Monday, September 14, 2009

Frank Zappa - Live at Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, MN, USA, November 27th, 1974 [SBD][FLAC]

SoundBoard Recording

A quick and dirty fix of a pretty good late-74 show. Highlights include a nice and goofy Village of the Sun, a quote-tastic Stinkfoot solo, and a thirty-minute "our bass player probably doesn't know Dupree's so we're just gonna jam" improvisation, featuring all the booger standbys a young teenager would expect. The sound isn't the greatest (A/A- is a bit kind, B+ is more accurate. I think the venue's PA system is to blame (I wouldn't expect much from a civic center), and the result is a slight lack of overall frequency response - like this was broadcast over the radio or something), but that's just nitpicking. This comes from the Dick Barber Collection, which has accounted for a good portion of our summer/fall 74 recordings. Special thanks to EasyEd for sharing his first generation copy with the world!

LINEAGE: Dick Barber's cassette > X's copy (made on an NAD cassette deck)

Transfer by Easy Ed with X's participation and advice on tracking:
X's copy > JVC KD-V6 3 head cassette deck (Dolby off) > Sek'd Prodif Plus soundcard > Sound Forge > extract regions to .wav files > FLAC level 8 encoding align on sector bounaries

ZP edits:
Easy Ed's copy > .FLAC Frontend (decoded to .WAV) > WavMerge (all tracks merged) > WaveLab (speed correction per flambay's advice - -30cts for main show, -40cts for encores) > CDWAV (tracks re-split) > foobar (tags + ReplayGain added)


1974 11 27 - Civic Center Arena, St Paul, MN

125 min, SBD, A/A-

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 source: 124:47, SBD, B+


01. Tush Tush Tush
02. Stinkfoot (q: Big Swifty, Whipping Post)
04. Village of the Sun (q: Streets of Cairo)
05. Echidna's Arf (of You)
06. Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?
07. Penguin in Bondage
08. T'Mershi Duween
09. Dog Breath
10. Uncle Meat
11. Building a Girl
12. Dinah-Moe Humm
13. Camarillo Brillo
14. Montana
15. Improvisations (incl. The Booger Man, q: Star Trek Theme, Zoot Allures)
16. banter (Bird Legs stories)
17. Oh No
18. Son of Orange County
19. More Trouble Every Day


Do not buy low, do not sell high. Trade only as .FLAC. Do not chew gum with your nose.


Dick Barber: Foresight
"X": 1st generation Foresight
EasyEd: Original A/D transfer and seeding
Flambay: Pitch correction advice
ZP: Pitch correction, re-tracking, re-seeding.

Seeded to Zappateers on June 3rd, 2009.

Enjoy !!!

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