A Token Of His Extreme

June 4th 2013
A Token Of His Extreme

Recorded on August 27, 1974 at KCET in Hollywood, A TOKEN OF HIS EXTREME features Frank Zappa with five incredibly talented band members for this extravaganza of live music. 
The line-up exists of Frank Zappa guitar, percussion, vocals; George Duke keyboards, finger cymbals, tambourine, vocals; Napoleon Murphy Brock sax, vocals; Ruth Underwood percussion; Tom Fowler bass; Chester Thompson drums. 
Catalog #: ZR 20015 

Format: DVD - 4:3 Screen Format - NTSC - All Regions - American English - Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Total Running Time: 47:54
Edited, performed & music composed & conducted by Frank Zappa.
The Mothers Of Invention:
FZ—guitar, percussion, vocals
Napoleon Murphy Brock—sax, vocals
George Duke—keyboards, finger cymbals, tambourine, vocals
Ruth Underwood—percussion
Tom Fowler—bass
Chester Thompson—drums
1. "The Dog Breath Variations / Uncle Meat" 4:02
2. "Montana" 6:44
3. "Earl Of Duke" 5:49
4. "Florentine Pogen" 11:08
5. "Stink-Foot" 3:58
6. "Pygmy Twylyte" 7:47
7. "Room Service" 12:12
8. "Inca Roads" 9:51
9. "Oh No / Son Of Orange County" 7:10
10. "More Trouble Every Day" 7:17
11. "A Token Of My Extreme" 1:25 
Stereo Mixes Produced by Frank Zappa with Kerry McNabb at Paramount Studios, 1974.
Mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering, 2009 

"This was put together with my own money and my own time and it's been offered to television networks and to syndication and it has been steadfastly rejected by the American television industry. It has been shown in primetime in France and Switzerland, with marvelous results. It's probably one of the finest pieces of video work that any human being has ever done. I did it myself. And the animation that you're gonna see in this was done by a guy named Bruce Bickford, and I hope he is watching the show, because it's probably the first time that a lot of people in America got a chance to see it."
- FZ appearing on the Mike Douglas Show, 1976