Friday, February 2, 2018

Frank Zappa - 2018 - The Roxy Performances

Frank Zappa
2018 
The Roxy Performances


12-9-73 Show 1
01. Sunday Show 1 Start 4:59
02. Cosmik Debris 11:33
03. “We’re Makin’ A Movie” 3:16
04. Pygmy Twylyte 9:08
05. The Idiot Bastard Son 2:19
06. Cheepnis 3:44
07. Hollywood Perverts 1:07
08. Penguin In Bondage 5:54
09. T’Mershi Duween 1:56
10. The Dog Breath Variations 1:44
11. Uncle Meat 2:29
12. RDNZL 5:14
13. Montana 7:49
14. Dupree’s Paradise 15:25


01. Dickie’s Such An Asshole 10:29
12-9-73 Show 2
02. Sunday Show 2 Start 4:08
03. Inca Roads 8:27
04. Village Of The Sun 4:19
05. Echidna’s Arf (Of You) 4:01
06. Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing? 13:22
07. Slime Intro :59
08. I’m The Slime 3:34
09. Big Swifty 9:01


01. Tango #1 Intro 3:50
02. Be-Bop Tango (Of The Old Jazzmen’s Church) 18:12
03. Medley:
King Kong
Chunga’s Revenge
Son Of Mr. Green Genes 9:46
12-10-73 Show 1
04. Monday Show 1 Start 5:31
05. Montana 6:57
06. Dupree’s Paradise 21:26
07. Cosmik Intro 1:05
08. Cosmik Debris 8:05


01. Bondage Intro 1:52
02. Penguin In Bondage 6:54
03. T’Mershi Duween 1:52
04. The Dog Breath Variations 1:48
05. Uncle Meat 2:29
06. RDNZL 4:59
07. Audience Participation - RDNZL 3:08
08. Pygmy Twylyte 4:05
09. The Idiot Bastard Son 2:21
10. Cheepnis 4:49
11. Dickie’s Such An Asshole 10:21
12-10-73 Show 2
12. Monday Show 2 Start 5:13
13. Penguin In Bondage 6:33
14. T’Mershi Duween 1:52
15. The Dog Breath Variations 1:46
16. Uncle Meat 2:28
17. RDNZL 5:11


01. Village Of The Sun 4:05
02. Echidna’s Arf (Of You) 3:54
03. Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing? 6:56
04. Cheepnis - Percussion 4:08
05. “I Love Monster Movies” 2:10
06. Cheepnis 3:35
07. “Turn The Light Off”/Pamela’s Intro 3:59
08. Pygmy Twylyte 7:23
09. The Idiot Bastard Son 2:22
10. Tango #2 Intro 2:01
11. Be-Bop Tango (Of The Old Jazzmen’s Church) 22:08


01. Dickie’s Such An Asshole 15:39
Bonus Section: 12-10-73 Roxy Rehearsal
02. Big Swifty - In Rehearsal 2:50
03. Village Of The Sun 3:13
04. Farther O’Blivion - In Rehearsal 5:34
05. Pygmy Twylyte 6:17
Unreleased Track
06. That Arrogant Dick Nixon 2:19
12-12-73 Bolic Studios Recording Session
07. Kung Fu - In Session 4:50
08. Kung Fu - with guitar overdub 1:17
09. Tuning and Studio Chatter 3:38
10. Echidna’s Arf (Of You) - In Session 1:22
11. Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow - In Session 9:49
12. Nanook Rubs It - In Session 5:41
13. St. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast - In Session 2:46
14. Father O’Blivion - In Session 2:31
15. Rollo (Be-Bop Version) 2:36


12-8-73 Sound Check/Film Shoot
01. Saturday Show Start 2:20
02. Pygmy Twylyte/Dummy Up 20:25
03. Pygmy Twylyte - Part II 14:25
04. Echidna’s Arf (Of You) 3:42
05. Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing? 6:01
06. Orgy, Orgy 3:39
07. Penguin In Bondage 6:30
08. T’Mershi Duween 1:53
09. The Dog Breath Variations 1:45
10. Uncle Meat/Show End 4:01


Bass – Tom Fowler
Drums – Chester Thompson, Ralph Humphrey
Keyboards, Synthesizer, Vocals – George Duke
Lead Guitar, Vocals, Producer – Frank Zappa
Percussion – Ruth Underwood
Rhythm Guitar, Vocals – Jeff Simmons
Synthesizer – Don Preston
Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Lead Vocals – Napoleon Murphy Brock
Trombone – Bruce Fowler
Trumpet – Walt Fowler



The Roxy concerts were previously featured on the 1974 live album Roxy & Elsewhere as well as the posthumous releases Roxy by Proxy and Roxy the Movie. However, the seven-CD The Roxy Performances marks the first time Zappa and the Mothers' Roxy residency has been released in its entirety.

"This is one of my favorite FZ line-ups ever. This box contains some of the best nights of music Los Angeles has ever seen with their ears at an historic venue," Ahmet Zappa said in a statement. "Hold on to your hotdogs people. This box is the be-all-end-all. This is it. This is all of it. It's time to get your rocks off for the Roxy."

In addition to the four performances spread over December 9th and 10th, 1973, the box set also features recordings from a December 8th film shoot and soundcheck from the venue, as well as material laid down on December 12th at nearby Bolic Studios, where Zappa and company worked on songs that would appear on 1974's Apostrophe.



Give it a quick listen on Spotify and if you like it go buy it at Zappa.com


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