Frank Zappa ‎– Does Humor Belong In Music?

Rykodisc ‎– RCD 10548
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered

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1 Zoot Allures 5:27
2 Tinsel-Town Rebellion 4:42
3 Trouble Every Day 5:31
4 Penguin In Bondage 6:50
5 Hot-Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel 6:36
6 What's New In Baltimore? 4:47
7 Cock-Suckers' Ball
Arranged By – Zappa*Written-By – Trad.*
Written-By – Ray Dobard
9 Let's Move To Cleveland
Soloist – Alan Zavod*, Chad Wackerman
10 Whippin' Post
Guitar [Solo] – Dweezil ZappaWritten-By – Gregg Allman



Remote Recording Facility: UMRK Mobile.
Remixed at UMRK.
Approved Remix & Remaster, 1993.
This material is 100% digital, 100% live, with NO over-dubs.

These songs were selected from the repertoire of the 1984 World Tour. Over a six month period, many hours of exciting live material was recorded in a 24 track digital format. It took another six months to remix it onto PCM 1610 digital 2 track masters. If you enjoy this recording, be advised that there is a lot more lurking in the vault. These tunes were selected because they follow the basic outline of the "DOES HUMOR BELONG IN MUSIC?" PMI/ICA video tape, as well as presenting some new, unreleased material. The recording dates were:
The Odeon Hammersmith, London, England, 8/10/84
The Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, 26/10/84
Amherst College, Lowell, Massachusetts, 28/10/84
The Tower Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10/11/84
The Bismark Theater, Chicago, Illinois, 23/11/84
The Boy Front Arena, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1/12/84
The Paramount Theater, Seattle, Washington, 17/12/84
Queen Elizabeth Theater, Vancouver, British Columbia, 18/12/84
The Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, California, 23/12/84.

Song Information:
ZOOT ALLURES - head is from London, solo from Providence
TINSEL-TOWN REBELLION - body of tune is from Chicago Illinois, ending is from Seattle
TROUBLE EVERY DAY - verses from St. Petersburg, solo from London
PENGUIN IN BONDAGE - vocal sections from Vancouver and St. Petersburg, solo from Vancouver
GREEN HOTEL - Vancouver
BALTIMORE - front of tune is from Los Angeles, vocals from Philadelphia, solo is from Los Angeles
WPLJ - Los Angeles
CLEVELAND - intro from Los Angeles, piano solo from St. Petersburg, drum solo from Vancouver, guitar solo from Amherst College, out chorus from Los Angeles
WHIPPIN' POST - Los Angeles (the last song of the last show of the last tour).

All selections by Frank Zappa, published by The Zappa Family Trust d/b/a Munchkin Music (ASCAP), except "Trouble Every Day" published by The Zappa Family Trust d/b/a Frank Zappa Music (BMI).
"Cock-Sucker's Ball" is an arrangement made from an acapella bootleg recording by the Clovers with no writer or publisher credits. "WPLJ" published by Dobard Music (BMI). "Whippin' Post" published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) & Elijah Blue Music (BMI).

℗ 1995 Rykodisc.
Original art © 1995 Cal Schenkel artworks.
The green-tinted jewel box is a registered trademark of Rykodisc.
Printed in USA. Manufactured in Canada.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 014431 054822
  • Matrix / Runout: RCD 10548 05
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L506
  • Mould SID Code (On CD Matrix): IFPI 04AM
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0441

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDP 7 46188 2 Frank Zappa Does Humor Belong In Music?(CD, Album) EMI CDP 7 46188 2 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
HD 005 Frank Zappa Does Humor Belong In Music?(LP, Album, Unofficial) EMI (2) HD 005 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
746188 Frank Zappa Does Humor Belong In Music?(LP, Album, Unofficial) EMI (2), Collectorecord Ltd 746188 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
none Frank Zappa Does Humor Belong In Music?(LP, Album, Unofficial, Whi) EMI (2) none Europe 1986 Sell This Version
JPCD 2000120 Frank Zappa Does Humor Belong In Music?(CD, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА" JPCD 2000120 Russia 2000 Sell This Version