Frank Zappa and
The Mothers Of Invention

Civic Center Arena
St.Paul, MN
1974 11 27

~~ 2nd gen copy from Dick Barber SBD tape ~~

Contributed by robsam and
transferred by doctorzap (DR-1)

Speed corrected,
volume level and phase offset adjusted,
tape flip cuts and other flaws patched with AUD MC material
(JS-doctorzap MC - full FZ Shows seed:
for FZ Shows.

1974 11 27 - Civic Center Arena, St Paul, MN
125 min, SBD, A/A-
130 min, Aud, B/B-

Tush Tush Tush, Stinkfoot (q: Big Swifty, Whipping Post), RDNZL, Village Of The Sun (q: Streets Of Cairo), Echidna's Arf, Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?, Penguin In Bondage, T'Mershi Duween, Dog Meat, Building A Girl, Dinah-Moe Humm, Camarillo Brillo, Montana, The Booger Man (q: Star Trek Theme), improvisations (q: Zoot Allures), Oh No, Trouble Every Day (q: Rikki Don't Lose That Number)

This version: 130.03 min, SBD 2nd, A/A-

Lineage: Maxell XLII 2nd gen SBD > Nakamichi DR-1 > Realtek HDAudio pentium i7 >
Soundforge 10 Pro Highest quality setting Izotope 64 bit src downsampling / MBIT+dither > TLH >
Soundforge 9: speed correction, minor volume level & phase offset adjustments, tracking, patching fills with AUD source material > flac TLH lvl8 w/SBA (760 MB)

Taped by: unknown
Collected by: Dick Barber
Contributed by: robsam
Transferred by: doctorzap
Edited by: flambay

Fills included from J.S.-doctorzap AUD MC (130.07 min, AUD MC, B/B-)
full FZ Shows seed:

Source: Audience Master Tape

Recording Gear Info: Sony TC 152-SD deck / Sony ECM-23F mono

Master Tape (Advent cro2) > transfer deck Nakamichi DR-1 > 24/96 wav > Downsampling with Izotope to 44.1/16 wav > flac TLH (Shoebox) > Soundforge 9: converting to 2-channel-mono, speed correction, tracking, extracting patches and merging with main source

Taped By: J.S
Transferred By: doctorzap
Edited By: flambay

The Mothers Of Invention, June - December 1974

FZ, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Tom Fowler (broken hand from Nov 20 to Dec 3),
George Duke, Ruth Underwood, Chester Thompson,
Mike Urso (substitute for Tom Fowler, Nov 23),
James "Bird Legs" Youmans (substitute for Tom Fowler, Nov 24 to Dec 3)


00 MC Intro, Crowd, Tuning [4:42] °°° entire track from AUD source
01 Tush Tush Tush [3:31] °°° switch to main SBD source {x-fade 0:00-0:00,600}
02 Stinkfoot (q: Big Swifty, Whipping Post) [6:49]
03 RDNZL [12:00]
04 Village Of The Sun (q: Streets Of Cairo) [5:12]
05 Echidna's Arf [3:19]
06 Don't You Ever Wash That Thing? [6:14] °°° tf/AUD MC source patch {0:04-0:28}
07 Penguin In Bondage [8:18]
08 T'Mershi Duween [4:05]
09 Dog Meat [3:54]
10 Building A Girl [2:04]
11 Tuning, Banter [1:08]
12 Dinah-Moe Humm [8:04] °°° tf/AUD MC source patch {5:35-6:13}
13 Camarillo Brillo [4:20]
14 Montana [11:45]
15 Improvisations Pt.1 - George Duke Intro [6:59]
16 Improvisations Pt.2 - The Booger Man (q: Star Trek Theme) [13:01] °°° flaws & tf/AUD MC source patch {6:09-6:30}
17 Improvisations Pt.3 - FZ solo (q: Zoot Allures) [10:05]
18 encore break (incl. "Bird Legs" Introduction) [1:44] °°° cuts in, no music missing
19 Oh No [1:28]
20 Son Of Orange County [5:10] °°° flaws/AUD source patch {0:08-0:12}
21 More Trouble Every Day (q: Rikki Don't Lose That Number) [6:04]

Total time (patched version) 130.33 min

Unpatched tracks (SBD source only)
in separate subfolder (212 MB):

01 Tush Tush Tush (unpatched) [3:31] °°° fades in at start ("- cuatro !!...")
06 Don't You Ever Wash That Thing? (unpatched) [6:06] °°° tf cut at 0:06
12 Dinah-Moe Humm (unpatched) [7:40] °°° tf cut at 5:46 (flaws before cut)
16 Improvisations aka The Booger Man - Pt.2 (unpatched) [12:43] °°° flaws around {6:09-6:12}, tf cut/edit at 6:11,854
20 Son Of Orange County (unpatched) [5:10] °°° flaws around {0:06-0:13}

Total time (SBD source only) 124.32 min

Note: all unpatched tracks are SB-aligned with rest of tracks (in main folder).

Many thanks to the unknown taper for recording this concert.
Many thanks to Dick Barber, to robsam and to all others involved for contributing this SBD recording.
Thanks to doctorzap for this new DR-1 transfer.
Thanks to J.S. for taping this show and for sharing his AUD MC (fills)

Enjoy !!

Brought to you by robsam, doctorzap and flambay - April 2012


Previous uploads:

SBD source ("Dick Barber" tape):
robsam-doctorzap 2nd gen (Samples):
fzmoi69-doctorzap 2nd gen (Shoebox):
Yojimbo MC CD-R (FZ Shows):
EasyEd 1st gen (FZ Shows):
TomP reworked samples - all 4 SBD versions:

AUD source (J.S. tape - fills):
J.S.-doctorzap MC (DR-1 transfer - Shoebox):
J.S.-doctorzap-fl MC (DR-1 transfer - FZ Shows):
J.S.-doctorzap MC (earlier transfer - Shoebox):