Beat the Boots III

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Beat the Boots III is a set of digitally downloadable albums by Frank Zappa. It compiles bootleg recordings which were previously available illegally, released by Zappa Records in 2009 as part of the Zappas' campaign to dissuade Frank Zappa fans from buying illegal recordings of his concerts.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

(MP3 Download, Zappa Records, January 25, 2009)

  1. Vpro Intro (0:24) – Frank Zappa (VPRO, 1971)
  2. Status Back Baby (1:19) – Pal Recording Studio, Cucamonga, CA, Fall 1963
  3. Ned the Mumbler (1:46) – Studio Z, Cucamonga, CA, c. 1964
  4. Toads of the Short Forest (1:48) – Studio Z, Cucamonga, CA, c. 1964
  5. In Memorium, Hieronymus Bosch (5:02) – From the Bitter End, October 15, 1967
  6. Oh, in the Sky (2:27) – Colour Me Pop, October 23, 1968
  7. Directly from My Heart to You (Richard Penniman) (5:45) – Olympic Auditorium, LA, March 7, 1970
  8. Twinkle Tits (10:09) – Olympic Auditorium, LA, March 7, 1970
  9. T'Mershi Duween (2:18) – Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 1, 1975
  10. Black Napkins (4:31) – The Mike Douglas Show, October 28, 1976
  11. Dong Work for Yuda (2:54) – February, 1977
  12. Mo's Vacation (4:09) – Poughkeepsie, NY, September 21, 1978
  13. The Black Page #2 (2:58) – Poughkeepsie, NY, September 21, 1978
  14. Suicide Chump (9:11) – Stony Brook, NY, October 15, 1978

Original bootleg appearances: tracks 1-14 from Apocrypha, tracks 2-4 also from I Was a Teenage Maltshop, tracks 9-10 also from Zut Alors.

Disc two[edit]

(MP3 Download, Zappa Records, January 25, 2009)

  1. Heavy Duty Judy (4:40) – Pittsburgh, PA, November 13, 1980
  2. Pick Me, I'm Clean (3:31) – studio rehearsal, c. July-August, 1980
  3. Teen-age Wind (3:06) – studio rehearsal, c. July-August, 1980
  4. Harder Than Yer Husband (2:32) – studio rehearsal, c. July-August, 1980
  5. Bamboozled by Love (3:07) – studio rehearsal, c. July-August, 1980
  6. Falling in Love Is a Stupid Habit (1:45) – home demo, June 1, 1981
  7. This Is My Story (1:21) – Ritz, NYC, November 17, 1981
  8. Whipping Post (Gregg Allman) (6:26) – Ritz, NYC, November 17, 1981
  9. Clownz on Velvet (5:55) – Ritz, NYC, November 17, 1981
  10. In France (3:53) – Los Angeles, CA, July 22, 1984
  11. Broken Hearts Are for Assholes (5:47) – Santa Monica, CA, December 11, 1981
  12. I Am the Walrus (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) (3:40) – Springfield, MA, March 13, 1988
  13. America the Beautiful (Katherine Lee Bates, Samuel Augustus Ward) (3:15) – Burlington, VT, March 12, 1988
  14. America Drinks & Goes Home (0:51) – unknown location, c. 1967-1968
  15. Studebacher Hoch (from Billy the Mountain) (6:07) – unknown location, 1971
  16. Don't Fuck Around (from Billy the Mountain) (1:32) – unknown location, 1971
  17. Too on the Town (0:22) – unknown date and location
  18. Truck Driver Divorce (1:26) – unknown location, 1982

Original bootleg appearances: tracks 1-13 from Apocrypha, tracks 14-18 from Randomonium.

