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1974 12 31 Long Beach CA 132.37 AUD (Hoosac92-kristoftof)  
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Post 2009-08-07 05:13   [Quote] 
PLEASE NOTE: This is SONICALLY IDENTICAL to the old seed, which can still be read by clicking HERE.

Aside from two files (detailed below), this is BYTE for BYTE IDENTICAL to the old seed.

If you rename your old files per our naming standards (folder = "1974 12 31 Long Beach CA 132.37 Aud (Hoosac92-kristoftof)", filenames = "1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - ## <title>.flac", you will start the download at 75% or higher. You should delete the old .txt files, as well as tracks 17 (Montana) and 18 (Dupree's Paradise), as these have all been re-edited.

Consider this "mostly free ratio" for our older members, and a good chance for the newbies to grab this very feel-good 1974 show!

The end of the Roxy era, and what a way to end it! No tour after this would quite capture the Duke/Fowler bands' wonderful mix of inspired instrumentation, near-constant humor, and the entire "world behind the scenes" so constantly on display here - Boogers from space, Marty and his dogs, Ruth and her various sexual proclivities; no other tour really had a pervasive "theme" like this one (the closest we'll get are the panty-raps of late 1980 and the "I am so glad to never have to play this shithole in <countryname>" of 1982 - and maybe the "Deepest Africa" secret words of late June and July 1980).

So what better way to explore these themes than by listening to this excellent New Year's show? The sound is a little vague and echoey, with some ugly speed fluctuations here and there (mostly contained on the second tape side - see below), but the highlights certainly shine through - check out George's hilarious pre-Dupree's monologue (with some "Emperor of Ohio"-sounding chords!), or the beautiful Zoot Allures-esque Zappa solo fifteen minutes thereafter. Bird Legs also guests on San Ber'dino and the very last "Can't Afford No Shoes" ever performed for an audience (well, the last one performed by Frank, at least) - this version isn't quite as jolly as the skeletal version performed on the out of control 9/25/74L Gothenburg show, but maybe the terrible pitch fluctuations influence my opinion here.

Still, if your ears can tolerate low-fi recordings, you owe it to yourself to check this show out!

Kristoftof's original info.txt follows, with modifications in MANLY, IMPOSING PURPLE.

From FZ shows:

31-Dec 1974, Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
135 min, Aud, B+
w/ "Bird Legs" Youman on guitar (*).
The show begun very late, it seem i understand zappa saying, just at the begining, that the new year begin in twelve minutes !!! (and "Auld Lang Syne" arrive as track 4) !! (A late show ?????????? , so an early one before ???????) No, this was a "festival"-style show, with Flash Cadillac and the Johnny Otis Show beforehand - c.f. 1970 03 07 or 1972 09 16

132:37 min, Aud, B/B- >(a lot of sound fluctuation between left and right, and lot of speed fluctuation in part 2, see below..)

Hoosac92 (??gen) Maxell XLII 1993 tapes > Pioneer Ct939 > maxi studio isis Soundcard > CoolEdit retracking speed correcting and level adjustments > flac frontend level 6

(speed correcting with flambay advices, and level adjustment only in amplifying the waves after transfert)
so, raw transfert !!)

(additional lineage: tracks 17 and 18 - .FLAC frontend (decoded to .WAV) > GoldWave (merged) > CDWAV (split, saved as .FLAC level 8 ))

Track list:

01 Intro (17s cut at the end)
02 Tush Tush Tush (begining missing)
03 Stinkfoot
04 Auld Lang Syne
05 Inca Roads
06 Pygmy Twylyte (with intro)
07 Mozart insertion
08 Pygmy Twylyte (reprise)
09 Room Service (tape flip at 6:49) (cut at 7:31 end missing)

tape1 side2: (part with a lot of speed fluctuations)

10 The Idiot Bastard Son (That Arrogant Dick Nixon)
11 San Ber'dino* (with intro & tuning)
12 Can't Afford No Shoes* (strange end with sort of collage present in the tape (music missing)
13 Peambule to 2nd set (cut at 0:26)
14 REDUNZL (fade at 0:08)
15 Dinah-Moe Humm (w/ audience participation) (cut at 0:03 & 4:58 tape flip ???)

speed fluctuation ~~ stoped during "Dinah-Moe Humm"

16 Camarillo Brillo
17 Montana (w/george Duke solo)(sound cut at 4:15) -- George Duke solo has been properly re-tracked at the beginning of track 18, Dupree's Paradise - c.f. YCDTOSA #2
18 Dupree's Paradise (cut at 10:21) (a little bit of speed fluctuations near 11:10 & near 15:35 ?) -- Due to the re-tracking, the time codes are now different: 18:31 for the cut, 19:20 and 23:45 for speed fluctuations. Q: Little House I Used To Live In @ 3:06
19 Tush Tush Tush >intermission (end with fade out present in the tape)
20 Peambule to encore (a cut at 0:48)
21 Oh No > Son Of Orange County
22 More Trouble Every Day

