June 19, 2015 – 5:10 am

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Santa Monica 1970 [Flying M Productions, 2CD]

Live at the Civic Center, Santa Monica, CA; August 21, 1970. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Thanks to flyingM for sharing the show at Lossless Legs.

flyingM’s notes:

This is another Trade Mark of Quality (TMoQ) classic early ’70s recording. I originally copied the 5″ diameter master reels from a Tandberg to my Revox B77 in 1986. From the Revox copy I transferred to a DAT in the 1990s and the first-generation reels were tossed out. A bad move but my tape had so many dropouts and the tape was deteriorating and it seemed worthless. Never thought that I might have the only first generationcopy around.

Restoration process:

The first task was to review and fix the original splices of the tape flips, which occur about every 22 minutes (5” tape at 7 1/2 ips). The bigger technical challenge was cleaning up the dropouts from the master tapes, my reel copy and the DAT copy. A lot of time was spent removing and smoothing out the hundreds of the micro-gaps, flatspots, ticks, pops and volume fluctuations found on this tape. The worst sections were during the first few minutes of each disc (beginning of each master tape reel) and again from “Mom and Dad” to the end (the third reel). This cleanup has removed the majority of the audio disturbances found on the master tapes.

Click here for the complete notes.

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Recorded from Orchestra Section D, Row 2, Seat 17
Source: Sennheiser 805 shotgun microphone > Uher 4000 1/2 Track 1/4″ x  5″ Diameter R2R @ 7 1/2 ips
My copy: Tandberg 9000 > Teac AN-180 > Revox B77
DAT transfer: Revox B77 > Teac AN-60 > Phase Linear 1000 > Sony DTC 690 @ LP
Hard drive transfer: Sony DTC-690 > Audigy 4 (via Toslink) > Audacity (conversion to 16/44 and extensive editing) > CD Wav > Flac

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 1:21 (2.3MB)
Track 102. Agon 0:48 (1.4MB)
Track 103. Call Any Vegetable 9:21 (15.7MB)
Track 104. A Pound for a Brown On The Bus 7:15 (12.2MB)
Track 105. Sharlena 4:38 (7.8MB)
Track 106. The Air 3:09 (5.3MB)
Track 107. Dog Breath (in the Year of the Plague) 2:20 (3.9MB)
Track 108. Mother People 2:09 (3.6MB)
Track 109. You Didn’t Try To Call Me 4:29 (7.5MB)
Track 110. King Kong 7:02 (11.8MB)
43 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Frank talks about 200 Motels 2:18 (3.9MB)
Track 202. Road Ladies 3:45 (6.3MB)
Track 203. Intro 1:52 (3.1MB)
Track 204. What Will This Morning Bring Me This Evening 0:51 (1.4MB)
Track 205. Go To The Club Or The Bar (exact title unknown) 3:06 (5.2MB)
Track 206. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are 4:38 (7.8MB)
Track 207. Bwana Dik Deluxe 2:33 (4.3MB)
Track 208. Latex Solar Beef 0:27 (755k)
Track 209. Daddy Daddy Daddy 2:51 (4.8MB)
Track 210. Do You Like My New Car 2:32 (4.3MB)
Track 211. Happy Together 0:51 (1.4MB)
Track 212. What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning 3:50 (6.5MB)
Track 213. Would You Go All The Way 3:12 (5.4MB)
Track 214. Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink 3:07 (5.2MB)
Track 215. tuning, Frank talks to audience 3:48 (6.4MB)
Track 216. Wino Man 4:46 (8.0MB)
Track 217. Concentration Moon 2:13 (3.7MB)
Track 218. Mom And Dad 2:14 (3.8MB)
49 mins

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  1. 28 Responses to “FRANK ZAPPA - SANTA MONICA 1970”

  2. Great!!!

    By benk on Jun 19, 2015

  3. i was listening this past week to my copy of halloween 78 which is the longest ever fz show at 219mins and i was wondering what the next longest show he ever did was. i know that the 81 ritz show was 3 hrs. and thats fab quality since it was brdcst of course but in between 180 and 219 there is still that 39min space that there could be other shows from say 1967-88 where he may have done a show that might have been longer than 3 hours. i have a couple of 100 fz shows including a couple of dozen sbds and i was wondering if anyone knew.

    By darth on Jun 19, 2015

  4. Are you sure this isn’t from 1971?

    By nobsartist on Jun 19, 2015

  5. i was listening this past week to my copy of halloween 78…………and i was wondering if anyone knew.

    well, look how nice you can be when you want something.

