The Official FZ 88 Discography

 

Broadway The Hard Way

 

Official Release #53. Originally Released: 25 October 1988

 

Tracklisting:

 

01. Elvis Has Just Left The Building (2:24)
02. Planet Of The Baritone Women (2:48)
03. Any Kind Of Pain (5:42)
04. Dickie’s Such An Asshole (5:45)
05. When The Lie’s So Big (3:38)
06. Rhymin’ Man (3:50)
07. Promiscuous (2:02)
08. The Untouchables (2:26)
09. Why Don’t You Like Me? (2:57)
10. Bacon Fat (1:29)
11. Stolen Moments (2:58)
12. Murder By Numbers (5:37)
13. Jezebel Boy (2:27)
14. Outside Now (7:49)
15. Hot Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel (6:40)
16. What Kind Of Girl? (3:16)
17. Jesus Thinks You’re A Jerk (9:16)

 

Notes: Album originally released on vinyl and cassette in October 1988 minus tracks 9-16, but with an additional ‘confinement loaf’ intro rap at the start of Dickie’s Such An Asshole from the 12 February Philadelphia show. Expanded CD version released 25 May 1989.

 

The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life

 

Official Release #55. Originally Released: 16 April 1991

 

Tracklisting:

 

DISC 1

 

01. Heavy Duty Judy (6:04)
02. Ring Of Fire (2:00)
03. Cosmik Debris (4:32)
04. Find Her Finer (2:42)
05. Who Needs The Peace Corps? (2:40)
06. I Left My Heart In San Francisco (0:36)
07. Zomby Woof (5:41)
08. Bolero (5:19)
09. Zoot Allures (7:07)
10. Mr. Green Genes (3:40)
11. Florentine Pogen (7:11)
12. Andy (5:51)
13. Inca Roads (8:19)
14. Sofa #1 (2:49)

DISC 2

 

01. Purple Haze (2:27)
02. Sunshine Of Your Love (2:30)
03. Let’s Move To Cleveland (5:51)
04. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (0:46)
05. “Godfather Part II” Theme (0:30)
06. A Few Moments With Brother A. West (4:01)
07. The Torture Never Stops Part One (5:20)
08. Theme From “Bonanza” (0:28)
09. Lonesome Cowboy Burt (Swaggart Version) (4:54)
10. The Torture Never Stops Part Two (10:47)
11. More Trouble Every Day (Swaggart Version) (5:28)
12. Penguin In Bondage (Swaggart Version) (5:05)
13. The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue (9:18)
14. Stairway To Heaven (9:20)

 

Notes: Some European releases of this album omitted Bolero because the estate of Maurice Ravel objected to Zappa’s treatment of the song. In Japan, the album featured different artwork by Cal Schenkel (used worldwide for the 1995 reissue, because Zappa had used a band picture on the original US and European version without the photographer’s permission).

 

You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 4

 

Official Release #56. Originally Released: 14 June 1991

 

Tracklisting:

 

DISC 1

 

14. Take Me Out To The Ball Game (3:01)
15. Filthy Habits (5:39)

 

Make A Jazz Noise Here

 

Official Release #57. Originally Released: 4 June 1991

 

Tracklisting:

 

DISC 1

 

01. Stink-Foot (7:39)
02. When Yuppies Go To Hell (13:28)
03. Fire And Chains (5:04)
04. Let’s Make The Water Turn Black (1:36)
05. Harry, You’re A Beast (0:47)
06. The Orange County Lumber Truck (0:41)
07. Oh No (4:43)
08. Theme From Lumpy Gravy (1:11)
09. Eat That Question (1:54)
10. Black Napkins (6:56)
11. Big Swifty (11:12)
12. King Kong (13:04)
13. Star Wars Won’t Work (3:40)

 

DISC 2

 

01. The Black Page (New Age Version) (6:45)
02. T’Mershi Duween (1:42)
03. Dupree’s Paradise (8:34)
04. City Of Tiny Lights (8:01)
05. Royal March From “L’Histoire Du Soldat” (0:59)
06. Theme From The Bartok Piano Concerto #3 (0:43)
07. Sinister Footwear 2nd mvt. (6:39)
08. Stevie’s Spanking (4:25)
09. Alien Orifice (4:15)
10. Cruisin’ For Burgers (8:27)
11. Advance Romance (7:43)
12. Strictly Genteel (6:36)

 

Note: Some European releases of this album omitted Royal March From “L’Histoire Du Soldat” and Theme From The Bartok Piano Concerto #3 due to concerns that the families of Stravinsky or Bartok might object to Zappa’s treatment of these pieces. They didn’t.

