Well, thanks to everyone for the welcome and response!
The live song on YouTube is actually footage from Sept. 8, 1978 at
the Circus Krone in Munich Germany. There are 7 songs and the videos
are called "We don't Mess Around" and "St. Alfonzo's Pancake
Breakfast" is We Don't Mess Around 7 of 7. The live Saarbrucken CD
lists St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast as including Father O'Blivion
and Rollo, so I guess it was a medley. But, on the video it
says "St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast" on the screen.
Another thing I never understood also is why there was never a studio
version of Tinsel Town Rebellion, another of my alltime favorite
Thanks a lot everyone for your info and feedback,
--- In Zappa-List@yahoogroups.com, derekface <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> > Hello, my name is Michael Smith and I'm new here. I'm a huge Zappa
> > fan, my alltime favorite, and I'me very into his music and
> > personality.
> Hi, Michael! Welcome aboard.
> > There is one thing I don't understand about the song "St.
> > Pancake Breakfast". On Apostrophe it's only 1:50 minutes long.
> In pretty much every other performance of the song, it isn't a
> longer than that. In 1974, part of the song was performed slower,
> what's there is there. "St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast" is no
> no less than the composition you hear on Apostrophe(')
> > However, the live 1978 version I found on YouTube is over 7
> > long and one of Zappa finest moments (in my opinion).
> Some details about the video you saw on YouTube would be helpful,
> I'm going to take an educated guess and say it was probably from
> 1978 Saturday Night Live performance. As for the length of the
> performance, there's the improvised portion including the
> John Belushi. But also keep in mind that the song performed
> Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast", it's actually "Rollo". Yes, the
> music at the beginning of the song appears in "Pancake Breakfast",
> that is a piece known as "Rollo Interior", which was originally
> for and performed as part of the song "Rollo" on the second 1972
> (the "Petit Wazoo" band).
> > There's also a
> > live version on Saarbrucken 1979 but it's expensive and the
> > isn't the best.
> 1978, actually. The sound quality isn't that great and, in my
> opinion, isn't really worth owning. There are certainly many
> better sounding, performances by the same band (fall 1978 / spring
> available for free if you know where to look.. :)
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