On May 27, the Zappa Family Trust will release the third installment of Frank Zappa Road Tapes, a live archival series that was started in 2012. Road Tapes, Venue #3 features Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention’s two July 5, 1970 shows at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.
The next Road Tapes will come as part of a round of vault offerings from the Zappa estate that will also include reissues of the first two Road Tapes installments as well as a triple-disc Lumpy Money Project/Object set. The lineup of the Mothers from July 1970 saw Frank Zappa joined by Howard Kaylan (vocals), Mark Volman (vocals), George Duke (keyboards, trombone), Ian Underwood (keyboards, alto sax), Jeff Simmons (bass, vocals) and Aynsley Dunbar (drums).
Road Tapes, Venue #1 was recorded at Kerrisdale Arena in Vancouver on August 25, 1968 and was originally released on October 31, 2012. Road Tapes, Venue #2 was recorded August 23 – 24, 1973 at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland and was originally released on October 31, 2013. The new Road Tapes is currently available for pre-order via Amazon.
Frank Zappa Road Tapes, Venue #3 Tracklist
- 1. Tyrone Start The Tape
- 2. King Kong
- 3. Wonderful Wino (Zappa/Simmons)
- 4. Concentration Moon
- 5. Mom & Dad
- 6. The Air
- 7. Dog Breath
- 8. Mother People
- 9. You Didn’t Try To Call Me
- 10. Agon – Interlude (Stravinsky)
- 11. Call Any Vegetable
- 12. King Kong / Igor’s Boogie
- 13. It Can’t Happen Here
- 14. Sharleena
- 15. The 23rd “Mondellos”
- 16. Justine (Harris/Terry)
Show 2, continued
- 1. Pound For A Brown
- 2. Sleeping In A Jar
- 3. Sharleena
- 4. “A Piece Of Contemporary Music”
- 5. The Return Of The Hunchback Duke (incl.: Little House I Used To Live In, Holiday In Berlin)
- 6. Cruising For Burgers
- 7. Let’s Make The Water Turn Black
- 8. Harry, You’re A Beast
- 9. Oh No/Orange County Lumber Truck
- 10. Call Any Vegetable
- 11. Mondello’s Revenge
- 12. The Clap (Chunga’s Revenge)
Stream a career-spanning Spotify Playlist of Willie Nelson performing live in celebration of the outlaw country legend’s 84th birthday today.
Photographer Adam McCullough is in New Orleans, check out his gallery of images from the first day of the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
The War On Drugs will extensively tour North America and Europe later this year.
Comedian Dave Chappelle and guitarist John Mayer have announced the first ever “Controlled Danger” concert events.
Grateful Dead tribute act Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will play indoors on Saturday, but they do intend to perform at Red Rocks this summer.
Read about Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks recent hang with Gregg Allman at the icon’s Savannah home.