8 thoughts on “Hamburg ’76”

  1. Nice quality for such an old recording! Much better than the Zappa Radio, it was a good idea but man these guys love to butcher the songs up :-(

  2. After the 88 show I thought there’d be a Mothers of Invention show.

    Thank you, will download it shortly

  3. This was my very first FZ concert. The ticket cost DM 18.-, I sat in row 24 on seat 7 (I still have the concert ticket!). At that time, I was a bit disappointed, that George Duke wasn´t touring with the band any more. As far as I remember, the encores have been Dinah Moe Humm, Camarillo Brillo and Muffin Man. Listening back to it, I don´t like Napoleon Murphy Brock butchering the songs with his singing very much. But anyway, at the time I thought it was brilliant. I have seen FZ six times altogether: 4 times in Hamburg and 2 times in Kiel, Germany.

  4. Another interesting concert. Sound quality gets better later in the show. Seems we are missing an encore here though…

  5. Strange discovery. It’s about similarities corossings bridges between various arts.

    One might say: the closest art to music is dance.

    Yesterday the great choreogrpher Maurice Bejart died. He made an obsolete art popular again. Big successes ( packed ” audiences”) while maintaining artistic honesty & seriousnes.

    See: http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2215708,00.html

    Quote : His formula for enthralling them was to surprise in the first five minutes of a work, and then by turns shock, delight and amuse, finally reducing them to tears with a poignant ending. There will be many tears at this finale.

    Very FZ like, isn’t it?

  6. Ahh, another week of very hot poop. mudshark91 – the break would be between “Honey Don’t You Want A Man Like Me” and “Illinois Enema Bandit”.

    Is “Torture” only 7:46 long, 14,571 KB, or did it cut short when I downloaded it? It seems to cut in the middle of a pretty fantastic and doomy guitar solo, and “Chungas Revenge” doesn’t sound like it picks up where “Torture” left off.

  7. Arrgghhh!!! I missed Friday’s Boot, as I was getting drunk at a work’s party. Oh well, at least the drinks were absolutely free! Excuse the pun..

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