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1976 11 06 (SC) Troy NY 12.49 AUD (walk-flambay) ZTLS #607 pt1  
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Post 2013-12-21 17:40   [Quote] 
Frank Zappa
Fieldhouse, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy NY

1976 11 06 - Pre-concert Soundcheck

~~ from unknown gen AUD source ~~

A rare and exciting piece of recording from this 1976/77 Tour,
probably the only pre-concert Soundcheck fragment known to exist on tape from this tour.
We're basically hearing Frank (guitar) and Ray (guitar, scat vocals) extensively jam and improvise with the band on
this vamp in the key of F, including elements from Pound For A Brown/Purple Lagoon on bass.

Very enjoyable.

Extracted from walk's previous FZ Shows seed
of combined SBD/AUD sources version from this evening's show (including the Soundcheck portion):
1976 11 06 Troy NY 133.33 Aud&SBD (walk) unknown gen - seeded 2005-08-11

speed correction & a few additional fixes
carried out on previous upload's portion
for this separate FZ Shows upload.

Current FZ Shows entry:
1976 11 06 - Fieldhouse, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

15 min, Aud, B
Improvisations (incl. A Pound For A Brown bass line)

Show - see separate FZ Shows seeds from AUD or SBD sources
120 min, Aud, B+
30 min, SBD, B+
Also circulating as 1976 11 10. The SBD starts in Stinkfoot and cuts during Torture. With John Smothers on vocals (*).
The Purple Lagoon, Stinkfoot, The Poodle Lecture (incl. Muffin Man*), Honey Don't You Want A Man Like Me?, Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink, Would You Go All The Way?,
Wind Up Working In A Gas Station, Tryin' To Grow A Chin, The Torture Never Stops, City Of Tiny Lights, A Pound For A Brown (q: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida),
You Didn't Try To Call Me, Manx Needs Women, Titties 'n Beer, The Purple Lagoon, Black Napkins, The Purple Lagoon, Dinah-Moe Humm, The Purple Lagoon,
Camarillo Brillo, Muffin Man, The Purple Lagoon

This copy (Soundcheck only): 12.49 min, AUD, B

Lineage: SBD/AUD > ? > cass/? > A/D nakamichi/UA-5 USB > wav Audition 1.5 (tracked only) >
shntool > flac frontend (lvl 7) > wav >
Soundforge 10: extract Soundcheck portion, speed correction, phase offset adjustment, drop outs fixed >
flac TLH lvl8 w/SBA (91 MB)

Taped by: N/A
Transfered by: N/A
Edited by: walk, flambay

Frank Zappa's Band:
Terry Bozzio - drums, vocals
Eddie Jobson - keyboards, violin
Patrick O Hearn - bass
Bianca Thornton - keyboards, vocals
Ray White - guitar, vocals
Frank Zappa - guitar, vocals

John Smothers - vocals, Guest (Troy)


00 Soundcheck Improvisation Jam (q: Pound For A Brown) [12:49]

Total time 12.49 min

Thanks to the unknown taper
Thanks to M/Bengofury for contributing the tapes/CD-R

Brought to you by walk & flambay.

Enjoy !! - December 2013


previous uploads:

Soundcheck portion:
walk SBD/AUD seed (Sdcheck & Show):
walk-flambay (Samples):

AUD/SBD sources combo (walk/FZ Shows):

AUD source (robsam version):
robsam-doctorzap-flambay (FZ Shows):
robsam-doctorzap (Shoebox):
robsam-doctorzap (Samples):
walk (sample):

diff. AUD source:
Yojimbo 1st gen (Samples):
walk (sample):

SBD source:
Bengofury (Samples):
robsam-doctorzap (Shoebox):
robsam-doctorzap (Samples):
Yojimbo (samples):
walk ( FZ Shows combo seed):

1976 11 06 Troy NY - 00 Soundcheck.flac:746f79cd4020397a459057d8369d12cd

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Post 2013-12-21 17:47   [Quote] 
Great, thank you!
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Post 2013-12-21 18:42   [Quote] 
Thanks a lot

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Wonderful. Thanks to all!
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Post 2013-12-22 20:03   [Quote] 
Thanks for the fix-ups C. My brother was at this show, but doesn't remember the sound check. A fun piece of tape.

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Post 2013-12-22 20:28   [Quote] 
This is very cool, thank you walk and flambay!
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Lovely stuff - thank you.
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Thank you for this gem. Look forward to hearing Ray. Always a treat.
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