Official Release #103. Performed/Arranged/Conducted by Frank Zappa. Road Tapes, Venue #3 features two complete shows from Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN. The July '70 Mothers line-up featured Flo & Eddie, George Duke, Ian Underwood, Aynsley Dunbar & Jeff Simmons. FZ's vast Vault does not contain many full shows from this time period, so that alone makes this release a special one. The tapes were recorded to stereo reel-to-reel, but not without problems. Due to their historical relevance, we felt it was worth it, warts 'n all! Venue #3 does not disappoint.
When President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22nd, 1963, history changed forever. Now, newly released government tapes offer a gripping and unique insight into what happened that fateful day. They tell of a government unable to keep pace with an international tragedy unfolding at breakneck speed, an information vacuum that saw the highest levels of the American government relying on press reports for news, and the dramatic planning to receive the body of the slain President back to Washington from Air Force One in Dallas. Combined with audio recordings from the Dallas Police Force, and the testimonies and radio recordings of reporters who were there that day, the film reveals a riveting, behind the scenes, story of a presidential assassination, a police manhunt for a killer on the loose, and the vital role of local pressmen in keeping the world informed on one America's most profound days of reckoning.