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You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore - Vol. 4 Live

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You...V4 (2 Cd) by Frank Zappa

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YCDTOSA Vol. 4 was released in 1991, with recordings ranging from 1969 to 1988. First time appearance for 11 songs. Because of the huge time span, there's an enormous list of musicians, including FZ on lead guitar & vocals, Captain Beefheart (handling vocals and harmonica on "The Torture Never Stops"), the mid-70's band, the '79 band, the `82 band, the `84 band, the `88 band, and even 2 Mothers tracks from 1969 ("You Call That Music?" and "Tiny Sick Tears") -- Lowell George appears on both. Archie Shepp guests on tenor sax solo on "Let's Move To Cleveland" from 1984 (Amherst MA). There's also a smelly-beard routine involving George Duke; a "Montana" that segues two versions from 12 years apart; and a version of "Stevie's Spanking" with Steve Vai playing one of his best solos, doubtlessly inspired by the events described in the lyric.

Disc: 1
1. Little Rubber Girl
2. Stick Together
3. My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama
4. Willie The Pimp
5. Montana
6. Brown Moses
7. The Evil Prince
8. Approximate
9. Love of My Life (Mud Club Version)
10. Let's Move To Cleveland Solos (1984)
See all 16 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Church Chat
2. Stevie's Spanking
3. Outside Now
4. Disco Boy
5. Teen-Age Wind
6. Truck Driver Divorce
7. Florentine Pogen
8. Tiny Sick Tears
9. Smell My Beard
10. The Booger Man
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 3, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Zappa Records
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • ASIN: B0000009TQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #265,624 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By BigBadAzz on October 27, 1998
Format: Audio CD
The fourth out of six double CD live compilations featuring a wealth of unreleased performances spanning Zappa's 25+ year career. True to Zappa form, this is an eclectic collection, but all the more pleasing due to its mix and match nature. Appearing here are alternate live versions of many favourites, as well as some extended jams, and a gorgeous doo-wop medley to round off the set. Many of Zappa's bands are showcased here, including some bizarre material from the original Mothers of Invention, and the fabulous 1988 touring band. Tracks from each group of players are interspersed with and juxtaposed against one another, but it does not detract from the listening experience of hearing many fine talents doing justice to some much loved tunes. For Zappa newbies, this is a nice place to start, as it shows off such a variety of sides to the moustachioed one's musical persona, and is a heck of a lot of fun at the same time. Some conceptual in-jokes may be lost to those who are uninitiated, but for those interested, there's always time to bury down deep into the vast Zappa catalogue and catch up on some wildly diverse musical madness. Personal favourites on this volume are: Montana, Brown Moses/The Evil Prince, Church Chat, Truck Driver Divorce, Florentine Pogen, Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy and Little Girl Of Mine. There are some weak points here and there, but overall, the sheer variety of the other stuff more than makes up for this.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "theslime" on March 16, 2001
Format: Audio CD
as far as i'm concerned when it comes to the stage series this set comes second only to volume2. There are so many great bits here. cd1 is the better disc, for sure. It contains humour, instrumental music, great guitar and super solos from other band members.
We have the hilarious 'little rubber girl' to begin with from 1979. Guess what this one is about? Hilarious vocals from frank and..denny i think. i'm not sure. Stick together is not a great song, but nice singing by ray. My guitar and willie the ... are cool, especially the ray white singing on .... These are from the 84 band, as is a portion of montana. Frank combines the 84 band and the 73 band(roxy&elsewhere band) to great effect. There's a great 73 guitar solo, followed by 84 band playing. Then 2 thing fish classics. Brown Moses sung by ike and ray is lovely.84 band again. And 1984 also provides us with an awesome 'evil prince'. It's a top tune sung by the great Ray White.(Yes, i love the guy). This version is in contrast to the nappy brock version on thing fish, which is understated. The live version really rocks. Great rhythm playing by scott and chad, and a guitar solo from heaven, one of Frank's best (he's got a lot of 'best' solos!!). One of stage's highlights. A 79 approximate is brilliantly played and has the classic 'heinz make food' line. Love of my life is a nice little song from the 80 band. 1984 brings us the great Archie Shepp, a famous free jazz sax virtuoso. He has a great solo on 'let's move to cleveland solos'. Alan zavod has a great jazzy piano solo. Then a classic 69 mothers instrumental, abstract, improvised stuff. Special guest star on vibes. A 1978 pound for a brown solos shows tommy mars and peter wolf getting some spotlight. It has a wonderful groove to it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. C. Paulsen on June 7, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I assume everyone interested in this CD is a Serious Zappaphile. It's great, you should buy it... but know that Volume 2 of this series, the Helsinki Concert, is the best.
'Tiny Sick Tears' really stood out for me on the first listening - it's got a sort of Jim Morrison reference that had me rolling on the floor laughing. Nice version of 'Willie the Pimp', too.
The great thing about this series is that it's the Ultimate Guide to Conceptual Continuity. We can hear how the different bands played the various songs, and how Frank's musical conception changed over time. There is a theory that says that Frank only wrote one song, but it's REALLY LONG. This collection gives me an idea of how that could be.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Ingalls on January 27, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is probably the most consistently enjoyable of the entire YCDTOSA series, barring Vol. 2 -- The Helsinki Concert -- which doesn't really count since that particular volume was all from one show and sort of defies the concept of the series to begin with. Volume 4 has a little bit of everything: experimental madness from the 60s Mothers incarnations; hilarious, tight funk from the 70s period featuring the likes of George Duke and Napoleon Murphy Brock; late 70s Halloween madness at the NYC Palladium; goofy, humor-drenched stuff from the oft-maligned 1984 tour; and even a few surprises from the unbelievably talented 1988 combo. Highlights for me include "Brown Moses," (Frank's guys sure could sing!) "Take Me Out To the Ballgame," (laugh-out-loud funny and extremely odd) "Filthy Habits" (quite impressive with the 1988 horn section), and the 50s doo-wop medley (Ray White is simply astounding as one of the 1984 band's vocalists). This is a good example of why Frank and his musicians made for such a musically satisfying live show. There was everything...humor, great playing, and some things that you'd never see anywhere. Not a bad place for newbies to start. Tis is
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