New FZ @ Wolfgang’s Vault

The Friday Boots may be history, but Wolfgang’s Vault still has concerts and interviews aplenty.

tip of the hat to hipbone

21 Responses to “New FZ @ Wolfgang’s Vault”

  1. whatup says:

    I keep reading that Belgium will be split in two countries soon?
    whassup with that?

  2. bernard says:

    Nothing, Whatup.
    It happens to be so complicated & difficult that it ( = Belgium as a country) will anyway survive. We’re just to rich to consider an impovering split up.
    Belgium should be considered as a Piece Of Art.
    We’re smart people: we’ve invented surrealism; the saxophone; the chaos / big bang theory ( invented by a Belgian … priest); +/- comic strips as well; the European Union ( with some help of the Italians imposed on FR & GE) etc., etc.

  3. Harmless Ted says:

    No more friday boots?

  4. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from urbangraffito:

    bernard says:
    December 20th, 2007 at 12:23 am
    Belgium should be considered as a Piece Of Art.
    We’re smart people: we’ve invented surrealism; the saxophone; the chaos / big bang theory ( invented by a Belgian … priest); +/- comic strips as well; the European Union ( with some help of the Italians imposed on FR & GE) etc., etc.

    Belgium’s my kind of country. If and when the U.S. finally does invade Canada (for all the fresh water, you know), I’m going to grab my alto and tenor saxophones and become a busker on the streets of Belgium perfecting my two sax covers of “Sofa #2″ for spare Euros…

  5. urbangraffito says:

    Can somebody hand Harmless Ted a handkerchief? I really hate to see a grown man cry…

  6. sxott says:

    Nice FZ interview from 1975.
    Does anybody know who “Mary” is?

  7. Baby Snake says:

    Harmless Ted, I’m with you.
    Sad, Sad, Sad about our Friday boots…
    I have picked up only cca 100… but there are cca 900? or not?

  8. moijeil says:

    J’aurais aimer me rendre utile, mais j’ai fait quelques recherche sur ma documentation, je ne trouve pas d’info sur cette Mary. Désolé.
    Par contre pour la Belgique , la société qui m’emploie M…R M…T , je fait gaffe au copyright, y a un centre de production
    I would have to like to return to me useful, but I made some research on my documentation, I do not find information on this Mary. Afflicted.
    On the other hand for Belgium, the company which employs me M… R M… T , I pays attention to the copyright, there has a center of production

  9. Dr Sharleena says:

    I’m listening as we speak.
    Frenk says “We are recording this live…”
    Is this the official (not released, but official) recording then?

  10. mcnastie says:

    OH NO!!!
    friday boots ruled.
    what a way to cap off 2007. this year sucked. the zft made it suck just a little bit more.
    FUCK.

  11. Carlin says:

    Mary is Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary fame.

  12. Hans says:

    *Mary is Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary fame.*
    You sure? It might have been Gail Zippo. Beware!

  13. matt says:

    Hi there.
    What happened to all those synths from Black Napkins on the Halloween recording? There’s loads of em on the Baby Snakes film….did Frank overdub the movie??

  14. urbangraffito says:

    Listening to the interview, I got the distinct impression that they (The Mothers) were rehearsing before going on tour. I also enjoyed Frnk’s views on classical music and its surrounding culture of hypocrisy and cheese (a view which could just as easily apply to any group that inherits a large amount of money — and suddenly believes they are members of the elite class of vaudeville poofters).

  15. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from urbangraffito:

    Harmless Ted says:
    December 20th, 2007 at 1:16 am
    No more friday boots?
    Baby Snake says:
    December 20th, 2007 at 7:22 am
    Harmless Ted, I’m with you.
    Sad, Sad, Sad about our Friday boots…
    I have picked up only cca 100… but there are cca 900? or not?
    mcnastie says:
    December 20th, 2007 at 11:21 am
    OH NO!!!
    friday boots ruled.
    what a way to cap off 2007. this year sucked. the zft made it suck just a little bit more.
    FUCK.

    There are still websites devoted to the sharing and trading of boots and other field recordings. The only cost being time and a little bandwidth.
    After purchasing the entire Frnk Zpp catalogue (three times in my lifetime) I, too, became an avid collector of Frnk Zpp’s field recordings. I liked the idea of sharing among other like-minded freaks, and putting bootleggers out of business (those who would dare to make a profit from Frnk Zpp’s music). Yet, even though this “sharing” existed in a gray area, legally, I often found the very same bootlegs soon for sale on ebay (I guess one cannot help but expect to see the very human nature of greed to rear its head).
    While the copyright holders may have been tolerant of this “sharing” at one time, the bad apples among us have ruined it for everyone (as usual), and I fully understand the copyright holders are cracking down: people are making a profit off their business holdings. One cannot expect to remain in business by allowing individuals to freely take what is legally your’s and then turn around and sell it.
    Indeed, many of the field recordings I have in my collection I would be more than willing to pay for (the Palladium shows, Poughkeepsie, Manchester, the Fillmore shows) whether from Wolfgang’s Vault or that of the ZFT.

  16. jim says:

    Sweet … cool concert, bitchen interview!
    Mary of Peter Paul & Mary doing Q&A with Frank Zappa. Love it. You just KNOW there’s a CC link in there someplace. Beautiful to hear him recommend that people get their butt to a library if they want a REAL education – I think he’d really really get off on the information explosion on the Interwebs … they’re like a mega-library. Yes, there’s some dreck, but the same can be said of libraries. Surf’s up!

  17. Ohhhhhrrrr says:

    I don’t think I was ever able to listen to one single thing on Wolfgang’s Vault, all I get it a “loading concert data” with that green-blue face behind it.
    Where is the wolf??? *ARF* that bites !!!

  18. sxott says:

    Mary Travers interviewing FZ…holy shit.
    Talk about diametrically opposed musical
    viewpoints. Frank was patient with her,
    you could hear him holding back a bit.
    I am ALWAYS interested in hearing these interviews. If it were up to GAIL ZAPPA, we’d NEVER hear this stuff – EVER.

  19. jane23 says:

    Belgium invented the saxophone?
    The whole country in one coordinated effort?
    Nah, It was invented by Adolphe Sax a Belgian-born instrument-maker working in Paris. A mere technically but a technicality nevertheless.

  20. punknaynowned says:

    this is a great interview!
    I like it because these people were talking about what they knew in a world they grew up in and worked in which is very different from ours.
    haven’t listened to the concert yet, some other day to hear this ‘version’.
    But the site led me to hear a vintage New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band show at the filmore 1968 and it’s real good. So was the Clash 1979 show in Cleveland. But the best I’ve heard over there is the Leon Russell show from late 1970. Anybody else see Leon lead all those british superstars when they did Jumpin Jack Flash at the concert for Bangladesh all those years ago?

  21. easymeat says:

    the cd jackets are gone from the Discography section . I believe you could set up a partner account at Amazon and display the pictures. If people buy the records on amazon from your site you might even make a buck out of it… and legally…