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FZ Shows :: 1982 07 07 Milano IT 112.48 AUD MC (RLR-LDB-Galeans) (By Galeans)   
Frank Zappa
Parco Redecesio

1982 07 07

~~ Master Clone audience tape ~~

Current FZshows entry:
1982 07 07 - Parco Redecesio, Milano, Italy
115 min, Aud, B+
The "Mosquitos and syringes" concert, as pictured on the MFU cover.
Zoot Allures, You Are What You Is, Mudd Club, The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing, Joe's Garage, Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?, Marqueson's Chicken, Fine Girl [YCDTOSA1], Zomby Woof [parts on YCDTOSA1], King Kong (incl. Funicul├Č Funicul├á), Sharleena, Doreen, Goblin Girl, The Black Page [incl. Do Not Try This At Home, G], Broken Hearts Are For Assholes, Stevie's Spanking, Tell Me You Love Me, Sofa, No No Cherry, The Man From Utopia Meets Mary Lou, Volare, Bobby Brown, The Closer You Are, The Illinois Enema Bandit

This copy: 112.48 min, Aud, A/A-

Lineage: Sony Professional > Aiwa external microphone > master tape > Harman Kardon HK 1500 > Audiophile 2496 Soundblaster > HD > SoundForge 7.0 > CD Wave > FLAC Frontend (level 6) > SF10 (speed corrected, phase offset corrected, edited) > flac

Taped by: RLR
Transferred by: LDB/metro_cubo
Speed corrected and edited by: Galeans

Frank Zappa's Band, September 1981 - July 1982
FZ, Steve Vai, Ray White, Scott Thunes, Chad Wackerman, Ed Mann, Tommy Mars, Bobby Martin.


01 Zoot Allures [08:41]
02 You Are What You Is (incl. first show interruption) [05:17]
03 Mudd Club [02:44]
04 The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing (incl. second show interruption) [04:38]
05 Joe's Garage [02:14]
06 Why Does It Hurt When I Pee? [02:28]
07 Marqueson's Chicken [06:06]
08 Fine Girl [02:54] [YCDTOSA#1]
09 Zomby Woof [05:18] [YCDTOSA#1, parts]
10 King Kong [12:42] ┬░┬░┬░ tape flip 2:36, music missing
11 Sharleena (incl. third show interruption) [08:30]
12 Doreen [01:59]
13 Goblin Girl [02:20]
14 The Black Page #2 (incl. Do Not Try This At Home, G) [06:35]
15 Broken Hearts Are For Assholes [03:59]
16 Stevie's Spanking [07:43]
17 Tell Me You Love Me [02:03] ┬░┬░┬░ tape flip 0:39, music missing
18 Sofa [03:23]
19 Encore break #1 [00:59] ┬░┬░┬░ cuts in, no music missing
20 No, No Cherry [01:42]
21 The Man From Utopia Meets Mary Lou [03:17] ┬░┬░┬░ left channel flaw 2:03-11
22 Volare [01:11]
23 Bobby Brown [02:35]
24 The Closer You Are [02:10]
25 Johnny Darling [01:10]
26 Encore break #2 [00:47] ┬░┬░┬░ cuts in, no music missing
27 The Illinois Enema Bandit [09:13] ┬░┬░┬░ pause button 9:01, no music affected

"Hello, welcome to mosquito heaven!"

One of the amazing shows from the iconic and infamous Italian run from the 1982 tour which is well known among Zappa fans for being musically excellent shows preserved on great sounding tapes and... with major scuffles. The Palermo one that concluded the tour is the most well known example but there were problems on the other shows as well. The Milano show is the one that got depicted in the front cover of "The Man From Utopia" album. FZ and the band played in an outdoor venue that was infested by mosquitos and, if that wasn't enough, people from the front seats started to stand up and the ones behind, visibly annoyed, threw things at them who, inevitably, ended up onstage: this included bottles and syringes. For this reason, the show gets stopped three times. The music itself reflects that: it's loud, aggressive and very very good. When the shows are of this quality it's difficult to pick up highlights but, as far as this band goes, FZ's guitar playing is amazing and the show is a great experience. Seeing it live was probably great but you can now enjoy it without being tormented by mosquitos!

