You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore Vol 3


  1. Sharleena
  2. Bamboozled By Love
  3. Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up
  4. Advance Romance
  5. Bobby Brown Goes Down
  6. Keep It Greasy
  7. Honey Don’t You Want A Man Like Me?
  8. In France
  9. Drowning Witch
  10. Ride My Face To Chicago
  11. Carol, You Fool
  12. Chana In De Bushwop
  13. Joe’s Garage
  14. Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?


  1. Dickie’s Such An Asshole
  2. Hands With A Hammer
  3. Zoot Allures
  4. Society Pages
  5. I’m A Beautiful Guy
  6. Beauty Knows No Pain
  7. Charlie’s Enormous Mouth
  8. Cocaine Decisions
  9. Nig Biz
  10. King Kong
  11. Cosmik Debris

11 thoughts on “You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore Vol 3”

  1. I like this album from the YCDTOSA series, just because: it has the better Sharleena version ever, i just love the Zoot Allures one, and Nig Biz, and i laugh my ass off with Carol You Fool.
    Although i’ll give it a nine because i skip some of the tracks when playing it (so sue me! :-)

  2. This set is mostly the 1984 touring band, with some material from 1982 and the original “Dickie’s Such An Asshole” outtake from the Roxy and Elsewhere shows (from 1974 I believe). The “King Kong” collage alone is fantastic, cut together from several different performances, it illustrates FZ’s cut and paste approach at its best, creating a whole that is greater than its parts.

  3. Just bought it. Not into it. Sorry to disagree, but I think King Kong is kind of sorry, and I’m dissapointed as it’s the reason I bought the album. It seems as though Zappa himself was more impressed by his willingness to yell “blowjob” in the middle of an insturmental passage than his own musical skills. And why include a crappy MTV performance? Or the joke songs? I guess the jokes on me, for buying it.

  4. Despite the predominance of the 1984 band (not keen on that synthetic sound), this has some classic moments. The highlight has to be hearing the band cracking up during Bobby Brown and Keep it Greasy (thanks to Ike Willis’ secret word abuse).

  5. This is the least played of my Stage CDs.

    Sometimes I’m in the mood for Drowning Witch, but beyond that there’s not much to recommend to anyone who’s not a fan of the 1984 tour.

  6. For me, I had a hard time getting into the ’84 band because of that fucking synth sound. Then I began to appreciate their vocals, for me, they had the best vocals of all Frank’s line ups. Now I definitely love their sound, it is just something that grows on you. This is a sleeper hit for me but I absolutely love this presentation of the ’84 band. V.4 is not as great but is still worth getting. The 84 band takes a bit of time to grow on you, on the one hand, Zappa’s synth sound is commercial to the day but on the other hand, it proves challenging now. The best track on the album for me is “Carol, You Fool”, “Dickie’s Such an Asshole” another great cut. Love the mellow “Zoot Allures”- the real highlight though is “danger Will Robinson!” It’s a great album with an awesome texture and some tight performances, rewards repeated listening.

  7. This one is simple: if you love or are into the sound, timbre, groove and vibe of the 1984 Zappa band, you will adore this release. As I already professed on my review for the “Does Humor Belong…” release, I agree with those who don’t care for the “80’s timbre” of both Chad W.’s electric drums as well as the keyboards, which have that thin, digital, “tinny” 80’s sheen.

    I have to stop for a moment here and really compliment Dweezil, Gail, Joe Travers and the FZ Trust for doing (so far) much more COHESIVE remixes than Frank used to do. I have to be honest: Frank definitely seemed obsessed with SEPARATION when he did his live album, with vocals WAY HOTTER than the band. On Dweezil’s remix of the DVD of “Baby Snakes” and on the recent “Buffalo” CD, I am delighting on the beautiful balance with ALL the members of the band, vocal or instrumental. It just sounds TOGETHER, not perfectly isolated on all these separate sounding mixed tracks (like on Frank’s original live albums from “Tinseltown Rebellion” on out).

    But as I mentioned in other reviews, I agree with the reviewer above: the 1984 band had the FINEST VOCALS of any of Frank’s touring units. The balance, the doo-wop covers, everything is stellar plus. It is also wonderful to hear Frank having such a genuinely good time on stage. The “Bobby Brown”/”Keep It Greasy” medley on this release is so funny, just to literally hear Frank aching so much with laughter, he cannot continue to sing.

  8. dans cette serie tant de musique a ecouter! king kong a ete enregistre en juin 82 a metz france la salle etais pas tres bonne,et je me retiens!! nous avons eu droit a un moment d histoire!!! bien sur les synthes un peu casse pied mais 3 jours avant zappa donais un concert different!!! le volume 3 vaut le 4 qui vaut le 5 ect……

  9. Disc one is one of my favorites, especially the “Drowning Witch” is amazing, that’s my favorite section of the compilation.. through the super jammin “Chana in Da Bushwop”. “Carol, You Fool” is some of the greatest reggae ever.

  10. Hello Hervé,

    deux ans après ta citation, je cherche un peu d’infos sur ce concert à Metz. Apparemment tu y étais, moi aussi, mais là n’est pas la question, je voudrais surtout savoir ce qui avait été joué ce soir-là, et si une partie a ensuite été reprise en disque, comme je l’ai lu également sur d’autres sites.

    Merci d’avance, salutations.


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