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1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA 131.48 AUD 1st (koolstrike-flambay) - Source #1 ZTLS #907
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Post 2016-02-27 11:40   [Quote] 
Frank Zappa
Tower Theater
Upper Darby PA

1988 02 13

~~ Source #1: koolstrike/extrapail AUD 1st ~~

Seeded recently by extrapail over at ,
see details discussed here in External Sources.

Speed corrected &
patched to completeness
with material from alternate source
(Source #2: Den Simms-Robsam-doctorzap 1st gen AUD
Shoebox seed:

for this new FZ Shows upload.

Replaces WIU2B's previous FZ Shows upload of a different 1st/2nd gen copy of same source origin.

Current FZshows entry:

1988 02 13 - Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA
130 min, Aud, A-/B+

With Dweezil Zappa on guitar (*), introduction by Diva Zappa (**)

Stinkfoot (incl. Happy Birthday To You, q: Girl From Ipanema), We're Turning Again, Alien Orifice,
Why Don't You Like Me? [parts on BTHW], Bacon Fat, Stolen Moments, I Ain't Got No Heart, Love Of My Life,
Heavy Duty Judy, Zomby Woof, Chana In De Bushwop**, I Am The Walrus, Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue (q: Isn't It Romantic, Rhapsody In Blue),
Jezebel Boy [BTHW], Jesus Thinks You're A Jerk [parts on BTHW], Big Swifty (q: Laura),
Advance Romance (q: Big Swifty, Isn't Romantic, Girl From Ipanema), The Closer You Are,
No No Cherry, The Man From Utopia Meets Mary Lou, Watermelon In Easter Hay, Whipping Post*, Strictly Genteel

This copy: 131.48 min, AUD 1st, A-

Sony WMD6C > Maxell metal tape> duplicated> Audacity > FLAC (TTD) > wav >
Soundforge 10: merged all tracks (per tape side), speed correction, re-tracking,
patching fills from alternate source > flac TLH lvl8 w/SBA (815 MB)

Taped by: extrapail/koolstrike
Transferred by: extrapail/koolstrike
Edited by: flambay

Additional notes by taper extrapail with his original TTD seed:

This tape comes from my original master tape. I dubbed a copy for a friend of mine who lives out of the country.
My original master of the show was lost during one of my many moves. I thought it was gone forever.
Fortunately my friend reminded reminded me he had a copy of my master tape.
I now present, the February 13, 1988 Tower Theatre show, taped from about the 8th row or so.
Unusual show in that Zappa played Bacon Fat with the original lyrics and it was the only appearance of Jezebel Boy on the tour.
Bad news was, I lost my microphone at the end of the show so I could not record the next nights show. Which was another classic for many reasons.

These kind of tours by these kinds of musicians are now long gone, so enjoy what is left of these musical moments,
memories and the audience documentation of what really things sounded like onstage.

A similar comment from koolstrike, posted in 2014, can be found here:

... I also took a Sony D6C into the show and made a recording, that tape has been lost to the many moves I made through the years. On leaving the show I lost my microphone, darn it.
I can't find the ticket stub from this show but I recall having good floor seats.

Really an amazing show with the only appearance of Bacon Fat and Jezebel Boy. ...

Fills included from Source #2 version
(Den Simms-Robsam-doctorzap: 131.31 min, AUD 1st, A-/B+):
originally seeded in 2011 to the Shoebox:

Recording equipment: Sony D6, unknown microphones

Lineage: Maxell XLII-S 1st gen > Nakamichi DR-1 > Realtek HDAudio pentium i7 >
Soundforge 10 Pro Highest quality setting Izotope 64 bit src downsampling / MBIT+dither> TLH >
flac (Shoebox) > Soundforge 10: speed correction, extract patches, adjust volume level,
merge with main source

Taped by: Den Simms
Contributed by: Robsam
Transferred by: doctorzap
Edited by: flambay


Frank Zappa's Band, February - June 1988:

FZ, Ike Willis, Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Chad Wackerman, Ed Mann, Bobby Martin,
Bruce Fowler, Walt Fowler, Paul Carman, Albert Wing, Kurt McGettrick.
Guests: Diva Zappa (Tracks 12-13), Dweezil Zappa (Track 25)


01 Stinkfoot (incl. Happy Birthday To You, q: Girl From Ipanema) [11:41] °°° Source #2 patch {0:00-0:13}
02 We're Turning Again [4:56]
03 Alien Orifice [4:20]
04 Why Don't You Like Me? [parts on BTHW] [2:35]
05 Bacon Fat [2:31]
06 Stolen Moments [10:32]
07 I Ain't Got No Heart [2:03]
08 Love Of My Life [2:19]
09 Heavy Duty Judy [5:32] °°° tf/Source #2 patch {5:25-end}
10 Zomby Woof [4:47] °°° tf/Source #2 patch {0:00-0:04} and {4:43-end}
11 This is Intermission (incl.unknown synclavier piece) [0:30] °°° entire track from Source #2, fades out

12 Diva Zappa Intro (start 2nd set) [2:29] °°° cuts in, no music missing
13 Chana In De Bushwop [4:22]
14 I Am The Walrus [3:40]
15 Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue (q: Isn't It Romantic, Rhapsody In Blue) [12:04]
16 Jezebel Boy [BTHW] [2:29]
17 Jesus Thinks You're A Jerk [parts on BTHW] [8:54]
18 Big Swifty (q: Laura) [9:27] °°° tf/Source #2 patch {7:07-7:17}
19 Advance Romance (q: Big Swifty, Isn't It Romantic, Girl From Ipanema) [9:43]
20 The Closer You Are (incl. Johnny Darling) [2:50]
21 No No Cherry [1:26]
22 The Man From Utopia Meets Mary Lou [3:23]

