Frank Zappa - Philadelphia '80 - 4CD Boxset
For his 1980 tour Frank Zappa ventured out with an uncharacteristically small band and a no-nonsense attitude. No percussionist, no horn player, no stunt guitarist, no secret words. Instead with Arthur Barrow's bass holding things down and Tommy Mars's orchestral keyboards for atmospherics Zappa launches into a succession of spectacular guitar solos that could be the finest air-sculptures ever committed to tape. The concerts captured here also document the playing of often overlooked sideman David Logeman whose drumming fits the material perfectly.
Ike Willis and Ray White are in great voice for two lengthy sets of material from Joe's Garage, You Are What You Is, Sheik Yerbouti, Tinseltown Rebellion and other classics. Two incredible shows, performed at the Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA on April 29th 1980 and broadcast on WMMR-FM.
Frank Zappa - guitar, vocals; Ike Willis - guitar, vocals; Ray White - guitar, vocals; Tommy Mars - keyboards; Arthur Barrow - bass; David Logeman - drums.
Disc 1 - Early Show Pt 1: 1. Chunga's Revenge / 2. Easy Meat / 3. Mudd Club / . The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing / 5. Heavenly Bank Account / 6. Suicide Chump / 7. Jumbo Go Away / 8. Outside Now / 9. City Of Tiny Lights / 10. If Only She Woulda.
Disc 2 - Early Show Pt 2: 1. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted / 2. Teen-age Wind / 3. Harder Than Your Husband / 4. Bamboozled By Love / 5. Pick Me, I’m Clean / 6. Cosmik Debris / 7. You Didn't Try To Call Me / 8. I Ain't Got No Heart / 9. Joe's Garage / 10. Why Does It Hurt When I Pee? / 11. Dancin' Fool / 12. Bobby Brown Goes Down / 13. Black Napkins / 14. Don't Eat The Yellow Snow / 15. The Illinois Enema Bandit.
Disc 3 - Late Show Pt 1: 1. Treacherous Cretins / 2. Keep It Greasey / 3. Outside Now / 4. City Of Tiny Lights / 5. A Pound For A Brown On The Bus / 6. Bamboozled By Love / 7. Pick Me, I’m Clean / 8. Cosmik Debris / 9. Society Pages.
Disc 4 - Late Show Pt 2: 1. I'm A Beautiful Guy / 2. Beauty Knows No Pain / 3. Charlie's Enormous Mouth / 4. Any Downers? / 5. Conehead / 6. Easy Meat / 7. Mudd Club / 8. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing / 9. Heavenly Bank Account / 10. Love Of My Life / 11. Watermelon In Easter Hay / Black Napkins / 13. The Illinois Enema Bandit