Guitars101 - Guitar Forums banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

26,235 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Frank Zappa -
Leroy Theater, Pawtucket, RI;
October 27, 1976

Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski

Early show

01 The Purple Lagoon
02 Stinkfoot w/ Mexican Hat Dance
03 The Poodle Lecture
04 Dirty Love
05 Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station
06 Tryin' To Grow A Chin
07 The Torture Never Stops
08 City Of Tiny Lights
09 You Didn't Try To Call Me (spliced)
10 Manx Needs Women
11 Titties 'n Beer

01 Black Napkins
02 Advance Romance w/ In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida excerpt
03 E1: The Purple Lagoon
04 Dinah-Moe Humm
05 Muffin Man
06 The Purple Lagoon
07 E2: What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?
08 Stranded In The Jungle
09 The Purple Lagoon

FZ, Ray White, Patrick O'Hearn, Terry Bozzio, Eddie Jobson, Lady Bianca

In October 1976 Zappa toured with vocalists Ray White and Lady Bianca (another strongly gospel-influenced singer), Eddie Jobson (freed from Roxy Music as Bryan Ferry split for a solo career) on violin and keyboards and the O'Hearn/Bozzio rhythm section. With so few participants, there was less need for the elaborate arrangements used for larger forces, and the music was exceptionally fluid - the sound wet and live. The was room for a great deal of spontaneity.

Frank invited Lady Bianca to tour with him as a backing vocalist and pianist but this only lasted a month as she felt uncomfortable singing some of his highly sexual lyrics.

Lady Bianca was in the band when the tour started in Miami on October 16, 1976, and She quit sometime between November 11th-16th '76. The last tape with Bianca is Quebec November 11th and the first without her is Toronto November 16. She sang "You Didn't Try To Call Me" and "Black Napkins" in virtually every show.

1 - 3 of 3 Posts