Warning: Program may contain strong or potentially offensive language, including possible FCC violations.
My special guest is H.T. (Tom) Brown, old friend and co-worker. Tom has been a major Frank Zappa fanatic since 1966. He compiled the Zappa Beat The Boots box sets for Rhino Records. His house in Venice was known for years as the Zappa Museum! And he has published Confessions of a Zappa Fanatic, his second book. I invited Tom to sit in with me and play his ultimate Zappa music set, and this is it. Arf! Includes tributes from Zappa musicians and friends, and some amazing music that has never even been booted. Over two hours of wonder from the guy who said he didn't want to be remembered. But it's not up to him.
Produced and engineered by dj bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks to my listeners and Mr Zappa's fans. Thanks to Kill Ugly Radio! Thanks to Rae Lynn for Tom. Thanks to Reggie, Jason, Noel, Louise, Dennis, Robert, Michael, and the EPCHS Choir. Comments welcomed.
The Chill Room, 8 March 2013, 10pm PST on killradio.org.
192k, 135 minutes, the Zappa set I've always wanted to hear
Set list: All tracks by Frank Zappa and/or the Mothers of Invention unless otherwise noted. Frank's Introduction / It Can't Happen Here (Mothermania edit) / The Rudy Schwartz Project-Frank / Don Preston (with special guest Jimmy Carl Black) - What Was Zappa Really Like? / The Penguins-Memories of El Monte (written by Frank with Ray Collins) / Finnish TV interview from 1974 / Wipeout (6 Dec 1968 Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles) / Help I'm a Rock (25 Oct 1968 Royal Albert Hall, London) / Arthur Barrow & Robert Williams-Trouble Every Day / Brown Shoes Don't Make It (Absolutely Free) / You're A Lonely Little Girl (45 mix 1967) / Dog Breath (45 mix 1969) / Village of the Sun_Echidna's Arf (Of You)_Don't You Ever Wash That Thing? (Roxy and Elsewhere, recorded Dec 1973) / Dumb All Over (You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 1) / Larry Fischer at the Movies / Any Downers (from the 75-76 band, unreleased) / Cruising for Burgers (alternate version 1977 unreleased) / Peaches En Regalia (Hot Rats) / Ensemble Modern-Hyperprism (Varese track produced July 1993 by Frank, his last production) / 1993 Today Show interview with Jamie Grangel / Strictly Genteel (Finale from 200 Motels)
Tom's book Confessions of a Zappa Fanatic is available on Amazon. Search for the title and you will find it.
TV dinner by the pool, I'm so glad I finished school.
Be a loyal plastic robot for a world that doesn't care.