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Frank Zappa
The Torture Never Stops (DVD)

Frank Zappa - The Torture Never Stops (DVD)

Frank Zappa's 1981 Halloween concerts were filmed live at The Palladium in New York. This 'thing' entitled The Torture Never Stops was created in its entirety by FZ from the original concert production and intended by the artist as one of three television specials. This is the longest of the three - the others, You Are What You Is and Dumb All Over, having actually aired.

Halloween was Frank Zappa's favorite holiday, and New York was the site of Frank Zappa's Halloween concerts for years. The billion and a half airings of the concerts (non-edited) by MTV followed closely the release of the double album You Are What You Is on Frank Zappa's own thoroughly independent label, Barking Pumpkin. Much of the set list is drawn from that work.

All Frank Zappa shows were unique experiences with Zappa on guitar and baton, leading his band on flights of improvisation and drawing ever more intense performances from them. The Torture Never Stops cements Zappa's reputation as one of the most innovative and challenging composers and performers of the 20th century.

Line-up: Frank Zappa (guitar, vocal); Ray White (vocal, guitar); Tommy Mars (keyboards, vocal); Scott Thunes (bass, vocal); Chad Wackerman (drums); Ed Mann (percussion, vocal); Bobby Martin (keyboard, sax, vocal), Steve Vai (guitar, vocal)


  1. 1. Black Napkins
  2. 2. Montana
  3. 3. Easy Meat
  4. 4. Beauty Knows No Pain
  5. 5. Charlie's Enormous Mouth
  6. 6. Fine Girl
  7. 7. Teen-Age Wind
  8. 8. Harder Than Your Husband
  9. 9. Bamboozled By Love
  10. 10. We're Turning Again
  11. 11. Alien Orifice
  12. 12. Flakes
  13. 13. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
  14. 14. You Are What You Is
  15. 15. Mudd Club
  16. 16. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
  17. 17. Dumb All Over
  18. 18. Heavenly Bank Account
  19. 19. Suicide Chump
  20. 20. Jumbo Go Away
  21. 21. Stevie's Spanking
  22. 22. The Torture Never Stops
  23. 23. Strictly Genteel
  24. 24. The Illinois Enema Bandit

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