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FRANK ZAPPA Unofficial Releases

Over the last few years there have been a lot of unofficial releases, mostly radio broadcasts, for both Zappa and Beefheart. These are of varying audio quality as you might expect.
Here's a guide to some of them. If you want to know more, please ask!


Frank Zappa Under The Covers

Frank Zappa
Under The Covers

"The Songs He Didn't Write" all taken from radio broadcasts.
Bacon Fat (Williams) . Bolero (Ravel) . No, No Cherry (Dolphin/Caesar) . Baby Love (Holland/Dozier/Holland) . Nite Owl (Allen) .
Those Lonely, Lonely Nights (Vincent/King) . The Girl From Ipanema (Moraes/Jobim) . I Am The Walrus (Lennon/McCartney) .
Ride Like The Wind (Cross) . Happy Together (Gordon/Bonner) . Stranded In The Jungle (Johnson/Smith) . Jungle Boogie (Thomas/Mickens/Brown/Bell)
Stairway To Heaven (Page/Plant) . Murder By Numbers (Summers/Sumner) . Little Girl Of Mine (Cox/Levy) . The Closer You Are
(Robinson/Lewis) . 01 '55 (Waits) . Octandre (Varese) . This Is My Story (Levy/Forrest) . Blue Suede Shoes/Hound Dog (Perkins, Lieber/Stoller) .
Agon (Stravinsky) . Louie Louie (Berry) . Hang On Sloopy (Farrell/Russell)


UK £12.00 . . Europe £15.00 . . Rest £13.80

Frank Zappa
Live In London & Paris 1968 2CD

Disc One was recorded for "Late Night Line Up" at the BBC Studios London on October 23rd 1968. Disc Two was recorded at the Theatre de L'Olympia, Paris on October 26th 1968 and broadcast by Radio France.

UK £15.00 . . Europe £18.00 . . Rest £16.30

Frank Zappa
Brest 1979 2CD

An FM broadcast recorded at Parc de Penfeld, Brest, France on March 19th 1979. Good audio quality.

UK £13.00 . . Europe £16.05 . . Rest £14.65

Frank Zappa
Radio Show 2CD

This is the same recording as Vancouver Workout (see below) with minor edits.

UK £13.00 . . Europe £16.05 . . Rest £14.65

Frank Zappa
The Rehearsal Broadcast

An FM broadcast recorded at the Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA on February 14th 1988. The first nine tracks are from the pre-gig rehearsal and the remainung eight from the gig.

UK £11.00 . . Europe £14.05 . . Rest £13.00

Frank Zappa
Goblins, Witches & Kings

An FM broadcast recorded at the Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna on June 28th 1982.

UK £12.00 . . Europe £15.00 . . Rest £13.80

Frank Zappa
Poughkeepsie 2CD

An FM broadcast recorded at the Mid Hudson Centre, Poughkeepsie, NY on September 21st 1978.

UK £12.00 . . Europe £15.00 . . Rest £13.80

Frank Zappa
Live In Sweden1967

An FM broadcast recorded at the Konserthuset, Stockholm on September 30th 1967.

UK £12.50 . . Europe £15.55 . . Rest £14.25

Frank Zappa
Go Ape!

An FM broadcast recorded at the Konserthuset, Stockholm on September 30th 1967. Yes, it's the same recording as the one above!

UK £11.00 . . Europe £14.05 . . Rest £13.00

Frank Zappa
Dutch Courage 2CD

One and a half CDs from an FM broadcast recorded at Sportpaleis Van ahoy, Rotterdam on May 24th 1980. The second disc is filled out with five songs from Paris 11/6/80, three songs from Munich 3/7/80 and one from Boston 2/5/80.

UK £10.00 . . Europe £13.05 . . Rest £12.15

Frank Zappa
Vancouver Workout 2CD

An FM broadcast recorded at UBC Gym, Vancouver, BC, Canada on October 1st 1975.

UK £11.00 . . Europe £14.05 . . Rest £13.00

Frank Zappa
Berlin 1978

An FM broadcast recorded at the Deutschlandhalle. Berlin on February 15th 1978.

