The Mothers 1970

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Liner notes

The Mothers 1970

Cover Photo: Mirrorpix/Getty Images

Mirrorpix, retrieved June 14, 2020

The Mothers, 1970
[Spot the differences.]

Frank Zappa. Another American rock group hits London town: Frank Zappa and his outfit the Mothers of Invention are at present on tour in the U.K. next weekend they visit the Bath Pop Festival. Yesterday Sunday they saw some of the sights of London, which included a visit to the Round House Entertainment Centre in Camden town. The boys hail from Los Angeles: Frank Zappa (foreground), George Duke, Ian Underwood, Jeff Simmons, Mark Volman, Howard Kalen and Aynsley Dunbar. June 1970 70-5893-001

Image number: 00061459
Date created: 22/06/1970
Source: WATFORD
Copyright Notice: Mirrorpix
File size: 3976px x 2640px 30.0MB 33.7cm x 22.4cm (300dpi)
URL: https://www.mirrorpix.com/id/00061459

 

disc 1

1. Red Tubular Lighter

Edits

1.1. Red Tubular Lighter 1.9. Red Tubular Lighter (Unedited Master)
0:00-1:00 0:00-0:59
  0:59-1:23
1:00-1:23 1:23-1:46
  1:46-2:19
1:23-2:07 2:19-3:03
  3:03-3:09
2:07-2:18 3:09-3:20
  3:20-4:52
2:18-3:01 4:52-5:35
  5:35-7:25
3:01-4:14 7:25-8:38
  8:38-8:43
4:14-4:50 8:43-9:20
  9:20-9:22

 

2. Lola Steponsky

Andrew Greenaway, July 7, 2020

Just wondering if in the lyrics for Giraffe/Lola Steponsky, Harry Atley should be spelled Harry Atlee—there was a guy called Harry Atlee Burdette who was sent to the electric chair in 1951 for stomping a man to death. It's possible the young FZ read about the case?

 

3. Trident Chatter

Toodle pip-ley.

Andrew Greenaway, July 17, 2020

Pretty sure, it's "toodle pip-ley" which is an American trying to say the posh British slang for 'goodbye'.

Charles Ulrich, September 9, 2020

Isn't that Aynsley Dunbar?

 

4. Sharleena (Roy Thomas Baker Mix)

 

5. Item 1

 

6. Wonderful Wino (FZ Vocal)

FZ, Unreleased Chunga's Revenge Original Liner Notes, 1970

5. WONDERFUL WINO features Ian Underwood (momentarily) on tenor sax, George Duke on piano, Jeff Simmons on bass, Aynsley Dunbar on drums & Frank Zappa on guitar and vocal. This song was recorded before on Jeff's album. I had written the words (in a motel someplace) and had practiced with The mothers an earlier version of this song (using "Bringing In The Sheaves" for an intro). While working on "LUCIELLE HAS MESSED MY MIND UP", it became necessary to get another track together for one side. Jeff already had an instrumental cut that seemed to match the mood of the text, so we laid the words on it. This version is a combination of the old & new way . . . it is, of course, dedicated to all those men you step over when you walk from the Hotel One Fifth Avenue to The Fillmore East.

 

7. "Enormous Cadenza"

 

8. Envelopes

 

9. Red Tubular Lighter (Unedited Master)

 

10. Wonderful Wino (Basic Tracks, Alt. Take)

 

11. Giraffe—Take 4

 

12. Wonderful Wino (FZ Vocal, Alt. Solo)

 

disc 2

1. Introducing . . . The Mothers

 

2. Wonderful Wino

 

3. Concentration Moon

 

4. Mom & Dad

 

5. The Air

 

6. Dog Breath

 

7. Mother People

 

8. You Didn't Try To Call Me

 

9. Agon

 

10. Call Any Vegetable

 

11. King Kong Pt. I

 

12. Igor's Boogie

 

13. King Kong Pt. II

 

14. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?

 

15. Bwana Dik

 

16. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy

 

17. Do You Like My New Car?

Feet on fire! Alvin Lee!

 

18. Happy Together

 

disc 3

1. "Welcome To El Monte Legion Stadium!"

Art Laboe! Welcome to El Monte Legion Stadium!

