Stream ‘Portuguese Fenders’ From Frank Zappa ‘The Mothers 1970’ Box Set

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The Zappa Trust will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Frank Zappa’s short-lived 1970 Mothers Of Invention lineup by issuing the 4-CD The Mothers 1970 box set on June 26 via Zappa Records/UMe. A live performance of “Portuguese Fenders” from the 70-track collection has been released as a preview of the set.

The Mothers 1970 finds FZ backed by George Duke, Aynsley Dunbar, Jeff Simmons and Ian Underwood as well as Flo & Eddie (Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman). Included within are 70 previously unreleased live and studio recordings captured during the lineup’s approximately seven-month tenure.

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The Zappa Trust’s Ahmet Zappa oversaw and co-produced the forthcoming box set with Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers. Studio tracks laid down at London’s Trident Studios between June 21 and 22, 1970 form the first disc. Next, on the second disc, is a series of 18 tracks recorded live during an appearance on Dutch radio station VRPO on June 18, 1970 and at Pepperland on September 26, 1970. A simulation of a full show from the band that includes tracks performed in Santa Monica on August 21, 1970 and in Spokane on September 17, 1970 form the third disc of The Mothers 1970, which contains a fourth disc of tour highlights recorded by FZ himself.

Stream “Portuguese Fenders” from the forthcoming box set below:

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The Mothers 1970 Tracklist

Disc 1 – Trident Studios, London, England June 21-22, 1970

  1. Red Tubular Lighter
  2. Lola Steponsky
  3. Trident Chatter
  4. Sharleena (Roy Thomas Baker Mix)
  5. Item 1
  6. Wonderful Wino (FZ Vocal)
  7. “Enormous Cadenza”
  8. Envelopes
  9. Red Tubular Lighter (Unedited Master)
  10. Wonderful Wino (Basic Tracks, Alt. Take)
  11. Giraffe – Take 4
  12. Wonderful Wino (FZ Vocal, Alt. Solo)

Disc 2 – Live Highlights Part 1 – “Piknik” VPRO June 18, 1970 / Pepperland September 26, 1970

  1. Introducing…The Mothers (Live on “Piknik” June 18, 1970)
  2. Wonderful Wino (Live on “Piknik” June 18, 1970)
  3. Concentration Moon (Live on “Piknik” June 18, 1970)
  4. Mom & Dad (Live on “Piknik” June 18, 1970)
  5. The Air (Live on “Piknik” June 18, 1970)
  6. Dog Breath (Live on “Piknik” June 18, 1970)
  7. Mother People (Live on “Piknik” June 18, 1970)
  8. You Didn’t Try To Call Me (Live on “Piknik” June 18, 1970)
  9. Agon (Live on “Piknik” June 18, 1970)
  10. Call Any Vegetable (Live on “Piknik” June 18, 1970)
  11. King Kong Pt. I (Live on “Piknik” June 18, 1970)
  12. Igor’s Boogie (Live on “Piknik” June 18, 1970)
  13. King Kong Pt. II (Live on “Piknik” June 18, 1970)
  14. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are? (Live at Pepperland September 26, 1970)
  15. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are? (Live at Pepperland September 26, 1970)
  16. Bwana Dik (Live at Pepperland September 26, 1970)
  17. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy (Live at Pepperland September 26, 1970)
  18. Do You Like My New Car? (Live at Pepperland September 26, 1970)
  19. Happy Together (Live at Pepperland September 26, 1970)
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Disc 3 – Live Highlights Part 2 – Hybrid Concert: Santa Monica August 21, 1970 / Spokane September 17, 1970

  1. “Welcome To El Monte Legion Stadium!” (Live)
  2. Agon (Live)
  3. Call Any Vegetable (Live)
  4. Pound For A Brown (Live)
  5. Sleeping In A Jar (Live)
  6. Sharleena (Live)
  7. The Air (Live)
  8. Dog Breath (Live)
  9. Mother People (Live)
  10. You Didn’t Try To Call Me (Live)
  11. King Kong Pt. I (Live)
  12. Igor’s Boogie (Live)
  13. King Kong Pt. II (Live)
  14. “Eat It Yourself…” (Live)
  15. Trouble Every Day (Live)
  16. “A Series Of Musical Episodes” (Live)
  17. Road Ladies (Live)
  18. “The Holiday Inn Motel Chain” (Live)
  19. What Will This Morning Bring Me This Evening? (Live)
  20. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are? (Live)

Disc 4 – Live Highlights Part 3 – FZ Tour Tape Recordings

  1. “What’s The Deal, Dick?”
  2. Another M.O.I. Anti-Smut Loyalty Oath (Live)
  3. Paladin Routine #1 (Live)
  4. Portuguese Fenders (Live)
  5. The Sanzini Brothers (Live)
  6. Guitar Build ’70 (Live)
  7. Would You Go All The Way? (Live)
  8. Easy Meat (Live)
  9. “Who Did It?”
  10. Turn It Down! (Live)
  11. A Chance Encounter In Cincinnati
  12. Pound For A Brown (Live)
  13. Sleeping In A Jar (Live)
  14. Beloit Sword Trick (Live)
  15. Kong Solos Pt. I (Live)
  16. Igor’s Boogie (Live)
  17. Kong Solos Pt. II (Live)
  18. Gris Gris (Live)
  19. Paladin Routine #2 (Live)
  20. King Kong – Outro (Live)