 

You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 6

 

Official Release #59. Originally Released: 10 July 1992

 

Tracklisting:

 

DISC 1

 

06. Honey, Don’t You Want A Man Like Me? (4:01)
15. Make A Sex Noise (3:09)

 

DISC 2

 

05. We’re Turning Again (4:56)
06. Alien Orifice (4:16)
07. Catholic Girls (4:04)
08. Crew Slut (5:33)
12. Lonesome Cowboy Nando (5:09)

 

Notes: The coda for Alien Orifice is from an unknown 88 source, but the remainder is from a 1981 performance. Lonesome Cowboy Nando is from the final 9 June Genoa show, intercut with a performance from 1971 featuring Jimmy Carl Black.

 

Trance-Fusion

 

Official Release #79. Released: 7 November 2006

 

Tracklisting:

 

01. Chunga’s Revenge (7:01)
04. A Cold Dark Matter (3:31)
07. Scratch & Sniff (3:56)
08. Trance-Fusion (4:19)
09. Gorgo (2:41)
11. Soul Polka (3:17)
13. After Dinner Smoker (4:45)
15. Finding Higgs’ Boson (3:41)
16. Bavarian Sunset (4:00)

 

Notes: This is an album of Zappa’s ‘air sculptures’: A Cold Dark Matter is a guitar solo taken from an 88 performance of Inca Roads; Scratch & Sniff from City Of Tiny Lites; Trance-Fusion from Marque-son’s Chicken; Gorgo and After Dinner Smoker from The Torture Never Stops; Soul Polka from Oh No; Finding Higg’s Boson from Hot Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel; and Bavarian Sunset from Loops, a jam with Dweezil.

 

The Frank Zappa AAAFRNAA Birthday Bundle

 

Exclusive download from iTunes. Released: 21 December 2006

 

Tracklisting:

 

04. Bamboozled By Love (5:41)

 

Note: Unlike the material edited together by Frank, this posthumous release contained a complete performance from the 8 May Wein show.

 

The Frank Zappa AAAFRNAAA Birthday Bundle

 

Exclusive download from iTunes. Released: 21 December 2008

 

Tracklisting:

 

02. More Trouble Every Day (5:48)
05. America The Beautiful (3:35)

 

Note: Unlike the material edited together by Frank, this posthumous release contained complete performances from the 8 May Wein and 25 March Uniondale shows.

 

Beat The Boots III - Disc Two

 

Exclusive download from AmazonMP3 and iTunes. Released: 25 January 2009

 

Tracklisting:

 

12. I Am the Walrus (03:43)
13. America the Beautiful (03:16)

 

Note: This posthumously released 'official bootleg' contained complete performances of two 'Broadway' songs, from the 13 March Springfield and 12 March Burlington shows.

 

The FRANK ZAPPA aaafnraaaa Birthday Bundle

 

Exclusive download from iTunes. Released: 21 December 2010

 

Tracklisting:

 

07. My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama (3:34)
12. Stairway To Heaven (10:10)

 

Note: Unlike the material edited together by Frank, this posthumous release contained complete performances from the 21 March Syracuse and 9 March Buffalo shows.

 

The FRANK ZAPPA AAAFNRAAAAAM Birthday Bundle

 

Exclusive download from iTunes. Released: 21 December 2011

 

Tracklisting:

 

09. Peaches (Vienna 88) (2:50)

 

Notes: Unlike the material edited together by Frank, this posthumous release contained a complete performance from the 8 May Stadhall show. Despite Frank singling out Ike Willis’ contribution to the “1988 Deluxe Version of Peaches En Regalia” in The Real Frank Zappa Book, for reasons unknown Ike is not officially listed as one of the players on this particular rendition.