October 30th 2007


  • Intro Intros
  • The Grand Wazoo
  • Approximate
  • Big Swifty
  • “Ulterior Motive”
  • The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary: Movement I
  • The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary: Movement II
  • The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary: Movement III
  • The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary: Movement IV
  • Penis Dimension
  • Variant I Processional March

Boston Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts - 24 September 1972

Official Release #82 
Catalog Number: VR 2007-2
Musics Composed, Arranged & Conducted by Frank Zappa
Audience by Boston, MA 

FZ: guitar and white stick with cork handle
Tony Duran: slide guitar 
Ian Underwood: piano and synthesizer
Dave Parlato: bass 
Jerry Kessler: electric cello
Jim Gordon: electric drums
Mike Altschul: piccolo, bass clarinet and other winds
Jay Migliori: flute, tenor sax and other winds
Earle Dumler: oboe, contrabass sarrusophone and other winds
Ray Reed: clarinet, tenor sax and other winds
Charles Owens: soprano sax, alto sax and other winds
Joann McNab: bassoon
Malcolm McNab: trumpet in D
Sal Marquez: trumpet in Bb
Tom Malone: trumpet in Bb, also tuba
Glenn Ferris: trombone and euphonium
Kenny Shroyer: trombone and baritone horn
Bruce Fowler: trombone of the upper atmosphere
Tom Raney: vibes and electric percussion
Ruth Underwood: marimba and electric percussion


This concert was recorded live at Boston Music Hall in Boston, Massachusetts on 24 September 1972. The leaves were gold. FZ was just 31 years of age. Absurdly, this is our third Vaulternative live concert recording (see/hear FZ:OZ, BUFFALO). The medium was ¼” 2-track tape (Scotch), at 7 ½ ips. These stereo masters were digitally transferred from FZ’s Ampex ATR 100 deck into Nuendo at 96 K 24 bit by Joe Travers using Euphonix AM 713 Converters – in April, 2007. We can go on dreaming of that Golden Day, but this concert had a slightly different original dynamic in that "Big Swifty" followed "Greggery Peccary." Due to disc space we resequenced the program to maintain the integrity of the performance. And speaking of integrity, but for the charts and the hearts of the men and women who performed them under the baton of Frank Zappa, this might not even have been a one shot deal. Top studio players don’t tour – well, not in those days. This is an exemplary exception to that rule. The proof of course, is that they are all exceptional – as is the Music. Remember the fountain is not far away...