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1978 01 26 London UK 90.25 SBD (TFEC-flambay)
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Post 2009-12-17 11:41   [Quote] 
Putting up this as a new seed since ehem errr oops I accidentally deleted the whole old thread while I just should've removed a spam post! Embarassed Shocked

Frank Zappa
Hammersmith Odeon
London, England
1978 01 26


"Aah, I knew you'd be surprised, buddy !!" - Patrick O'Hearn

Alright, here's the deal ...

Several years ago, and old tape trader buddy - who wishes to remain anonymous - sent me all of his Zappa tapes. He mostly traded in the late 70s and early 80s, and most of the stuff was high-ish generation copies of the most common and widely circulated shows. There were a few rare gems marked "do not trade," but this was before I found Zappateers - which made most of these items irrelevant. So for the past few years I have scarcely given these tapes any thought.

Well, a couple of weeks ago I acquired a new cassette deck (the below-mentioned CR-3A). I was playing a few tapes in it, to check out the speed and mechanics of the machine, when I grabbed a tape innocently (mis-)labeled "Hammersmith 26-2-78." I popped it in the machine, assuming it was the circulating audience recording. I quickly realized it was not.

So, what IS it? Well, I thought it would be interesting to make up a story about it and introduce a new legend into the FZ-trader community (the mix is a bit Adrian-heavy, so maybe it's Adrian's monitor mix, and I got it from a guy who used to work for Adrian), but really I have no idea where this came from. I asked the guy I got it from, and he has no idea either (he's not being secretive, he just doesn't remember). But hey, it's a previously uncirculated soundboard recording with six tracks that are missing from the audience tape. What more do you want? Oh, you want it patched with the missing bit from the audience source? Okay, flambay will do that for you, and he'll make it run at exactly the right speed too.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I am amazed at the material that continues to surface - even in my own house.

currently available tapes according FZshows:
1978 01 26 - Hammersmith Odeon, London, England
75 min, Aud, B+/B
Intro, Dancin' Fool, Peaches En Regalia, The Torture Never Stops, Tryin' To Grow A Chin, City Of Tiny Lights, Baby Snakes, A Pound For A Brown, I Have Been In You, Flakes, Punky's Whips, Titties 'n Beer
not listed (yet): Broken Hearts Are For Assholes,
Titties & Beer, Dance Contest, Black Page#2, Jones Crusher, Little House I Used To Live In

This copy: 90.25 min, SBD 2nd (or 1st), A/A- (bass-heavy)

Lineage: SBD > First or second generation cassette (TDK D-C90) > Nakamichi CR-3A (azimuth adjusted) > Alesis Masterlink (tracking) > CDR > FLAC (xACT, level 8) > Bowtie Dad's server > Flambay >
wav > Soundforge 9: speed correction (-15cts), volume level adjustments, patching tape flip cut with Aud source material > flac TLH lvl7 w/SBA (502 MB)

taped by: unknown
copy obtained from: anonymous
transferred by: TFEC
edited by: flambay

Fill from Yojimbo-Overnitefreak Aud source (73.42 min, Aud, B+/B)
full seed:

Source: Audience Unknown Generation

Lineage: Audience tape (TDK SA90, unknown gen) -> Denon DRM-800A -> M-Audio Audiophile 2496 -> Soundforge -> wav > FLAC Level 8 > Nero 9 WAV editor (tracking & overlap fix) > flac seed > wav > Soundforge 9: extracting patch, merging with main source

Taped By: Unknown
Transferred By: Yojimbo
Edited By: Overnitefreak, flambay

== Frank Zappa's Band Sep 1977 - Apr 1978 ==
FZ, Adrian Belew, Patrick O'Hearn, Terry Bozzio, Ed Mann,
Tommy Mars, Peter Wolf.


