Record Collector News
|The Mothers of Invention|
Live at Solliden,
August 21, 1973
Big Bidding on eBay
Store owners are complaining that it is harder and harder to find good, used product as the kids are keeping their parents' collections. LPs are definitely in demand and on the rebound. And eBay is the world's barometer of their popularity. Check this out.
Reputed as ultra rare, the 1985 reissue by U.S. Records Ltd., is the radio station, unbanded tracks version. The seller suggests that, in his 35-plus years of, "Relentless Frankie collecting" he's never seen one. Presumably, paying 1380 bucks, neither has the buyer.
The track titles suggest that the content might be rare too, Side 1: Synthesizer Mania, Instrumental, Dupree's Paradise, Guitar solo. Side 2: A Sort of March, A Sort of Waltz, A Sort of Tango, Father Oblivion, Drum Solo and, Encore. Dupree's Paradise and Father Oblivion are familiar, and the tango is, undoubtedly, an early incarnation of the Be-Bop one release on Live at the Roxy.
There are also a couple of cuts on YouTube with Jean-Luc Ponty kickin' ass on Dupree's Paradise. Bruce Fowler blows some mean 'bone too. This link will get you in the vicinity, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gENGEArLnJc
Being a radio station, broadcast quality recording, no doubt the record plays better than your average bootleg. You never know, the CD might suddenly, become available.
The well-known 21.08.1973 concert is issued as LP Piqantique, part of the Beat The Boots set and as DVD Stockholm In Bondage. I can't find this record described here in any of the famous books like You Can't Do That On Bootz Anymore, The Torchum Never Stops or On Tour With The Evil Prince. And many thanks to slime.oofytv.set for this entry
Vol. 1 No. 4
Frank Zappa Mystery Disk
The Birth Of The Mothers Of Invention
By Ralph Hulett, pp 12-14, 16, 18-19
By Amy Lyons, p 10
This issue has a review of Joe's Garage performance and a Mystery Disk article with photos & excerpts from a San Diego '77 interview.
Vol. 4 No. 2
Let's Talk Frank Zappa
By Harvey Kubernik, pp 14-16, 18, 20, 22
bigtyke66 @ zappateers: "Harvey also has some interesting Zappa stuff in his book on Laurel Canyon that was published a couple of years ago (Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon)."
"Howard Kaylan of The Turtles, Flo and Eddie and The Mothers of Invention, shares memories of a storied life in rock music in his new autobiography." (See also Shell Shocked, autobiography by Howard Kaylan.