Roxy & Elsewhere
Frank Zappa, The Mothers
Label: Zappa Records
Genre: Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Jazz Fusion
Roxy & Elsewhere is a live album by Frank Zappa & The Mothers which was released in 1974. Most of the songs were recorded at The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, California on December 8, 9 and 10, 1973. The material taken from the Roxy concerts was later amended with some overdubs in the studio, while the "Elsewhere" tracks ("Son of Orange County" & "More Trouble Every Day") were recorded on May 8, 1974 at the Edinboro State College, Edinboro, Pennsylvania (and parts of "Son of Orange County" on May 11, 1974 at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois (late show)) and do not contain overdubbed material.
This album is considered a high-watermark recording of one of the most celebrated incarnations of the Mothers. It features an array of highly challenging instrumentals such as "Echidna's Arf (Of You)", "Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?", and the opening theme of "Be-Bop Tango (of the Old Jazzmen's Church)". It also features "Cheepnis", Zappa's tribute to low-budget monster movies, and reworks of earlier tracks such as "More Trouble Every Day" and "Son of Orange County" (excerpted from the song "Oh No" and given an extended guitar solo).
|Penguin In Bondage||6:49|
|Village Of The Sun||4:17|
|Echidna's Arf (Of You)||3:53|
|Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?||9:40|
|Son Of Orange County||5:54|
|More Trouble Every Day||6:00|
|Be-Bop Tango (Of The Old Jazzmen's Church)||16:43|
Original Release: 1974-09-10