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 
Merry Christmas!
John K
John K (US) << ???
Mothers of Invention
Fillmore West
San Francisco, CA
# 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.
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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? 
It's an amazing 
source for free shows:

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