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3.18 | 32 ratings | 2 reviews | 9% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Live, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Honey Don't You Want A Man Like Me? (3:57)
2. The Illinois Enema Bandit (8:42)
3. Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy (6:02)
4. Lonely Little Girl (2:46)
5. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (2:10)
6. What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (1:16)
7. Chunga's Revenge (14:18)
8. Zoot Allures (6:41)

Total Time 45:52

Line-up / Musicians

- FZ / guitars, vocals
- Norma Jean Bell / alto sax, vocals
- Napoleon Murphy Brock / tenor sax, vocals
- Andre Lewis / keyboards, vocals
- Roy Estrada / bass, vocals
- Terry Bozzio / drums, vocals

Releases information

Recorded live at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg VA, November 1975

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FRANK ZAPPA Joe's Menage ratings distribution

(32 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(9%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(31%)
Good, but non-essential (25%)
Collectors/fans only (22%)
Poor. Only for completionists (12%)

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Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars You could go to two Zappa concerts in one day, and hear two very different performances (I did that a few times). that what makes every Zappa live recording special. This recording is from a tape that Zappa gave to a fan of his in Denmark, possible as repayment for an insult FZ made of the fan during an interview.

The performance itself is servicable, with no songs that haven't been released before. But a few here stand out to this Zappa freak: there is a playful version of Lonely Little Girl that sounds at first that the band is going to play Ms. Pinky, and a fantastically great rendition of Chunga's Revenge. And of course, the eyebrows in each song give the recordings their own personality.

The recording quality is very good for a master drawn from a cassette tape. And since this was a cassette, the recording is only 45 minutes long. And there is a strange fade out & back in on the last song, Zoot Allures.

I still love it.

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2 stars Continuing the Joe's series .... This is yet another album bearing Joe's [INSERT SOMETHING WITTY HERE], and it is yet another '' bad '' album. This product, like the other in the Joe's series is really not polished and feels like a bootleg of some sort. In the case of the previous a ... (read more)

Report this review (#186311) | Posted by Turion | Saturday, October 18, 2008 | Review Permanlink

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