In September we told you about a new series of live archival releases from the Zappa Family Trust called Road Tapes. Today, we’ve found out about the first installment of what looks to be an exciting series. It appears instead of labeling Road Tapes as volumes, the installments will be labeled as “venues.” Road Tapes Venue #1 features a Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention performance recorded at Kerrisdale Arena in Vancouver on August 25, 1968 and is expected to ship this week.
This show not only hasn’t circulated among fans, but a setlist isn’t known. So far ZFT hasn’t released a track listing on the pre-order page. The only details are, “Get your ticket to ride! First stop Vancouver. House lights go down, Curtain goes up. You sit down and listen up. Get on the bus.” A look at the only other August show listed on the definitive FZShows site, from NYC’s Wollman Rink in Central Park, features a setlist that includes King Kong, Mr. Green Genes, Big Leg Emma and Baby Love. It’s thought Zappa was backed by the classic Mothers of Invention lineup of Roy Estrada, Ray Collins, Jimmy Carl Black, Art Tripp, Ian Underwood, Don Preston, Bunk Gardner and Motorhead Sherwood, but again there’s no details listed about this previously undocumented performance.
You can pre-order this release HERE for just $15 not including shipping.