Friday, November 21, 2014

Frank Zappa & The Mothers - The Fillmore 1970 Tapes (Bootleg)

Size: 315 MB
Bitrate: 320
Found in OuterSpace
Some Artwork Included
★★ Superb SoundQuality A+ ★★

♦♦♦ [1970-11-06] ♦♦♦ Like a tidal wave of total weirdness, the Mothers of Invention splashed down on the Fillmore West for a series of shows in November of 1970, then washed back into the seedy ocean of L.A., leaving the landscape forever changed (or at least confused and slightly offended).

Not to be outdone by the art school drop-outs and buck-skin fringe contingent then wandering the Sunset Strip, Frank Zappa had been steadily releasing incredibly strange records since the mid-'60s. He abandoned the original Mothers at the close of that decade, only to reform a different line-up under the same name in 1970, this time including two members of The Turtles - Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman (sometimes known as Flo and Eddie due to contractual problems) - to help with Zappa's increasingly bizarre comedy routines and, almost incidentally, sing.

The opening set by Boz Scaggs couldn't possibly have prepared anyone for what was going to occur that night at the corner of Van Ness and Market, though it did prove that Bill Graham had a pretty good sense of humor. Eager to try out material from the upcoming 200 Motels film and accompanying album, The Mothers don't stay in any one direction for too long; sometimes it's as if they're moving in all directions at once. There are hints of jazz-fusion and psychedelia, along with Zappa's beloved doo-wop. 

They even make a brief stab at The Turtles' "Happy Together" as part of the groupie-baiting sleaze-fest "Daddy, Daddy, Daddy." This is a limber bunch, but they're at their best when playing it straight ("Call Any Vegetable" from Absolutely Free is a prime example). Some songs are derailed by excessive hollering and dialogue, the delivery of which suggests the performers are nearly as bored as the audience they're baffling. Provoking the crowd, however, is part of the plan, and listening to Frank scold them for their indifference is highly satisfying for anyone who's ever stood under stage lights.

An appreciation for this performance depends entirely on one's threshold for long and noodly instrumental explorations accented by dick jokes. But it can safely be said that no one else was doing anything quite like this at the time. During an age of weird, Frank Zappa had the distinction of being the unparalleled weirdest.

♦♦♦ [November 13, 1970] ♦♦♦ This wonderful and sonically superb recording of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention dates back to the fall of 1970, when the band played memorable shows at both the Fillmore East and West.

From the very beginning of the set, with "Introduction / Have Gun Will Travel / Paladin And Hey Boy," the fun begins and never lets up. Older classics such as "Call Any Vegetable" and "Sharleena" are balanced against lesser-known, but just as interesting tracks, such as "Mother People," "The Sanzini Brothers," " El Porko The Magnificent," and the hysterical, "Dog Breath." He closes with the rockin' riff track, "King Kong."

The Mothers Of Invention - France Single 1971
Taken from the archives of Fillmore founder and promoter Bill Graham, this show is among many that Zappa and his early '70s version of the Mothers of Invention played at the Fillmore between 1970 and 1972. By now, Zappa was releasing most of his albums simply under his own name, but he still kept the Mothers tag around for nearly another four years.

This version of the band lasted from late 1969 through 1972, when Zappa, playing a show at the Rainbow Theater, was thrown off the stage by a deranged fan in London, breaking both his legs, forcing him to spend nearly a year in two hip casts.
This was probably the best-loved version of the Mothers, containing a hybrid version of top flight jazz musicians (George Duke), high octane studio rockers (Aynsley Dunbar and Jeff Simmons), and the remnants of a '60s pop band (Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, better known as Flo & Eddie, from the Turtles). The connection to the Turtles came in the fact that Zappa's manager and business partner, Herb Cohen, was Kaylan's first cousin.


