Beat the Boots II

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Beat the Boots II
Box set by Frank Zappa
Released June 16, 1992
Recorded Various locations May 3, 1968–September 8, 1978
Genre Rock
Length 415:39
Label Rhino
Frank Zappa chronology
Beat the Boots
(1991)
Beat the Boots II
(1992)
The MOFO Project/Object
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Beat the Boots II is a box set by Frank Zappa. It compiles bootleg recordings which were previously available illegally, and was released through Rhino Entertainment in 1992 as part of Zappa's campaign to dissuade his fans from buying illegal recordings of his concerts. The set contains material from between 1968 and 1978, including Swiss Cheese/Fire! which documents a famous 1971 concert at a casino in Montreux where the venue burned down, inspiring the lyrics of Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Frank Zappa, except where noted.

Disconnected Synapses[edit]

Disconnected Synapses was recorded at Palais Gaumont, Paris December 15, 1970.

  1. "Penis Dimension" – 11:15
  2. "The Air" – 3:54
  3. "The Dog Breath/Mother People" – 4:22
  4. "You Didn't Try to Call Me" – 3:34
  5. "King Kong" – 31:38
  6. "Who Are the Brain Police?" – 6:30

Tengo Na Minchia Tanta[edit]

Tengo Na Minchia Tanta (Sicilian for "I've got such a big dick") was recorded at the Fillmore East, New York City November 13, 1970. Tracks 11-14 are duplicated from the "Freaks & Motherfuckers" disc from box I.

  1. "Does This Kind of Life Look Interesting to You?" – 0:49
  2. "A Pound for a Brown (On the Bus)" – 7:26
  3. "Sleeping in a Jar (with extensions)" – 4:34
  4. "Sharleena" – 4:31
  5. "The Sanzini Brothers" – 0:32
  6. "What Will This Morning Bring Me This Evening?" – 4:35
  7. "What Kind of Girl Do You Think We Are?" – 5:00
  8. "Bwana Dik" – 1:45
  9. "Latex Solar Beef" – 1:00
  10. "Daddy, Daddy, Daddy" – 2:46
  11. "Little House I Used to Live In" – 4:04
  12. "Holiday in Berlin" – 4:36
  13. "Inca Roads/Easy Meat" – 7:16
  14. "Cruisin' for Burgers" – 2:45

Electric Aunt Jemima[edit]

Electric Aunt Jemima incorporates material from various dates: tracks 1, 2, 5 and 7 are from a show at The Dog, Denver, Colorado on May 3, 1968; tracks 3 and 6 are from Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, October 20, 1968 and track 4 was recorded at Grugahalle, Essen, Germany on September 28, 1968.

  1. "Little House I Used to Live In/Dog Breath Variations/Blue Danube Waltz/Hungry Freaks, Daddy" – 14:30
  2. "whät" – 3:53
  3. "Dog Breath" – 2:10
  4. "King Kong" – 16:30
  5. "More Trouble Every Day" – 5:59
  6. "A Pound for a Brown (On the Bus)" – 8:36
  7. "English Tea Dancing Interludes/Plastic People/King Kong/America Drinks/Wipe Out" – 12:00
      • Show Is Actually From Recorded at the Fillmore East, NYC - November 13, 1970 according to the Official Frank Zappa Website ***

At the Circus[edit]

All tracks on At the Circus were recorded at Circus Krone, Munich on September 8, 1978, except tracks 6 and 7, recorded for VPRO TV, Uddel, Netherlands June 18, 1970.

  1. "A Pound for a Brown (On the Bus)" – 2:15
  2. "Baby Snakes" – 2:05
  3. "Dancin' Fool" – 3:15
  4. "Easy Meat" – 4:39
  5. "Honey, Don't You Want a Man Like Me?" – 4:32
  6. "Mother People" – 2:40
  7. "Wonderful Wino" – 5:41
  8. "Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?" – 2:21
  9. "Seal Call Fusion Music" – 3:12
  10. "Bobby Brown Goes Down" – 2:53
  11. "I'm On Duty" – 1:52
  12. "Conehead" – 5:31

Swiss Cheese/Fire![edit]

Swiss Cheese and Fire! were initially produced as two separate bootlegs. Both were recorded at the same show at Casino, Montreux, Switzerland on December 4, 1971 that inspired Deep Purple's song "Smoke on the Water". Swiss Cheese comprises tracks 1 to 5 and Fire! tracks 6 to 11.

  1. "Zanti Serenade" – 14:21
  2. "Peaches En Regalia" – 3:27
  3. "Tears Began to Fall/She Painted Up Her Face/Half-a-Dozen Provocative Squats" – 5:59
  4. "Call Any Vegetable" – 9:55
  5. "Anyway the Wind Blows" – 3:44
  6. "Magdalena/Dog Breath" – 9:49
  7. "Sofa" – 18:06
  8. "A Pound for a Brown (On the Bus)" – 7:07
  9. "Wonderful Wino/Sharleena/Cruisin' for Burgers" – 12:37
  10. "King Kong" – 1:24
  11. "Fire!" – 1:55

Our Man in Nirvana[edit]

Our Man in Nirvana, Fullerton, California November 8, 1968.

  1. "Feet Light Up" – 1:16
  2. "Bacon Fat" (Andre Williams) – 4:58
  3. "A Pound for a Brown (On the Bus)" – 8:26
  4. "Sleeping in a Jar" – 17:16
  5. "The Wild Man Fischer Story" (Larry Fischer) – 3:28
  6. "I'm the Meany" (Fischer) – 2:02
  7. "Valarie" (Clarence Lewis, Bobby Robinson) – 2:17
  8. "King Kong" – 30:59

Conceptual Continuity[edit]

Conceptual Continuity was recorded at Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan November 19, 1976.

  1. "Stink-foot/Dirty Love/Wind Up Workin' in a Gas Station" – 17:58
  2. "The Torture Never Stops/City of Tiny Lites" – 21:09

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, L. (2011). "Beat the Boots!, Vol. 2 - Frank Zappa | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 

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