Disc Three[edit]

(MP3 Download, Zappa Records, January 31, 2009)

  1. The World's Greatest Sinner (11:58) – original soundtrack, November-December, 1961
  2. Spontaneous Minimalist Composition (2:00) – Berkeley, CA, June 16, 1984
  3. Sinister Footwear (26:08) – Berkeley, CA, June 16, 1984
  4. The Black Page (2:05) – Keyboard Magazine, Soundpage #29, February 1987
  5. Pedro's Dowry (8:27) – Berkeley, CA, June 16, 1984
  6. None of the Above (6:29) – The Kronos Quartet, Los Angeles, CA, April 19, 1985

Original bootleg appearances: tracks 1-4 from Apocrypha, track 5 from Return of the Son of Serious Music, track 6 from Randomonium.

Disc Four[edit]

(MP3 Download, Zappa Records, January 31, 2009)

  1. The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbeque (10:15) – Appleton, WI, May 23, 1969
  2. Hungry Freaks, Daddy (3:39) – Appleton, WI, May 23, 1969
  3. The Wild Man Fischer Story (Wild Man Fischer) (3:39) – Fullerton, CA, November 8, 1968
  4. I'm the Meany (Wild Man Fischer) (1:36) – Fullerton, CA, November 8, 1968
  5. Bacon Fat (Andre Williams, Dorothy Brown) (3:50) – Fullerton, CA, November 8, 1968
  6. King Kong (29:15) – Fullerton, CA, November 8, 1968

Original bootleg appearances: tracks 1-6 from Pigs & Repugnant.

Disc Five[edit]

(MP3 Download, Zappa Records, February 1, 2009)

  1. The Return of the Hunchback Duke (8:39) – Appleton, WI, May 23, 1969
  2. Help, I'm a Rock (5:20) – Appleton, WI, May 23, 1969
  3. What It Was (10:10) – Appleton, WI, May 23, 1969
  4. Medley: Son of Mr. Green Genes/King Kong/Chunga's Revenge (21:25) – Arlington, TX, March 11, 1973
  5. Watts (5:19) – Gothenburg, Sweden, September 25, 1974
  6. Penguin In Bondage (5:12) – Los Angeles, CA, December, 1973
  7. T'Mershi Duween (1:52) – Los Angeles, CA, December, 1973
  8. The Dog Breath Variations (1:47) – Los Angeles, CA, December, 1973
  9. Uncle Meat (2:34) – Los Angeles, CA, December, 1973
  10. Rondo Hattom on Guitar (5:13) – Passaic, NJ, November 8, 1974

Original bootleg appearances: tracks 1-3 from Son of Pigs & Repugnant, tracks 4-5 from Zut Alors, tracks 6-10 from The Rondo Hatton Band; tracks 6-9 also from Around the World.

Disc Six[edit]

(MP3 Download, Zappa Records, February 2, 2009)

  1. Ride My Face to Chicago (3:16) – 1984
  2. I'm the Slime (4:25) – 1984
  3. Be in My Video (3:23) – 1984
  4. He's So Gay (2:27) – 1984
  5. Cocksucker's Ball (1:03) – 1984
  6. WPLJ ([Luther McDaniels, Ray Dobard) (1:37) – 1984
  7. What's New in Baltimore? (2:49) – 1984
  8. Hot Plate Heaven at the Green Hotel (3:21) – 1984
  9. Carol You Fool (3:58) – 1984
  10. Chana in the Bushwap (3:57) – 1984
  11. Kreega Bundola (15:14) – 1984
  12. I'm the Slime (3:13) – Saturday Night Live, December 11, 1976
  13. The Purple Lagoon (3:52) – Saturday Night Live, December 11, 1976
  14. Peaches en Regalia (3:23) – Saturday Night Live, December 11, 1976
  15. Dancin' Fool (3:56) – Saturday Night Live, October 21, 1978
  16. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing (3:33) – Saturday Night Live, October 21, 1978
  17. St. Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast (4:17) – Saturday Night Live, October 21, 1978

Original bootleg appearance: tracks 1-11 from Big Mother Is Watching You, tracks 12-17 from Chalk Pie.

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