Roxy & Elsewhere

September 10th 1974
Roxy & Elsewhere


  • Penguin In Bondage - Live/1974
  • Pygmy Twylyte - Live At The Roxy, Hollywood/1973
  • Dummy Up - Live At The Roxy, Hollywood/1973
  • Village Of The Sun - Live At The Roxy, Hollywood/1973
  • Echidna's Arf (Of You) - Live At The Roxy, Hollywood/1973
  • Don't You Ever Wash That Thing? - Live At The Roxy, Hollywood/1973
  • Cheepnis - Live At The Roxy, Hollywood/1973
  • Son Of Orange County - Live/1974
  • More Trouble Every Day - Live/1974
  • Be-Bop Tango (Of The Old Jazzmen's Church) - Live At The Roxy, Hollywood/1973

Official Release #19
Catalog Number: ZR 3852
Produced & Conducted by Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa—lead guitar, vocals
George Duke—keyboards, synthesizer, vocals
Tom Fowler—bass
Ruth Underwood—percussion
Jeff Simmons—rhythm guitar, vocals
Don Preston—synthesizer
Bruce Fowler—trombone, dancing (?)
Walt Fowler—trumpet
Napoleon Murphy Brock—tenor sax, flute, lead vocals
Ralph Humphrey—drums
Chester Thompson—drums
(additional back-up vocals on Cheepnis
by Debbi, Lynn, Ruben, George & Froggy)

Digitally remastered 1990 for UMRK by Stephen Marcussen, Precision Mastering L.A.
Design & Graphics by Cal Schenkel
Cover Photography by Sherwin Tilton
Liner Photography by Sherwin Tilton, Coy Featherston & Steve Magedoff

Most of the material in this double set was recorded Dec. 10, 11 & 12, 1973, at The Roxy, Hollywood. Other portions were extracted from road tapes (4-track 15 -ips masters) of show #2, Mothers Day, 1974, at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, and the recent gymnasium extravaganza at Edinboro State College, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, May 8, 1974.

Some of the material has been overdubbed (Bolic Studios & Paramount Studios, Hollywood), but all basic tracks are live. The Roxy remote recording was done by Wally Heider (16-track 30-ips), engineered by Kerry McNabb (who also is responsible for the re-mix on the whole album). The engineer for the road tapes was Bill Hennigh. None of the road material has been overdubbed.