23 encore break [0:32] °°° cuts in, no music missing
24 Watermelon In Easter Hay [4:36]
25 Whipping Post [7:33]
26 Strictly Genteel [6:32]

Total time (patched version) 131.48 min

Unpatched tracks (koolstrike/extrapail source only)
included in separate subfolder (188 MB)
SB-aligned with those in main folder:

01 Stinkfoot (unpatched) [11:32] °°° cuts in, start missing
09 Heavy Duty Judy (unpatched) [5:26] °°° tf/cuts off
10 Zomby Woof (unpatched) [4:41] °°° tf/cuts in and off, start and ending missing
18 Big Swifty (unpatched) [9:19] °°° tf cut at 7:08

Total time (koolstrike/extrapail source only) 130.48 min


Many thanks to koolstrike/extrapail for taping this show (excellent capture !!)
and for sharing his tape (safety copy) via
Many thanks to Den Simms for taping this show too,
and thanks to Robsam and to doctorzap for contributing a 1st gen copy of that Den Simms tape
via their Shoebox upload (source #2, patches included here).

Uploaded by flambay to FZ Shows in February 2016

Enjoy !!


Previous uploads:

Source #1 (taper extrapail/koolstrike):
WIU2B 1st/2nd gen (FZ Shows Archives):
extrapail 1st gen (TTD):

Source #2 (taper Den Simms):
DS-Robsam-doctorzap 1st gen (Shoebox):

Source #3 (taper fzmoi69):
fzmoi69-doctorzap MC or 1st gen (DR-1 transfer to Shoebox):
fzmoi69-doctorzap MC or 1st gen (Sony 24/96 transfer to Shoebox):

1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 01 Stink Foot.flac:b4c7b83d54f4f0cbac87fa32b268d538
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 02 We're Turning Again.flac:ebea153f901aa8cc911341ceb07375af
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 03 Alien Orifice.flac:5c37dd94d52e9a1321b8e9faf4ea9815
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 04 Why Don't You Like Me.flac:d2896dd12670cf2109948a5f9ee0ec89
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 05 Bacon Fat.flac:4640948f3cba14a20f95896befc3e2ce
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 06 Stolen Moments.flac:ed3613fe1c502deb7f7396132db5608b
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 07 I Ain't Got No Heart.flac:e9187254dd75b7a362a3407c376cca33
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 08 Love Of My Life.flac:8a5a79fb48d8ff071da2843ee8b9e0c4
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 09 Heavy Duty Judy.flac:8131fcc83c8ec91ee1103ea9349e5c9e
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 10 Zomby Woof.flac:2c5d0b247722f2b462d54927c9e9cce0
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 11 This is Intermission.flac:e6ec060e0e270593ec9c0be1c19dffe9
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 12 Diva Zappa Intro.flac:81d4ad5ee15ef09f2bf6ab0f2a5272e2
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 13 Chana In De Bushwop.flac:ef58f45eec5aad5967f4cefb6b2c51c1
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 14 I'm The Walrus.flac:24d251472aca90ec6cc4a4de494373ec
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 15 Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue.flac:ad6119789604ff95faadd5e97b6e462f
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 16 Jezebel Boy.flac:413dcee574ff9348894816308341292f
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 17 Jesus Thinks You're A Jerk.flac:a5352fd22911f3f80e4f16eaea628ac0
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 18 Big Swifty.flac:064c54e65ea85c42e7523b6f69211e88
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 19 Advance Romance.flac:0e4d8787ab50a9fac302348c94c3d2a6
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 20 The Closer You Are.flac:0798d77b19bf0bf7af880fbacc2d4b73
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 21 No, No, Cherry.flac:10e40178ad02151fd608a894c2fa9336
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 22 The Man from Utopia Meets Mary Lou.flac:7e81bae9e94cb7db44489d6f477b5ad5
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 23 encore break.flac:ae78880d55742f1634d1e26d8fddeb8a
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 24 Watermelon In Easter Hay.flac:0265de7d8b39d5346ade1cec8c2ce926
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 25 Whippin' Post.flac:575db3e027a92ba943696eda9fc25fe9
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 26 Strictly Genteel.flac:3b02fa788d782618ac8d3323e3d9cea3

1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 01 Stink Foot (unpatched).flac:f0a5df20cd92c2fbce97fdb08f396d0a
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 09 Heavy Duty Judy (unpatched).flac:7f7a91f5a93d6e738679e9cea8b71f84
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 10 Zomby Woof (unpatched).flac:aa4b19edabf8bf008e0f54976da84861
1988 02 13 Upper Darby PA - 18 Big Swifty (unpatched).flac:2c4512cd31fe2efab12dff3cad8ce214

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Thanks for this upgrade.
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Thank you for putting this together and sharing here !
I love the song Bacon Fat, been listening to it a lot at work the last week! The lyrics just crack me up! And hearing Frank sing it here is a treat!!

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Haven't listened to this show in a while. Looking forward to hearing it again in even better quality (I hope). Thanks to all involved, especially the original taper and his friend (the "archivist").

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