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 Post subject: Top five Zappa
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:30 am 

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Your Top five Zappa Live show, please.
Sound Quality wise
from the music quality wise.

I like most shows from 1976 to 1978 and 1974, but can'treally decide which are the BEST ones (sonce I still don't have too many of them all).
So, I am curious what YOU think

 Post subject: Re: Top five Zappa
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:31 pm 
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Top 5 Zappa live albums, alphabetical order:

Ahead Of Their Time
Fillmore East, June 1971
Roxy And Elsewhere
Zappa In New York

 Post subject: Re: Top five Zappa
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Casino, Montreux: December 4, 1971
Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles: August 7, 1971
Hammersmith Odeon, London: February 28, 1978
Palladium Theater, New York: October 31, 1977
Orpheum Theatre, Boston: February 19, 1988. (My absolute favorite I've heard). ... WL&index=1

 Post subject: Re: Top five Zappa
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1981 11 17 - The Ritz, New York, NY
170 min, Aud, B+
160 min, FM, A+/A
With Al DiMeola on guitar (*) and Brian Peters on vocals (**). The FM recording lacks the first song, and has some other cuts.
Treacherous Cretins, Montana, Easy Meat, You Are What You Is, Mudd Clubb, The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing, Dumb All Over, Heavenly Bank Account, Suicide Chump, Jumbo Go Away, Envelopes, Drowning Witch [parts on SATLTSADW], What's New In Baltimore?, Moggio, Bamboozled By Love, Sinister Footwear, Stevie's Spanking [parts as basic track on TOU], Cocaine Decisions, Nig Biz, Doreen, Goblin Girl, The Black Page (q: Smoke On The Water), Tryin' To Grow A Chin, Strictly Genteel, Clowns On Velvet* [parts as basic track on TF], Ride Like The Wind*/**, Zoot Allures [parts on Truck Driver Divorce, TOU], This Is My Story, Whipping Post, Watermelon In Easter Hay

1977 10 31 - Palladium, New York, NY
180 min, Aud, B/B-
175 min, Aud, A-/B+
The better sounding version starts in Torture, the worse is missing Black Napkins. Combined sources run for 185 minutes. With Roy Estrada on vocals (*). See also Baby Snakes DVD.
Intro, Peaches En Regalia, The Torture Never Stops, Tryin' To Grow A Chin, City Of Tiny Lights, A Pound For A Brown (incl. Gas Mask*), Bobby Brown (q: By The Beautiful Sea), Conehead, Flakes, Big Leg Emma, Envelopes, Disco Boy, I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth, Wild Love, Titties 'n Beer (q: Sunshine Of Your Love)[BS], Dance Contest (q: Third Man Theme, Song Of The Volga Boatmen, Stranger In Paradise), The Black Page [BS], Jones Crusher [basic track on SY], Broken Hearts Are For Assholes, Punky's Whips [parts on BS], Dinah-Moe Humm (q: Sunshine Of Your Love)[BS], Camarillo Brillo, Muffin Man, San Ber'dino, Black Napkins

1973 06 24 - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia
95 min, SBD, A-
150 min, Aud, C
The SBD recording cuts early in Farther Oblivion.
soundcheck intro, Montana, improvisations (q: Concierto De Aranjuez), Dupree's Paradise, Dog Meat, Fifty-Fifty, Cosmik Debris, Inca Roads (q: I Left My Heart In San Francisco), Yellow Snow Suite, Farther Oblivion, Blues (incl. audience participation; q: Be-Bop Tango), Mr Green Genes, King Kong, Chunga's Revenge, Mr Green Genes

1988 05 04 - The Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland
155 min, Aud, A-
Stinkfoot [parts on MAJNH], Dickie's Such An Asshole, When The Lie's So Big, Planet Of The Baritone Women, Any Kind Of Pain, Jesus Thinks You're A Jerk, Mr Green Genes, Florentine Pogen, Andy, Inca Roads, Eat That Question, Black Napkins, Sharleena, Dupree's Paradise, Marqueson's Chicken, City Of Tiny Lights, A Pound For A Brown, The Torture Never Stops, Keep It Greasey, Cruising For Burgers (q: Handsome Cabin Boy) [parts on MAJNH], Sofa (q: Billy The Mountain), Crew Slut

1980 11 30 - Civic Center, Des Moines, IA
90 and 135 min, Aud, B+, B, C
Three recordings are known for this show, the two better ones are 90 minutes and cover different parts of the show, the C one has nearly the whole show.
In the 'medley', FZ orders the band to play randomly chosen songs.
Black Napkins, Panty Rap, You Are What You Is, Love Of My Life, Flakes, Magic Fingers, The Blue Light, Tinsel Town Rebellion, Pick Me I'm Clean, Dead Girls Of London (incl. Royal March from Aida), Shall We Take Ourselves Seriously?, City Of Tiny Lites (q: Streets Of Cairo, It Ain't Necessarily So), Cosmik Debris, Keep It Greasy, The Torture Never Stops (q: Royal March from Aida, Light Cavalry Overture, Old Folks At Home, Oh! Susanna, Petrushka, Mystery Song #3, Europa), AAAFNRAA Medley (incl. White Christmas, Perry Mason, Watkin's Ale, Stella By Starlight, Harbor Lights, My Sharona / Ave Maria, My Sharona / Funiculì Funiculà, Lassie, I Love Lucy, Black Magic Woman, Macho Man, In The Navy, Improvisation Full Of Landini Cadences, Oh! Susanna, The Warren Zevon Songbook, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida), Heavy Duty Judy, Broken Hearts Are For Assholes, I'm So Cute, Andy (q: Lassie, Light Cavalry Overture, Funiculì Funiculà, My Sharona, Light Cavalry Overture), Joe's Garage, Dancin' Fool, The Illinois Enema Bandit (q: Sweet Leilani, Harbor Lights, It Ain't Necessarily So, Soup 'N Old Clothes, Perry Mason, Light Cavalry Overture, Blue Light)

"...I'm absolutely a Libertarian on MANY issues..." ~ Frank Zappa, Rochester, NY, March 11, 1988

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