You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 4

June 14th 1991
You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 4


  • Little Rubber Girl
  • Stick Together
  • My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama
  • Willie The Pimp
  • Montana
  • Brown Moses
  • The Evil Prince
  • Approximate
  • Love Of My Life Mudd Club Version
  • Let's Move To Cleveland Solos (1984)
  • You Call That Music?
  • Pound For A Brown Solos (1978)
  • The Black Page (1984)
  • Take Me Out To The Ball Game
  • Filthy Habits
  • The Torture Never Stops - Original Version
  • Church Chat - Original Version
  • Stevie's Spanking - Original Version
  • Outside Now - Original Version
  • Disco Boy - Original Version
  • Teen-Age Wind - Original Version
  • Truck Driver Divorce - Original Version
  • Florentine Pogen - Original Version
  • Tiny Sick Tears - Original Version
  • Smell My Beard - Original Version
  • The Booger Man - Original Version
  • Carolina Hard Core Ecstasy - Original Version
  • Are You Upset? - Original Version
  • Little Girl Of Mine - Original Version
  • The Closer You Are - Original Version
  • Johnny Darling - Original Version
  • No, No Cherry - Original Version
  • The Man From Utopia - Original Version
  • Mary Lou - Original Version

Official Release #56
Originally Released: June 14, 1991
Produced, arranged, compiled and edited by FRANK ZAPPA 
Engineering supervision for the entire series: BOB STONE 
Art direction by FZ:gz

This series has taken more than 20 years to put together. It provides a comprehensive collection of unreleased live material (absolutely no overdubs), beginning with the earliest tapes  (7½ ips analog two-track), up to the most recent material from the 1988 big-band tour (48 track digital).

Great care has been taken to ensure the best audio quality, however, some early selections by the original Mothers Of Invention, though not exactly “hi-fi,” have been included for the amusement of those fetishists who still believe that the only “good” material was performed by that particular group. (Comparison to the performances of some of the later ensembles should finally put an end to that quaint fantasy.)

Any band from any year can be (and often is) edited to the performance of any other band from any other year–sometimes in the middle of a song. The selections were chosen as answers to these hypothetical questions:
(1) Is this the best recorded version of THIS SONG by THIS BAND?
(2) Is there some “folkloric” significance to the performance?
(3) Is it a premiere recording?
(4) Is it a “one-time-only” performance of an improvised event?
(5) Is there a good solo in it?
(6) Will it give “Conceptual Continuity Clues” to the hard-core maniacs with a complete record collection?
(7) Does the inclusion of the song help the stylistic flow of the album sequence by providing contrast or relief?
(8) Is there film or video tape of the performance?
We hope you enjoy “YOU CAN’T DO THAT ON STAGE ANYMORE” Volume Four and will eventually find time to hear the entire collection.
Thank you.

The “YOU CAN’T DO THAT ON STAGE ANYMORE” Series is dedicated to the musicians who play on it, and to the listeners who have appreciated them for the last 25 years.