Frank Zappa - Berlin 1978 (2CD)


Classic 1978 Broadcast From Germany's Then Divided City

After falling out with his long-time manager Herb Cohen, Frank Zappa spent much of the late 1970s in a legal battle with Cohen and later with Warner Brothers too. With the majority of his own recorded material thus tied up, Zappa concentrated on touring with a small, rock-oriented band. March 1978 witnessed the release of Zappa In New York, recorded live with a 13-strong band at the Palladium in late December 1976. Demonstrating in equal measure Zappa's extraordinary ability as a composer and fearless approach to controversial topics, the record reached a respectable No. 57 on the Billboard chart. Two standout numbers from In New York, 'Titties & Beer' and 'The Black Page', would be a fixture of Zappa sets by the time his 1978 European tour rolled around, as the concert featured on this two CD set can attest. Recorded at Berlin's Deutschlandhalle on 15th February that year, broadcast live across Germany and synced too in the US, Zappa performs a wide array of material spanning his entire career, including material that would appear on his upcoming 1979 releases , Sheik Yerbouti and Joe's Garage.

Track Listing

Yo Mama
Titties & Beer
The Black Page #2
Jones Crusher
Little House I Used To Live In
Dong Work For Yuda
Bobby Brown
Drum Solo
Disco Boy
Dinah-Moe Humm
Camarillo Brillo
Muffin Man
Dancin' Fool
Peaches En Regalia
The Torture Never Stops (includes Rat Tomago)
Tryin' To Grow A Chin
City Of Tiny Lights
Baby Snakes
Pound For A Brown
I Have Been In You
Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
King Kong
Wild Love