UK £12.00 . . Europe £15.00 . . Rest £13.80

Frank Zappa
Live ... San Francisco

An FM broadcast recorded at the Fillmore West, San Francisco onNovember 6th 1970.

UK £11.00 . . Europe £14.05 . . Rest £13.00

Frank Zappa
Live In Barcelona 1988 2CD

An FM broadcast recorded at the Palau Deis Esports, Barcelona on May 17th 1988.

UK £12.00 . . Europe £15.00 . . Rest £13.80

Frank Zappa
Have A Little Tush

An FM broadcast recorded at the Jenison Fieldhouse, Michigan State University, East lansing on November 23rd 1974.

UK £12.00 . . Europe £15.00 . . Rest £13.80

Frank Zappa
Munich 1980

A live FM broadcast recorded at the Olympiahalle Munich July 3rd 1980. Plus three Late Show interviews from 182/3.

UK £10.00 . . Europe £13.05 . . Rest £12.15

Frank Zappa
Nasty Rats Live 2CD

A live FM broadcast recorded at The Palladium New York Halloween 1981.

UK £12.00 . . Europe £15.00 . . Rest £13.80

Frank Zappa
Bacon Fat

A live FM broadcast recorded at the Rockpile,Toronto on February 23 1969.

UK £10.00 . . Europe £13.05 . . Rest £12.15

Frank Zappa
Son Of Orange County

A live FM broadcast recorded at the Orpheum Theatre, Boston on November 9th 1974.

UK £12.00 . . Europe £15.00 . . Rest £13.80

Frank Zappa
Puttin' On The Ritz

The November 17 1981 concert at the Ritz Theatre in New York (or most of it at least) featuring Al di Meola on two songs. Taken from a radio broadcast so the sound quality is good. Issued as both a double CD and as a 4LP box set.

UK £11.00 . . Europe £14.05 . . Rest £13.00

 

 

Teenage Rockin' Combo

2CD or 3LP box set. The same recording as Puttin' On The Ritz. The vinyl version omits Drowning Witch, Stevies's Spankin, Zoot Allures so it fits on 3 discs (!). Audio quality unknown


Frank Zappa
Wollman Rink 1968

A live performance at the Schaefer Music Festival in New York on August 3 1968 (the late show). Taken from an audience recording so the sound quality is not great. Road Tapes #1 (recorded three weeks later on August 25) is much better!

UK £12.50 . . Europe £15.55 . . Rest £14.25

 

Frank Zappa
Providence College Rhode Island

A live performance from the Bongo Fury tour, recorded on April 26 1975. An audience recording but good sound quality.

 

 

The Muffin Man Goes To College

Same recording as Providence College set. Audio quality unknown.

UK £11.00 . . Europe £14.05 . . Rest £13.00

Frank Zappa
Mudshark Live

CHOM Montreal radio broadcast of the Mothers playing a largely acoustic set in the studio on July 5 1971. Very poor audio

UK £13.50 . . Europe £16.50 . . Rest £15.05

Frank Zappa
Halloween In The Big Apple

Described as a live radio broadcast from Palladium NYC 31 October 1977 but in fact it's the "King Biscuit Flower Hour" broadcast (30 April 1978) - a mix from the whole Halloween '77 run. Good audio quality.

UK £11.00 . . Europe £14.05 . . Rest £13.00

Frank Zappa
Bebop Tango Contest Live

A collection of live performances from 1973 assembled by FZ and broadcast on radio on New Years Eve 1974. Known as the "UN-Concert". Good audio quality.

UK £12.50 . . Europe £15.55 . . Rest £14.25

Frank Zappa
The New Maternity

Taken from live radio broadcast recorded at VPRO-FM, Uddel, Netherlands on June 18 1970 (ie the very early Flo n Eddie band). Good sound quality.

UK £10.00 . . Europe £13.05 . . Rest £12.15

Frank Zappa
Live At BBC

The "Colour Me Pop" TV show recorded on October 23 1968. Released as single-sided vinyl LP.

UK £20.00 . . Europe £23.80 . . Rest £22.95


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