18 décembre 2011
Ajoutée par bookheaven1000 le 13 août 2011
There's No Hell, There Is Only France!
• Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band
French TV Program "Chorus", Paris
Free Private Gig at Théatre De L'Empire
November 7, 1980
Part 1: (12:37)
• Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man
• Best Batch Yet
• Dirty Blue Gene
Part 2: (15:15)
•Safe As Milk
• Flavor Bud Living
• Bat Chain Puller
• Big Eyed Beans From Venus
The "Original" Bat Chain Puller is recorded in early 1976, these recordings featured a lineup of John French (!) on drums, John Thomas on keyboards, and Moris Tepper and Denny Walley on guitars. The band represented what was left of the post-Bongo Fury band the Captain had put together after Elliot Ingber and Bruce Fowler had left.
Herb Cohen had authorized the recordings for Frank Zappa's DiscReet Records, but the record was suppressed after getting caught up in a lawsuit Zappa had launched against Cohen. Tapes of the album had been sent to Virgin Records, however, as well as reviewers and radio stations. The album has since been heavily bootlegged, with titles such as Original Bat Chain Puller and Dust Sucker. The rights are owned by the Zappa Family Trust, and there has been talk of them releasing it. Denny Walley was brought in at some point to finish the production work, but the album has yet to materialize.
The album does not share the same track listing as 1978 "Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)". Songs from the original "Bat Chain Puller" were re-recorded and released on Shiny Beast ("The Floppy Boot Stomp", "Harry Irene", "Bat Chain Puller", "Owed t'Alex" and "Apes-Ma"), Doc at the Radar Station ("A Carrot Is as Close as a Rabbit Gets to a Diamond", "Brickbats" and "Flavor Bud Living") and "Ice Cream for Crow" ("Poop Hatch"—as "'81 Poop Hatch"—and "The Thousandth and Tenth Day of the Human Totem Pole"). Two songs, "Seam Crooked Sam" and "Odd Jobs", have never been officially released.
On June 24, 2011, Gail Zappa announced on the official zappa.com website that the original "Bat Chain Puller" would be released "this year, december most likely..." So, in December 2011, the original "Bat Chain Puller" became available for pre-order in the ZFT Barfko Swill store: Item #: ZPCD103 = $20.00
Mieux vaut tard que never: 35 ans que les fans attendaient cela !