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2.42 | 24 ratings | 3 reviews | 13% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1991

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Dancin' Fool (3:42)
2. Easy Meat (5:05)
3. Honey, Don't You Want A Man Like Me? (4:15)
4. Keep It Greasy (3:31)
5. Village Of The Sun (6:20)
6. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing (3:45)
7. City Of Tiny Lights (6:43)
8. Pound For A Brown (6:36)
9. Bobby Brown (2:56)
10.Conehead (3:33)
11.Flakes (5:01)
12.Magic Fingers (2:30)
13.Don't Eat The Yellow Snow (3:52)
14.Nanook Rubs It (1:47)
15.St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast (3:17)
16.Rollo (3:31)
17.Bamboozled By Love (6:45)

Total Time 73:07

Line-up / Musicians

Frank Zappa / lead guitar& vocals
Ike Willis / guitar & vocals
Denny Walley / slide guitar& vocals
Tommy Mars / keyboards& vocals
Peter Wolf / keyboards
Ed Mann / percussion
Arthur Barrow / bass
Vinnie Colaiuta / drums

Releases information

July 1991 US Rhino Foo-eee R2-70443
July 1991 UK Castle/Essential ESMCD 962

Thanks to Richardw for the addition
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FRANK ZAPPA Saarbrucken 1978 ratings distribution

(24 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(13%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(9%)
Good, but non-essential (39%)
Collectors/fans only (26%)
Poor. Only for completionists (13%)

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Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
2 stars Really Frank? This bootleg album was cutting into your royalties?

I suppose, since many of the songs hadn't been released legitimately when this came out that it may have caused Frank to lose some sales. But with fairly bad sound quality, I can't imagine that it affected it that much.

Reports say that this is a soundboard recording. And without much audience noise, it may well be. But it had to be from a tape a few generations from the original. The sound is flat, instruments are muffled, and the tape speed is off (you hear sonmeone correct it about two thirds of the way through).

As for eyebrows, there are few. Since many of the songs are early versions, there is very little added into them. All can be found in better recordings in the Zappa discography.

Review by TCat
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Eclectic / Prog Metal / Heavy Prog Team
1 stars This is another one of the bootlegs that was turned into a legal recording. This is part of the Beat the Boots Collection I. Sound quality, volume, and tape speed are all changed throughout the recording. The only good track on here is Pound for a Brown which is completely instrumental, but compared to FZ official releases, the quality on this is just garbage. Guitars are muffled, synths are way too loud and overpowering, some of the vocals are buried and hard to decipher. This one should have not been made official. There is nothing historical about this that would even make it worthwhile for collectors. All of these tracks can be found on other better recordings.

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5 stars I am writing this review in defense of this "album" and the Beat The Boots series in general... Quibbling about the sound quality of these performances shows a woeful lack of appreciation for what these releases DO represent... FZ decided upon these bootlegs (presumably due to volume of circul ... (read more)

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