Frank Zappa Does Humour Belong in Music

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 Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - Does Humor Belong In Music? (1986) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 441 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 147 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 366 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10548
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}
DVD5 -> 3.88 Gb | All Regions | PAL 4:3 | LinearPCM, 2 ch | ~ 57m | ISO Image
5% repair rar | Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 23 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?

Video: XviD, 608x464, f/s 25 | Audio: 48kHz, 192 kb/s, J.Stereo
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Frank Zappa - Does humor belong in music? - video
Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 (1989) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 (1989) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 952 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 323 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 233 Mb | 5% repair rar | Rykodisc Zappa catalog
© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10565/66
Rock / Jazz Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

Official Release #54. Most of You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 is devoted the 1984 band which, at the time of this set's release, had not been properly documented (the live Does Humor Belong in Music? was made commercially available in the U.S. in 1995 only). Most of the material comes from late-'70s/early-'80s albums like Sheik Yerbouti, Joe's Garage, and You Are What You Is. Disc one is 1984 only (excerpt for a few edits in "Drowning Witch") and lacks interest.
Frank Zappa - We're Only In It For The Money (1968) + Lumpy Gravy (1968) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - We're Only In It For The Money (1968) + Lumpy Gravy (1968) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 420 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 169 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (tiff) -> 552 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10503 / RCD 10504
Rock / Experimental Rock

The early Zappa albums were treasured by the few and totally misunderstood by the majority. The brilliant SGT. PEPPER satire of the cover should have garnered extra sales, but no. Zappa's scathing wit homed in on modern middle-class America and West Coast hippies. The album offered 19 vignettes incorporating avant garde, doo-wop, some relatively conventional pop music and a lot of hilarious dialogue that was so hip it has never dated.
Frank Zappa - We're Only In It For The Money (1968) (Re-Uploaded)

Frank Zappa - We're Only In It For The Money (1968)
EAC rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 236Mb | MP3 @320 -> 91Mb
39:18 | Full artwork @ 400 dpi -> 73Mb
Rykodisc / (March 1968)

This is it, kids: The ultimate stab at hippiedom, the flipside to SGT. PEPPER, the album that didn't leave a single pretense of the counterculture standing. Can it be mere coincidence that the '60s ended within a few years of this album's release?
Frank Zappa - Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (1968) + Uncle Meat (1969) + FZ Ryko Catalog {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (1968) + Uncle Meat (1969) + FZ Ryko Catalog {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.01 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 386 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (tiff) -> 1.51 Gb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10505 / RCD 10506~7
Rock / Experimental Rock / Doo Wop

Frank Zappa loved '50s doo wop music. He grew up with it, collected it, and it was the first kind of pop music he wrote (like "Memories of El Monte," recorded by the Penguins in 1962). Cruising With Ruben & the Jets, the Mothers of Invention's fourth LP, is a collection of such music, all Zappa originals (some co-written with MOI singer Ray Collins). To the unexperienced, songs like "Cheap Thrills," "Deseri," and "Jelly Roll Gum Drop" can sound like an average doo wop song.
Frank Zappa - Waka/Jawaka (1972) + The Grand Wazoo (1972) {2012 UMe Remaster}

Frank Zappa - Waka/Jawaka (1972) + The Grand Wazoo (1972) {2012 UMe Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 488 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 174 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 33 Mb
© 2012 UMe / ZFT | ZR 3848 / ZR 3849
Rock / Experimental Rock / Jazz Rock

When Frank Zappa found himself stuck in a wheelchair for most of the year 1972 (after a "fan" pushed him off the stage on December 10 of the previous year), he relieved his then-current band (including singers Flo & Eddie) of its duties and turned to studio work. One of the first things he tried was to write jazz fusion music scored for wider instrumentation than an average rock band. Waka/Jawaka was conceived in parallel to The Grand Wazoo, but with fewer players. The album, released in July 1972, is comprised of two extended instrumental pieces and two shorter songs.