Frank Zappa ‎– Does Humor Belong In Music?

EMI ‎– CDP 7 46188 2
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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 – Traditional
Written-By – Dobard*
9 Let's Move To Cleveland
Soloist [Drums] – Chad WackermanSoloist [Keyboards] – Alan Zavod*
10 Whippin' Post
Written-By – Allman*

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Remote recording facility: UMRK Mobile
Remix @ UMRK

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 copyrighted by Frank Zappa, published by Munchkin Music, ASCAP except
- Track 3 is Frank Zappa Music, BMI
- Track 7 is an arrangement made from an acapella bootleg recording by The Clovers with no writer or publisher credits.
- Track 8 is published by Dobard Music, BMI
- Track 10 published by No Exit, BMI.

℗ 1986 Original Sound Recordings made by Pumpko Industries Ltd.
© 1986 Pumpko Industries Ltd.

Made in West Germany

Released in a standard jewel case with 6-page fold-out inlay.
There's a aimilar release Frank Zappa - Does Humor Belong In Music? pressed by Polygram, Hanover, West Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 77774 61882 3
  • Barcode (Scan): 077774618823
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 0542
  • Other (SPARS Code): DDD
  • Matrix / Runout: B-6064 / CDP 7461882 A
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 15) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HD 005 Frank Zappa Does Humor Belong In Music?(LP, Album, Unofficial) EMI (2) HD 005 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 10548 Frank Zappa Does Humor Belong In Music?(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10548 US 1995 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
ZR 3874 Frank Zappa Does Humor Belong In Music?(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records, UMe ZR 3874 US 2012 Sell This Version



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August 24, 2016
If I look at the list above, I can't see any official US release before 1995. Can any specialist confirm ?