The Sting Show

03-03-1988 Chicago

part 1 - part 2
(also including a long interview with FZ, made on the day after the show)
Black Page #2
We're Turning Again
Alien Orifice
Any Kind Of Pain
Why Don't You Like Me
Texas Motel Medley
When The Lie's So Big
Jesus Thinks You're A Jerk

Stolen Moments
Murder By Numbers
I Ain't Got No Heart
Love Of My Life
City Of Tiny Lites
Pound For A Brown
Stairway To Heaven

Whipping Post
I Am The Walrus
Catholic Girls
Crew Slut
Strictly Genteel

from The Frank Zappa 1988 Tour Project:

"This show is the source for the BTHW "Stolen Moments-> Murder By Numbers" medley - without a doubt the highlight of the show, and easily one of the highlights of the tour. Apart from this inspired combination, however, this first night in Chicago is a pretty standard affair.“

From Mike Keneally’s tour-diary:
"Since Sting was there, Frank wanted all of us in the band to do the same artificial saxophone-playing gesture that Sting did during one of Branford Marsalis' solos in this Showtime TV special they did. But, before we had a chance to mock him, Sting came backstage to congratulate us after the first set, he thought it was fantastic, and Frank asked him to do something with us. Originally the idea was for him to come out and scat-sing during "Stolen Moments." But then, and I don't think anyone knew he was gonna do this, he came out and did a rap about Jimmy Swaggart, who had said a few years ago that the song "Murder By Numbers" was written and performed by the devil. And while we were playing "Stolen Moments" under him, Sting started singing "Murder By Numbers" and it was impressive. The audience, as you might expect, went completely insane.”


Penis Dimension in Fillmore West

06-11-1970 Fillmore West

part 1 - part 2

Have Gun, Will Travel
Call Any Vegetable
The Sanzini Brothers
Penis Dimension
The Sanzini Brothers
Little House I Used To Live In / Mudshark
Touring Can Make You Crazy
Would You Like A Snack?
Holiday In Berlin
Inca Roads - Cruisin' For Burgers
Easy Meat
Band Chatter
Daddy, Daddy, Daddy / Do You Like My New Car?
Happy Together
Who Are The Brain Police?

FZ, George Duke, Ian Underwood, Aynsley Dunbar, Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman, Jeff Simmons

This is the one from Wolfgang’s Vault - stereo SDB, 256 kbps


Broadway The Hard Way

04-12-1988 Berlin - Broadway The Hard Way Triple-LP-vinyl

part 1 - part 2

The Black Page
Packard Goose Medley
Any Kind Of Pain
Planet Of The Baritone Women

Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbeque
I Am The Walrus
I Ain't Got No Heart
Inca Roads (1st part - missing: Bolero)

Texas Motel Medley (Norwegian, Lucy, Strawberry)
The Torture Never Stops
Theme From Bonanza
Lonesome Cowboy Burt

The Torture Never Stops - Solo
City Of Tiny Lights
A Pound For A Brown

Stairway To Heaven
Bobby Brown
Whipping Post

Joe's Garage
Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?
Strictly Genteel

Frank Zappa, Mike Keneally, Ike Willis, Bobby Martin, Scott Thunes, Chad Wackerman, Ed Mann, Kurt McGettrick, Bruce Fowler, Walt Fowler, Albert Wing and Paul Carman



15-11-1974 Buffalo

part 1 - part 2

Tush Tush Tush
Village Of The Sun
Echidna's Arf
Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?
Penguin In Bondage
T'mershi Duween
Dog Meat
Building A Girl
Yellow Snow Suite
Tush Tush Tush

(bonus encores:
Camarillo Brillo
More Trouble Every Day)

FZ, Tom Fowler, Chester Thompson, Ruth Underwood, Napoleon Murphy Brock, George Duke

BBSNX: Halloween 1977, Palladium

31-10-1977 Palladium, New York

part 1- part 2 - part 3


Peaches En Regalia

Torture Never Stops

Tryin' To Grow A Chin

City Of Tiny Lights

Pound For A Brown

Bobby Brown



Big Leg Emma


Disco Boy

I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth

Wild Love

Titties 'n Beer

Dance Contest

Black Page #2

Jones Crusher

Broken Hearts Are For Assholes

Punky's Whips

Dinah-Moe Humm

Camarillo Brillo

Muffin Man

San Ber'dino

Black Napkins

FZ, Adrian Belew, Roy Estrada, Patrick O'Hearn, Terry Bozzio, Ed Mann, Tommy Mars, Peter Wolf