Wednesday, December 23, 2009

2009 Annual Frank Zappa Birthday Special

All music is by Frank Zappa and is on Rykodisc or Barking Pumpkin records unless otherwise noted. Happy 69th birthday, Frank!

Hour 1

The Mudshark - Fillmore East June 1971
I'm The Slime - Overnite Sensation
Willie The Pimp - Hot Rats (Rykodisc edition)
Who Are The Brain Police - Freak Out
Big Leg Emma - Absolutely Free (Rykodisc edition)
Disco Boy - Zoot Allures
Dinah Moe Humm - Overnite Sensation
Brown Shoes Don't Make It - Absolutely Free
Rollo - Imaginary Diseases (

Hour 2

I Have Been In You - Berlin 2-15-78
What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body - 1967, from the We're Only In It For The Money demos
Baby Ray & The Ferns - Hows Your Bird - Rare Meat (Del-Fi)
Appearance on KPPC, 11-27-68 (excerpt)
Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy - 1975 05 23 El Paso TX
Magdalena (edited for radio) - Just Another Band from L.A.
Dr Demento Show 1981 - On forming a band
Farther O'Blivion - 1973 08 21 Stockholm, Sweden

Hour 3

Burt Ward - Boy Wonder I Love You - 7-inch (MGM Records)
Lonesome Cowboy Burt - 200 Motels
Interview, Syracuse University, 1975 (excerpt) - The making of 200 Motels
Overture-Mystery Roach - 200 Motels
Brutality - Resolver & Brutality (studio experiments)
FZ on a Guest DJ Spot, WPIX 11-19-79 (excerpt)
Broome County Arena, 1974 - It Can't Happen Here
Broome County Arena, 1974 - Hungry Freaks Daddy
1969 - My Guitar- Extended 7in Stereo Mix
Dead Girls of London w Van Morrison (alternate version)
Dumb All Over - YCDTOSA Vol 1
The Dangerous Kichen - Man From Utopia
Peaches En Regalia - Hot Rats


Equalizer said...

Thanks so much!
FZ is the best.
Why did you use the Ryko remaster over the superior vinyl edition of Hot Rats?

Doctor B said...

Because I had the CD version on hand but not the vinyl. I do wish FZ hadn't tried to embellish the reissue mix, but the differences between the two versions aren't a deal-breaker for me.

OTOH, I'm glad I latched onto an original pressing of Reuben & The Jets in the late 70's since the reissue mix to me is downright *wrong*!