You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5

You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5

by Frank ZappaFrank Zappa


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For the fifth volume in the You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore series, Frank Zappa prepared two unrelated discs. Disc one features the original Mothers of Invention in unreleased live and studio recordings mainly from 1969 (but also one from 1965 and a couple from 1967-1968). Disc two documents the 1982 European tour. There is something wicked -- almost obscene -- in this pairing, and it surely was intentional. Throughout the 1980s, fans of the early Mothers had attacked Zappa's integrity in the case of the re-recorded CD reissues of We're Only in It for the Money and Cruising with Ruben & the Jets, and often despised the scatological antics and straightforward rock stylings of his latter bands. This was a calculated move, a way to say: "So you want unreleased material from the early Mothers? OK, but you'll have to pay for the 1982 band -- and hopefully listen to it, too." The material on the MOI disc occasionally features meager sound quality (as expected), but it contains many gems for the aficionado ("Run Home Slow," the hilarious "Right There," and "No Waiting for the Peanuts to Dissolve" stand out). This is a place for fans to salivate over bits and pieces, not for newcomers to get the full picture about Zappa's pre-1970 career. On the other hand, the performances on disc two are of more general appeal. Although the 1982 band had not really been documented yet (left only a few tracks on Vol. 1 and Vol. 4 of this series), it was not the case for its repertoire. Of historical significance are "Dead Girls of London" and "Shall We Take Ourselves Seriously?" The other tracks show good performances but don't stand out as particularly original or essential.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/2012
Label: Imports
UPC: 0824302388426
catalogNumber: 5036191
Rank: 30963

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Zappa   Primary Artist,Guitar,Conductor,Drums,Vocals,Voices,Soloist,Guitar Effects
Steve Vai   Guitar
Bobby Martin   Keyboards,Saxophone,Vocals
Don Preston   Piano,Keyboards,Noise,electronics
Ed Mann   Percussion
Chad Wackerman   Drums
Jimmy Carl Black   Drums,Vocals,Voices
Lowell George   Guitar,Vocals,Guiro,Soloist,Guitar Effects
Noel Redding   Dancer
Ray Collins   Tambourine,Vocals
Dick Barber   Voices
Roy Estrada   Bass,Vocals,Laughs
Bunk Gardner   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Soloist
Elliot Ingber   Rhythm Guitar
Kanzus J. Kanzus   Voices
Dick Kunc   Voices
Tommy Mars   Keyboards,Vocals
Billy Mundi   Drums
Motorhead Sherwood   Baritone Saxophone,Vocals,Voices
Scott Thunes   Bass
Ian Underwood   Clarinet,Piano,Electric Piano,Alto Saxophone,Voices,Soloist
Ray White   Guitar,Vocals
Buzz Gardner   Trumpet,Soloist
Arthur Dyer Tripp   Drums,Vocals,Voices,Soloist

Technical Credits

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Composer
Lowell George   Composer,Lyricist
Bob Stone   Remixing
Spencer Chrislu   Remixing
Roy Estrada   Composer,Lyricist
Frank Zappa   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes,Remixing,Art Direction
Wally Heider   Engineer
Kanzus J. Kanzus   Composer
Dick Kunc   Engineer
Mark Pinske   Engineer
Lakshminarayana Shankar   Composer
Motorhead Sherwood   Composer
Art Tripp   Composer
Ian Underwood   Composer
Gail Zappa   Art Direction
John Judnich   Engineer
Mothers of Invention   Composer
Michael Mesker   Layout
Ray Dobard   Composer
Que Martin   Composer

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