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4.20 | 56 ratings | 1 reviews | 48% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
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Live, released in 2009

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Purple Lagoon
2. Stinkfoot
3. The Poodle Lecture
4. Dirty Love
5. Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station
6. Tryin' To Grow A Chin
7. The Torture Never Stops
8. City Of Tiny Lights (incl. The Sanzini Brothers Piramid Trick)
9. You Didn't Try To Call Me
10. Manx Needs Women
11. Titties 'n Beer
12. Black Napkins
13. Advance Romance
14. Honey Don't You Want A Man Like Me?
15. Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink
16. Would You Go All The Way?
17. Daddy Daddy Daddy
18. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?
19. Dinah-Moe Humm
20. The Purple Lagoon
21. Stranded In The Jungle
22. Find Her Finer
23. Camarillo Brillo
24. Muffin Man
25. The Purple Lagoon

Line-up / Musicians

Frank Zappa / vocals and guitars
Ray White / guitar and vocals
Terry Bozzio / drums and vocals
Patrick O'Hearn / bass
Eddie Jobson / violin and keyboards
Bianca Thornton / vocals

Releases information

Self Released
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FRANK ZAPPA Philly '76 ratings distribution

(56 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(48%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
Good, but non-essential (12%)
Collectors/fans only (2%)
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)

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Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars Anyone who has ever been to a Frank Zappa concert knows what an unusual experience it was. One could go to two shows on the same tour (on the same night sometimes) and see two completely different shows. The spontaneous nature of Zappa and his band was a treat. Which is why any concert release from the Zappa Family Trust is a reason to celebrate.

The difference on this release is the addition of vocalist/keyboardist Bianca Odin, also known as Bianca Thornton and Lady Bianca. Her gospel tinged vocals add much to songs like Dirty Love, Chrissy Puked Twice (known to Zappaphiles as T!tt!es & Beer) and of course, Dinah-Moe Humm. She also adds much to What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?, in the show because Flo & Eddie were originally supposed to be at this concert.

The set is weighted toward Zappa's pop side, with the only true prog moments being The Purple Lagoon, which appears as an intro and outro to the concert, and Manx Needs Women. But the "eyebrows" on the songs adds enough flavor to keep me happy.

Excellent solos abound, by Ray White on City Of Tiny Lights, Zappa, Odin and Eddie Jobson on a very long Black Napkins (Patrick O'Hearn's solo was interrupted by some technical difficulties, and he never seems to recover during his spotlight), and Zappa again on Muffin Man.

While I wouldn't recommend this as a Zappa starting point, it is an excellent addition to a collection.

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