Frank Zappa
Leroy Concert Theater
Pawtucket, RI
1976 10 27

Early Show

~~ Master audience recording, taped by Dan Lampinski ~~

24/96 DIME upload, speed corrected,
downsampled and dithered with Soundforge 9,
and patched to complete with material from alternate source
(fzmoi69-doctorzap 1st gen and Yojimbo 2nd gen).

Available tapes according FZshows:
1976 10 27 - Leroy Concert Theater, Pawtucket, RI
Early show
120 min, Aud, B
The Purple Lagoon, Stinkfoot, The Poodle Lecture (q: Mexican Hat Dance), Dirty Love, Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station, Tryin' To Grow A Chin, The Torture Never Stops, City Of Tiny Lights, You Didn't Try To Call Me, Manx Needs Women, Titties 'n Beer, Black Napkins, Advance Romance (q: In-a-gadda-da-vida), The Purple Lagoon, Dinah-Moe Humm, Muffin Man, The Purple Lagoon, What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?, Stranded In The Jungle, The Purple Lagoon

This version: 115.54 min, AUD MC, A/A-

Recording Equipment:
Sony TC-152SD Tape Recorder
Sony ECM-99 Stereo Microphone
Maxell cassettes

Master Cassette ->
Nakamichi CR-3A cassette deck with azimuth correction ->
M-Audio Firewire Audiophile 2496 ->
CDWAV 24-bit/96-KHz wav files ->
Goldwave (normalizing and crossfades) ->
CDWAV (track breaks) ->
FLAC Front End (FLAC 8)
FLAC files tagged with Foobar2000 Live Show Tagger (DIME seed) ->
wav -> Soundforge 9: speed correction[between -55cts and -40cts],
minor re-tracking, re-sampled to 16bit/44.1kHz, tape flips patched with alternate source material > flac TLH lvl8 w/SBA (777 MB)

No EQ'ing.

Recorded by: Dan Lampinski
Transferred, Mastered and FLAC'ed by: Carl Morstadt
first seed at DIME by: djscomics
re-edited for Zappateers: flambay

Fills from alternate source/2 versions:

- 1st gen fzmoi69-doctorzap copy (78.48 min, AUD 1st, B+, incomplete) (for first tape flip patch)
(Shoebox seed:

Lineage: master tape > tape TDK > Sony TC-KE600S > Audigy2 > soundforge 9 > Traders Little Helper flac.files > wav > Soundforge 9: speed correction, extracting patch, merging with main source

Taped by: unknown
Collected & Contributed by: fzmoi69
Transferred & edited by: doctorzap AKA Adictedttull
Patch extraction: flambay

- 2nd gen Yojimbo copy (100.33 min, AUD 2nd, B+/B) - same source, more complete (for 2nd tape flip patch)
(FZ Shows seed:

Lineage: Audience recording, 2nd gen->HD->SoundForge (speed correction, editing, tracking)->FLAC Frontend > Soundforge 9: extracting patch & merging with main source

Taped by: unknown
Transferred & edited by: Yojimbo
Patch extraction: flambay

FZ, Ray White, Patrick O'Hearn, Terry Bozzio, Eddie Jobson, Bianca Thornton (through November 11).


01 The Purple Lagoon Intro [2:48]
02 Stinkfoot [7:21]
03 The Poodle Lecture (q: Mexican Hat Dance) [4:06]
04 Dirty Love [3:35]
05 Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station [2:23]
06 Tryin' To Grow A Chin [4:00]
07 The Torture Never Stops [13:09]
08 City Of Tiny Lights [7:22]
09 You Didn't Try To Call Me [6:41] tf/fzmoi69-doctorzap 1st gen patch {2:53-3:17}
10 Manx Needs Women [1:49]
11 Titties 'n Beer [7:30]
12 Black Napkins [19:08]
13 Advance Romance (q: In-a-gadda-da-vida) [11:10]
14 The Purple Lagoon Outro [0:46] tf/Yojimbo 2nd gen patch {0:01-0:14}
15 encore break [1:56] cuts in, no music missing
16 Dinah-Moe Humm [6:14]
17 Muffin Man [3:38]
18 The Purple Lagoon Outro #2 [1:23] cuts into encore break#2, no music missing
19 What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are? [5:03]
20 Stranded In The Jungle [5:11]
21 The Purple Lagoon Outro #3 [0:34]

Total time (patched version) 115.54 min

Unpatched tracks (Dan Lampinski MC source only)
in separate subfolder (46 MB):

09 You Didn't Try To Call Me [6:19] tf/cut at 2:54
14 The Purple Lagoon Outro [0:34] tf/ cut at 0:01,500

Total time (Dan Lampinski MC source only) 115.20 min

From Orig. notes by djscomics with DIME seed:

Dan Lampinski recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence/Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978. His earliest recordings were made with an internal microphone deck, and though they are somewhat lo-fi compared to his later work, some very great moments in rock history were captured for posterity. In late 1974 he bought a Sony TC-152SD tape recorder, a Sony ECM-99 stereo microphone, and began using Maxell cassettes. He was also fortunate enough to have a friend who provided excellent taping seats for many shows, resulting in high quality recordings. In 1977, he switched over to a Nakamichi 550 tape recorder, two Nakamichi CM-300 microphones, and continued using Maxell cassettes.

Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ'ing has been done to any of the transfers. Feel free to EQ, matrix, patch, etc and re-post if you like, just give Dan credit for the original recording.

Dan was very meticulous about taking good care of his tapes and is very pleased that these recordings will now circulate among the trading community. Please honour his kindness and generosity by sharing these recordings freely.

The transfers are available as 16bit/44.1KHz flac files suitable for CD burning, and also as 24bit/96KHz flac files for those who prefer the higher resolution.

Always remember - the more generous you are with your music, the more it comes back to you.

Kev & Carl
February 2010

Thanks to Dan Lampinski for taping this show
Thanks to Carl Morstadt for transferring and mastering this recording
Thanks to Kev (djscomics) for premiere sharing this Master recording with the world via DIME
Thanks to the unknown taper of the alternate source version (fills)
Thanks to fzmoi69, doctorzap and Yojimbo for providing the fills through their respective seeds.

Huge thanks to Dan, Carl and Kev for allowing us
to share this excellent sounding recording here at Zappateers !!

Enjoy !!

-- flambay - July 2010