Does Humor Belong in Music? (album)
|Does Humor Belong in Music?|
|Live album by Frank Zappa|
January 27, 1986|
May 16, 1995 (reissue)
|Recorded||October 8, 1984 – December 23, 1984|
|Genre||Comedy rock, hard rock, progressive rock, art rock|
|Frank Zappa chronology|
Cover for the 1995 reissue, by Cal Schenkel.
Does Humor Belong in Music? is a live album by Frank Zappa.
The only authorized (by Zappa) EMI CD, It features concert recordings from October–December 1984. It was the first album by Zappa to be released on CD only (although it was bootlegged on vinyl for listeners who did not own CD players). In 1995, it was reissued by Rykodisc in an extremely remixed form, with significantly improved dynamic range and new artwork. The 1995 edition includes an extra minute of percussion effects during "Let's Move to Cleveland" that had been excised from the EMI edition. In 2012 the album was reissued as a part the Zappa Reissue Program. It was a part of "The 4th set of 12" released on October 30th, 2012 and featured the original artwork without the white stain in the bottom left.
A home video (later reissued on DVD) of the same name was released. "Zoot Allures", "Tinsel Town Rebellion", "Trouble Every Day" and "Whipping Post" appear on both, but are different performances. Fragments of "Hot-Plate Heaven" also appear in the video (with only the verses of the song left intact). The cover art of the original CD release and video release, however, are the same.
All tracks by Frank Zappa except as noted.
|3.||"Trouble Every Day"||5:31|
|4.||"Penguin in Bondage"||6:45|
|5.||"Hot-Plate Heaven at the Green Hotel"||6:43|
|6.||"What's New in Baltimore"||4:48|
|7.||"Cock-Suckers' Ball"||Traditional, arr. Frank Zappa||1:05|
|9.||"Let's Move to Cleveland"||15:43|
|10.||"Whipping Post"||Gregg Allman||8:23|
- Frank Zappa – lead guitar, vocals
- Ray White – rhythm guitar, vocals
- Ike Willis – rhythm guitar, vocal
- Bobby Martin – keyboards, saxophone, vocal, french horn
- Allan Zavod – keyboards, solo on "Cleveland"
- Scott Thunes – bass guitar
- Chad Wackerman – drums, solo on "Cleveland"
- Dweezil Zappa – lead guitar on "Whipping Post"
- Frank Zappa - producer, arranger
- Mark Pinske - recording engineer
- Thom Ehle - recording engineer
- Bob Stone - remix engineer
- Ebet Roberts - cover photography
- Mark Matsuno - design
- Cal Schenkel - cover for 1995 CD
- Couture, F. (2011). "Does Humor Belong in Music? - Frank Zappa | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
- Info for Does Humor Belong in Music? at the Zappa Patio