Zappa In New York

March 3rd 1978
Zappa Records
Titties & Beer
456
Cruisin' For Burgers
553
I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth
212
Punky's Whips
651
Honey, Don't You Want A Man Like Me?
251
The Illinois Enema Bandit
765
I'm The Slime
264
Pound For A Brown
221
Manx Needs Women
111
The Black Page Drum Solo/Black Page #1
231
Big Leg Emma
137
Sofa
176
Black Page #2
336
The Torture Never Stops
755
The Purple Lagoon/Approximate
1003

Official Release #23
Catalog Number: ZR 3856
Produced by: FZ
 
Musicians:
FZ: conductor, lead guitar, vocals 
Ray White: rhythm guitar, vocals 
Eddie Jobson: keyboards, violin, vocals 
Patrick O'Hearn: bass, vocals 
Terry Bozzio: drums, vocals 
Ruth Underwood: percussion, synthesizer, and various humanly impossible overdubs 
Don Pardo: sophisticated narration 
David Samuels: timpani, vibes 
Randy Brecker: trumpet 
Mike Brecker: tenor sax, flute 
Lou Marini: alto sax, flute 
Ronnie Cuber: baritone sax, clarinet 
Tom Malone: trombone, trumpet, piccolo 
 
John Bergamo: percussion overdubs 
Ed Mann: percussion overdubs 
Louanne Neill: osmotic harp overdub
 
 
The Palladium, NYC, December 26-29, 1976
Mix & overdubs: Record Pant, L.A.
NYC live remote engineer: Bob Liftin
NYC live concert mix: Davey Moire
Studio engineers (overdubs): Rick Smith, Davey Moire
Remote Recording Truck: Fedco
Studio: Record Pant, L.A.
Guitar modifications: Rex Bogue
Guitar special effects box: Claus Wiedemann
Package Design: John Williams
Cover Photo: Dweezil Zappa 
Other Photos: Gail Zappa
 
 
ABOUT THIS ALBUM . . .In 1976 we played for a cozy group of 27,500 deranged fanatics in New York City (13,500 for three shows at the Felt Forum at Halloween, and 14,000 for four shows at The Palladium the week between Christmas and New Year’s). All of these sold out concerts were promoted by Ron Delsener (who we hereby thank), and attended by some of the nicest people we have had the experience of playing for (who we also hereby thank). New York last Christmas is what made this album possible.