Dub Room Special [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
This no-frills made-for-home-video release, by multimedia artist Frank Zappa, contains just over 90 minutes of vintage performances gleaned from a host of film projects, interviews and concert footage. The live music centers on the 1974 incarnation of the Mothers of Invention's in-studio KCET-TV appearance, August 27, 1974 in Los Angeles and the Halloween October 31 1981 show at the Palladium in New York City. The '74 band included Zappa guitar/vocals supported by George Duke keyboards/vocals, Ruth Underwood vibes/marimba/percussion, Chester Thompson drums, Tom Fowler bass and Napoleon Murphy Brock vocals/tenor sax/duck call; while the '82 configuration featured Steve ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
This no-frills made-for-home-video release, by multimedia artist Frank Zappa, contains just over 90 minutes of vintage performances gleaned from a host of film projects, interviews and concert footage. The live music centers on the 1974 incarnation of the Mothers of Invention's in-studio KCET-TV appearance, August 27, 1974 in Los Angeles and the Halloween October 31 1981 show at the Palladium in New York City. The '74 band included Zappa guitar/vocals supported by George Duke keyboards/vocals, Ruth Underwood vibes/marimba/percussion, Chester Thompson drums, Tom Fowler bass and Napoleon Murphy Brock vocals/tenor sax/duck call; while the '82 configuration featured Steve Vai guitar, Tommy Mars keyboards, Ed Mann percussion, Ray White rhythm guitar/vocals, Scott Thunes bass, Bobby Martin keyboards/sax/harmonica/vocals and Chad Wackerman drums. The latter lineup was particularly notable for the fiery on-stage exchanges between Zappa and Vai guitar -- such as the ones heard on the incendiary "Stevie's Spanking." Dub Room Special 1982 gets its name from the actual dub room -- which Zappa compares to a closet -- where the various elements are being compiled into a finished product. The artist provides running commentaries, occasionally and perhaps unwittingly incorporating hangers-on and employees of Compact Video -- the facility that Zappa is renting out. Among the musical numbers from the '74 outfit are the theme to "Uncle Meat" which is in a medley preceded by "Dog Breath." They also act out the infamous "Room Service" exchange, dance and sing the heretofore instrumental "Approximate" and play exemplary renditions of "Cosmik Debris," "Montana," "Florentine Pogen" -- with road manager Marty Perellis as Chester's Gorilla -- "Stink-Foot" and "Inca Roads." From '81 are the tunes "Nig Biz," "Cocaine Decisions," "Stevie's Spanking," "Flakes" and "Easy Meat." Undoubtedly, in a continued effort to help allay costs, the tape was packaged in a sturdy standard plastic box with only an equally generic white label indicating what is inside. Indeed, no-frills has never looked or sounded this good before.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/16/2008
  • Label: Zappa Records
  • UPC: 824302000625
  • Catalog Number: 20006
  • Sales rank: 48,486

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Token of My Extreme (Vamp) (2:29)
  2. 2 Stevie's Spanking (5:54)
  3. 3 The Dog Breath Variations (1:41)
  4. 4 Uncle Meat (2:16)
  5. 5 Stink-Foot (3:58)
  6. 6 Easy Meat (6:50)
  7. 7 Montana (4:23)
  8. 8 Inca Roads (9:45)
  9. 9 Room Service (9:15)
  10. 10 Cosmik Debris (7:43)
  11. 11 Florentine Pogen (10:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Frank Zappa Primary Artist, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Track Performer, Musician
Steve Vai Musician
George Duke Keyboards, Vocals, Musician
Ed Mann Percussion
Chester Thompson Drums
Chad Wackerman Drums, Musician
Tom Fowler Bass, Musician
Napoleon Murphy Brock Saxophone, Vocals, Musician
Tommy Mars Keyboards, Musician
Scott Thunes Bass, Musician
Ruth Underwood Percussion, Musician
Ray White Guitar, Vocals, Musician
Bobby Martin Keyboards, Saxophone, Vocals
Technical Credits
Dweezil Zappa Sequencers
Bob Stone Engineer
Frank Zappa Arranger, Composer, Producer, Audio Production
John Frusciante Liner Notes
Steve Hall Mastering
Kerry McNabb Engineer
Joe Travers Vault Research
Ahmet Zappa Contributor
Gail Zappa Liner Notes
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