Frank Zappa - Does Humor Belong In Music? (1995 Ryko Remaster) FLAC
EAC rip | 10 tracks | FLAC - Log - Cue | Full Artwork | Release: 1995 | 499 MB
Genre: Rock, Experimental Rock | Label: Rykodisc, The Zappa Family Trust
DOES HUMOR BELONG IN MUSIC? was digitally recorded live with no overdubs on a 1984 tour. It is not the soundtrack to the video of the same name. Although it has some of the same songs, they are different versions.
Who better than Frank Zappa to ask the question DOES HUMOR BELONG IN MUSIC? Recorded on his 1984 world tour, this disc is a wonderful documentation of one of Zappa's best (and smallest) '80s bands. Long-time Zappa guitarist/vocalists Ike Willis and Ray White, keyboardists Alan Zavod and Bobby Martin, bassist Scott Thunes and drummer Chad Wackerman form an incredibly agile ensemble under the strict baton of their leader. Zappa himself turns in many stunning guitar solos in the midst of continuous shenanigans.
Despite the album's title, the proceedings get off to a serious start with "Zoot Allures," one of Zappa's best rock instrumentals. Segueing directly into the classic "Tinsel-Town Rebellion," the humor factor is in full force as the octet masterfully executes Zappa's middle-finger tribute to the recording industry. The group grooves hard on a wonderful rearrangement of "Trouble Every Day" before cracking themselves up on "Penguin In Bondage." After racing through a very comical "Hot Plate Heaven" and other assorted novelties, the grand finale commences with the epic instrumental "Let's Move To Cleveland" followed by Zappa's rendition of the Allman Brothers' "Whippin' Post," powerfully sung by Martin and featuring a young Dweezil Zappa on guitar.
01. Zoot Allures
02. Tinsel-Town Rebellion
03. Trouble Every Day
04. Penguin in Bondage
05. Hot-Plate Heaven at the Green Hotel
06. What's New in Baltimore?
07. Cock-Suckers' Ball
09. Let's Move to Cleveland
10. Whippin' Post