Might It Be The Most Powerful Show Ever Played And Recorded By FZ & Associates?

1981 11 21 - Assembly Hall, University Of Illinois, Champaign (a.k.a. Urbana), IL
130 min, Aud, B+

part 1 - part 2

Sinister Footwear pt. 2 *
A Pound For A Brown *
Drowning Witch * *
What's New In Baltimore? [parts on FZMTMOP] *
We're Turning Again
Alien Orifice *
Teenage Prostitute
Sinister Footwear pt. 1
Stevie's Spanking *

Cocaine Decisions
Nig Biz *
King Kong *
Sharleena *
Cosmik Debris
Goblin Girl
The Black Page *

Strictly Genteel
The Illinois Enema Bandit *
Brahms's Lullaby

FZ, Steve Vai, Ray White, Scott Thunes, Chad Wackerman, Ed Mann, Tommy Mars, Bobby Martin

* songs that have an FZ-solo in them.


Passaic Again: 1975 04 19 (Late)

1975 04 19 - Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, Late Show

110 min, Aud, B+/B
25 min, Aud, B+
The better sounding tape has the last three songs only.

(links from Germany - thnx!)

Debra Kadabra
Florentine Pogen
Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead
Echidna's Arf
improvisations (q: Debra Kadabra)
Don't You Ever Wash That Thing? (incl. Louie Louie)
Advance Romance
The Orange Claw Hammer
improvisations (incl. Uncle Meat, q: Debra Kadabra)
A Token Of My Extreme
The Torture Never Stops
Willie The Pimp

FZ, Denny Walley, Captain Beefheart, Tom Fowler, Terry Bozzio, Napoleon Murphy Brock, George Duke, Bruce Fowler


Waka/Jawaka in Passaic, 1972

I'm Not Satisfied
Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?
Little Dots
Cosmik Debris
Imaginary Diseases
Farther Oblivion
America Drinks

FZ, Tony Duran, Dave Parlato, Jim Gordon, Bruce Fowler, Malcolm McNabb, Tom Malone, Earle Dumler, Glenn Ferris, Gary Barone

All about the Petit Wazoo tour here!


Champaign, 1977

1977 09 23 - Assembly Hall, University Of Illinois, Champaign, IL
110 min, Aud, A-/B+

Peaches En Regalia
The Torture Never Stops
Tryin' To Grow A Chin
City Of Tiny Lights
A Pound For A Brown
Big Leg Emma
Disco Boy
I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth
Wild Love
Titties 'n Beer
The Black Page
Jones Crusher
Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
Punky's Whips
Dinah-Moe Humm
The Illinois Enema Bandit

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

Press Release 1977 - part1, part2, part3;


Miami Matinée, 1976

1976 10 16 - The Patio, University of Miami, Coral Gables (a.k.a. Miami), FL
110 min, Aud, B+

The Purple Lagoon
The Poodle Lecture
Dirty Love
Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station
Tryin' To Grow A Chin
The Torture Never Stops
City Of Tiny Lights
You Didn't Try To Call Me
Manx Needs Women
Titties 'n Beer
Black Napkins
Advance Romance
Honey Don't You Want A Man Like Me?
Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink
Would You Go All The Way?
Daddy Daddy Daddy
What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?
Dinah-Moe Humm
The Purple Lagoon
Stranded In The Jungle (The Jayhawks; Flash 109, 1956)
Camarillo Brillo
Muffin Man
The Purple Lagoon

FZ, Ray White, Patrick O'Hearn, Terry Bozzio, Eddie Jobson, Bianca Thornton


"Thought you might be interested to know that I am the guy who made the original concert recordings…" - read more!!!


Baltimore, May 1975

1975 05 03 - Civic Center, Baltimore, MD
part 1 - part 2
120 min, Aud, B/B-

Camarillo Brillo
Muffin Man (instrumental)
Advance Romance
I'm Not Satisfied
Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy
Velvet Sunrise
A Pound For A Brown
The Torture Never Stops
Florentine Pogen
improvisations (incl. The Hook)

FZ, Denny Walley, Captain Beefheart, Tom Fowler, Terry Bozzio, Napoleon Murphy Brock, George Duke, Bruce Fowler


Mister Sinister (1984)

Frank Zappa - A Zappa Affair, KPFA FM Broadcast, 16 June 1984

- Preamble to Sinister Footwear
- Sinister Footwear, 1st Movement
- Sinister Footwear, 2nd Movement
- Sinister Footwear, 3rd Movement

The Berkeley Symphony, conducted by Kent Nagano.

Additional infos here (program-booklet, etc.)!


Rehearsal Without Frank, 1987

23 december 1987, Rehearsal , Los Angeles. Without Frank; - A+

CD1 - CD2

Jezebel Boy
When The Lie's So Big
What's New In Baltimore?
Moggio (Mislabelled as Envelopes)
I Ain't Got No Heart
Heavy Duty Judy
Filthy Habits
Pound For A Brown
Disco Boy
Big Swifty
Who Needs the Peace Corps/I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Let's Move To Cleveland
Dancin' Fool
Strictly Genteel

Inca Roads
Hot Plate Heaven at the Green Hotel
Stick Together
My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama
Willie The Pimp
Easy Meat
Peaches En Regalia
Black Napkins
The Black Page

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


The Dragonmaster in Stockholm, 1988

1988 05 01 - Johanneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
140 min, SBD, A-

The links are from Germany - thanks!

part 1, part 2, part 3.

Guest appearances by Mats Öberg on Keyboards (*), Morgan Agren on drums (*), and Dweezil Zappa on guitar (**). The SBD cuts during the post I'm The Walrus Jam

Heavy Duty Judy
Packard Goose Medley
Any Kind Of Pain (q: T'Mershi Duween)
Trouble Every Day (q: T'Mershi Duween)
Penguin In Bondage
Hot Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel
Cosmik Debris
Inca Roads (q: Fernando)
Advance Romance
Bobby Brown
Keep It Greasey
The Torture Never Stops Medley (q: Fernando) [incl. Gorgo, TRF]
Big Swifty* (incl. T'Mershi Duween)
Joe's Garage
Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?
Peaches En Regalia
Stairway To Heaven
Whipping Post** (q: Handsome Cabin Boy)
I Am The Walrus (incl. Jam**)

- review by Jason "Foggy" Gossard

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


Willie pimps `em all!

part 1 - part 2 - part 3

Pimped infos about the tunes below - HERE!

01 Frank Zappa - WILLIE THE PIMP; Hot Rats Version
02 Alex Harvey - Hare Krishna & Willie The Pimp
03 Aynsley Dunbar - Willie The Pimp
04 Frank Zappa - Willie the Pimp, Boston 1975
05 Juicy Lucy - Willie The Pimp
06 Polydypsia - Willie The Pimp
07 Qui - Willie The Pimp
08 Stackwaddy - Willie the Pimp
09 The Vivisectors - Willie The Pimp
10 Frank Zappa - Willie The Pimp Dortmund 1988
11 Zappa Plays Zappa - Willie the Pimp Düsseldorf 2007
12 Willie the Pimp animation
13 Text of the Song
14 Mojo Magazine 1993 (On Beefheart)
15 WILLIE - scan of the lyrics

+1: Cosmic Debris with Jimmy Carl Black, 2004: Willie The Pimp