Sources & Edits

August 21, 1970—Santa Monica, CA The Mothers 1970 (2020)
[missing] 0:00-0:35
01. 0:00-1:39 0:35-2:16
02. 0:00-0:02 2:16-2:18

 

2. Agon

Sources & Edits

August 21, 1970—Santa Monica, CA The Mothers 1970 (2020)
02. 0:02-0:49 0:00-0:47

 

3. Call Any Vegetable (Edited)

Sources & Edits

August 21, 1970—Santa Monica, CA   The Mothers 1970 (2020)
03. 0:00-0:04   0:00-0:04
  [Spokane] 0:04-0:19
03. 0:19-0:25   0:19-0:25
  [Spokane] 0:25-1:13
03. 2:15-8:38   1:13-7:33
04. 0:00-0:54   7:33-8:28

 

4. Pound For A Brown

Sources & Edits

August 21, 1970—Santa Monica, CA The Mothers 1970 (2020)
04. 0:54-0:59 0:00-0:05
05. 0:00-4:33 0:05-4:37

 

5. Sleeping In A Jar

Sources & Edits

August 21, 1970—Santa Monica, CA The Mothers 1970 (2020)
06. 0:00-2:45 0:00-2:44

 

6. Sharleena

Sources & Edits

August 21, 1970—Santa Monica, CA The Mothers 1970 (2020)
07. 0:00-1:52 0:00-1:52
07. [missing] 1:52-2:24
07. 1:53-3:22 2:24-3:53
08. 0:00-0:13 3:53-4:07

 

7. The Air

Sources & Edits

August 21, 1970—Santa Monica, CA   The Mothers 1970 (2020)
08. 0:47-1:20   0:00-0:32
09. 0:00-3:11   0:32-3:41
  [Spokane] 3:41-3:55

 

8. Dog Breath

 

9. Mother People

 

10. You Didn't Try To Call Me

Sources & Edits

August 21, 1970—Santa Monica, CA   The Mothers 1970 (2020)
  [Spokane] 0:00-1:00
12. 1:00-4:32   1:00-4:32

 

11. King Kong Pt. I

Sources & Edits

August 21, 1970—Santa Monica, CA   The Mothers 1970 (2020)
13. 00:00-01:03   0:00-1:03
  [Spokane] 1:00-4:03

 

12. Igor's Boogie

 

13. King Kong Pt. II

 

14. "Eat It Yourself . . . "

 

15. Trouble Every Day

 

16. "A Series Of Musical Episodes"

 

17. Road Ladies

 

18. "The Holiday Inn Motel Chain"

 

19. What Will This Morning Bring Me This Evening?

 

20. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?

 

disc 4

1. "What's The Deal, Dick?"

Charles Ulrich, July 10, 2020

Howard quotes "Everything's Coming Up Roses" (0:03-0:08).

FZ: I got two great ones on tape, so we don't need to do it tonight.

 

2. Another M.O.I. Anti-Smut Loyalty Oath

 

3. Paladin Routine #1

 

4. Portuguese Fenders

 

5. The Sanzini Brothers

 

6. Guitar Build '70

 

7. Would You Go All The Way?

 

8. Easy Meat

 

9. "Who Did It?"

Charles Ulrich, July 14, 2020

In "Who Did It?", "Cab Driver" by the Mills Brothers is playing in the background (starting at 0:10). Mark even sings along briefly (1:05-1:07).

"Cab Driver" was written by Carson Parks (older brother of erstwhile Mother Van Dyke Parks). The Mills Brothers recording reached #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968—their 64th top forty hit since 1931.

 

10. Turn It Down!

 

11. A Chance Encounter In Cincinnati

 

12. Pound For A Brown

 

13. Sleeping In A Jar

 

14. Beloit Sword Trick

And now, from high atop the Mayor Daley Inn in downtown Beloit, Wisconsin, it's the Minsky's Clam from Chicago, Illinois

Charles Ulrich, July 14, 2020

Richard Daley was mayor of Chicago, 1953-1976, most notably during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

 

15. Kong Solos Pt. I

 

16. Igor's Boogie

 

17. Kong Solos Pt. II

 

18. Gris Gris

Charles Ulrich, July 16, 2020

Jeff [Simmons] confirms that he did the Dr. John impersonation.

 

19. Paladin Routine #2

 

20. King Kong—Outro

 

 

Research, compilation and maintenance by Román García Albertos
http://www.donlope.net/fz/
This page updated: 2020-09-25