The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa
Kodak Center
Rochester, NY
April 20, 2019

16 bit version

Taper: Binko
Gear: CA14s > Tascam DR-08
Mastered by }{eywood
Lineage: DR-08 (recording to 24/96 .wav) > USB > Adobe Audition 1.5 (EQ, peak limiting, splits & fades) > Xrecode II (conversion to 16/44.1) > TLH (sector alignment, flac 8)

We went to this show because neither of us had seen Zappa while he was alive, and I was intrigued enough by the hologram concept to check it out. I was pretty impressed by the whole thing, although it was odd to have a videoscreen take up center stage for the entire concert.

The good news is, unlike the Dio, Michael Jackson and Tupac holograms this one was on stage for more than a couple of songs. He even conducted three songs he didn't perform on, with his back to the audience in a while tailled coat. The CGI was really well done considering how much they had to match to get the guitar solos to look real. Even his foot with the wah pedal was accurate to the audio.

This audio was taken from a 1974 show where Frank turned his rehearsal space into a soundstage and preformed a show for cameras, a document that was never released (or picked apart by FZ to make other albums from) and sat in the UMRK vaults until now. It's nice to see that they used unreleased performances, and I wasn't going to see something where I could go "Hey I know that solo from YCDTOS Vol 2!"

01 Cosmik Debris
02 Montana
03 Trouble Every Day
04 band intros
05 Alien Orifice
06 Penguin in Bondage
07 Apostrophe
08 Zomby Woof
09 The Evil Prince
10 #2
11 Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?
12 Peaches en Regalia
13 Stink-Foot
14 farther intro
15 Farther O'Blivion
16 The Dangerous Kitchen
17 Dinah-Moe Humm
18 banter
19 My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama*
20 Dead Girls of London*
21 Dirty Love

22 Cheepnis
23 Camarillo Brillo

Frank Zappa: guitar and vocals
Ray White: guitar & vocals
Mike Keneally: guitar & vocals
Scott Thunes: bass
Robert Martin: sax and keyboards
Ed Mann: vibes and percussion
Joe �Vaultmeister� Travers: drums
*with Ahmet Zappa: vocals