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.”


Harmless Ted said...

Great bootleg, thanx. It is nice to hear the unedited version of Murder by Numbers. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Today is the anniversary of this event!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Excellent job.

Anonymous said...

thanks for all this releases!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The 40th anniversary concert radio show was a good FM, too.

jabs1960 said...

Truly EXCELLENT!!! Thank-you!