FZ At Artisan (Out Of Stock) by The Mothers of Invention
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140 Gram Audiophile Virgin Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed
Recorded live between October 1968 and May 1969, these tracks were chosen, produced and mastered by Frank Zappa himself at Artisan Sound in Hollywood, CA in mid-1969. FZ At Artisan includes rare live versions of tracks recorded during The Mothers first European tour (Autumn 1968) and at various locations around the USA (mostly in 1969, the year Zappa broke up the band for the first time). Several of these songs were eventually released on the LPs Weasels Ripped My Flesh and Burnt Weeny Sandwich.
1. Wipe Out (live in L.A., 1968)
2. East L.A. (live in NYC, 1969)
3. Weasels Ripped My Flesh (live in Stratford, CT, 1969)
4. King Fu (live in Philadelphia, 1969)
5. Igors Boogie (live in Philadelphia, 1969)
6. Passacaglia (live in Philadelphia, 1969)
7. Copenhagen Night Music (live in Copenhagen, 1968)
8. Help, Im A Rock (live in London, 1968)
9. Chocolate Halvah (live in Miami, 1969)
10. Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Sexually Aroused Gas Mask (live in London, 1968)
11. The Cookie Jar Lecture (live in NYC, 1969)
12. It Must Be Your Breath (live in Birmingham, UK, 1969)
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