You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3

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You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3
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Live album by Frank Zappa
Released November 13, 1989
Recorded Various recordings from December 10, 1971 – December 23, 1984
Genre Comedy rock, hard rock, progressive rock, art rock
Length 135:03
Label Rykodisc
Producer Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa chronology
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Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 is a double disc collection of live recordings by Frank Zappa, spanning from December 10, 1971 to December 23, 1984. It was released in 1989 (see 1989 in music).

"Sharleena" had been previously issued as a flexi disc in Guitar Player magazine. All the songs on disc one are by the 1984 band (except for brief segments of "Drowning Witch" edited in from the 1982 tour). Disc two includes performances from various years including a section of "King Kong" taken from the December 10, 1971 Rainbow Theatre concert, performed shortly before Zappa was pushed from the stage by an audience member. Zappa's liner notes state that after he played his solo the attack happened "moments later," but in his autobiography he wrote (consistent with the memories of other band members)[2] that the incident took place after the band had finished its encore, a cover of the Beatles song "I Want to Hold Your Hand".[3]

The album contains performances of "Cocaine Decisions" and "Nig Biz" from a concert in Palermo, Italy on July 14, 1982. During "Cocaine Decisions", an audience riot began and police shot tear gas into the auditorium.[4] A canister can be heard triggering near the stage, and between songs, Zappa and roadie Massimo Bassoli are heard attempting to calm the crowd down. Zappa was later reported stating, "We played for an hour and a half with tear-gas in our face and everything else, and when it was all over we went off stage and we were trapped inside this place."

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Frank Zappa except where noted.

Disc one
No. Title Length
1. "Sharleena" 8:54
2. "Bamboozled by Love" (Frank Zappa, Trevor Rabin, Trevor Horn, Jon Anderson, Chris Squire; includes the guitar riff from "Owner of a Lonely Heart") 6:06
3. "Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up" 2:52
4. "Advance Romance" 6:58
5. "Bobby Brown Goes Down" 2:44
6. "Keep It Greasey" 3:30
7. "Honey, Don't You Want a Man Like Me?" 4:16
8. "In France" 3:01
9. "Drowning Witch" 9:22
10. "Ride My Face to Chicago" 4:22
11. "Carol, You Fool" 4:06
12. "Chana in de Bushwop" (Frank Zappa, Diva Zappa) 4:52
13. "Joe's Garage" 2:20
14. "Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?" 3:07
Disc two
No. Title Length
1. "Dickie's Such an Asshole" 10:08
2. "Hands with a Hammer" (Terry Bozzio) 3:18
3. "Zoot Allures" 6:09
4. "Society Pages" 2:32
5. "I'm a Beautiful Guy" 1:54
6. "Beauty Knows No Pain" 2:55
7. "Charlie's Enormous Mouth" 3:39
8. "Cocaine Decisions" 3:14
9. "Nig Biz" 4:58
10. "King Kong" 24:32
11. "Cosmik Debris" 5:14



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  2. ^ Kaylan, Howard; Jeff Tamarkin (2013). Shell Shocked. Backbeat Books. p. 165. ISBN 978-1-61780-846-3. 
  3. ^ Zappa, Frank; Peter Occhiogrosso (1989). The Real Frank Zappa Book (First Touchstone Edition 1999 ed.). Touchstone. p. 114. ISBN 0-671-70572-5. 
  4. ^ Frank Zappa: the negative dialectics of poodle play - Ben Watson - Google Books. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 

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