01 Intro [0:27]
02 Purple Lagoon Intro [1:16]
03 Dancin' Fool [3:38]
04 Peaches En Regalia [2:31]
05 The Torture Never Stops [13:10]
06 Tryin' To Grow A Chin [3:39]
07 City Of Tiny Lites [6:59]
08 Baby Snakes [1:51]
09 Pound For A Brown [6:07]
10 Is That Guy Kidding Or What ? (incl.IHBIY false start) [7:45] tape flip/Yojimbo Aud source patch {4:12-4:39}
11 I Have Been In You [6:09]
12 Flakes [6:19]
13 Broken Hearts Are For Assholes [3:46]
14 Punky's Whips [10:22]
15 Titties And Beer [4:48]
16 Dance Contest [3:33]
17 The Black Page 2 [2:50]
18 Jones Crusher [3:04]
19 Little House I Used To Live In [2:04] cuts off

Total time (patched version) 90.25 min

Unpatched track (SBD source only)
in separate subfolder (38 MB):

10 Is That Guy Kidding Or What ? (unpatched) [7:22] tf/cut at 4:14

Total time (SBD source only) 90.02 min

Thanks to the anonymous one for (unknowingly) contributing this rare find. And thanks to Bowtie Dad and Drew for the server space.

Enjoy !!

Brought to you by TFEC and flambay - October 2009


1978 01 26 London UK - 01 Intro.flac:1824272162f0b93c836aa13152cd14f2
1978 01 26 London UK - 02 Purple Lagoon Intro.flac:95141ed51555b0f153db48dce5a1ef1f
1978 01 26 London UK - 03 Dancin' Fool.flac:23b6fd0afd86d49c78a6e40adcfb4c53
1978 01 26 London UK - 04 Peaches En Regalia.flac:8ecf3bed8540e45b32e6ba524f94f67d
1978 01 26 London UK - 05 The Torture Never Stops.flac:3d571117d95b224300af53365963de19
1978 01 26 London UK - 06 Tryin' To Grow A Chin.flac:a536b537e05b087840ab294febd27123
1978 01 26 London UK - 07 City Of Tiny Lites.flac:bffeeac0a86054e3eea48d6e28e24b8f
1978 01 26 London UK - 08 Baby Snakes.flac:86784f6a8a7af6f09349ca24918ba86b
1978 01 26 London UK - 09 Pound For A Brown.flac:e65173b8dc09b9b16e9ccfcdaf4e847e
1978 01 26 London UK - 10 Is That Guy Kidding Or What.flac:664644451dfa15057a2ff158a74b21c8
1978 01 26 London UK - 11 I Have Been In You.flac:1f0ca28ba761fd4d968233854a606c03
1978 01 26 London UK - 12 Flakes.flac:8898e37c376685f25a78f43c6f530716
1978 01 26 London UK - 13 Broken Hearts Are For Assholes.flac:2d2be022b3bb49670782c34bd12b41af
1978 01 26 London UK - 14 Punky's Whips.flac:f2a484d16a05b6e5983c0b516741c066
1978 01 26 London UK - 15 Titties And Beer.flac:a05d61d953e324a294837fed9f5533d3
1978 01 26 London UK - 16 Dance Contest.flac:5beff7d173685cb7e5fdc94e1135804d
1978 01 26 London UK - 17 Black Page #2.flac:903939c2aff7d99c769195984fe79dc3
1978 01 26 London UK - 18 Jones Crusher.flac:012c9f94a99c22d161347a01424c85c3
1978 01 26 London UK - 19 Little House I Used To Live In.flac:b3d9a5d0f9e56b47fd9e55d16c1fc186

1978 01 26 London UK - 10 Is That Guy Kidding Or What (unpatched).flac:fc1592c5ec86133308f3d78089790179
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Putting up this as a new seed since ehem errr oops ...

maybe you should do that periodically with other threads too. this very tricky method generates new seeders Wink
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Post 2009-12-17 16:30   [Quote] 
well well & well.

another 1 of that missing week @ the hammersmith 4 me..............always fun and like the 60's , "if you remember it you werent there"...lolol..................except I was....lolol


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Post 2009-12-18 00:22   [Quote] 
Aha, this must be it ! Thanks Bengofury !


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Thanks for the "reseed", BengoFury. Wink
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Terrific way to start my holidaze, thanks bengo and thanks to all involved in the entire process. Amazing!
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workship My God, what a Christmas present! Another fantastic soundboard from my favourite Zappa group of all times. Thank you very very very much
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Thank you very much for this Christmas gift....
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