NYC, October 31 ’75

This week’s Friday Boot: Felt Forum NYC, 31 october 1975, featuring pretty much the line-up to be heard on FZ:OZ. Enjoy!

9 Responses to “NYC, October 31 ’75”

  1. Birdman! says:

    Very Groovy. Friday Boots are great.

    Will the rest of the late show be posted next week?

    I’ve never heard any of the legendary “Any Downers?” solos. On one site, some lovely human being assembled”Variation Variations” – one was a number of different versions of “Yo Mama”, another was “Wild Love” variations.

    Are there enough good recordings of these “Any Downers?” solos to put together an “Any Downers? Variations”? to justify the effort?

  2. Birdman! says:


    Disregard the part in the last post about “The rest of the late show”. I looked at the set list casually and didn’t notice that the “missing” songs are included in medleys and improvs

  3. Frunobulax says:

    For those interested in what the Medleys encompass without listening, or are wondering about other neat facts:

    Late show: 139 min, Aud, A-/B+
    Intro, Stinkfoot, Dirty Love, How Could I Be Such A Fool?, I Ain’t Got No Heart, I’m Not Satisfied, Black Napkins (w/ recitation of “Packard Goose”), Honey Don’t You Want A Man Like Me?, The Illinois Enema Bandit, Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy, Lonely Little Girl, Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance, What’s The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?, Chunga’s Revenge (incl. Five-five-five riff), Zoot Allures, Swallow My Pride, Any Downers? (incl. Tryin’ To Grow A Chin), Wind Up Working In A Gas Station, Camarillo Brillo, Muffin Man, I’m The Slime, San Ber’dino

  4. Nick says:

    at the end of Tryin’ to Grow a Chin…
    PUNK is born!

  5. Taz says:

    there are not missing songs, they are inclued in medley 1 and 2-…Well, this is a nice fz recording, a- b+, good sound…

    Thanks a lot for all of these friday´s presents.

    I was listening to Los Angeles 84 (posted 3 or 4 weeks ago), the sound is really delicious.

  6. Balint says:

    By the way: what did Norma Jean Bell do here?.. I had only one quick chance to listen to it, but hardly recognised her at all. Did you? (Maybe some singing in Chunga’s Revenge?…)
    I also read somewhere that she was in the band from september, while from an other source I’ve found that she was only a guest. Where’s the truth, friends?

  7. Birdman! says:

    According to the site “We’re Only In It For The Touring” (I’ve wasted so much time reading the reviews at this site), she is a special guest during this performance. She doesn’t sing – she plays alto sax solos during “Dirty Love” and “Chunga’s Revenge”

    There is also good info and a pic here:

  8. Balint says:

    Thank you! Those are the pages I’ve found, too, but you see, the UniMuta says: “a part of Frank Zappa’s Mothers Of Invention from september 1975 until the end of the year”
    I’ll check Dirty Love, thanks!

  9. EnterDaMatrix says:

    Heres a lossless for those who prefer. Last two tracks missing for some reason:

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