AAAFNRAA—Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack

part 1

5. The Poodle Lecture

Sources & Edits

"Stink-Foot" (October 30, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017)   "The Poodle Lecture" YCDTOSA Vol. 6 (Zappa Records, 1992)
7:21-7:32   0:00-0:11
7:32-7:45    
"The Poodle Lecture" (October 30, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017) "The Poodle Lecture" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012)  
0:00-1:48 0:00-1:48 0:11-1:59
1:48-2:00 1:48-2:00  
2:00-2:26 2:00-2:26 1:59-2:24
2:26-2:28 2:26-2:28  
2:28-2:32    
2:32-2:34   2:24-2:26
2:34-5:08 2:28-5:02 2:26-5:00

 

6. "She Said"/City Of Tiny Lites

Sources & Edits

"The Poodle Lecture" (October 30, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017)   "'She Said'/City Of Tiny Lites" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012) "The Poodle Lecture" YCDTOSA Vol. 6 (Zappa Records, 1992)
5:08-5:10   00:00-00:02 5:00-5:02
"City Of Tiny Lites" (October 30, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017) "City Of Tiny Lites" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017)    
0:00-2:12   00:38-02:51  
  2:25-2:36 02:51-03:02  
  2:36-3:23    
  3:23-3:58 03:02-03:37  
2:45-3:09   03:37-04:00  
3:09-3:20      
3:20-3:31   04:00-04:11  
3:31-4:16      
4:16-7:36   04:11-07:31  
      "Dickie's Such An Asshole" YCDTOSA Vol. 3 (Zappa Records, 1989)
    08:20-09:24 09:05-10:08
flambay, April 8-13, 2014

Most of the song as heard in the Movie Soundtrack is from October 30, 1977. Only the first 46 secs of the FZ solo are from 1977 10 31.

http://www.zappateers.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=297675#297675

The FZ solo in the BSTM version is in fact pieced together from 5 edit sections: 2 sections from Oct.31 and 3 from Oct.30.

pbuzby, Zappateers, April 13, 2014

During the solo the film stays in 10 31 a few seconds after the audible splice to 10 30 in the soundtrack, with a shot of Tommy Mars lighting a cigarette.

In that first section of the guitar solo from Tiny Lights the film only has three shots: Bozzio wearing nothing but black shorts, FZ playing (these first two definitely match the music) and then a short shot from the back of the stage of Patrick, Adrian and Tommy playing the vamp, which could be from a different night that the music, as Patrick seems to be playing a bass fill in the soundtrack that we don't see him play.

As I recall there is also a change from 10 31 to another night in the film somewhere in the middle of the Black Page/Jones Crusher/Broken Hearts/Punky's sequence, so my guess is FZ did have the band wear the same clothes for all shows.

In fact the Tiny Lights solo in the film has five segments. Here is a rough breakdown of where the parts appear in the audience tapes:

10-31-77 [2:25-2:36]
10-31-77 [3:25-3:59]
10-30-77 [2:45-3:08]
10-30-77 [3:20-3:30]
10-30-77 [4:15-4:50]

I'd like to say a few words about Warner Bros. Uh, when I first signed with the label I thought that I was going to have a pretty good deal but later when I discovered the relationship between Warners _____ the implication of their behavior and I . . . I jus— excuse me I think I'm gonna have to WHOO-AARGH!

 

7. New York's Finest Crazy Persons

Warner Brothers sucks.

 

9. Pound Bass & Keyboard Solo

Sources & Edits

"Pound For A Brown" (October 30, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017) "Pound For A Brown" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017) "Pound Bass & Keyboard Solo" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012)
  04:48-06:05 0:02-1:19
04:41-09:56   1:19-6:35

 

10. "In You" Rap/Dedication

Sources & Edits

"Pound For A Brown" (October 30, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017) "'In You' Rap/Dedication" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012) "Is That Guy Kidding Or What?" YCDTOSA Vol. 6 (Zappa Records, 1992)
09:56-10:03 0:00-0:07  
"I Have Been In You" (October 30, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017)    
0:00-0:05 0:07-0:12  
0:05-2:58 0:12-3:05 0:00-2:52
2:58-3:52 3:05-3:59  
3:52-5:02 3:59-5:09 2:52-4:02
5:02-5:05 5:09-5:12  
5:05-8:35    
  5:29-6:51 (rehearsal)  

'Course Warner Brothers sucks, but besides Warner Brothers there are other things about this business that really suck.

