QuAUDIOPHILIAc

QuAUDIOPHILIAc

(Zappa, DVD-A, Barking Pumpkin/DTS 1125, September 14, 2004)

  1. Naval Aviation In Art? 1:34
  2. Lumpy Gravy 1:05
  3. Rollo 6:00
  4. Drooling Midrange Accountants On Easter Hay 2:15
  5. Wild Love 4:07
  6. Ship Ahoy 5:47
  7. Chunga Basement 11:48
  8. Venusian Time Bandits 1:54
  9. Waka/Jawaka 13:23
  10. Basement Music #2 2:43

Produced by FZ & Dweezil Zappa
Original recordings & original 'quad' mixes by FZ
2004 surround program engineered by Dweezil Zappa
Surround mastering by Stephen Marcussen
Vaultmeisterment by Joe Travers
Executive prod & art direction by GZ
DVD menus & overdrive by Keith Lawler
Packagement by GZ & Keith Lawler
Liner notes by Dweezil Zappa
Program notes by GZ & Joe Travers
Cover photo by John Williams

 

1. Naval Aviation In Art? 1:34

Royce Hall, UCLA
September 18-19, 1975

4-channel mix:
Village Recorders, LA
May 23, 1978
Engineer: Joe Chiccarelli

Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra

 

2. Lumpy Gravy 1:05

Royce Hall, UCLA
September 18, 1975

4-channel mix:
Village Recorders, LA
May 23, 1978
Engineer: Joe Chiccarelli

Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra

 

3. Rollo 6:00

includes a quotation from Le sacre du printemps (Stravinsky)

Royce Hall, UCLA
September 18, 1975

4-channel mix:
Village Recorders, LA
May 24, 1978
Engineer: Joe Chiccarelli

Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra

 

4. Drooling Midrange Accountants On Easter Hay 2:15

includes The Deathless Horsie

Music:
prob. Village Recorders, LA
c. March, 1978

Interview by Ben Manilla
WLIR
c. November 17, 1981

4-channel mix:
Village Recorders, LA
May 10, 1978
Engineer: Joe Chiccarelli

FZ—voice
Tommy Mars—keyboards
Ed Mann—percussion

Once upon a time, a record company had A&R people in it who would take a chance, make a decision, use their gut reaction, sign a group, and see what they could do with it. Okay? That was, whoa, a long time ago. It's not that way anymore. All decisions about who get signed and what happens to the record are made by these drooling little midrange accountants. And everything is based on the numbers games in there. And the taste of the accountants is what is ruling the mass media. It's all just the dollars and cents of exchange. And if you wanna make music that you believe in, the chances of doing it on a major label basis are nil, because they're all so frightened. Everybody's there trying to protect their job. And it's easy— it's easier to look like a wise executive by saying no to something if it's just the most minutely fringe-oid in terms of content.

No.

The horrible part of it is the artists who are feeding this ecological chain stop making songs they believe in and start making product that they know will be airable. And they change the style of what they're doing to fit within the narrow framework that is the contemporary accepted norm for suitable, radio-sounding music. And anything that comes outside of that norm doesn't go on the air, you don't hear about it, you don't know about it. Right now there's probably hundreds of artists in the United States making great sounds and great music. You'll never hear it. You'll never find out about it.

5. Wild Love 4:07

includes a quotation from Sinister Footwear 2nd Movement

Basic track:
Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
February 28, 1978

Overdubs:
Village Recorders, LA
c. March, 1978

4-channel mix:
Village Recorders, LA
May 10, 1978
Engineer: Joe Chiccarelli

FZ—guitar, vocals
Napoleon M. Brock—vocals
Randy Thornton—vocals
Adrian Belew—guitar
Tommy Mars—keyboards, vocals
Peter Wolf—keyboards
Patrick O'Hearn—bass
Terry Bozzio—drums, vocals
Ed Mann—percussion
David Ocker—clarinets

Many well-dressed people
In several locations
Are kissing quite a bit
(Yea-ah!)
Later in the evening
Leaves will fall
Tears will flow
Wind will blow
Some rain; some snow
A fireplace maybe
A kiss or two
And down they'll go
But that's the way it goes sometimes
(That's the way)
You just might find yerself in the clutches of some
Wild Love

Mama stroked his dinger
Daddy got a stinky finger
In those days of long ago
(Yeah-ah!)
Later in the evening
She'd complain
They'd refrain
He'd go home 'n hone his bone
A tragic case maybe
But also true
I'm sure you know
But that's the way it goes sometimes
(That's the way)
You just might find yourself in the clutches of some
Wild Love

Now'days you get dressed up
'N later you get messed up
But still you're pretty hip
(Yeah-ah!)
Later in the evening
You'll explain
She'll remain
You're real modern
She's the same
A frantic pace maybe
But who's to say
Where it will go

6. Ship Ahoy 5:47

includes part of Pedro's Dowry

Kosei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan
February 3, 1976

4-channel mix:
Village Recorders, LA
May 15, 1978
Engineer: Joe Chiccarelli

FZ—guitar
André Lewis—keyboards
Roy Estrada—bass
Terry Bozzio—drums

 

7. Chunga Basement 11:48

includes part of Pedro's Dowry

FZ's Basement
March 1, 1970
Engineer: Dick Kunc

FZ—guitar
Ian Underwood—keyboards
Max Bennett—bass
Aynsley Dunbar—drums

 

8. Venusian Time Bandits 1:54

Guitar solo from Trouble Every Day

Festhalle Mustermesse, Basel, Switzerland
October 1, 1974 (early show)

4-channel mix:
Village Recorders, LA
April 30, 1978
Engineer: Joe Chiccarelli

FZ—guitar
George Duke—keyboards, screams
Tom Fowler—bass
Chester Thompson—drums

Aayaha!

9. Waka/Jawaka 13:23

Paramount Studios, LA
April-May, 1972
Engineer: Kerry McNabb

FZ—guitar
Don Preston—keyboards
Sal Marquez—trumpets, flugel horn
Bill Byers—trombone, baritone horn
Ken Shroyer—trombone, baritone horn
Mike Altschul—piccolo, bass flute, bass clarinet, tenor & baritone sax
Alex Dmochowski—bass
Aynsley Dunbar—drums

O'Hearn: Say, uh . . . you still bowling?

10. Basement Music #2 2:43

4-channel mix:
Village Recorders, LA
April 30, 1978
Engineer: Joe Chiccarelli

FZ—synthesizers

 

Surround Music Awards Presentation

FZ:

There is going to be a six-channel playback of some of the material generated on the Synclavier.

That will be reproduced from a Sony 3324.

All the concerts will have a six-channel P.A. system.

All the musicians on stage will be miked in a way that they can be positioned around the audience. Kind of an interesting special perspective.

Well, it was the idea putting catalog music through a wire, so that you could bag it yourself at home, but I was unawared of the limitations of baud rate in telephone transmission, and there was no way to do a fast dump of something with that kind of a bandwidth.

 

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