November 6, 1970
Fillmore West, San Francisco

★ Frank Zappa - guitar, vocals
★ George Duke - keyboards
★ Ian Underwood - keyboards
★ Aynsley Dunbar - drums
★ Howard Kaylan - vocals
★ Jeff Simmons - bass
★ Mark Volman - vocals

01. Palladin and Hey Boy 
02. Call Any Vegetable 
03. The Sanzini Brothers 
04. Penis Dimension
05. The Sanzini Brothers
06. Little House I Used To Live In
07. Mudshark (w/ Dr. John references)
08. Holiday In Berlin
09. Cruising For Burgers
10. Easy Meat
11. Daddy Daddy Daddy
12. Do You Like My New Car?
13. Happy Together
14. Who Are The Brain Police (cut)

November 13, 1970
Fillmore East, New York City
(Early Show)

★ Frank Zappa - guitar, vocals 
★ George Duke - keyboards 
★ Ian Underwood - keyboards 
★ Aynsley Dunbar - drums 
★ Howard Kaylan - vocals 
★ Jeff Simmons - bass 
★ Mark Volman - vocals

01. Grace Slick Jam 
02. The Sanzini Brothers
03. Little House I Used To Live In
04. Mudshark
05. Holiday In Berlin 
06. Cruising For Burgers
07. The Sanzini Brothers' Pyramid Trick
08. What Will This Morning Bring Me This Evening?
09. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?
10. Bwana Dik
11. Latex Solar Beef
12. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy
13. Do You Like My New Car?
14. Happy Together
15. Wonderful Wino
16. Concentration Moon (w/ bass solo)
17. Mom And Dad
18. Improvisations (cut)

November 13, 1970
Fillmore East, New York City
(Late Show)

01. Kip Cohen Intro
02. Palladin and Hey Boy 
03. Call Any Vegetable 
04. The Sanzini Brothers 
05. Does This Kind of Life Look Interesting to You?
06. Pound For a Brown (On The Bus)
07. Sleeping in a Jar
08. El Porko the Magnificent 
09. Sharleena 
10. The Air 
11. Dog Breath 
12. Mother People 
13. You Didn't Try to Call Me
14. King Kong

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Guitar Bandits (Various Artist) - California Jam 1974 (Bootleg)

Size: 500 MB
Found in OuterSpace
Artwork Included

This is an ultra rare 3CD-bootleg release on Seagull Records, compiling different live recordings from the 1974 "California Jam". Many of the "big" names were there, playing the whole range from hard & heavy rock to blues. 

The only tiny little blemish with this release is that nothing here was actually recorded at California Jam. Even better, none of the artists compiled here even played at California Jam! So although this release is complete bogus it is nevertheless a nice collection of recordings most which seem to be sourced from King Biscuit Flower Hour broadcasts.

The first thing I want to say about this great sounding set, is that not one performance took place at the California Jam no matter what the title might suggest. That being said, EVERY PERFORMANCE is Soundboard/FM quality, leading me to believe it's a compilation of radio shows. The Who tracks come from one of their King Biscuit Flower Hour appearances. I was told but can't confirm that the Mott The Hoople tracks are from a King Biscut Flower Hour show. I highly recommend this 3CD set, I mean look at the artist and track list, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, Robin Trower, Leslie West, Peter Townsend, one thing the title was correct about is the Guitar Factor!!

Most tracks seem to be sourced from the King Biscuit Flower Hour, a few others from bootlegs or unknown sources, most all from 1973 - 1974; TYA didn't exist in April 1974; Steven Tyler says "thank you New York;" Leslie West wishes Felix Pappalardi happy birthday (he was born 12/30/39); still a great collection!

FM recordings. Exact dates & venues is unknown.

Disc 1
Ten Years After
01. Rock And Roll Music To The World
02. Spoonful
03. I'm Going Home

Johnny Winter Band
04. Bad Luck Situation
05. Stone County
06. Silver Train
07. Jumpin' Jack Flash

Robin Trower
08. The Day Of The Eagle
09. Bridge Of Sighs
10. Too Rolling Stoned
11. Alethea
12. Little Bit Of Sympathy

Bachman-Turner Overdrive
13. Roll On Down The Highway
14. Takin' Care Of Business

Disc 2
01. Theme For An Imaginary Western
02. Nantucket Sleighride
03. Roll Over Beethoven / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

04. Dream On
05. Walk This Way
06. Train Kept' a' Rollin'

Mott The Hoople
07. American Pie/Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll
08. Sucker
09. Born Late '58
10. One Of The Boys
11. Marionette
12. All The Way From Memphis

Humble Pie
13. Four Day Creep
14. Stone Cold Fever
15. C'mon Everybody

Disc 3
Eric Clapton
01. Badge
02. Let It Rain

Edgar Winter's White Trash
03. Keep PLaying That Rock n' Roll
04. Frankenstein
05. Tobacco Road
06. Rock n' Roll Boogie Woogie Blues

The Who
07. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
08. Substitute
09. My Generation
10. Pinball Wizard

Peter Frampton
11. Do You Feel Like We Do

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