We wanna make sure that the cameras will get the music in synchronization with the picture and something terrible has happened.
"We're making a movie here tonight and we want to make sure that the cameras will get the music in synchronization with the picture. And something terrible has happened . . ."
—Frank Zappa, Night One, Show One at The Roxy, 1973
I don't know if Frank actually knew what happened when he said that, but he couldn't have been more right . . . Something terrible did happen and something critical to the production was catastrophically fucked up. Frank's four separate performances at The Roxy were essentially unwatchable: certainly not because of the performances, but because the equipment used to capture the sound for the concerts had malfunctioned.
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