You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5

You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5

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by Frank Zappa
     
 

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For the fifth volume in the You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore series, Frank Zappa prepared two unrelated discs. Disc one features the original Mothers of Invention in unreleased live and studio recordings mainly from 1969 (but also one from 1965 and a couple from 1967-1968). Disc two documents the 1982 European tour. There is something wicked -- almost obsceneSee more details below

Overview

For the fifth volume in the You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore series, Frank Zappa prepared two unrelated discs. Disc one features the original Mothers of Invention in unreleased live and studio recordings mainly from 1969 (but also one from 1965 and a couple from 1967-1968). Disc two documents the 1982 European tour. There is something wicked -- almost obscene -- in this pairing, and it surely was intentional. Throughout the 1980s, fans of the early Mothers had attacked Zappa's integrity in the case of the re-recorded CD reissues of We're Only in It for the Money and Cruising With Ruben & the Jets, and often despised the scatological antics and straightforward rock stylings of his latter bands. This was a calculated move, a way to say: "So you want unreleased material from the early Mothers? OK, but you'll have to pay for the 1982 band -- and hopefully listen to it, too." The material on the MOI disc occasionally features meager sound quality (as expected), but it contains many gems for the aficionado ("Run Home Slow," the hilarious "Right There," and "No Waiting for the Peanuts to Dissolve" stand out). This is a place for fans to salivate over bits and pieces, not for newcomers to get the full picture about Zappa's pre-1970 career. On the other hand, the performances on disc two are of more general appeal. Although the 1982 band had not really been documented yet (left only a few tracks on Vol. 1 and Vol. 4 of this series), it was not the case for its repertoire. Of historical significance are "Dead Girls of London" and "Shall We Take Ourselves Seriously?" The other tracks show good performances but don't stand out as particularly original or essential.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/30/1995
Label:
Zappa Records
UPC:
0014431056925
catalogNumber:
310569

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Downtown Talent Scout
  2. Charles Ives
  3. Here Lies Love
  4. Piano/Drum Duet
  5. Mozart Ballet
  6. Chocolate Halvah
  7. JCB & Kansas on the Bus #1
  8. Run Home Slow: Main Title Theme
  9. The Little March
  10. Right There
  11. Where Is Johnny Velvet?
  12. Return of the Hunch-Back Duke
  13. Trouble Every Day
  14. Proto-Minimalism
  15. JCB & Kansas on the Bus #2
  16. My Head
  17. Meow
  18. Baked-Bean Boogie
  19. Where's Our Equipment?
  20. FZ/JCB Drum Duet
  21. No Waiting for the Peanuts to Dissolve
  22. A Game of Cards
  23. Underground Freak-Out Music
  24. German Lunch
  25. My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama

Disc 2

  1. Easy Meat
  2. The Dead Girls of London
  3. Shall We Take Ourselves Seriously?
  4. What's New in Baltimore?
  5. Moggio
  6. Dancin' Fool
  7. RDNZL
  8. Advance Romance
  9. City of Tiny Lites
  10. A Pound for a Brown on the Bus
  11. Doreen
  12. Black Page, No. 2
  13. Geneva Farewell

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Zappa   Primary Artist,Guitar,Conductor,Vocals
Steve Vai   Guitar
Bobby Martin   Keyboards,Saxophone,Vocals
Don Preston   Keyboards,electronics
Ed Mann   Percussion
Chad Wackerman   Drums
Jimmy Carl Black   Drums,Vocals,Voices
Lowell George   Guitar,Vocals
Noel Redding   Dancer
Ray Collins   Tambourine
Dick Barber   Vocals,Voices
Roy Estrada   Bass,Vocals
Bunk Gardner   Trumpet,Tenor Saxophone
Elliot Ingber   Guitar
Kanzus J. Kanzus   Vocals,Voices
Dick Kunc   Vocals,Voices
Tommy Mars   Keyboards,Vocals
Billy Mundi   Drums
Motorhead Sherwood   Baritone Saxophone,Vocals
Scott Thunes   Bass
Art Tripp   Drums
Ian Underwood   Clarinet,Piano,Electric Piano,Alto Saxophone
Ray White   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Bob Stone   Remixing
Dick Barber   Sound Effects
Frank Zappa   Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Liner Notes,Remixing
Dick Kunc   Engineer
John Judnich   Engineer

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