Beat the Boots

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Beat the Boots
Box set by Frank Zappa
Released July 7, 1991
Recorded Various locations September 30, 1967 – May 21, 1982
Genre Rock
Length 420:05
Label Rhino
Frank Zappa chronology
The Old Masters
(1985/1986/1987)
Beat the Boots
(1991)
Beat the Boots II
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Beat the Boots is a collection of bootleg recordings by Frank Zappa which were originally distributed illegally but were released officially by Rhino Entertainment in 1991 as part of Zappa's campaign to dissuade his fans from buying illegal recordings of his concerts. The recordings were available as individual CDs and as an LP or cassette box set. The eight discs span a fifteen-year period from September 30, 1967 ('Tis the Season to Be Jelly) to May 21, 1982 (two tracks on As an Am).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Frank Zappa, except where noted.

As an Am[edit]

As an Am features recordings from three separate shows. Track 1 is from May 19, 1981 at Rockline, KLOS-FM, Los Angeles, California; tracks 2 and 3 are from May 21, 1982 at Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany and tracks 4-6 are from October 31, 1981 at The Palladium, New York City.

  1. "That Makes Me Mad" – 0:51
  2. "Young & Monde"  ("Let's Move To Cleveland") – 11:24
  3. "Sharleena" – 9:09
  4. "Black Napkins" – 3:58
  5. "Black Page #2" – 7:12
  6. "The Torture Never Stops" – 11:03

The Ark[edit]

The Ark documents a show at The Ark, Boston, Massachusetts on July 8, 1969 (mislabeled as 1968).

  1. "Intro" – 0:56
  2. "Big Leg Emma" – 3:42
  3. "Some Ballet Music" – 7:16
  4. "Status Back Baby" – 5:48
  5. "Valarie" – (Clarence Lewis, Bobby Robinson) – 3:30
  6. "My Guitar" – 6:46
  7. "Uncle Meat/King Kong (Medley)" – 23:49

Freaks & Mother*#@%![edit]

Freaks & Mother*#@%! was recorded at Fillmore East, New York City on November 13, 1970. The original bootleg version was called Freaks and Motherfuckers.

  1. "Happy Together" – (Gary Bonner, Alan Gordon) – 1:25
  2. "Wonderful Wino-with Dr. John Routine" (Zappa, Jeff Simmons) – 7:44
  3. "Concentration Moon" – 1:18
  4. "Pallidan Routine" – 1:14
  5. "Call Any Vegetable" – 8:56
  6. "Little House I Used to Live In" – 4:26
  7. "Mudshark Variations" – 1:10
  8. "Holiday in Berlin" – 3:33
  9. "Sleeping in a Jar" – 7:23
  10. "Cruisin' for Burgers" – 2:52

Unmitigated Audacity[edit]

Unmitigated Audacity was recorded at University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana on May 12, 1974.

  1. "Dupree's Paradise/It Can't Happen Here" – 3:12
  2. "Hungry Freaks, Daddy" – 2:46
  3. "You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here" – 2:44
  4. "How Could I Be Such a Fool?" – 3:42
  5. "I Ain't Got No Heart" – 2:20
  6. "I'm Not Satisfied" – 2:18
  7. "Wowie Zowie" – 3:18
  8. "Let's Make the Water Turn Black" – 2:23
  9. "Harry, You're a Beast" – 0:53
  10. "Oh No" – 8:14
  11. "More Trouble Every Day" – 7:53
  12. "Louie Louie" – 1:55
  13. "Camarillo Brillo" – 5:07

Anyway the Wind Blows[edit]

Anyway the Wind Blows was recorded at Nouvel Hippodrome, Paris on February 24, 1979.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Watermelon in Easter Hay" – 4:27
  2. "Dead Girls of London" – 2:38
  3. "I Ain't Got No Heart" – 2:11
  4. "Brown Shoes Don't Make It" – 7:29
  5. "Cosmik Debris" – 4:11
  6. "Tryin' to Grow a Chin" – 3:34
  7. "City of Tiny Lites" – 9:25
  8. "Dancin' Fool" – 3:31
  9. "Easy Meat" – 6:40

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Jumbo Go Away" – 3:44
  2. "Andy" – 5:21
  3. "Inca Roads" – 5:42
  4. "Florentine Pogen" – 5:26
  5. "Honey, Don't You Want a Man Like Me?" – 4:33
  6. "Keep It Greasey" – 3:31
  7. "The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing" – 3:24
  8. "Another Cheap Aroma" – 2:38 (Correct title: "For the Young Sophisticate")
  9. "Wet T-Shirt Night" – 2:29
  10. "Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?" – 2:38
  11. "Peaches en Regalia" – 3:40

Tis the Season to Be Jelly[edit]

'Tis the Season to Be Jelly was recorded at Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden on September 30, 1967.

  1. "You Didn't Try to Call Me" – 3:12
  2. "Petroushka"  (Igor Stravinsky)– 0:52 (for copyright reasons not on the European CD version)
  3. "Bristol Stomp"  (Kal Mann, Dave Appell) – 0:45
  4. "Baby Love" – 0:47
  5. "Big Leg Emma" – 2:09
  6. "No Matter What You Do (Tchaikovsky's 6th)" – 2:41
  7. "Blue Suede Shoes"  (Carl Perkins) – 0:53
  8. "Hound Dog"  (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 0:14
  9. "Gee"  (William Davis, Viola Watkins) – 1:52
  10. "King Kong" – 14:18
  11. "It Can't Happen Here" – 9:18

Saarbrücken 1978[edit]

Saarbrücken 1978 was recorded at Ludwigparkstadion, Saarbrücken, Germany on September 3, 1978.

  1. "Dancin' Fool" – 3:42
  2. "Easy Meat" – 5:05
  3. "Honey, Don't You Want a Man Like Me?" – 4:15
  4. "Keep It Greasey" – 3:31
  5. "Village of the Sun" – 6:20
  6. "The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing" – 3:45
  7. "City of Tiny Lites" – 6:43
  8. "Pound for a Brown" – 6:36
  9. "Bobby Brown Goes Down" – 2:56
  10. "Conehead" – 3:33
  11. "Flakes" – 5:01
  12. "Magic Fingers" – 2:30
  13. "Don't Eat the Yellow Snow" – 3:52
  14. "Nanook Rubs It" – 1:47
  15. "St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast" – 6:42
  16. "Bamboozled by Love" – 6:45

Piquantique[edit]

Piquantique was recorded at Solliden, Skansen, Stockholm on August 21, 1973, with the exception of track 4, which is taken from a concert at the Roxy, December 1973.

  1. "Kung Fu" – 2:12 (includes the opening theme from "The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue")
  2. "Rdnzl" – 4:26
  3. "Dupree's Paradise" – 11:25
  4. "T'Mershi Duween" – 1:55
  5. "Farther O'Blivion" – 20:41 (including themes from the "Steno Pool" section of "The Adventures of Greggary Peccary", "The Be-Bop Tango" and a fast instrumental arrangement of "Cucamonga".)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, L. (2011). "Beat the Boots! - Frank Zappa | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 

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