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Post 2015-11-06 17:42   [Quote] 
Frank Zappa
The Late Show Special Part 2 of 2
BBC2 TV Broadcast 23rd July 1993.

Part 2 of Fergy's capture of the BBC Late Show honoring FZ. What follows is from Fergy's info file.

November 2015

BBC2 TV (Analogue)>Ferguson Videostar 6 head Hi-Fi VHS VCR (master)>Philips stand alone DVD recorder>Authored using Magic MEP.

The Late Show - Part Two: Musical Archives
01 - King Kong (BBC Studios 1968)
02 - This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Royal Festival Hall 1968)
03 - Cosmik Debris 1974
04 - City Of Tiny Lites 1979
05 - Stink Foot 1974
06 - Baby Snakes 1982
07 - Stevies Spanking 1982
08 - Inca Roads 1974
09 - San Bernadino 1979
10 - Night School 1986
11 - You Are What You Is 1979
12 - Camarill Brillo/Muffin Man 1979
13 - G Spot Tornado 1986
14 - Moving To Montana 1974
15 - Black Napkins 1979
Run time:- 01:26:22

Notes stolen from Anders Uhl Pedersen @
English TV broadcast an FZ special a couple of times and one of the times with 1 1/2 hours of prev. unreleased live material (mainly).
It was broadcast in "The Late Show" in the summer of 1993 including interviews with FZ, Dweezil, Ahmet, Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood, Ruth Underwood, Steve Vai and "The Father of the Simpsons" (I'm sorry, but his name eludes me for the moment.) The "videos" afterwards includes a BBC recording of King Kong (not broadcast since the late 60's), a lot of live material from various tours and some "videos" of Baby Snakes, Night School and G-Spot Tornado.
Here is, as promised, a more detailed listing of the contents of "The Late Show"'s FZ special:
Includes footage from:
•Early Blackouts Footage (c. 1958-64)
•Los Angeles County Fair Carnival (c. 1962-63)
•Garrick Theater (1967)
•We're Only In It For The Money Recording Sessions (1967)
•We're Only In It For The Money Cover Photo Session (1967)
•Vienna, October, 1968
•Colour Me Pop (BBC2, October 23, 1968)
•MOI live footage, late 1968
•FZ & GTO's on stage (B&W) (c. 1968-69)
•SportPalast, Berlin (October 16, 1968)
•MOI 8mm Home Movies, 1969
•UK Press Conference, June, 1970
•Fillmore West, November, 1970
•Pinewood Studios, January-February, 1971 (from Frank Zappa filmt 200 Motels)
•KCET TV, August 27, 1974
•The Palladium, NYC, October, 1977 (from Baby Snakes)
•The Palladium, NYC, October, 1981 (from The Dub Room Special!)
•The Pier, NYC, NY, August 25-26, 1984 (from Does Humor Belong In Music?)
•You Are What You Is videoclip (1981)
•FZ in Prague, Czechoslovakia, January 20-24, 1990
•FZ & Ensemble Modern, LA, July, 1991 (from AAANFRAA)
•Ensemble Modern, Frankfurt, Germany, September 17, 1992
•Salad Party, UMRK, February 15, 1993
•January, 1993 journey through the Zappa house
•Lancaster, c. January, 1993
•And c. January, 1993 interviews with:
- FZ
- Matt Groening (Cartoonist The Simpsons)
- Jim 'Motorhead' Sherwood (Saxophonist Mothers of Invention 1964-69)
- Ruth Underwood (Percussionist Zappa Band 1972-76)
- Steve Vai (Guitarist Zappa Band 1980-82)
- Dweezil Zappa
- Ahmet Zappa

GSpot Says:
Disc 2:
DVD VOB format
MPEG-2Program Stream << (1 vid, 1 aud)
Sys Bitrate 10080 kb/s VBR 6449 kbps I/L TFF
PAL 4:3
MPEG-1 Layer 2 0xc0:48000Hz 256 kb/s tot ,

Play It LOUD!



-Interviewer to Frank Zappa: So Frank, you have long hair. Does that make you a woman? -FZ: You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table?.
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Post 2015-11-06 17:51   [Quote] 
Thank you for both of these. It seems I'm first on the food chain. Glad to stay on and help as i am a very long time fan of not only FZ, but of the Tooleman's magic
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Post 2015-11-06 17:54   [Quote] 
Thank you, Ridgey. I did no magic on this set, other than bringing them over from another tracker with Fergy's blessing.

I think the video quality is a little better on these. At least the colors are a bit more saturated. Let me know what you think.


-Interviewer to Frank Zappa: So Frank, you have long hair. Does that make you a woman? -FZ: You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table?.
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Post 2015-11-06 19:24   [Quote] 
thank you again !!
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Post 2015-11-07 04:49   [Quote] 
Nice! Any chance for a screenshot that shows the video quality?

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Post 2015-11-07 09:25   [Quote] 
Thanks Tooleman for the mention, here's some screenshots:

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Post 2015-11-08 14:38   [Quote] 
I LOVE IT! Thanks so much!
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Post 2015-11-08 18:07   [Quote] 
Many thanks for both uploads. thumbsup

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thanks so much for these
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Post 2016-03-29 10:09   [Quote] 
Thanks a lot for these two discs!
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Post 2016-04-10 20:10   [Quote] 
So awesome!!!! Thanks for this!! On a major Zappa binge right now and this is so tasty!!!
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Post 2017-12-07 12:00   [Quote] 
Thank you for both of these parts!
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