Roxy - The Movie

October 30th 2015
Eagle Vision/Honker Home Video

Frank Zappa's concerts at the Roxy Theatre in Holywood in December 1973 are legendary. Frank and the Mothers played three nights on December 8th, 9th & 10th and these shows formed the basis of the 'Roxy & Elsewhere' album that was released in 1974. However the performances were also filmed in 16mm and this footage has been sitting in the Zappa vault ever since. Now fully restored by the Zappa Family Trust this live concert film is being made available for the first time. It captures Frank and the Mothers at the height of their powers and includes material that is unique to these performances. This is a highly anticipated release for Zappa fans who have waited many years for the concert footage to finally be released.
 
Catalog #: ERBRD5257 
Format: Blu-ray - 16:9 Screen Format - NTSC - All Regions - American English - DTS-HD Master Audio, LPCM Stereo
Total Running Time: 116 mins approx.
 
Directed, Written, Music Composed & Performed by FRANK ZAPPA
 
Starring Frank Zappa & The Mothers existing of
Ruth Underwood, Ralph Humphrey, George Duke, Tom Fowler, Bruce Fowler, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Chester Thompson
 
Program: Blu-ray
1. Cosmik Debris 
2. Medley: Penguin In Bondage / T'Mershi Duween / The Dog Breath Variations / Uncle Meat / RDNZL 
3. Inca Roads 
4. Medley: Echidna's Arf (Of You) / Don't You Ever Wash That Thing / Cheepnis - Percussion 
5. Cheepnis 
6. Medley: I'm The Slime / Big Swifty 
7. Be-Bop Tango (Of The Old Jazzman's Church) 
8. Don't Eat The Yellow Snow 
9. Father O'Blivion
 
Program: CD
1. Something Terrible Has Happened... 
2. Cosmik Debris
3. Medley: Penguin In Bondage / T'Mershi Duween / The Dog Breath Variations / Uncle Meat / RDNZL
4. Medley: Echidna's Arf (Of You) / Don't You Ever Wash That Thing / Cheepnis - Percussion 
5. Cheepnis 
6. Be-Bop Tango (Of The Old Jazzman's Church)
 
 
 
Roxy, Los Angeles, CA
December 8-10, 1973
 
Produced by FZ, GZ, Ahmet Zappa & Jeff Stein
Edited & co-produced by John Albarian
Digital Restoration by Ben Satory
Post Production Coordinator Sid Patel
 
Film and Sound Crew: Camouflage Productions
Hand-held Camera: Barry Feinstein
 
Original 16-Track recordings produced by FZ with Kerry McNabb
Sound truck: Wally Heider Mobile
Mix and mastering by Bruce Botnick
Vaultmeisterment & music transfers by Joe Travers
 
Art of packaging by GZ, Michael Mesker & Ahmet Zappa
Liner notes by GZ & John Albarian
 
FZ—lead guitar, vocals
George Duke—keyboards, synthesizer, vocals
Tom Fowler—bass
Ruth Underwood—percussion
Bruce Fowler—trombone, dancing (?), vocals
Napoleon Murphy Brock—tenor sax, flute, lead vocals
Ralph Humphrey—drums
Chester Thompson—drums
 
Special Appearances by:
Pamela Des Barres
Carl Franzoni
Brenda
Joan Sloatman
Carl, Rick, Jane & Lana