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The Dub Room Special! (1984)

| Documentary, Comedy, Music | Video
Direct to video film by Frank Zappa. Features footage from two of his concerts: a 1974 Los Angeles concert and a 1981 New York City concert. It also includes clay animation by Bruce Bickford.

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Credited cast:
Frank Zappa ... Himself
George Duke ... Himself
Ruth Underwood Ruth Underwood ... Herself
Chester Thompson Chester Thompson ... Himself
Tom Fowler Tom Fowler ... Himself
Napoleon Murphy Brock Napoleon Murphy Brock ... Himself
Tommy Mars Tommy Mars ... Himself
Ed Mann Ed Mann ... Himself
Steve Vai ... Himself
Ray White Ray White ... Himself
Scott Thunes Scott Thunes ... Himself
Bobby Martin Bobby Martin ... Himself
Chad Wackerman Chad Wackerman ... Himself
Massimo Bassoli Massimo Bassoli ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Ochmanek Bruce Ochmanek ... Himself
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Direct to video film by Frank Zappa. Features footage from two of his concerts: a 1974 Los Angeles concert and a 1981 New York City concert. It also includes clay animation by Bruce Bickford.

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Absolutely amazing!
22 June 2002 | by sandrewsmithSee all my reviews

This television special from the early 1980s by Frank Zappa is an amazing amalgamation of concert footage from 1974 and 1982. Astute viewers will note that the 1974 footage is from the KCET-TV special the Mothers did in that year - from which most of the "Inca Roads" track on One Size Fits All is taken. The performances by all musicians involved are intense, notably those of percussionist Ruth Underwood and singer/saxophone player Napoleon Murphy Brock. It's really great to be able to see these Mothers perform: these are two of the best performing ensembles that Frank ever put together. Also of interest: writer Massimo Bassoli sings "Tengo na minchia tanta", which you may recognize from the CD release of the Uncle Meat soundtrack. If you can track this show down (EBay is a good place to start), I highly recommend it.


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