Sound quality of this tape is amazing, especially from this recently unearthed master tape transfer, kindly provided by metro_cubo (one of my personal favorite tapers, although it looks like he didn't tape this one) on The Traders Den. I am actually quite puzzled that this show was rated so low on FZShows as this was always an excellent tape. This seems to be a common thing among the Italian leg, which is mostly rated as B+ tapes: most of them are in the A range to me, but I digress. Anyway, this version, being from the master is the best shared so far and it sounds amazing. Thanks to Flambay (who provided speed correction values) and PittyLabelle (who provided other adjustment suggestions) it now sounds even better. There are some balance channel problems that I tried to correct but I came to the conclusion that my corrections were just making them more distracting so I left them where they are. This is a wide stereo recording and it sounds like the microphone was moving. Nonetheless, this is one of the best audience tapes that can be found. This is the only known tape source available so far, so there are no patches available for the cuts: luckily it sounds like the taper was quite fast at switching tape sides!

As requested by the original seeder, I am also including the original info file which I'll quote now in full:

Quote: LDB Special Series #354 (RLR collection)

Out of my 7,000+ shows and radio broadcasts, I have many concerts that were special for some reasons: the setlist, the
musicians, the venue or unexpected events. These are the ones I'd like to propose you. Most of these come from my
cassettes collection, so they will be released at a slower pace than my Master Series! But you won't be disappointed!
I will try to gather the most unusual things I have in my collection and, as always, your feedback and comments will be my
reward for all the work involved in this project.

DO NOT share this music on mp3, just convert it for your own use. Sharing mp3's is the right way to make me stop sharing
music here.

I think I have something really special to share with all Dimers, but first a bit of background. RLR has been a very active
trader back in the early 80's with very wide musical tastes: he could go from Kiss to Joni Mitchell; from Genesis to Deep
Purple, Queen, Simple Minds, The Who, Springsteen and many more. In the past I could access his enormous collection to get
many U2 tapes some of which I have been sharing with you folks.

RLR had all sorts of tapes in his collection, traded not long after the show happened so most of them are low generation, in
particular tons of shows recorded in Italy which to me are some of the most interesting. Some of them, I had never seen
circulating in the trading circuit. Unfortunately he did not care about generation so this info, except for the shows he
has as masters, is not available.

RLR has kindly given me access once again to his collection. It was like a "kid in a toy shop" situation: it was hard to
select tapes and at the end I came home with some 250 tapes to listen and eventually to transfer in the digital domain. Some
of them will be shared here, possibly the most interesting ones.

I am ok with blogs and sites to re-post my seeds - provided they are in lossless form - however I ask you to keep intact the
infos of the concert including that this is part of LDB series.

And I am referring to (and not only):


Last but not the least, a very important message: I will not be uploading anymore @ Dimeadozen. TTD will be my new home
from now. If you want to download my shows please subscribe here and not re-upload @ Dime. Stay tuned because I have more and
more shows coming up!

Segrate, Laghetto di Redecesio
July 7, 1982

01.Zoot Allures
02.You Are What You Is / Show Interruption / You Are What You Is
03.Mudd Club
04.The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing / Show Interruption / The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
05.Joe's Garage
06.Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?
07.Marqueson's Chicken
08.Fine Girl / Zomby Woof / King Kong (incl. Funicul├Č Funicul├á)
09.Sharleena / Show Interruption / Sharleena
10.Doreen / Goblin Girl / The Black Page [incl. Do Not Try This At Home] / Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
11.Stevie's Spanking
12.Tell Me You Love Me / Sofa #2
13.No No Cherry / The Man From Utopia Meets Mary Lou / Volare
14.Bobby Brown
15.The Closer You Are / The Illinois Enema Bandit

TT 109:19

Lineage: Sony Professional > Aiwa external microphone > master tape > Harman Kardon HK 1500 > Audiophile 2496 Soundblaster > HD >
SoundForge 7.0 > CD Wave > FLAC Frontend (level 6)

