28. 10. 1977 New York City, Late Show

A few days before the Baby Snakes show, with a setlist quite similar to that one. From aaafnraa.de. Though the Tape Reviewing Society says:

This is one of the few tapes of this band that I don’t recommend. I can only think of two reasons to have it: completism and Wild Love. The main drawback is that it’s far from complete – the taper seems to have turned his deck on and off, leaving out most of the really interesting songs (= solo vehicles). (…) But as I hinted above, there is one exception, spelled Wild Love.

Well, who knows? Lets check it.

8 Responses to “28. 10. 1977 New York City, Late Show”

  1. Balint says:

    Being „The One Who’s Said To Listen Each And Every Show Ever Posted – Though That Is Not Really The Case”, I’m just listenning to this one, and – though the qualty is not so good, the show is quite all right. There are NO cuts (in spite of the thing mentioned above), the solos are fine, so – you should check it, maybe.

  2. BillyDaMt says:

    I was going to say the same thing as Balint, about the cuts, but he beat me to it.
    I like this show a lot.
    Not my fave of the BBSNX run, but nevertheless.

  3. urbangraffito says:

    One of the things I love about these field recordings is the chance to hear individual musicians do their thing live which didn’t necessarily make it onto any particular recording (i.e. Tommy Mars on ‘A Pound For A Brown’).

  4. BillyDaMt says:

    Or Tommy’s vocals on Evelopes :O)

  5. LRonHoover says:

    sick show right here. what i wanted to report though is that “I Promise Not to Come in Your Mouth” has always been a favorite of mine. So after listening to this version, I steered myself right over to Live in NY (yeah different year i know) and completely shat myself while listening to Cruisin for Burgers…. IMHO, THAT was the “Best Band”. holy cow. ok thanks as always for keeping us in fresh frank. i got a phone call from my friends in Munich at the ZPZ show yesterday… so sad, i miss germany…. hope i can see ZPZ someday. ciao…

  6. scott says:

    I love that band’s version of Wild Love (especially compared to the version on SY). I’d really like to get ahold of a clean copy of it.

  7. urbangraffito says:

    scott Says:
    October 2nd, 2007 at 12:33 am

    I love that band’s version of Wild Love (especially compared to the version on SY). I’d really like to get ahold of a clean copy of it.

    Isn’t that what Zappa freak’s dreams are really all about?

  8. scott says:


    The melody of Wild Love (which recapitulates at the end… ala 50-50 and Son of Mr. Green Genes) is a beautiful thing. Nobody could write melodies (or harmonies or tone colors or anything musical) like ol’ FZ.

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