Frank Zappa Does Humour Belong in Music

Frank Zappa - Does Humor Belong In Music? (1986) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - Does Humor Belong In Music? (1986) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
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Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde

As Frank Zappa was focusing more on his computer and orchestral music in 1985-1986, he put together an album and a video of live material from his then-last tour from 1984. Does Humor Belong in Music? was released in January 1986, in Europe and Japan only. In 1995, Ryko issued it for the first time in the U.S. (a reissue for the rest of the world) with a thorough remix, new cover artwork, and a different edit of "Let's Move to Cleveland" (adding one extra minute). Asking the title question is answering it, at least when Zappa is concerned. It expresses a way for him to get back at music critics who despised his stage antics and scatological humor in the early '80s – from a man who was trying to affirm himself as a "serious" composer.
Frank Zappa - Does Humor Belong In Music? (2003) [DVD5 PAL] {EMI} [reup]

Frank Zappa - Does Humor Belong In Music? (2003) [DVD5 PAL] {EMI}
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© 2003 EMI Records / Pumpko | 07243 490892 9 7
Rock / Experimental Rock / Jazz Rock

For longtime fans and un-Zapped neophytes alike, Does Humor Belong in Music? presents the late, great Frank Zappa at his mischievous best. Unlike the infamously rambling Baby Snakes, this hour-long, digitally remastered 14-song set (culled from FZ's performance at the Pier in New York City on August 26, 1984) is 95% music, punctuated with brief interview clips (including the inane titular question, and Frank's expectedly affirmative response), and featuring one of the tightest bands that Zappa ever assembled. Everybody participates in Zappa's unique parade of musical fusion, street theater, and defiant anti-establishment sarcasm, with Zappa playing masterful conductor when he's not riffing with nimble-fingered fretwork (notably during "Zoot Allures," "Cosmik Debris," and Greg Allman's "Whipping Post," the set's only cover song).

Frank Zappa - Does Humor Belong In Music? (2003) [DVD5 PAL] {EMI}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 28, 2012
Frank Zappa - Does Humor Belong In Music? (2003) [DVD5 PAL] {EMI}

Frank Zappa - Does Humor Belong In Music? (2003) [DVD5 PAL] {EMI}
DVD5 -> 3.88 Gb | All Regions | PAL 4:3 | LinearPCM, 2 ch | ~ 57m | ISO Image
5% repair rar | Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 6 Mb | originally released on VHS in 1985
© 2003 EMI Records / Pumpko | 07243 490892 9 7
Rock / Experimental Rock / Jazz Rock

For longtime fans and un-Zapped neophytes alike, Does Humor Belong in Music? presents the late, great Frank Zappa at his mischievous best. Unlike the infamously rambling Baby Snakes, this hour-long, digitally remastered 14-song set (culled from FZ's performance at the Pier in New York City on August 26, 1984) is 95% music, punctuated with brief interview clips (including the inane titular question, and Frank's expectedly affirmative response), and featuring one of the tightest bands that Zappa ever assembled. Everybody participates in Zappa's unique parade of musical fusion, street theater, and defiant anti-establishment sarcasm, with Zappa playing masterful conductor when he's not riffing with nimble-fingered fretwork (notably during "Zoot Allures," "Cosmik Debris," and Greg Allman's "Whipping Post," the set's only cover song).
Frank Zappa - Does Humor Belong In Music? (1986) {1995 Ryko Remaster}

Frank Zappa - Does Humor Belong In Music? (1986) {1995 Ryko Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 434 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 139 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 65 Mb
© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10548
Rock / Experimental Rock


Frank Zappa - Does Humor Belong In Music? (1986) {1995 Ryko Remaster}

DOES HUMOR BELONG IN MUSIC? was digitally recorded live with no overdubs on a 1984 tour. It is not the soundtrack to the video of the same name. Although it has some of the same songs, they are different versions.
Who better than Frank Zappa to ask the question DOES HUMOR BELONG IN MUSIC? Recorded on his 1984 world tour, this disc is a wonderful documentation of one of Zappa's best (and smallest) '80s bands. Long-time Zappa guitarist/vocalists Ike Willis and Ray White, keyboardists Alan Zavod and Bobby Martin, bassist Scott Thunes and drummer Chad Wackerman form an incredibly agile ensemble under the strict baton of their leader. Zappa himself turns in many stunning guitar solos in the midst of continuous shenanigans.

