Albuquerque ’81

It’s been a while since we featured a Zappa show from the ’81 tour — come to think of it, we haven’t had many of those around here altogether since the Friday Boots saw the light of day some four years ago! To make up for that, here’s Albuquerque, October 11 ’81: sound quality B+ and a whopping 22 tunes for your downloading pleasure, no less. Go eat some bandwidth. Enjoy! With thanks to Gilles, as always.

13 Responses to “Albuquerque ’81”

  1. sterbus says:

    Yo mama? I think I never heard the 81 band version!

  2. Aqualung says:

    Nooo!!!! Why haven’t you put this tomorrow?!?!? I hadn’t downloaded yet the 77 show!!! :P ;)

    Beside of joking, if you could help me, Barry, I’d be very grateful, maybe! :)

  3. Aqualung says:

    sorry, I wanted to write “maybe you can PM me in the forum, many thanks!!” :)

  4. Another Barry says:

    Sounds rather nice! I love the tunes they did in this era.


  5. urbangraffito says:

    Great boot! Great sound! BTW the venue for this concert was the Johnson Gymnasium, University of New Mexico (UNM) – for those interested in that sort of thing.

  6. Speedy says:

    Could this be when the Jazz Discharge Party Hats incident occured?

  7. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    Charles Ulrich’s giglist says this:

    Blue Light (with lines from Jazz Discharge Party Hats)

    A keen ear, Speedy!

  8. Speedy says:

    Don’t give me too much credit, I haven’t even listened to the show yet!
    I was only going by the fact that it was Albuquerque, New Mexico and was in the right time frame.

  9. Rob says:

    BTW, the opening track is Treacherous Cretins, not Deathless Horsie.

  10. Frunobulax says:

    Speedy, the Man From Utopia version comes from the Carbondale, November 15, 1980 show.

  11. Zliq says:

    It says:
    “It’s been a while since we featured a Zappa show from the ‘81 tour”
    True. Bur even more time has passed since there was a 88-Tour show! Gimme somma dat ergain! ;-)

  12. Balint says:

    “It’s been a while since we featured a Zappa show from the ‘81 tour”
    – but Champaign was the best one I’ve ever heard!

  13. BillyDaMt says:

    Now, this is a smokin’ show.
    Thanks for the 81 love!

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