The Torture Never Stops

May 29th 2008
The Torture Never Stops

Format: DVD 9 Dual Layer - 4:3 Screen Format - NTSC - All Regions - American English - Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Total Running Time: 2 hours
Edited, performed & music composed & conducted by Frank Zappa.
Filmed live at: The Palladium, NYC on October 31, 1981 (early & late shows) 
  • Black Napkins
  • Montana
  • Easy Meat
  • Beauty Knows No Pain
  • Charlie's Enormous Mouth
  • Fine Girl
  • Teen-Age Wind
  • Harder Than Your Husband
  • Bamboozled By Love
  • We're Turning Again
  • Alien Orifice
  • Flakes
  • Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
  • You Are What You Is
  • Mudd Club
  • The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
  • Dumb All Over
  • Heavenly Bank Account
  • Suicide Chump
  • Jumbo Go Away
  • Stevie’s Spanking
  • The Torture Never Stops
  • Strictly Genteel
  • The Illinois Enema Bandit
DVD Extras:
  • Teen-age Prostitute (early show) 2:29
  • City Of Tiny Lights (late show) 8:12
  • You Are What You Is (Original Videoclip, 1981) 4:22
Editorial Supervisor: Frank Zappa
Music performed by:
Frank Zappa—guitar, vocal
Ray White—guitar, vocal
Tommy Mars—keyboards, vocal
Scott Thunes—bass, vocal
Chad Wackerman—drums
Ed Mann—percussion, vocal
Bobby Martin—keyboards, sax, vocal
Steve Vai—guitar, vocal
Produced by:
Bill Boggs
Richard Baker
Directed by:
Clark Santee
Lighting director—Jim Tetlow
Associate producer—Karen McLaughlin
Music associate—Dee Santee
Technical supervisor—Mark Schubin
Engineering consultant—Malachy Wienges
Production manager—Marty Maloney
Stage manager—Keith Kevan
Engineer-in-charge—Ed Levine
Technical director—Paul Stiegelbauer
Music audio mixer—Mark Pinske
Production audio mixer—Mike Shoskes
Audio assistant—Mel Becker
Video—Paul Ranieri
Camera—Juan Barrera, Peter Blank, John Feher, Ron Leacock, Mike Lieberman, Jake Ostroff
Videotape operator—Rennie Dicuia
Gaffer—Chip Foody
Utility—Rick Anderson, Andy Burnaford
Electronic Graphics—Barry Fialk
Production assistants—Sabina Barach, Susan Franks
Production facilities—Unitel Production Services, Inc.
Videotape editor—Terry Greene
Assistant videotape editor—Ron Menzies
For Intercontinental Absurdities:
Bennett Glotzer—associate producer
Alan Santos—production manager
Coy Featherstone—lighting director
Mark Pinske, George Douglas, Bob Stone—sound
Chuck Eldridge on Jack Daniels
David Robb—towel boy and Kosher guitars
Larry Griffith—industrial tenderness
Thomas Nordegg—gadgets
John Smothers—iron sausage
Wartoke Concern—public relations
All music composed and arranged by Frank Zappa
Special thanks to The Palladium, New York City
© Copyright 1982 Boggs/Baker Productions Inc. and Frank Zappa
DVD ordainment & a/d/d art direction: Gail Zappa
Vaultage vaultmeisterment: Joe Travers
Art design & renderment: Keith Lawler
Liner notes: Scott Thunes
Production management: Melanie Starks
DVD development: New York DVD
Encoding/authoring: Brian Brodeur
Menu design: Galo Morales