Frank Zappa - guitar, vocals
Chad Wackerman - drums
Ed Mann - percussion
Tommy Mars - keyboards
Robert Martin - keyboards, tenor saxophone, vocals
Scott Thunes - bass, vocals
Steve Vai - guitar
Ray White - guitar, vocals

Excellent sounding recording of the infamous Milano show from 1982. That was captured in the cover of the Man From Utopia cover
where Zappa & band had to fight with mosquitos for all the duration of the show (and for those who have been to shows at Parco
Redecesio, they know what I am talking about...). Also, Zappa had to deal with the usual phenomenon (I don't know if it was
common in other countries but in Italy was more frequent) of people on the front standing up, not allowing people at the back
to see. Then those from the back would start throwing objects to those at the front and some of them would arrive to the stage.
Zappa would then stop the music and ask to people to be seated in order to allow everybody to see. But I remember back then that
the most stupid ones would stand up again and throwing objects would start again...

A friend who attended the show told me that Zappa was quite pissed off and did not play the whole set which was supposed to be
longer. Anyway this is what was played that night, in pristine quality.



Thanks to RLR for taping and sharing!
Thanks to metro_cubo for seeding this as part of his LDB vintage series on The Traders Den!
Thanks to Flambay for giving speed correction values!
Thanks to Pittylabelle for giving phase offset correction values!
Thanks to Gwonam for pointing out the original seed!

Enjoy !! - February 2019


A.A.V.V. Viva il Laghetto! (original seed, also including shows by The Police, Siouxsie & The Banshees and Talking Heads):
BengoFury-flambay (archived):
BobM-doctorzap (shoebox):
"Volare" (Pittylabelle) (liberated bootlegs, includes soundcheck):

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1982 07 07 Milano IT - 02 You Are What You Is.flac:b4a1dfa5c481293db6d3daffbf96352b
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 03 Mudd Club.flac:c0fa4c097950036fc51aee442b9a31c0
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 04 The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing.flac:66fd52c79956fbba7e85a692e88546fb
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 05 Joe's Garage.flac:87eddf9d125d2eaeba34453064ef5b5f
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 06 Why Does It Hurt When I Pee.flac:b1e0d174a6c316610e282fe0c3c317b4
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 07 Marqueson's Chicken.flac:dd9dff070de722c6a703f369b0846e65
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 08 Fine Girl.flac:3488a1323b3c7d3e786890b808c4f1a5
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 09 Zomby Woof.flac:0ef8c0264142e198e0a509551bf8afb1
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 10 King Kong.flac:9dbf13d7d15fef3327be0c1698396013
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 11 Sharleena.flac:6d68e1ced55838e700bf24e8a577e47c
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 12 Doreen.flac:bc028b96b654a97e39b3b57e3f2299cb
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 13 Goblin Girl.flac:ea9c88450a0ea88dd6d58b4e0df164ac
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 14 The Black Page #2.flac:00afb3a800c1a032f859dd23c7630c96
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 15 Broken Hearts Are For Assholes.flac:de539a9d6c50b3dfccfcf51dbd342c5f
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 16 Stevie's Spanking.flac:b37c62b876240ef47cb3bea716eeba5c
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 17 Tell Me You Love Me.flac:a687acec430bb040c65e4ee46f204522
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 18 Sofa.flac:12e7c3f6314903ad2edce3f44e08661e
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 19 Encore break #1.flac:48e165fbe65e7d1497a7aa1c2526ad2a
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 20 No, No Cherry.flac:72a218eda56d9410e56df629dc2d2eed
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 21 The Man From Utopia Meets Mary Lou.flac:336dcb3f1f12439120527277d6fddacb
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 22 Volare.flac:bafbd5dbb97bd9b3bfb1b39b4cb152d6
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 23 Bobby Brown.flac:73957ca6f4464345179a506f88285642
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 24 The Closer You Are.flac:4c1adf94e47dab98b3245a5bbd3c6cf3
1982 07 07 Milano IT - 25 Johnny Darling.flac:0a1bc46efa9cbe6b3c5457f0c813d2f8
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1982 07 07 Milano IT - 27 The Illinois Enema Bandit.flac:2862e7e870b3d7283e92c31ea711e4c8