Monday, April 20, 2015

Frank Zappa - 1988-02-15 - Philadelphia

Frank Zappa
1988-02-14
The Tower Theater
Philadelphia,PA
(rehearsal)





01 - Synclavier (synclavier)
02 - Sleep Dirt (band)
03 - Sofa (band)
04 - The Girl Of Ipanema (band)
05 - Zoot Allures (band)
06 - guitar solo part 1 (solo guitar & loops)
07 - guitar solo part 2 (solo guitar & loops)
08 - guitar solo part 3 (solo guitar & loops)
09 - guitar solo part 4 (solo guitar & loops)

Frank Zappa - 1980-1982 - 41 Pieces in 74 Minutes

Frank Zappa
1980-1982
41 Pieces In 74 Min (at UMRK)



 

01 - (1981-08-06) Eat That Question 1 (2:57)
02 - (1981-08-xx) Dickies Such An Asshole 1 (3:32)
03 - (1980-10-03) Tinseltown Rebellion 1 (3:13)
04 - (1981-08-06) Eat That Question 2 (1:10)
05 - (1980-01-29) Packard Goose (0:27)
06 - (1980-01-29) Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy (0:11)
07 - (1980-10-01) The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing 1 (0:13)
08 - (1980-01-28) Tink Walks Amok (2:25)
09 - (1981-08-xx) Teenage Prostitute 1 (1:59)
10 - (1982-04-06) Strictly Genteel (0:27)
11 - (1980-01-28) Village Of The Sun (0:45)
12 - (1981-08-10) We're Turning Again 1 (1:12)
13 - (1981-08-xx) Teenage Prostitute 2 (2:54)
14 - (1980-10-01) You Didn't Try To Call Me (2:09)
15 - (1980-10-03) Tinseltown Rebellion 2 (0:48)
16 - (1980-10-04) Tell Me You Love Me (2:00)
17 - (1980-10-04) The Radio Is Broken (3:58)
18 - (1981-08-06) Filthy Habits 1 (0:18)
19 - (1981-08-xx) Alien Orifice (1:06)
20 - (1981-08-06) Filthy Habits 2 (1:59)
21 - (1981-08-xx) Dickies Such An Asshole 2 (2:53)
22 - (1981-08-xx) Any Kind Of Pain (4:29)
23 - (1981-08-07) All Night Long (1:47)
24 - (1981-08-07) Little Blues (1:03)
25 - (1981-08-07) You Are What You Is (1:03)
26 - (1981-08-12) I'm the Slime (2:59)
27 - (1981-08-07) Filthy habits 3 (0:51)
28 - (1982-03-24) Watermelon in Easter Hay (0:33)
29 - (1981-09-15) Jumbo Go Away (0:39)
30 - (1981-08-10) We're Turning Again 2 (3:51)
31 - (1980-02-07) Bamboozled By Love (0:44)
32 - (1981-08-12) The Illinois Enema Bandit (2:53)
33 - (1982-04-20) Stick It Out (0:47)
34 - (1982-04-20) Truck Driver Divorce (0:36)
35 - (1981-09-15) Suicide Chump (3:50)
36 - (1981-09-15) Easy Meat (1:20)
37 - (1981-09-23) The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing 2 (3:12)
38 - (1982-03-24) Outside Now (0:09)
39 - (1982-03-24) A Token Of My Extreme (2:08)
40 - (1980-01-29) Beauty Knows No Pain (0:44)
41 - (1981-08-10) We Are Not Alone (3:51)

1980-1982 studio rehearsal selection

Rummaging in "UMRK rehearsals" I found many interesting clips. Interesting, but for some reason, very short.  Brutal end of the tape, interruption of rehearsals, technical problems, or other reasons.
They are interesting because of a strange musical arrangements, for an unusual tone, a nice bassline or something else... They are little gems lost in the chaos of the rehearsals and in that context it is difficult to appreciate them. I thought I had to assemble the fragments in a CD by removing the brutal cuts and create pleasant "segues" to be able to listen like a big Zappa-medley. It looks like a "guess what song is it?" or it looks like a "fruit salad" musical.
Listening is very funny! (IMHO)

Frank Zappa - 1980-1981 - The Birth Of Pick Me I'm Clean

Frank Zappa
1980-1981
The Birth Of Pick Me I'm Clean





Birth and rehearsals recorded at UMRK 1980-1981 + a live track.

