Mud Shark, Baby: 4CD Zappa Box Coming


Does not sound like
breakfast cereal gone mad, but rather one of the classic Mothers lineups going


By Blurt Staff


Forty years ago today on October 11, 1971, FRANK ZAPPA &
THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION performed two marathon, full-length shows at New York City’s famed Carnegie
Hall.  On hand were FZ with Mark Volman, Howard Kaylan, Ian Underwood, Don
Preston, Jim Pons & Aynsley Dunbar. A four CD box of the music is now being
released by the Zappa Family Trust via


Headed by Zappa’s widow Gail the ZFT administers exclusively
the extensive and iconic legacy of the Composer, Musician, Bandleader and
Filmmaker. Zappa was posthumously (he passed away in ’93) inducted into the Rock
& Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement
Award in 1997.  


“Carnegie Hall…warts and all…on Vaulternative Records…in
glorious mono,” as the ZFT describes it. Gail Zappa says, “We tweaked and we
tweezed and did everything possible to be certain this does not sound like a
breakfast cereal gone mad somewhere in the Van Allen Belt.  I am happy to
say The Mud Shark Legend Continues.”






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