & bootlegged the master/testpressing or whatever to fuck her over.
STAN: It's from advance (promo) cassettes, from years ago when they were about to release it, but then didn't for some unknown reason.
The cover has an extremely ugly charicature of Zappa on the cover of the Baltimore weekly CityPaper.

#5
State University - Stonybrook, NY 11/3/84 (3 CDR)
Nice sounding modern FZ show includes both early and late shows
Snb Analog Cassette>CDR
Sound: A
Time: disc I: 71:43   disc II: 70:46   disc III: 71:54
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
Musicians: Frank Zappa, Ike Willis, Ray White, Scott Thunes, Chad Wackerman, Alan Zavod and Bobby Martin

#6
Jones Crusher - The Palladium, New York, 10/31/77 (1 CDR)
First of FZ holloween shows. Very jazzy
Snb Boot CD>CDR   RXZ Records 309
Sound: A-
Time: 48:23
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
Musicians: Frank Zappa, Adrian Belew, Patrick O'Hearn, Tommy Mars, Peter Wolf, Ed Mann and Terry Bozzio
The son of the alt.fan.frank-zappa Bootleg FAQ says:
Some cover track lists are quite wrong; the above should be correct. This is the Baby Snakes concert: tracks 2 & 4 and the entire side 2 appear in the BABY SNAKES video; tracks 8-9 even made it to the Baby Snakes album. "Donna U Wanna" is an approximation of the name of a character in the BABY SNAKES movie.
The cover depicts a Jack o'Lantern figure on a greenish horse against the backdrop of a huge moon and some "ugly trees". "ZAPPA" is written in wild-westy letters. It's on Blind Aardvark Records - their logo is an aardvark with sunshades - and from 1997.
No Cover Available
       1. Intro [from "Flakes"]/ San Ber'dino [BABY SNAKES video version]
       2. Tryin' to Grow a Chin [Stage #6 version]
       3. City of Tiny Lites [BABY SNAKES video version]
       4. The Squirm [guitar solo]
       5. Big Leg Emma
       6-7. Audience Participation [BABY SNAKES video version]
       8. The Black Page #2 [BABY SNAKES video & Baby Snakes album version]
       9. Jones Crusher [BABY SNAKES video & Baby Snakes album version]
       10. Camarillo Brillo [BABY SNAKES video version]
       11. Black Napkins [BABY SNAKES video version]

#7
Bismark Theater - Chicago, ILL. 11/23/84 (Early Show) (2 CDR)
More modern FZ
Snb DAT>CDR
Sound: A-, very mono sounding
Time: disc 1: 61:35   disc 2: 78:13
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
Musicians: Frank Zappa, Ike Willis, Ray White, Scott Thunes, Chad Wackerman, Alan Zavod and Bobby Martin
No Cover Available
Disc I:
       1. Teen-Age Wind
       2. Truck-Driver Divorce
       3. In France 
       4. He's So Gay
       5. Bobby Brown
       6. Keep It Greasey
       7. The Black Page #2
       8. Cock-Sucker's Ball
       9. WPLJ 
       10. Sharleena
       11. Bamboozled by Love
       12. Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up 
       13. Advance Romance 
       14. Carol, You Fool 
       15. Chana in de Bushwop 
Disc II:
       1. Let's Move to Cleveland 
       2. Camarillo Brillo
       3. Muffin Man
       4. Cosmik Debris
Filler 2/3/76 Osake JPN
       5. Filthy Habits
       6. Balck napkins
       7. Advance Romance
       8. Zoot Allures
       9. Ship Ahoy
 
 
 

 

#8
Punky's Whips Shown on Stage - Pauley Pavillion, UCLA 12/31/77 (2 CDR)
Fantastic jazz show. The sound is not that bad either
Aud Boot CD>CDR     Ruthless Rhymes FZ500 / Raring Records Rarities
Sound: A-
Time: disc 1: 40:53    disc 2: 49:29
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:
This show was around 3 hours long, so this is edited down. The sound is not too good, audience-recorded in a boomy hall, with some instruments not always audible, but the performance is good. The track list on the cover is not at all correct
No Cover Available
Disc I:
       1. Instrumental [mislisted as "Envelopes"]
       2. Is This Guy Kidding or What? / I Have Been in You
       3. Flakes [the last part only, listed as "Tom Snyder vs the Red Spiders from NBC]
       4. Flakes [the last part continues] / Broken Hearts Are for Assholes
       5. Wild Love (part 1) [listed as "Stinky Finger"]
       6. Wild Love (part 2) [listed as "Fancy Stinky Part 1"]
       7. Wild Love (part 3) [listed as "Fancy Stinky Part 2"] 
       8. Punky's Whips
Disc II::
       1. "Stink-Foot" Solo
       2. The Black Page #2
       3. Jones Crusher [listed as "Deadly Jaws"]
       4. Disco Boy
       5. Dinah-Moe Humm
       6. Bobby Brown
       7. Conehead [different, instrumental version]
       8. Camarillo Brillo
       9. Muffin Man
       10. San Ber'dino
       11. Black Napkins
       12. Auld Lang Syne

#9
Assault on New York: Toxic Shock - Ritz, NYC 11/17/81 + Assorted NYC stuff (2 CDR)
Another Fantastic jazz show, with some great guitar. The Al DiMeola song is just killer. The sound here is not that bad either but a little scratchy. This show is not the official bootleg but a cut down version
Snb Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A, various sources
Time: disc 1: 70:19    disc 2: 72:48
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
Musicians: Frank Zappa, Ray White, Steve Vai, Tommy Mars, Bobby Martin, Ed Mann, Scott Thunes, Chad Wackerman and special guest Al DiMeola
The son of the alt.fan.frank-zappa Bootleg FAQ says:
According to the cover, side 1 is from the Palladium, and sides 2-6 are from the Ritz. (When Guitar Player Magazine conducted a poll in the early 1990s, the Ritz concert was voted "BEST CONCERT BY ANYONE, ANYWHERE, EVER".)
No Cover Available
Disc I:
       1. Bamboozled by Love *
       2. Stevie's Spanking *
       3. Cocaine Decisions *
       4. Nig Biz *
       5. Easy Meat
       6. The Mudd Club
       7. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
       8. Dumb All Over
       9. Heavenly Bank Account
       10. Suicide Chump
       11. Jumbo, Go Away
       12. Drowning Witch
       13. What's New in Baltimore
Disc II:
       1. "While I Tune My Guitar"
       2. Zoot Allures
       3. Clownz on Velvet [with Al DiMeola]
       4. Strictly Genteel
       5. This is My Story 
       6. Whipping Post [reggae version]
       7. Watermelon in Easter Hay
       8. Merely a Blues in A **
       9. Black Napkins **
       10. Leather Goods ***
       11. Anzoh Ay ****
       12. City of Tiny Lights *****
       13. Broken Hearts are for Assholes*****
All Tracks: The Ritz, NYC 11/17/81 except:
* Palladium, NYC 10/31/81
** FZ Plays FZ
*** Lather
**** Them or Us (Yahozna Backwards)
***** Baby Snakes Video

 

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