The Zappa Family Trust (ZFT) releases the third in a series of live recordings called Road Tapes from Frank's vault. Even though the ZFT calls these "guerrilla" recordings, the sound quality (SQ) is far superior than most bootleg recordings, and much better than the Beat The Boots FZ releases 25 years ago, and rivals the SQ many other bands professionally recorded and released products. Even though the vocals are somewhat diminished in the mix, this is still a fine, swinging recording. As for this set, it is mostly true stereo recordings of two vaudeville band (with "Flo & Eddie") shows on 6/5/70. Vaultmeister Joe Travers had to tinker with the first 35 minutes of the first show as the tape used was not new, but had been previous recorded on and erased, so some studio trickery was used to eliminate the backward recording that had bled through in some of the quieter passages. Still, these two worthwhile raw shows released from the FZ time capsule. Many FZ classics are performed. Two "King Kong" tunes are in the first set, the second one, an wondrous extended workout. In the second set, Holiday In Berlin is performed with lyrics, the first official release in this form. Great to hear these shows and "The Nancy And Mary Music" from Chunga's Revenge, assembled from various extracts from these performances, in context after all these years knowing that these shows have existed for 45 years in the FZ vault.
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