01 1980-02-08 Pick Me I'm Clean - 4:41
02 1980-02-09 Pick Me I'm Clean - 0:39
03 1980-02-10 Pick Me I'm Clean 1 (incl guitar solo) - 8:01
04 1980-02-10 Pick Me I'm Clean 2 - 1:26
05 1980-02-10 Pick Me I'm Clean 3 (incl guitar solo) - 5:53
06 1980-02-10 Pick Me I'm Clean 4 (incl guitar solo) - 5:23
07 1980-02-XX Pick Me I'm Clean with drum machine 1 (incl guitar solo) - 5:56
08 1980-02-XX Pick Me I'm Clean with drum machine 2 - 1:04
09 1981-08-05 Pick Me I'm Clean - 1:36
10 1981-08-06 Pick Me I'm Clean - 0:58
11 1980-10-17 Pick Me I'm Clean (live in Dallas) - 4:58

tracks 01-10 are recorded in studio (UMRK)
track 11 is recorded live in concert at Convention Center Arena, Dallas.
This is not the compilation more interesting, but it contains some good things:
some guitar solos, drum machine, and a live version.
The 1981 rehearsals are of poor sound quality, I've put only two short fragments (quite distorted),
which have some interest. The rest of those sessions are unheard and unnecessary.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Frank Zappa - 1979-1982 - The Birth Of...

Frank Zappa
1978-1982
The Birth Of...
 
- The Birth Of Drowning Witch (50:00)
 
 

01. Drowning Witch rehearsal I (1981-08-10)
02. Drowning Witch rehearsal II (1981-08-10)
03. Drowning Witch rehearsal III - guitar solo (1981-08-10)
04. Drowning Witch rehearsal IV (1981-08-10)
05. Drowning Witch rehearsal V (1981-08-12)
06. Drowning Witch rehearsal VI - guitar solo (1981-09-12)
07. Drowning Witch rehearsal VII (1981-09-16)
08. Drowning Witch rehearsal VIII - entire track (1981-09-23)
 

- The Birth of Easy Meat (75:38)
 
 

01. Easy Meat rehearsal 1
02. Easy Meat rehearsal 2
03. Easy Meat rehearsal 3
Culver City (December 1978)
04. Easy Meat rehearsal 1
05. Easy Meat rehearsal 2
06. Easy Meat rehearsal 3
07. Easy Meat rehearsal 4
London (February 1979)
08. Easy Meat rehearsal w/guitar solos
Culver City (August 1978)
09. Easy Meat rehearsal
London (February 08, 1979)
 

- The Birth of I Don't Wanna Get Drafted (77:50)
 
 

01. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted rehearsal
02. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted rehearsal incl pop themes
03. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted rehearsal incl guitar solo
1980-02-09 UMRK
04. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted rehearsal incl guitar solo
05. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted rehearsal incl guitar solo
06. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted rehearsal incl guitar solo & pop themes
07. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted rehearsal incl guitar solo
1980-02-10 UMRK
08. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted rehearsal
09. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted rehearsal incl acapella & guitar solo
10. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted rehearsal
1980-02-11 UMRK
11. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted semi definitive (work in progress) YAWYI version
“You Are What You Is” sessions, July-September, 1980 UMRK
 
 
- The Birth of I'm A Beautiful Guy (62:54)
 
 

01. I'm A Beautiful Guy rehearsal (1978-08-12)
02. I'm A Beautiful Guy rehearsal incl guitar solo (1980-01-28)
03. I'm A Beautiful Guy rehearsal (1980-02-06)
04. I'm A Beautiful Guy rehearsal incl keyboards solo (1980-02-07)
05. I'm A Beautiful Guy rehearsal incl Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy (1980-02-07)
06. I'm A Beautiful Guy rehearsal (1980-02-07)
07. I'm A Beautiful Guy rehearsal (1980-02-09)
08. I'm A Beautiful Guy rehearsal incl Beauty Knows No Pain (1981-08-07)
09. I'm A Beautiful Guy rehearsal incl improvisations (1980-02-10)
10. I'm A Beautiful Guy rehearsal incl I Don’t Wanna Get Drafted (1980-02-10)
 

