Frank Zappa - Austin 1973 CD


Released in September 1973, Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention's Over-Nite Sensation was initially met with mixed reviews; Rolling Stone magazine called the lyrical content puerile, and Robert Christgau from Village Voice asked, "where's the serious stuff?" In retrospect however, the album has fared much better and is now the subject of one of the esteemed Classic Rock documentaries. In the wake of the record, Zappa and the then current MOI line up went out on the road for a short North American Tour. With George Duke on keys, Tom Fowler on bass, Chester Thompson on drums, Ruth Underwood on percussion and Napoleon Murphy Brock on sax, the group performed at Austin, Texas' Armadillo World Headquarters on 26th October '73, where they put on an extraordinary show which was recorded for live FM radio broadcast. In true Zappa style however, the band did not perform a single cut from their new album. Previously unreleased, the full Austin '73 concert is now available for the first time on this CD package.

Track Listing

Cosmik Debris
Inca Roads
Pygmy Twylyte
The Idiot Bastard Son

Big Swifty
San Clemente Magnetic Deviation Preamble
Dickie's Such An Asshole
Farther Oblivion
Mr Green Genes/King Kong/Chunga's Revenge

Release date 04.10.20