The Dub Room Special

Infobox Film
name = The Dub Room Special


image_size = 175px
caption = Cover of original video release
director = Frank Zappa
producer = Frank Zappa
writer =
narrator =
starring =
music = Frank Zappa
cinematography =
editing = Frank Zappa
distributor = flagicon|USA Honker Home Video (video release)
flagicon|USA Eagle Vision (DVD release)
released = 1982 (original video release)
October 2005 (DVD release)
runtime = 90 minutes
country = flagicon|USA United States
language = English
budget =
gross =
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website =
amg_id = 1:335811
imdb_id = 0087180

"The Dub Room Special" is a film produced by Frank Zappa for direct-to-video release in October, 1982. The video combines footage from a performance at the KCET studios in Los Angeles on August 27, 1974, a concert performed at The Palladium, NYC on October 31, 1981, some clay animation by Bruce Bickford, and several interviews. The video was only available through mail-order, and thus, was unseen by many of Zappa's fans until it was made widely available on DVD on October 17, 2005. The DVD version was trimmed slightly by Zappa to fit the space limitations of early laserdiscs. The 1974 footage was originally conceived as a TV special. In 2007 a soundtrack with the same name was relased.

Track listing

*1. "Kim?"/The Dog Breath Variations/Uncle Meat
*2. Room Service
*3. Nig Biz
*4. Approximate
*5. Cosmik Debris
*6. Cocaine Decisions
*7. "The Massimo Bassoli Instant Italian Lesson"/Montana
*8. "In Case You Didn't Know"/Tengo Na Minchia Tanta
*9. Florentine Pogen
*10. Stevie's Spanking
*11. Stink-Foot
*12. Flakes
*13. Inca Roads
*14. Easy Meat
*15. "Huh-Huh-Huh"

The following sections were deleted from the original video release:
*Zappa talking about Compact Video (originally preceded Room Service)
*Intermission after Florentine Pogen, with title cards and Zappa talking about bad continuity

Musicians

August 1974 band

*Frank Zappa - Guitar, vocals and percussion
*George Duke - Keyboards and vocals
*Ruth Underwood - Percussion
*Chester Thompson - Drums
*Tom Fowler - Bass
*Napoleon Murphy Brock - Flute, saxophone and vocals

October 1981 band

*Frank Zappa - Lead guitar and vocals
*Ray White - Guitar and vocals
*Steve Vai - Guitar and vocals
*Tommy Mars - Keyboards and vocals
*Bobby Martin - Keyboards, saxophone and vocals
*Ed Mann - Percussion and vocals
*Scott Thunes - Bass and vocals
*Chad Wackerman - Drums

Trivia

At the time of the video's release, the songs "Room Service", "Nig Biz", "Approximate", "Cocaine Decisions", "Tengo Na Minchia Tanta", and "Stevie's Spanking" had not appeared on an official Frank Zappa LP.

External links

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* [http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/videography/Dub_Room_Special.html Info at globalia.net]


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