Frank’s Little Houses

For the Frank Zappa and Mothers of Invention fan, there is almost always a particular album which they refer to as that album which “hooked” them as long-term fans. For me, that album was the 1970 release, ‘Burnt Weeny Sandwich‘, and in particular the more than 18 minute composition, “The Little House I Used To Live In” which functioned as the centerpiece of that album. Zappa’s 1969 solo release ‘Hot Rats‘ might have ensured my long-term Zappa fanaticism, yet ‘Burnt Weeny Sandwich‘ solidified it. When I first heard the movements and compound meters of “Little House“, my musical universe was never quite the same ever again.

The following are some of my favourite live versions of Zappa’s and the Mother’sLittle House” for your educational and listening pleasure. You’ll no doubt notice that this composition reached it’s height during the 1978 touring year:

LHIUTLI – Capital Theater, Passiac, New Jersey, 13 October 1978 (Late Show)

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LHIUTLI – Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany, 15 February 1978

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LHIUTLI – Family Dog, Denver, Colorado, 3 May 1968

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LHIUTLI – Folkets Park, Malmo, Sweden, 5 September 1978

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LHIUTLI – Lawrence University Chapel, Appleton, Wisconsin, 23 May 1969

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LHIUTLI – Mid Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, 21 September 1978

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LHIUTLI – Palladium, New York City, New York, 27 October 1978 (Early Show)

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LHIUTLI – Palladium, New York City, New York, 28 October 1978 (Early Show)

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LHIUTLI – Palladium, New York City, New York, 29 October 1978

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LHIUTLI – Palladium, New York City, New York, 31 October 1978

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LHIUTLI – State University of New York, Stonybrook, New York, 15 October 1978 (Early Show)

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27 Responses to “Frank’s Little Houses”

  1. Leonidi says:

    The Little I Used To Live In from BWS is the greatest version, it simply can not be beat.

  2. Nowski says:

    Well, you can’t beat the version on the white album with the pencil on the front.

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