Zappa in New York

Zappa in New York

by Frank Zappa


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Zappa in New York was recorded in December 1976 at the Palladium and originally intended for release in 1977. It was held up due to arguments between Frank Zappa and his then-record label, Warner Bros. When the two-LP set finally appeared in March 1978, Warner had deleted "Punky's Whips," a song about drummer Terry Bozzio's attraction to Punky Meadows of Angel. The Zappa band, which includes bassist Patrick O'Hearn, percussionist Ruth Underwood, and keyboard player Eddie Jobson, along with a horn section including the two Brecker brothers, was one of the bandleader's most accomplished, which it had to be to play songs like "Black Page," even in the "easy" version presented here. Zappa also was at the height of his comic stagecraft, notably on songs like "Titties & Beer," which is essentially a comedy routine between Zappa and Bozzio, and "The Illinois Enema Bandit," which features TV announcer Don Pardo.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2012
Label: Zappa Records
UPC: 0824302385623
catalogNumber: 3856
Rank: 9345

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Zappa   Primary Artist,Guitar,Conductor,Vocals
Eddie Jobson   Violin,Keyboards,Vocals
Ronnie Cuber   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
John Bergamo   Percussion
Ed Mann   Percussion
Terry Bozzio   Drums,Vocals
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Lou Marini   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Lu Ann Neil   Harp
Patrick O'Hearn   Bass,Vocals
Don Pardo   Narrator
Ruth Underwood   Synthesizer,Percussion,Overdubs
Ray White   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
David Samuels   Timpani,Vibes
Claus Wiedemann   Guitar
Mike Brecker   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Tom Malone   Trombone,Trumpet,Piccolo

Technical Credits

Dweezil Zappa   Cover Photo
Frank Zappa   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Art Direction
Bob Liftin   Engineer
Davey Moire   Engineer
Rick Smith   Engineer

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Zappa In New York 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Buy this now. His best live album. Superfluous, funny, and one of the best bands he's had. Quite simply superb. "Purple lagoon" is incredible.