The Grandmothers of Invention
Los Angeles, California
September 18, 2019

Don's 87th Birthday Party

Don Preston - keyboards & vocals
Bunk Gardner - saxophone, flute & vocals
Chris Garcia - drums, percussion & vocals
Anders Swanson bass & vocals

Disc One:
01. Art Laboe Introduction
02. Memories of El Monte [Ruben & the Jets]
03. What Was Zappa Really Like?
04. Sad Young Man On A Train
05. Zoot Allures
06. Horta Babies > Ruth > Duprees Paradise
07. Suzy Creamcheese
08. A Modern Man

Disc Two:
01. Intro
02. Dead Children
03. Flower Punk
04. Sofa
05. King Kong
06. Happy Birthday Don!
07. The Little House I Used To Live In

Recorded by -M-
SP-CMC8 (Audio Technica at-943 microphone pair) > SP-SPSB-11 (battery box) > Sony PCM M-10 @ 24-48
iZotope RX6 advanced & Har-Bal 3.7 > CD Wave > AudioGate Aqua (16-44) > TLH (flac 8)

Don & Bunk have been playing together since 1960!
Let that sink in.

If you hear music in the background it came from the bar next to the auditorium and can be heard a few times when the door is opened.
Don and Bunk's wives were sitting right behind me and might be heard making sly comments and requesting "King Kong" repeatedly.

Don admits that the song "Horta Babies" was inspired by the Star Trek tv episode "The Devil in the Dark" which first aired on March 9, 1967.
Don's night vision fails him during "Modern Man" as he couldn't see the lines and tried but had to have a spotlight to finish.
I can sure relate to that.

For historical reference only and not intended for resale or any commercial use

-M- (September 2019)


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