Frank Zappa Zappa In New York 1976, Live Review by Mike

8.4
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
This double live album is a great mix of humor and musicianship. Especially Cruising for Burgers and the two versions of Black Page are very dense and demanding pieces, while Titties and Beer or Punky Whips are more comedy than music. I also really like the Illinois Enema Bandit, which is the most straight forward Zappa Blues song that I know.

A very good album to get to know Zappa!
Titties and Beer 7:35
7.5
Cruisin' for Burgers 9:12
8.5
I Promise Not to Come in Your Mouth 3:31
8.9
An awesome instrumental rendition of the tune, very spacy and mellow ... perfect!
Punky's Whips 10:50
8.5
Honey, Don't You Want a Man Like Me? 4:11
7.5
The Illinois Enema Bandit 12:41
8.8
I'm the Slime 4:23
7.0
Pound for a Brown 3:41
8.5
Manx Needs Women 1:50
8.5
Black Page #1 3:51
8.8
What a brilliant idea to have a drummer play a normal song. It sounds like an improvised drum solo at first, but if you listen closely you'll find out that it is indeed a song. In the second half the other instruments join in. There are many versions of that song, including the "easy listening" version on this album.
Big Leg Emma 2:17
7.0
"There's a big dilemma about my big emma" ... I simply love Frank's madcap humor!
Sofa 2:56
8.9
Black Page #2 5:36
8.9
The Torture Never Stops 12:34
8.5
The Purple Lagoon/Approximate 16:40
7.5