    By glen darth on Jun 19, 2015

  6. im nice when im treated nicely. i treat ppl the way im treated. if u dont see it that way then its your selective sight. it has nothing to do with me.

    nob - check this link -

    By darth on Jun 20, 2015

  7. pretty sure this list is incomplete…

    but a who’s who has played there…

    By Jerry's Finger on Jun 20, 2015

  8. if u dont see it that way then its your selective sight. it has nothing to do with me.

    see darth even that sounds pretty lighten up and be a nice boy. okay?

    By glen darth on Jun 20, 2015

  9. hey bigo, thanks! i got every zappa show you’ve offered, since weasel music acetate in sept. 2008.

    that priest show looks good. i may have it. i have 22 priest shows. i have a couple shows from japan i got from hear rock city. i have one from budokan on defenders of the faith tour. it’s like long beach arena. i’ll double check on the one you’re offering.


    By Ed Saad on Jun 20, 2015

  10. darth has found a new site to disrupt. Please go to Brooklyn Steve’s site or his cbox. darth has totally ruined the cbox there. Please help.

    By concerned citizen on Jun 20, 2015

  11. Brooklyn Steve’s cbox

    By concerned citizen on Jun 20, 2015

  12. If you want to help sites like Brooklyn Steve and T.U.B.E. then don’t post any comments in the cbox as it will just fill it up quicker and push out links left by people like Plop

    By Je Suis Darth on Jun 20, 2015

    It’s not funny

    By Je Suis Darth on Jun 20, 2015

  14. Nobody hacked his site. Steve got tired of all the arguing and deleted all the posts.

    By Gerald on Jun 20, 2015

  15. darth making friends all over the internet.

    By glen darth on Jun 21, 2015

  16. I was listening to my 16 CD collection of anvil sound effects by Flo and Eddie for 7 hours yesterday and my neighbor’s cat jumped on a squirrel. I wish I knew the cat’s name, but some telemarketer called and I forgot to ask her.

    By George Martini on Jun 21, 2015

  17. Steve banned some people for seven days for pooping in his sand box. Poor darth. Did you get banned? :lol:

    By Gerald on Jun 21, 2015

  18. speaking of squirrels.
    darth really likes to make new friends.
    he knows how to keep them too.
    he is a nutless critter.

    By squirrel named darth on Jun 21, 2015

  19. Squirrels eh ! little fuckers, get one of those fluffy tailed rats in yr loft and you know it.
    Good for Brooklyn Steve, I hope he regains control of his box

    By Je Suis Darth on Jun 21, 2015

  20. darth is in desperate need of an enema!!!!!!

    By Darth Brooks on Jun 21, 2015

  21. Wow, so Darth and that steaming pile of racist british white trash, Mr Fucko the Unkown is here as well. I think the two of you should hook up and start a family

    By Fuck You Mr Unkown Fuck-Sack on Jun 21, 2015

  22. u cant spell your own name and even in your post u leave out the same letter as if u dont know how to spell the word. its very odd that u have a problem with ppl typing in chat boxes and commenting in the comments area of sites like this. but u think u should have the right to do it yourself. amazing. let me have the rights i want but take them away from people who i dont agree with or want here. mind boggling way to think. and they vote and serve on juries and raise kids and operate machinery and live in society among us. wow!!

    By darth on Jun 23, 2015

  23. U cant even spell “YOU” and U R telling me how 2 spell? Fuck U and your 12 year old texting abilities.
    I guess it 2 B expected from a pedophile like U

    By Fuck "U" Darth on Jun 23, 2015

  24. settle it the usual way!

    By skittles on Jun 23, 2015

  25. it might be intentional when i spell the word you with only the letter u. is it intentional that u are leaving out the n in both your name and in the word in the comment portion of the posting? hmmm. the emperor wears no clothes.
    btw.. i didnt tell u how to spell. i merely made fun of your inability to do so. and proof that it wasnt simply a typo was that u did it twice. both in your name and in the comment itself. youre a preposterous figure. then u embarrass yourself further in your follow up posting.

    By darth on Jun 23, 2015

  26. no embarrassment by any poster here glen except you con boy clown liar…

    By Jerry's Finger on Jun 23, 2015

  27. looks like comic book guy.

    By agnes on Jun 24, 2015

  28. hard to tell which one is glen left or right?

    By loaves and fishes on Jun 24, 2015

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