is a live album by Frank Zappa
, posthumously released on October 30, 2007.
It is a 2-CD set consisting of the complete concert given by "The Mothers of Invention/Hot Rats/Grand Wazoo" 20-piece big band on September 24, 1972 at the Music Hall, Boston
, United States
It is the last concert of a brief series of shows that marked Zappa's return to the stage after his forced temporary retirement from the touring scene due to the injuries he suffered from an assault during a concert at the Rainbow Theater in London
on December 10, 1971.
The material showcases Zappa's endeavors into jazz-based music, and many of the compositions were featured on the 1972 studio albums The Grand Wazoo
and on the 1978 studio album Studio Tan
. Rehearsals leading to these albums and concerts are documented on Joe's Domage
(2004), while Imaginary Diseases
(2006) presents live recordings with a stripped-down version of the big band named "Petite Wazoo."Wazoo
is the third installment on the Vaulternative Records label that is dedicated to the posthumous release of complete Zappa concerts, following the releases of
(2002) and Buffalo
- "Intro Intros" – 3:19
- "The Grand Wazoo (Think It Over)" – 17:21
- "Approximate" – 13:35
- "Big Swifty" – 11:49
- "Ulterior Motive" – 3:19
- "The Adventures of Greggery......