Hartford ’81

This week’s Friday Boot: Hartford, CT, 6 November 1981. Say “Thank you Gilles!”

12 Responses to “Hartford ’81”

  1. Harmless Ted says:

    Thank you, Gilles! But: Where are the last three tracks of this tape, GenteelAssholeWhipping?

  2. Birdman! says:

    Ahh, yes. Is there anything more refreshing than a genteel asshole whipping?

  3. Rob says:

    Maybe an hour on the tower of power?

  4. Harmless Ted says:

    Despite the missing encore, this is a very good audience tape of Frank’s best band.
    I adore the 1981 band! There is just so much to listen to: The Vai, Mars, Mann interplay on some of the classical tunes like Footwear, Easy Meat, Drowning Witch . Baltimore and Moggio is unbelievable, the same goes for the rythym-section! And there are some great soloing as well.. On top of that we get great vocals from Ray and Bobby.
    Did I say I really enjoy listening to the 1981 band? I Love the 1981 band! Even the YAWYI songs! Scott can get really brutal with the bass on the MuddMeekSuicideJumbo parts as can be heard on the Ritz concert (17. Nov. 1981)
    Thank you for this boot , Mr. Gilles! Thank you very much!

  5. Roscoe Bledsoe says:

    Harmless Ted Says:
    Despite the missing encore, this is a very good audience tape of Frank’s best band.
    “Frank’s best band”?
    I think I’m gonna be sick

  6. luc says:

    I waited so long for this concert, Lost it several years ago…
    Thanx. The hard 81 band. Great

  7. Jamez says:

    After the day I’ve had at work, it’s good to hear the ’81 Zappa band in flight. NOW I feel better!

  8. moijeil says:

    Je reste toujours étonné devant cette impressionnante réserve de morceaux, titres enregistrés quelques fois sous le manteau, toujours avec autant de respect pour Frank et sa musique .
    C’est une réserve inépuisable , un peu comme une caverne à l’Ali Zappa, mais où sont donc les quarante pirates.
    Je ne peu que saluer l’attention et ce partage, pour tout ses moments musicaux , et sachez que mon intérêt pour le Maitre Zappa s’en trouve chaque jours de plus en plus imprégner de sa substance musicale, et cela grâce au suivie de son parcours car vous en êtes les parfaits témoins.

  9. Jamez says:

    What about a DVD of the Fall ’80 band or this one (apart from ‘Dub Room..’ of course!)?

  10. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from urbangraffito:

    moijeil Says:
    October 27th, 2007 at 8:57 am
    C’est une réserve inépuisable , un peu comme une caverne à l’Ali Zappa, mais où sont donc les quarante pirates.

    Grâce à Gilles que nous pouvons tout partager en générosité d’Ali Zappa tout en baisant ces trafiquants hedious qui font toujours l’argent hors fonction de la musique du maestro.

  11. metafunj says:

    Just listened to Zoot Allures from this boot. I can tell the rest of this show is gonna kick ass! Take it away Frank!

  12. matt says:

    There are times when audience recordings capture the spirit of a gig way more than a professional recording could. This left me feeling totally exhilarated. The reaction of the audience when Frank walks on gives me goosebumps! I love it when the girl says “asshole!” just before Montana…and I love the “Tiny Horse” melody played by Steve…and Zappa’s guitar tone…and the whole chunk of music from Drowning Witch to the end. This certainly was not the Rolling Stones concert thank God.
    Thanks!!!