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This is a bootleg album, released by Frank Zappa without enhancement, and also available as part of the Beat The Boots! #2 boxed set. It contains a live performance by The Mothers from June 1971, the same period that produced the legitimate album Fillmore East—June 1971, and like that record, it contains comedy routines by lead singers Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, plus some instrumentals originally recorded by the previous edition of The Mothers in the late '60s. Hence, it will be of primary interest to collectors, but not to average Zappa fans. Collectors should note that this is one place to hear "Holiday In Berlin" with lyrics, which detail The Mothers' experience with a left-wing riot in Germany in 1968.


Born: 21 December 1940 in Baltimore, MD

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

Composer, guitarist, singer, and bandleader Frank Zappa was a singular musical figure during a performing and recording career that lasted from the 1960s to the '90s. His disparate influences included doo wop music and avant-garde classical music; although he led groups that could be called rock & roll bands for much of his career, he used them to create a hybrid style that bordered on jazz and complicated, modern serious music, sometimes inducing orchestras to play along. As if his music were not...
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