Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention Roxy & Elsewhere 180g 2LP
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention Roxy & Elsewhere 180g 2LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Universal
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention Roxy & Elsewhere 180g 2LP

Frank Zappa

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UNILP23852
UPC:
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180g Double LP Live Album From 1974! Cut From Original 1/4" Stereo Master Analog Tapes By Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!

Contains Music Performed At The Roxy Theater, Chicago Auditorium Theatre, and Edinboro State College!

Double LP reissue in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Frank Zappa & The Mothers at the Roxy in Hollywood, December 1973.

This double LP contains music which was recorded at the Roxy Theater in Hollywood. However, nearly all of the music was overdubbed later in the studio.  The music was comprised from three shows at the Roxy and features tracks never before or thereafter released on any Zappa/Mothers album.  Other tracks were taken from the second show on Mothers Day 1974 in the Chicago Auditorium Theatre and the May 8th Show in Edinboro State College, also in 1974.

"After his affair with jazz fusion (Waka/Jawaka and The Grand Wazoo, both released in 1972), Frank Zappa came back in late 1973 with an album of simple rock songs, Over-Nite Sensation. But the temptation for more challenging material was not long to resurface and, after a transitional LP (Apostrophe, early 1974), he unleashed a double LP (reissued on one CD) of his most complex music, creating a bridge between his comedy rock stylings and Canterbury-style progressive rock. Three-quarters of the album was recorded live at the Roxy in Hollywood and extensively overdubbed in the studio later. Only three tracks ("Dummy Up," "Son of Orange County," and "More Trouble Every Day"), taken from other concerts, are 100 percent live. The band is comprised of George Duke (keyboards), Tom Fowler (bass), Ruth Underwood (percussion), Bruce Fowler (trombone), Walt Fowler (trumpet), Napoleon Murphy Brock (vocals), and Chester Thompson (drums) -- drummer Ralph Humphrey, keyboardist Don Preston, and guitarist Jeff Simmons appear on the non-Roxy material. The sequence "Echidna's Arf (Of You)"/"Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?" stands as Zappa's most difficult rock music and provides quite a showcase for Underwood. Other highlights include "Penguin in Bondage" and "Cheepnis," a horror movie tribute. All the pieces were premiere recordings, except for "More Trouble Every Day" and "Son of Orange County," a revamped, slowed down "Orange County Lumber Truck"/"Oh No." Compared to the man's previous live recordings (Fillmore East, June 1971, Just Another Band From L.A.), this one sounds fantastic, finally providing an accurate image of the musicians' virtuosity. For fans of Zappa's intricate material like "RDNZL," "The Black Page," or "Inca Roads," this album is a must-have." - allmusic.com

Features:
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Cut directly from the 1/4" stereo master analog tapes
• Cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in 2013
• Contains all original mixes first issued in 1974
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Gatefold jacket

Musicians:
Frank Zappa, lead guitar, vocals
George Duke, keyboards, synthesizer, vocals
Tom Fowler, bass
Ruth Underwood, percussion
Jeff Simmons, rhythm guitar, vocals
Don Preston, synthesizer
Bruce Fowler, trombone
Walt Fowler, trumpet
Napoleon Murphy Brock, tenor sax, flute, lead vocals
Ralph Humphrey, drums
Chester Thompson, drums

Selections:
LP 1 - Side 1:

1. Preamble
2. Penguin in Bondage
3. Pygmy Twylyte
4. Dummy Up
LP 1 - Side 2:
1. Preamble
2. Village of the Sun
3. Echidna's Arf (of You)
4. Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?
 

LP 2 - Side 3:
1. Preamble
2. Cheepnis
3. Son of Orange County
4. More Trouble Every Day
LP 2 - Side 4:
1. Preamble
2. Be-Bop Tango (Of the Old Jazzmen's Church)

Description
180g Double LP Live Album From 1974! Cut From Original 1/4" Stereo Master Analog Tapes By Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!

Contains Music Performed At The Roxy Theater, Chicago Auditorium Theatre, and Edinboro State College!

Double LP reissue in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Frank Zappa & The Mothers at the Roxy in Hollywood, December 1973.

This double LP contains music which was recorded at the Roxy Theater in Hollywood. However, nearly all of the music was overdubbed later in the studio.  The music was comprised from three shows at the Roxy and features tracks never before or thereafter released on any Zappa/Mothers album.  Other tracks were taken from the second show on Mothers Day 1974 in the Chicago Auditorium Theatre and the May 8th Show in Edinboro State College, also in 1974.

"After his affair with jazz fusion (Waka/Jawaka and The Grand Wazoo, both released in 1972), Frank Zappa came back in late 1973 with an album of simple rock songs, Over-Nite Sensation. But the temptation for more challenging material was not long to resurface and, after a transitional LP (Apostrophe, early 1974), he unleashed a double LP (reissued on one CD) of his most complex music, creating a bridge between his comedy rock stylings and Canterbury-style progressive rock. Three-quarters of the album was recorded live at the Roxy in Hollywood and extensively overdubbed in the studio later. Only three tracks ("Dummy Up," "Son of Orange County," and "More Trouble Every Day"), taken from other concerts, are 100 percent live. The band is comprised of George Duke (keyboards), Tom Fowler (bass), Ruth Underwood (percussion), Bruce Fowler (trombone), Walt Fowler (trumpet), Napoleon Murphy Brock (vocals), and Chester Thompson (drums) -- drummer Ralph Humphrey, keyboardist Don Preston, and guitarist Jeff Simmons appear on the non-Roxy material. The sequence "Echidna's Arf (Of You)"/"Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?" stands as Zappa's most difficult rock music and provides quite a showcase for Underwood. Other highlights include "Penguin in Bondage" and "Cheepnis," a horror movie tribute. All the pieces were premiere recordings, except for "More Trouble Every Day" and "Son of Orange County," a revamped, slowed down "Orange County Lumber Truck"/"Oh No." Compared to the man's previous live recordings (Fillmore East, June 1971, Just Another Band From L.A.), this one sounds fantastic, finally providing an accurate image of the musicians' virtuosity. For fans of Zappa's intricate material like "RDNZL," "The Black Page," or "Inca Roads," this album is a must-have." - allmusic.com

Features:
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Cut directly from the 1/4" stereo master analog tapes
• Cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in 2013
• Contains all original mixes first issued in 1974
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Gatefold jacket

Musicians:
Frank Zappa, lead guitar, vocals
George Duke, keyboards, synthesizer, vocals
Tom Fowler, bass
Ruth Underwood, percussion
Jeff Simmons, rhythm guitar, vocals
Don Preston, synthesizer
Bruce Fowler, trombone
Walt Fowler, trumpet
Napoleon Murphy Brock, tenor sax, flute, lead vocals
Ralph Humphrey, drums
Chester Thompson, drums

Selections:
LP 1 - Side 1:

1. Preamble
2. Penguin in Bondage
3. Pygmy Twylyte
4. Dummy Up
LP 1 - Side 2:
1. Preamble
2. Village of the Sun
3. Echidna's Arf (of You)
4. Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?
 

LP 2 - Side 3:
1. Preamble
2. Cheepnis
3. Son of Orange County
4. More Trouble Every Day
LP 2 - Side 4:
1. Preamble
2. Be-Bop Tango (Of the Old Jazzmen's Church)

Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Frank Zappa
Title
Roxy & Elsewhere
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Creation Date
Release Date
12-13-2013
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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