Frank Zappa – Puttin' On The Ritz (2014)


Title: Puttin' On The Ritz
Year Of Release: 2016
Label: Goldfish Records
Genre: Art Rock, Jazz Rock, Avant-Garde
Quality: Mp3 320 kbps / FLAC (tracks+.cue, artwork)
Total Time: 02:32:10
Total Size: 348 MB / 1.08 GB


01 - Treacherous Cretins
02 - Montana
03 - Easy Meat
04 - You Are What You Is
05 - Mudd Club
06 - The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
07 - Dumb All Over
08 - Heavenly Bank Account
09 - Suicide Chump
10 - Jumbo Go Away
11 - Envelopes
12 - Drowning Witch
13 - What's New In Baltimore
14 - Moggio
15 - Bamboozled By Love
16 - Sinister Footwear

01 - Stevie's Spanking
02 - Cocaine Decisions
03 - Nig Biz
04 - Doreen
05 - Goblin Girl
06 - Black Page #2
07 - Tryin' To Grow A Chin
08 - Strictly Genteel
09 - Clowns On Velvet
10 - Ride Like The Wind
11 - Zoot Allures
12 - This Is My Story
13 - Whipping Post
14 - Watermelon In Easter Hay

Frank Zappa (lead guitar, vocals)
Al Di Meola (guitar on Clowns On Velvet and Ride Like The Wind)
Ed Mann (percussion)
Tommy Mars (keyboards)
Robert Martin (keyboards, tenor saxophone, vocals)
Brian Peters (vocals)
Scott Thunes (bass, vocals)
Steve Vai (guitar)
Chad Wackerman (drums)
Ray White (guitar, vocals)

By the closing months of 1981 Frank Zappa had already released five albums during that productive year. Three of these records were his instrumental guitar collections - Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Some More, and The Return of the Son of Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar - initially sold via mail order but later released through CBS. There was also the live double Tinseltown Rebellion and the 2-LP studio set You Are What You Is, released in September. Zappa also hit the road in September 81, performing a largely domestic tour that criss-crossed the US and took in a couple of shows in Canada between September and Christmas. On board for the tour were Frank s latest touring band, comprising Chad Wackerman on drums, Ed Mann on percussion, Tommy Mars on keyboards, Scott Thunes on bass, with Steve Vai and Ray White on guitar. In November the group travelled to New York State, played a couple of shows up north before hitting the city and unloading at the infamous Ritz venue in the East Village on the 17th. The show that night was captured by WLIR FM Radio and broadcast across the East Coast to the delight of Zappa fans who hadn t been lucky enough to secure a ticket. Playing for more than two and a half hours, with special guests Al Di Meola and Brian Peters joining on a couple of numbers, this double CD features the complete gig as broadcast, available here on CD for the first time.