Taped by: n/a
Tapes: Hoosac92 (??gen) recorded in 1993
Transferred by: kristoftof (nov 2006)


A possible Soundcheck of this show (????) here:
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 01 Intro.flac:1b0ebdefe34940cf0c635ba81931f5bc
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 02 Tush Tush Tush.flac:2351d7fdf81c1ec2a634b8237992a845
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 03 Stinkfoot.flac:948ab82f12abe44925fe6bf5b676a559
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 04 Auld Lang Syne.flac:ad821b31d931ae5960d7ba5ed55affa2
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 05 Inca Roads.flac:f65ecac221a71c57216225ff451d8c63
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 06 Pygmy Twylyte.flac:a2a59d24c169c4a4d04db2ff2cc3cd4e
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 07 Mozart insertion.flac:c368b426f03d9c583b41652367209fe8
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 08 Pygmy Twylyte (reprise).flac:360ab34e448d41af53a7a5c9ffc4d549
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 09 Room Service.flac:2dc5ceab21416d56d4ec274e71f9b2e4
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 10 That Arrogant Dick Nixon.flac:959c5a1b072d51acf8df121a7ece4fd7
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 11 San Ber'dino.flac:5fb7c4ef6046a79b6ab4f8ea0d9af9c5
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 12 Can't Afford No Shoes.flac:c544d742f5d92b7744f10cd8bf449cdd
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 13 Peambule to 2nd set.flac:54567d7eba4d4d876607e219bc8a4eb9
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 14 REDUNZL.flac:4012e53362922448e679c6c2b52f87d4
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 15 Dinah-Moe Humm.flac:a19fa615b2c59ff3afbb81a927b45358
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 16 Camarillo Brillo.flac:e8dc087468eb832b21b38e10afa56c09
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 17 Montana.flac:69c9dccf7af48892918a2f78894a6fb2
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 18 Dupree's Paradise.flac:1395a54d6cd029d5abfb4a7e9cc1d0a4
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 19 Tush Tush Tush.flac:bd646847e3c82fe8ffb15fffada23b2f
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 20 Peambule to encore.flac:b79047495d5b6686547a4d12cfb70293
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 21 Oh No-Son Of Orange County.flac:c411c4d262544f70148cf071833ba593
1974 12 31 Long Beach CA - 22 More Trouble Every Day.flac:bd79d8df7cb2231ec0bc92d1cd2df0e4
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Post 2009-08-07 06:19   [Quote] 
thank you mr. penguin, and all who were before you in preparing this show
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Post 2009-08-08 00:00   [Quote] 
Thanks, I've been looking for this one for a while.
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Post 2009-08-08 10:52   [Quote] 
taurus wrote:
Thanks, I've been looking for this one for a while.

I'm a big fan of Milk and Cheese. Nicely done.
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Post 2009-08-10 22:11   [Quote] 
workship mexicanwave Zappacheers! Patricia, the loveable dog from The Perfect Stranger (and others!), dancing

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Check this out:
Me and one of my sons - plus a couple of my mislead friends - doing some insane jamming.
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Post 2009-08-12 03:13   [Quote] 
OMG...thank you very much for the show. I was at this one, so many years ago. I have a little, funny story about that night: After the show, we took the long drive from Long Beach back to the west side of Los Angeles. This is around 50 miles or so. We decided to go to get some food at the infamous Norm's Coffee Shop on La Cienega BLvd., in West Hollywood. By now, it must have been around 3:30 am. The place was packed and everyone was waiting for a table. Of all people, who would come in? There were George Duke and Tom Fowler and their women. My friend and I were dumbstruck. We had just seen these guys play and we were a long ways from where the concert was held. We went up to them and they were very nice. It seems, they had the same idea as we get some eats at Norm's. -davelick
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Post 2009-08-26 10:28   [Quote] 
Confused A recording is only as good as its weakest link. This is A GREAT show...UNFORTUNATELY..someone decided to record it over an existing recording (hence the warbly sound...)....a VERY common mistake with the early 90's bootleg crowd. Kinda shits on the rest of us... NO OFFENSE I HOPE!! Love the fact that it's even out here..and I THANK YOU FOR THAT. Regardless..we need to hunt down the person who "Over-Dubbed" (ENTIRELY DIFFERENT MEANING HERE) this and get to the root of it before it's lost. Just my opinion. Keep crankin 'em out!! LOVE THE WORK YOU ALL DO!!
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Post 2010-09-02 15:41   [Quote] 
thanks a lot!
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Post 2012-08-12 08:44   [Quote] 
Thanks much for this here show!

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