They say that they are going to make some shows available for download, though this hasn't happened yet. You can use software to record the shows which brings me to something I was thinking about bringing up anyway: If there is enough interest in the MOI show at the Fillmore West on 11-06-70, I will offer this up as a vine. What I did was record the show as presented on the Vault site, and then edited out the breaks between tracks to make one continuous show, and then burned it to Audio CD. Please keep in mind that what they are currently presenting on the site are MP3s, so that's only as good as this CD is going to get. But until they offer something better, I have to tell you it's pretty good - especially if you like the Flo and Eddie era Mothers. So let me know if there's interest - I'll start the vine off here - Details below. Merry Christmas! John K John K (US) << ??? ********************************** Mothers of Invention Fillmore West San Francisco, CA 11/06/1970 # of Tracks: 15 Total Time: 63:49 Have Gun, Will Travel 1:34 Call Any Vegetable 10:34 The Sanzini Brothers 2:02 Penis Dimension 8:05 The Sanzini Brothers 2:20 Little House I Used to Live In/Mudshark 4:57 Touring Can Make You Crazy 2:14 Would You Like a Snack? 1:39 Holiday in Berlin 4:07 Cruisin’ For Burgers 8:47 Easy Meat 5:19 **Frank talks to the crowd…** 1:53 Daddy, Daddy, Daddy/ Do You Like My New Car? 7:24 Happy Together 1:07 Who Are The Brain Police? 1:47 George Duke - keyboards Aynsley Dunbar - drums Howard Kaylan - vocals Jim Pons - bass (actually Jeff Simmons) Mark Volman - vocals Frank Zappa - guitar, vocals
Like a tidal wave of total weirdness, the Mothers of Invention splashed down on the Fillmore West for a series of shows in November of 1970 before washing back into the seedy ocean of L.A., leaving the landscape forever changed (or at least confused and offended). Not to be outdone by the art school drop-outs and buck-skin fringe contingent then wandering the Sunset Strip, Frank Zappa had been steadily releasing incredibly strange records since the mid-‘60s. He abandoned the original Mothers at the close of that decade, only to reform a different line-up under the same name in 1970, this time including two members of the Turtles, Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman (sometimes known as Flo & Eddie due to contractual problems), to help with Frank’s increasingly bizarre comedy routines and, almost incidentally, singing. The opening set by Boz Scaggs couldn’t possibly have prepared anyone for what was going to occur that night at the corner of Van Ness and Market, though it did prove that Bill Graham had a pretty good sense of humor. Eager to try out material from the upcoming 200 Motels film and accompanying album, the Mothers don’t move in any one direction for too long; sometimes it’s as if they’re moving in all directions at once. There are hints of jazz-fusion and psychedelia, along with Zappa’s beloved doo-wop. They even make a brief stab at the Turtles’ "Happy Together" as part of the groupie-baiting sleaze-fest "Daddy, Daddy, Daddy." This is a limber bunch, but they’re at their best when playing it straight ("Call Any Vegetable" from Absolutely Free is a prime example). Some songs are derailed by excessive hollering and dialogue, the delivery of which suggests the performers are nearly as bored as the audience they’re baffling. Provoking the crowd, however, is part of the plan and listening to Frank scold them for their indifference is highly satisfying for anyone who’s ever stood under stage lights. An appreciation for this performance depends entirely on one’s threshold for long and noodly instrumental explorations accented by dick jokes. But it can safely be said that no one else was doing anything quite like this at the time. During an age of weird, Frank Zappa had the distinction of being the unparalleled weirdest. -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Zappa-List@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 10:55 PM Subject: [Zappa-List] Re: Wolfgang's Vault Is there a way to download the shows from the site? Matt It's an amazing source for free shows: http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/Artists.aspx?s=a ________________________________________________________________________ Check out the new AOL. Most comprehensive set of free safety and security tools, free access to millions of high-quality videos from across the web, free AOL Mail and more.