Monday, March 14, 2005

Album of the Day

You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 2 (The Helsinki Concert), by Frank Zappa (1988): For all the live material Zappa put out, this may be the only album that contains a complete (almost) show. Recorded in Finland in 1974, it shares some personnel and tunes with the fabulous Roxy and Elsewhere, but the carryovers sound quite different and really don't occupy much time on the disc. Highlights include "Inca Roads," an extended "Pygmy Twylyte," and the "Wipping Floss" version of "Montana" (after an audience member requested the Allman Brothers classic - a request finally fulfilled on 1984's Them or Us).

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