 

11. Managua/Police Car/Drum Solo

Sources & Edits

"King Kong" (October 30, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017) "Managua/Police Car/Drum Solo" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012)
  0:00-1:51 (rehearsal)
3:43-8:45 1:51-6:53
"Terry's Solo" (October 30, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017)  
0:00-1:33 6:53-8:27
1:33-3:46  
3:46-5:05 8:27-9:45

 

12. Disco Boy

Sources & Edits

"Terry's Solo" (October 30, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017) "Disco Boy" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012) "Disco Boy" Baby Snakes (Zappa Records, 1988)
5:05-5:07 0:00-0:02  
"Disco Boy" (October 30, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017)    
0:00-0:05 0:02-0:08  
0:05-3:56 0:08-4:00 0:00-3:51
3:56-3:58 4:00-4:01  
  "'Give People Somewhere To X-Scape Thru'" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012)  
3:58-4:01 0:00-0:02  

 

14. King Kong/Roy's Halloween Gas Mask

Sources & Edits

"King Kong" (October 30, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017) "'Give People Somewhere To X-Scape Thru'" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012)
0:13-0:21 6:19-6:26
  "King Kong/Roy's Halloween Gas Mask" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012)
0:21-3:43 0:00-3:22
"The Demise Of The Imported Rubber Goods Mask" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017)  
2:45-7:26 3:19-8:01
7:26-7:32  
7:32-8:32 8:01-9:01
8:32-8:33  

 

15. Bobby Brown Goes Down

Sources & Edits

"The Demise Of The Imported Rubber Goods Mask" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017) "Bobby Brown Goes Down" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012)
8:32-8:33 0:00-0:00
"Bobby Brown Goes Down" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017)  
0:00-3:42 0:00-3:43

 

part 2

1. Conehead/"All You Need To Know"

Sources & Edits

"Bobby Brown Goes Down" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017) "Conehead/'All You Need To Know'" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012)
8:32-8:33 0:00-0:07
"Conehead" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017)  
0:00-0:53 0:07-1:01

 

3. Titties 'N' Beer

Sources & Edits

"Titties 'N' Beer" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017) "Titties 'N' Beer" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012) "Titties 'N' Beer" Baby Snakes (Zappa Records, 1988)
0:00-0:07 0:00-0:08  
0:07-4:30 0:08-4:30 0:00-4:22
4:30-5:33    
5:33-7:24 4:30-6:20 4:22-6:13

Remember, I WAS SIGNED WITH WARNER BROTHERS FOR EIGHT FUCKIN' YEARS!!!

 

4. Audience Participation/The Dance Contest

Sources & Edits

"Audience Participation" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017) "Audience Participation/The Dance Contest'" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012)
0:00-5:24 0:00-5:24
5:24-5:53  
5:53-7:04 5:24-6:35

Here we have the president of Warner Bros. Records, the head of the Warner Bros. legal department, and two famous attorneys from Gang, Tyre & Brown. Okay. Give him his contract!

FZ, "Titties & Beer," The Palladium, New York, October 30, 1977 (Transcription by Charles Ulrich)

I'll make the deal with you. I'm happy to make the deal. You can have my soul. It's a mean little sucker, about a thousand years old. But once you get it, you can't give it back. You gotta keep it forever, and that's a natural fact. All you gotta do, you just help me take care of a little business. All right? . . . Because you're the devil and I know you've got a lot of connections in Washington . . . Here's what I want you to do: I want you to arrange an anti-trust investigation . . . You have to investigate the fact that Warner Brothers Records and Capitol Records have the same law firm. The law firm is called Gang, Tyre & Brown. Now there's only a couple of law firms in Hollywood that handle things relating to the music business, you see. And they've got it all tied up. And what happens is, when a new artist comes to a record company, and they don't have a manager and they don't have a lawyer, the record company in many instances sends the unsuspecting young artist to the law firm that also happens to represent the record company, thereby causing a conflict of interest and sticking it right up the poop chute of the person who's making the music. So I thought that maybe because you were the devil and you were on such good terms with all those other assholes in Washington, that you could just put in a word and recommend that somebody investigate the anti-trust implications of major record companies all having the same law firm and law firms only get the job because they have connections elsewhere. So I think what you ought to do is take those law firms with the connections elsewhere away from the record companies and give the people who want to make a record contract a chance to do something fair and square. And after you do that, I want titties and beer, titties and beer, titties and beer . . .

