Frank Zappa Does Humour Belong in Music

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 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
Time: 56:31.880 | Size: 698 MB


Frank Zappa - Does humor belong in music? - video
Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 2 (1988) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 2 (1988) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 734 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 279 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 207 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10563/64
Rock / Jazz Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

Official Release #52. In his contract with Ryko, Frank Zappa had to put together 12 CDs worth of live material for the series You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore. The fact that he decided to devote two of them (all of Vol. 2) to a Helsinki concert from 1974 illustrates how good and representative he thought it was – and he was right. This two-CD set features the 1973-1974 band (Napoleon Murphy Brock, George Duke, Ruth Underwood, Tom Fowler, Chester Thompson) near the end of their tour, in a concert in faraway Finland on September 22, 1974 (there were actually two concerts performed that day and, as usual, Zappa edited the best moments together).
Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 1 (1988) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 1 (1988) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 916 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 328 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 239 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10561/62
Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

Official Release #51. While most of the other volumes in the You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore series would be compiled around loose themes (whether topical or historical), this first volume contained a little of everything for everyone. The material spans most of Frank Zappa's career, from 1969 live recordings by the original Mothers of Invention (the medley "Let's Make the Water Turn Black/Harry, You're a Beast/The Orange County Lumber Truck" constitutes a highlight) up to the 1984 tour, with about every incarnation of his group in-between.
Frank Zappa - Broadway The Hard Way (1988) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - Broadway The Hard Way (1988) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 479 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 272 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10552
Rock / Experimental Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #53. The first live album compiled from various performances on Frank Zappa's 1988 world tour (his final outing), Broadway the Hard Way is composed mostly of new, vocal-oriented material. The tone throughout is highly political, with Zappa taking potshots at such targets as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Pat Robertson and other televangelists, Jesse Jackson, C. Everett Koop, and so on.
Frank Zappa - Guitar [2CD] (1988) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - Guitar [2CD] (1988) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 917 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 315 Mb
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© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10550/51
Rock / Experimental Rock / Instrumental Rock

Official Release #50. Released in 1988, Guitar may be the most important and ironically one of the least-known entries in Frank Zappa's voluminous discography – which spans over seven-dozen LPs as of this writing. His proficiencies as a composer and instrumentalist have long been lauded. However, anthologies of this nature provide an outlet for the remarkable breadth and depth of Zappa's manual dexterity and improvisational scope, which can now be enjoyed on a myriad of levels. The casual enthusiast can revel in the seemingly endless personas and sounds summoned from the soloist and band alike.
Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention (1985) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention (1985) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 294 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 112 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 110 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10547
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde

Official Release #44. Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention is a transitional album that sees Zappa turning away from rock and putting more time into his Synclavier compositions. This is a year away from the computer-only (minus one live track) Jazz From Hell. So the album presents a handful of computer pieces ("Aerobics in Bondage," "Little Beige Sambo"), one rock song and one rock instrumental ("We're Turning Again" and the complex "Alien Orifice"), and a couple of attempts at pairing real performers with the computer ("Yo Cats," "What's New in Baltimore?").