Frank Zappa - (1969.05.23) - Lawrence University Chapel, Appleton, WI

1969 05 23 - Lawrence University Chapel, Appleton, WI
80 min, SBD, A-

Some Ballet Music,
Uncle Meat,
Eye Of Agamotto,
My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama,
Clap & Vomit (audience participation),
Kung Fu,
Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue (q: Teddy Bears' Picnic, Tea For Two, It Had To Be You, Octandre),
Hungry Freaks Daddy,
Little House I Used To Live In,
Aybe Sea,
Transylvania Boogie / Help I'm A Rock / Transylvania Boogie,
King Kong,
Igor's Boogie / Little Doo-Wop

Frank Zappa
Jimmy Carl Black
Roy Estrada
Bunk Gardener
Buzz Gardener
Lowell George
Euclid James "Motorhead" Sherwood
Art Tripp
Ian Underwood

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The Mothers of Invention Appleton Album (LP)
Appleton Volume 2 (LP)

* Lawrence University Chapel, Appleton, 23-May-1969
* Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, 14-Sep 1974

* Probably also issued as Days of Yore (Z-150, 150 copies)
* Probably also issued as The Mothers of Invention Appleton Album on Angry Taxman Records
* Concert also bootlegged on Appleton Volume 2 (Angry Taxman Records)
* Also featured as record 4 of Twenty Years of Frank Zappa (re-issued on CD)

Length: ~45 min
Sound quality: Soundboard A (Appleton)
LP label: Mud Shark MZ4804
CD label: RXZ Records 316A

Appleton musicians: Frank Zappa, Ian Underwood, Bunk Gardner, Buzz Gardner, Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood, Roy Estrada, Don Preston, Jimmy Carl Black, Arthur Dyer Tripp III and Lowell George - lookingly his last concert with the band

Solid track list for Days of Yore:

1. Some Ballet Music
2. Uncle Meat
3. Eye of Agamotto [misspelled as "Agamoto"] [Don Preston]

4. My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama
5. Clap & Vomit [audience participation]
6. Dickie's Such an Asshole

Track 1 is a jazz-waltz piece that later appeared on the first Grandmothers album, credited to Don Preston. The Eye of Agamotto is a magical amulet belonging to the Marvel Comics character Dr. Strange. Track 6 is a filler track from the Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, 14-Sep-1974.

The Mothers of Invention Appleton Album issue was a 200-copy edition, with "gimmick covers" housing the first 80. At least some runs had hand-sprayed titles on the cover. Some covers had a 1972-era picture of Zappa wearing a "buffoon hat" and the text "Volume one includes the first public performance of My Guitar and Uncle Meat [both had actually been played eariler] more four previously unreleased tracks. Limited first edition of 200 copies (first 80 have a special gimmix cover). Volume two is coming soon. [sic]".

(This is a track list we used to display for Gas Mask, which may be wrong:

1. Eye of Agamotto
2. My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama
3. Clap & Vomit [audience participation]
4. The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbeque
5. Hungry Freaks, Daddy
6. The Return of the Son of the Hunchback Duke
7. The Story of "A Pound for a Brown on the Bus" [Guild Hall, Portsmouth, 05-Jun-1969])

Appleton Volume 2

Label: Angry Taxman Records ATR 016

The cover has a 1969 photo of Frank Zappa smoking a cigarette and wearing "a jugglers hat". 200 copies made. The record includes:

* Hungry Freaks, Daddy
* The Return of the Son of the Hunchback Duke (Medley: Little House I Used to Live in)
* Help, I'm a Rock
* King Kong

and more. From Jed A Harris:

You might be interested to know that Frank often referred to this concert. I saw him in Beloit and in Greenbay and both times the first thing he said was "Is there anybody here from Appleton?". At the Beloit concert (Flo & Eddie period) he went on to say that he didn't know why it was, but the two concerts he did in Appleton were two of the best performances that the band ever gave.

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