 

5. The Black Page #2

Sources & Edits

"The Black Page #2" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017) "The Black Page #2" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012) "The Black Page #2" Baby Snakes (Zappa Records, 1988)
0:00-0:05 0:00-0:05  
0:05-2:55 0:05-2:55 0:00-2:50

 

6. Jones Crusher

Sources & Edits

"Jones Crusher" (October 29, 1977, early show) Halloween 77 (2017) "Jones Crusher" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012) "Jones Crusher" Baby Snakes (Zappa Records, 1988)
0:00-2:53 0:00-2:53 0:00-2:53

 

7. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes

Sources & Edits

"Broken Hearts Are For Assholes" (October 29, 1977, early show) Halloween 77 (2017) "Broken Hearts Are For Assholes'" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012)
0:00-3:46 0:00-3:47

flambay, April 13, 2014

The correct date is October 29, 1977 (Early Show).

 

8. Punky's Whips

Sources & Edits

"Broken Hearts Are For Assholes" (October 29, 1977, early show) Halloween 77 (2017) "Punky's Whips" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017) "Punky's Whips" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012) "Punky's Whips" Baby Snakes (Zappa Records, 1988)
3:46-3:50   00:00-00:03  
"Punky's Whips" (October 29, 1977, early show) Halloween 77 (2017)      
0:00-1:30   00:03-01:33 00:00-01:30
1:30-4:29   01:33-04:32  
  01:41-04:38   01:30-04:27
4:29-5:04   04:32-05:08 04:27-05:03
5:04-6:35   05:08-06:38  
  05:13-06:44   05:03-06:34
  06:44-11:23 06:38-11:18 06:34-11:14
    11:18-11:33 11:14-11:29
  "Encore Audience" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017)    
  0:00- 11:33-  
  -0:53 -12:05  

 

9. "Thank You"/Dinah-Moe Humm

Sources & Edits

"Encore Audience" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017) "'Thank You'/Dinah-Moe Humm" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012) "Dinah-Moe Humm" Baby Snakes (Zappa Records, 1988)
1:21-2:07 0:00-0:45  
"Dinah-Moe Humm" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017)    
0:00-0:03 0:45-0:49  
0:03-6:39 0:49-7:26 0:00-6:37

 

10. Camarillo Brillo

Sources & Edits

"Dinah-Moe Humm" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017) "Camarillo Brillo" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012)
6:39-6:41 0:00-0:01
"Camarillo Brillo" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017)  
0:00-3:24 0:01-3:26
"Muffin Man" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017)  
0:00-0:00 3:26-3:27

 

11. Muffin Man

Sources & Edits

"Muffin Man" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017) "Muffin Man" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012)
0:00-1:24 0:00-1:23
"Muffin Man" (October 30, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017)  
1:42-5:17 1:23-4:58
flambay, May 25, 2014

Start of the song until Adrian Belew solo is from October 31. Entire FZ solo and band line-up outro is from October 30.

These text portions are from October 30:

FZ: Patrick O'Hearn, Adrian Belew, Tommy Mars, Terry Bozzio, Peter Wolf and Ed Mann. And we're gonna actually play one more song.

 

12. San Ber'dino

Sources & Edits

"Muffin Man" (October 30, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017) "San Ber'dino" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012)
5:17-5:18 0:00-0:00
"San Ber'dino" (October 30, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017)  
0:00-0:02 0:00-0:03
"San Ber'dino" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017)  
0:02-5:00 0:03-5:01
flambay, May 25, 2014

These text portions are from October 30:

FZ: The name of this song is "San Bernardino"

The entire San Ber'dino song itself ("She lives in Mojave . . . ") is from October 31.

 

13. Black Napkins

Sources & Edits

"San Ber'dino" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017) "Black Napkins" Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack (2012)
5:00-5:01 0:00-0:01
"Black Napkins" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017)  
0:00-1:10 0:01-1:12
1:10-2:41  
2:41-6:24 1:12-4:55
6:24-6:47  
6:47-8:12 4:55-6:20
"San Ber'dino" (October 30, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017)  
5:20-6:16 6:20-7:16
"Black Napkins" (October 31, 1977) Halloween 77 (2017)  
9:01-9:19 7:16-7:34
  7:34-7:54

 

 

Research, compilation and maintenance by Román García Albertos
http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/
This page updated: 2017-11-06