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Frank on tour and hot and sweaty with a relatively small band – and in the case of him at the Mudd – in a very small club.
LOTS of ripping solos by FZ.

Zappa '80: Mudd Club/Munich combines 2 historical performances from the 1980 spring/summer tour. The first is a set at FZ's favorite NYC nightclub, the famous Mudd Club, presented from a hi-res transfer of the original master tape.
The second, from Olympiahalle in Munich, is the first-ever direct-to-digital live stereo recording of Zappa

“The first posthumous archival release from the 1988 touring band focuses on the historical last show Frank Zappa ever played in the U.S. The live concert material is taken from Uniondale, NY; Providence, RIandTowson, MD newly remixed from the 48-track digital master tapes. It features the first official release of "The Beatles Medley" along with over 25 unreleased performances and liner notes by FZ's drummer, Chad Wackerman and Vaultmeister, Joe Travers.”

“This 2-CD set has been advertised as....

“In 1976, Frank Zappa played four historic sold-out concerts at The Palladium in New York City the week between Christmas and New Year's.
In celebration of it's eventual release in 1978, Zappa In New York is being released as expanded anniversary editions to commemorate the album's recent 40th anniversary. Overseen by the Zappa Family Trust and produced by Ahmet Zappa and Vaultmeister Joe Travers. The collection, which will be housed in a limited-edition metal tin shaped like a NYC street manhole...


This has one disc of the 1981/82 band:
Ray White – guitar, vocals
Steve Vai – guitar
Tommy Mars – keyboards, vocals
Scott Thunes – bass guitar
Chad Wackerman – drums
Ed Mann – percussion
Bobby Martin – saxophone, vocals, keyboards
the last track on this CD ends with Zappa's anger at some audience members tossing cigarettes on stage; after a warning to stop was not obeyed, the disc ends with Zappa stating, "Houselights! Concert's over!"
and one disc of the origin

"Analog transfer 2012 by Joe Travers and re-mastered by Doug Sax 2012. All track times identical to the Ryko version but audibly different." What does this mean? It means I'm gonna take it home this weekend and give it a good, hard listen!

The Mothers' 2nd album, recorded in 1966, and unbelievably assured and nervy. Includes the two "underground oratorios" as well as both sides of their contemporary 'smash flop single' "Big Leg Emma" and "Why Don't You Do Me Right". 'The beginnings of...

The very last of the old Mothers' albums to be reissued on CD, I waited and waited, and finally! This is a really good one, and was the next to last by the Mothers Of Invention.
This includes some of his finest compositions (Holiday In Berlin, Aybe Sea) some fun goofing around (WPLF, Valarie) and the lengthy and impressive The Little House I Used To Live In, which combines some impressive and *hard* written sections with large 'blowing' sections, featuring some especially good work from Sugarcane...

The very first album by Frank and the Mothers, recorded in early 1966. I'm not actually that big of a fan of this album, considering how much I love what came next, but it's still a really brave, striking and unique album for 1966.

"One of the most ambitious debuts in rock history, Freak Out! was a seminal concept album that somehow foreshadowed both art rock and punk at the same time. Its four LP sides deconstruct rock conventions right and left, eventually pushing into territory inspired by...

Frank Zappa / Ray Collins / Roy Estrada / Don Preston / Ian Underwood / Bunk Gardner / Motorhead Sherwood / Jimmy Carl Black / Billy Mundi
Recorded live at Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden on 9/30/67, this excellent radio recording from the Mothers' first European tour, first surfaced on a bootleg entitled 'Tis The Season To Be Jelly. This bootleg was later made part of the official 'Beat The Boots" series.
Out of print in any form for over a decade, it comes back now just as nice as it ever was...

"Analog transfer by Joe Travers 2012. Re-mastered by Bob Ludwig Gateway Mastering 2012." That means that the album is re-edited back to it's original form, as found on the original 1970 vinyl release for the VERY first time!

