Does Humor Belong in Music? (album)
|Does Humor Belong in Music?|
|Live album by Frank Zappa|
|Released||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. This is Official Release #45.
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.
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|
|8.||"WPLJ" (Ray Dobard)||1:31|
|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
- Scott Thunes – bass guitar
- Chad Wackerman – drums
- Dweezil Zappa – lead guitar on "Whipping Post"
- 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