Frank Zappa - Does humor belong in music? - video  Music

Posted by ei4ia at Dec. 13, 2006
Frank Zappa - Does humor belong in music? - video

Frank Zappa
Does humor belong in music?

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Frank Zappa - Does humor belong in music? - video
Frank Zappa - Have I Offended Someone? (1997) {Rykodisc Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - Have I Offended Someone? (1997) {Rykodisc Remaster Complete Series}
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© 1997 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10577
Rock / Jazz Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

Official Release #67. As the title suggests, Have I Offended Someone? contains all of Zappa's notoriously tasteless parodies and satires, from "Bobby Brown Goes Down," "Catholic Girls," and "Jewish Princess" to "He's So Gay," "Titties 'n Beer," and "Dinah-Moe Humm." Nearly all of the tracks are presented in new remixed versions, and two songs, "Dumb All Over" and "Tinsel Town Rebellion," have never been released before.
Frank Zappa - Lather (1996) [3CD] {Rykodisc Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - Lather (1996) [3CD] {Rykodisc Remaster Complete Series}
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© 1996 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10574/75/76
Rock / Jazz Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

Official Release #65. The full saga of Läther (pronounced leather) is tangled enough to give a migraine to all but committed Zappaphiles. Basically, what you need to know is that this project was originally conceived of as a four-record box set. When record company politics prevented its release in that format, much of the material was spread over the albums Live in New York, Sleep Dirt, Studio Tan, and Orchestral Favorites. This three-CD set presents the album as it was originally conceived, with the addition of four bonus tracks at the end. It mixes previously available material, alternate mixes, and edits, and previously unissued stuff, though only the most serious Zappa fans will have a good grip on exactly what has appeared where (the liner notes are surprisingly unexact in this regard).
Frank Zappa - The Lost Episodes (1996) {Rykodisc Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - The Lost Episodes (1996) {Rykodisc Remaster Complete Series}
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© 1996 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 40573
Rock / Jazz Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

Official Release #64. A 30-track compilation of rarities, spanning much of his career, but in the main confined to the 1960s and early '70s (some date from as early as the late '50s!). Much of it's previously unreleased, or extremely hard to locate. It's not just a collection of fan-oriented odds and ends, though. The material, for one thing, is extremely diverse, ranging from collaborations with Captain Beefheart and primitive teenage garage recordings to comic dialog to progressive instrumentals and orchestral pieces.
Frank Zappa - Strictly Commercial: The Best Of Frank Zappa (1995) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - Strictly Commercial: The Best Of Frank Zappa (1995) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
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© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 40600
Rock / Jazz Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

For all of his many attributes, one thing Frank Zappa most certainly was not is commercial. Presumably, the title of this collection is ironic. Strictly Commercial: The Best of Frank Zappa is a compilation not of the composer's hits – he only broke the Top 40 on one occasion, with "Valley Girl" – but rather, a collection of his best-known material, from "Don't Eat the Yellow Snow" to "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace." Zappa's albums often function as individual works, but this disc offers an intelligent selection of songs, serving as an introduction to the maverick musician.
Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 6 (1992) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 6 (1992) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
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© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10571/72
Rock / Jazz Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

Official Release #59. The last volume of the series You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore is one of the strongest, especially for those who prefer Frank Zappa's sex-oriented songs. There is not much complex material or instrumental pieces in this collection, but catchy humorous songs abound, along with more of that stage craziness the series tried to capture. Live incarnations of Zappa's band from 1970 up to 1988 are represented (the original Mothers had a whole disc devoted to them on Vol. 5).