http://www.zappa.com/fz/discography/2007buffalo.html Buffalo Zappa Official Release #80 Released: April Fool's Day 2007 Label: Vaulternative Records Catalog Number: VR 2007-1 Produced by Frank Zappa Tracklisting: DISC 1: 01. Chunga’s Revenge 8:34 02. You Are What You Is 4:12 03. Mudd Club 3:02 04. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing 3:21 05. Cosmik Debris 3:50 06. Keep It Greasy 2:58 07. Tinsel Town Rebellion 4:19 08. Buffalo Drowning Witch 2:44 09. Honey, Don’t You Want A Man Like Me? 4:36 10. Pick Me, I’m Clean 10:15 11. Dead Girls Of London 3:02 12. Shall We Take Ourselves Seriously? 1:36 13. City Of Tiny Lites 9:58 DISC 2: 01. Easy Meat 9:26 02. Ain’t Got No Heart 2:00 03. The Torture Never Stops 23:36 04. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes 3:39 05. I’m So Cute 1:38 06. Andy 8:14 07. Joe’s Garage 2:12 08. Dancing Fool 3:36 09. The “Real World” Thematic Extrapolations 8:53 10. Stick It Out 5:36 11. I Don’t Wanna Get Drafted 2:48 12. Bobby Brown 2:42 13. Ms Pinky 3:48 Musicians: FZ: Lead Guitar & Vocals Steve Vai: Stunt Guitar & Background Vocals Ray White: Vocals & Rhythm Guitar Ike Willis: Vocals & Rhythm Guitar Tommy Mars: Keyboards & Vocals Bob Harris: Keyboards, Trumpet & High Vocals Arthur Barrow:* Bass & Vocals Vinnie Colaiuta: Drums, Vocals Music, Performance, Band & Recordings by Frank Zappa Audience by Buffalo, New York Album Notes: CD Produced by Gail Zappa & Joe Travers Vaultmeisterment by Joe Travers for UMRK Mix by Frank Filipetti at Right Track Studios, NYC Master by John Polito, Audio Mechanics, Burbank, CA Original Recording Engineer: George Douglas, the road Art Direction/Concept & Text by Gail Zappa, de dew, down in Design, Layout & Art Execution by Keith Lawler Cover Photo by Kaushal Parekh Production Management, Prodding & Phonage by Melanie Starks Assistance, Attention & shoppage by Sean Kurzweil & Antonio Guillen * Special mention: Arthur was ironically unintentionally uncredited on Trance-Fusion (“Ask Dr. Stupid”) & p.s., check out his sterling performance on “Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow” on You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 1. The Final Word: This was recorded Live at the Memorial Auditorium on 25 October, 1980, in Buffalo, NY. “Oh,” says George Douglas, “the panties and bra tour.” On the phone he is suddenly right there right now 26 years later. George recalls it as a particularly brutal experience - “it was snowing like crazy, the coldest place I’ve ever been.” And that mixing from the set up onstage(!) was “pretty rugged.” And yet, for him touring with Frank Zappa remains a highlight in his lifelong career in Sound – an “amazing adventure with FZ totally all about the Music.” In order to put the concert together in its entirety we (UMRK) went “warts ‘n all” style with the 3 sources that George had available to cover the show: 2” 24 Track Machine / 1” 8-Track Machine / one cassette board tape. All the multi-track master tapes had to be baked in the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen convection oven prior to transfer. All of the transfers were done at UMRK. We then sent everything on a hard drive to Frank Filipetti in New York. Some of you might recall that this was the Crush All Boxes tour. This is what was printed in ominously stern lettering on the enormous rubbish bin in the parking lot behind the lawyers’ offices where and when we (FZ & me) were “doing” the information gathering for the Warner Brothers lawsuit. This is and was not fun. (We were seriously generating file boxes filled with files that if converted to papier mache would have been sufficient to pave Route 66 from here to St Louis and then to Buffalo and back. We were suffering from Deposition Dementia.) The admonition instantly made us laugh as it was such a stern reminder to relax and avoid locking in to all those around us who were steeped in the compartmentalization of the Universe its very Self. Some of the same of you might also remember that the Tinsel Town Rebellion herein is actually the prequel and an exceedingly different musical animal than the “original” contained in the eponymous album of 1981. Note also that the titles marked with a single asterisk were all new songs, unreleased at the time of this recording. This is the second of our Vaulternative live concert recordings (see, hear also FZ:OZ). In our efforts here at UMRK to provide you with the finest optional audio entertainment (in the universe) we deploy the inimitably-skilled tape trapper & trenchant trudger of the archivory coastal tundra, Joe Travers, to venture forth (where few are chosen but many have called) into the FZ sequin mines, dismote the ages and identify suitable nuggets for your aural excitation. A nugget of course is a significant artifact by virtue of being an unreleased composition, a special performance or arrangement, a thrilling example from a less-documented line-up, a rare recording, a highly nutritional trim &/or out, different edits or mixes - a special project, rehearsal, home recording or even a spoken gem such as an interview excerpt, a “build reel” or other ‘as-is’ (unadulterated by FZ or even by us) item, exquisite in quality, uniqueness or hotness anywhereanytimeanyplace (aka aaa – see also aaafnra: anything anytime anywhere for no reason at all), from the breadth & depth of FZ’s career in lifeasweknow it (lawki). Praise the l.o.r.d. (also a defined term: living on reproduceable data)! ________________________________________________________________________ AOL now offers free email to everyone. Find out more about what's free from AOL at AOL.com.