The final Mothers album was this fantastic but strange collection of unreleased studio and (mostly live) work from 1967-1969, contained in one of the greatest and most shocking rock and roll album covers of all time (rzzzz!).
It took me years to figure out that Frank was...

Why was I not surprised to see this placed prominently on the box: "This film is not authorized by the estate or family of Frank Zappa"? Anyway, as a huge fan of the Mothers of Invention this was interesting for me to see and you get lots of...

This was the album that introduced me to 'funny music' and literally changed my life and is why I am at the computer writing descriptions of music to you and releasing records by other 'funny music' artists nearly 50 years later.
I distinctly remember being handed this album by a trusted friend in 10th grade with the admonition to be sure to listen to this album this evening, which I duly did without enthusiasm...until the 1st notes came out.
Immediately, it was like a door opened up to a....

"2011 transfer of a digital master. Track times identical to the Ryko edition. The booklet has been folded differently to restore the Sgt Pepper parody as the front cover."

The Mothers' 3rd album, recorded in 1967, and unbelievably assured and...

“Geographies was one of Hector Zazou's first ventures into an odd genre he would linger in for much of the next two decades: the soundtrack for an imaginary film. Mixing in influences from all across the stylistic spectrum, Zazou leavens the ingredients with an overriding sense of calm and even languor, his moody scores possessing a warm, humid quality. The pieces here are performed by what is essentially a chamber orchestra augmented by singers.
Listeners familiar with his forays into Afro-funk...

“Geographies was one of Hector Zazou's first ventures into an odd genre he would linger in for much of the next two decades: the soundtrack for an imaginary film. Mixing in influences from all across the stylistic spectrum, Zazou leavens the ingredients with an overriding sense of calm and even languor, his moody scores possessing a warm, humid quality. The pieces here are performed by what is essentially a chamber orchestra augmented by singers.
Listeners familiar with his forays into Afro-funk...

Reinhold Friedl – direction
Frank Gratkowski - flute, clarinets
Hayden Chisholm - flute, saxophone
Hild Sofie Tajford - French horn
Hilary Jeffery – trombone
Reinhold Friedl - harmonium, piano
Didier Aschour – guitar
Maurice de Martin – drums
Lisa Marie Landgraf – violin
Biliana Voutchkova – violin
Elisabeth Coudoux – violoncello
Ulrich Phillipp – doublebass

“Second volume of "modern composition supergroup" (The Wire) Zeitkratzer's re-interpret

The 1st by the duo of Hector Zazou & Joseph Racaille plus guests. Primitive electronics, reeds, electric & acoustic pianos, noise, songs, & the hovering spirit of Satie. Not as divine as Traite De Mechanique, but still an excellent and essential releas...

Back in print after being utterly unavailable for something like 20 years! And this is a great, landmark album (although it's a quiet landmark...). A gem and a classic and lovely to see this again!
The 2nd and best of this legendary band's two albums, comprised of the duo of Hector Zazou & Joseph Racaille + guests, who use keboards, clarinets, guitars, violin and much more.
This record was utterly out of step with the prevailing trends in 1977, but in retropect, this turned out to be an early...

“This legendary band, whose reputation continues to grow as time passes, were gone before anyone knew they were there. They played a handful of concerts, reformed very briefly to make a second LP, then immediately disbanded again. But the records attracted a cult following, especially in Japan.
Their existence became tenuous, flickering, mythological. How come there's an original Beefheart drawing on the inside cover of their first LP? Why were they invited onto France Culture to debate...

"Fred Frith and John Zorn have a close working relationship that's has been fruitful since they first met in 1978. Close friends and cohorts, veterans of many ensembles and bands, they are two of the downtown scene’s founding fathers. Sharing a love...

"First ever CD reissue of one of the most extreme Krautrock-era albums ever made. Originally released by Philips Germany in 1970, the triple LP edition came in an elaborate 'mirror' sleeve and has been near-impossible to find for 35+ years; there have...