- The Birth of Let's Move To Cleveland (67:49)
 
 

01. Let's Move To Cleveland rehearsal
02. Let's Move To Cleveland rehearsal
1980 02 10 UMRK
03. Let's Move To Cleveland rehearsal
04. Let's Move To Cleveland rehearsal
1980 02 11 UMRK
05. Let's Move To Cleveland rehearsal
06. Let's Move To Cleveland rehearsal
1982 03 22 UMRK
07. Let's Move To Cleveland
live in Pistoia, Italy - 1982 07 08
 

- The Birth Of Mudd Club (36:07)
 
 
 
01. Mudd Club Rehearsal
02. Mudd Club Rehearsal/guitar solo
03. Mudd Club/I Ain't Got No Heart/guitar solo
04. Mudd Club/The Deathless Horsie/guitar solo
05.  Mudd Club Rehearsal
06. Mudd Club/Mo's Vacation
07. Mudd Club Rehearsal
08. Mudd Club Rehearsal
09. Mudd Club Rehearsal
10. Mudd Club “You Are What You Is” outtake
11. Mudd Club live at The Mudd Club
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(tracks 01-10 recorded at UMRK 1980-81,
track 11 recorded live at The Mudd Club, NY 1980-05-08)
 

- The Birth Of Sinister Footwear (47:31)
 

01. Sinister Footwear rehearsal part 1
02. Sinister Footwear rehearsal part 2
03. Sinister Footwear rehearsal part 3
(UMRK 1981 09 25)
04. Sinister Footwear rehearsal with guitar solo 1
(UMRK 1980 01 28)
05. Sinister Footwear rehearsal with guitar solo 2
(UMRK 1981 09 15)
 

- The Birth of What's New In Baltimore (52:10)
 
 

01. “Mystery Studio Song” rehearsal incl guitar solo (1981-08-07)
02. What's New In Baltimore rehearsal incl Cocaine Decision (1981-08-xx)
03. What's New In Baltimore rehearsal incl guitar solo (1981-09-12)
04. What's New In Baltimore rehearsal incl guitar solo (1981-09-23)
05. What's New In Baltimore rehearsal (1982-03-24)
06. What's New In Baltimore rehearsal incl Moggio (1982-03-24)
 

- The Birth of ... Unborn Songs (55:17)
 
 

01. rehearsal incl guitar solo 1980-01-28
02. rehearsal 1980-01-29
03. rehearsal 1980-01-29
04. rehearsal 1980-01-29
05. rehearsal 1980-02-08
06. rehearsal 1980-01-29
07. rehearsal & tuning 1980-10-03
08. rehearsal 1981-08-06
09. rehearsal 1982-04-06
“Portuguese Lunar Landing” (rehearsal selection):
10. rehearsal1 1981-08-05
11. rehearsal2 1981-08-05
12. rehearsal3 1981-08-12
13. rehearsal4 1981-08-xx
 
 
For a long time I wanted to reorder and selection "rehearsals UMRK" song by song to make listening more satisfying and less confusing.
This collection consists of nine compact discs. Each CD includes "The birth of" a single song.
Maybe someone can please have a copy of it.
In any cd I put together the rehearsals of a single song that took place during several days.
This way you can follow the evolution and growth rehearsal after rehearsal.
I did a job of "cut and paste". Sometimes I combined fragments taken from Take1, from Take2, and so on...
I deleted some dialogues, the endless repetitions, false starts and downtime.
Sometimes I did not put the tracks in cronological order, I preferred order them according to a
criterion of pleasure listening.
Sometimes this rehearsals are not really the "birth" of the songs, but you can listen to the development and  progression of the musical arrangements and the learning of the musicians.
 
Song by song UMRK rehearsal (9 cd) 525,19 (br1tag)