Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention
Veterans Memorial Auditorium,

1974 11 19

~~ Master Clone 16/44~~

Current FZshows entry:
1974 11 19 - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, OH
90 min, Aud, B+/B
Tush Tush Tush, Stinkfoot, RDNZL, Village Of The Sun, Echidna's Arf, Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?, Penguin In Bondage, T'Mershi Duween, Dog Meat, Building A Girl, Dinah-Moe Humm, Montana, improvisations

This copy: 88.40 min, Aud, B+/B (mono)

Lineage: Lineage: TDK C90 (Recording hardware unknown) > Nakamichi DR-3 > Roland Tri-Capture > Audacity > Wav (96000 htz) > SF10 (speed corrected, edited) > FLAC > SF10 (downsampled to 44000 htz) > wav > flac

Taped by: Doc West of 963XKE
Transferred and edited by: Audience Tape Guy
Speed corrected by: Flambay
Furtherly edited by: Galeans

== The Mothers Of Invention, June - December 1974 ==

FZ, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Tom Fowler, George Duke, Ruth Underwood, Chester Thompson.

01 Tune-up [03:28] ��� flaws 0:00-40
02 Tush Tush Tush [02:22] ��� flaws 0:53-7
03 Stinkfoot [06:02] ��� flaws 0:48-59, 1:08-15, 1:20, 1:59-2:02, 2:23-5
04 RDNZL [10:57] ��� flaws 10:24-8, cut 10:30
05 Village of the Sun [05:01] ��� flaws 0:13-4
06 Echidna's Arf (Of You) [03:36]
07 Don't You Ever Wash That Thing? [07:07]
08 Penguin in Bondage [05:33] ��� flaws 5:11, 5:14, 5:26-33, tape flip, cuts out, music missing
09 T'Mershi Duween [03:02] ��� cuts in, music missing
10 Dog Meat [03:55]
11 Building A Girl [03:08]
12 Preamble & tune-up [04:14]
13 Dinah-Moe Humm [10:28]
14 Camarillo Brillo [04:13]
15 Montana [08:35] ��� flaws 8:25-8
16 Improvisations [06:53] ��� cuts out, music missing

Don't you just love uncirculated shows? A month after 1974 11 20, Audience Tape Guy sent us a raw file of the recording of the day before, taped once again by Doc West of 963XKE. This tape makes its premiere here, after having diligently speed checked and corrected by Flambay. Sound quality is slightly worse than the other show Audience Tape Guy shared with us partly because it seems that the tape is a bit damaged, resulting in flaws here and there and some slight warbles at the beginning and at the end of the tape (plus a brief section of "RDNZL" which seems to have been taped over). When those are not present it is, anyway, a perfectly enjoyable and good sounding recording. This is not all there is: somewhere there is a second cassette tape waiting to be found containing the rest of the show. Let's hope it will be located in the future and this seed updated.

After a slow start with some tune-up between songs, the show settles down to be one of the very good 1974 nights including some excellent guitar solos by Zappa. Since the setlist is a typical one, the highlights are predictable ("RDNZL", "Don't You Ever Wash That Thing", "Penguin in Bondage", "Stinkfoot"...) but, still, it's a highly enjoyable show with some very tight musicianship and, when the flaws are not present, quite good sound quality. Track #16 is the George Duke jam that supposedly led into "Dupree's Paradise" but it cuts out before the main theme, so I didn't label it that way.


Thanks to Doc West of 963XKE for taping!
Thanks to Audience Tape Guy for collecting the tape, transferring it and sharing it with us!
Thanks to Flambay for speed correction!

Enjoy !!

Brought to you by Doc West of 963XKE, Audience Tape Guy, Flambay and Galeans! - March 2017