Synopsis by Mark Deming
Legendary composer and musician Frank Zappa mounted one of his last tours with a full rock band in 1984 in support of his album Them or Us, and this concert video captures him and his band -- including Ike Willis, Scott Thunes, Chad Wackerman, and Ray White -- playing a wild set of new and old favorites for a packed house in New York City. Frank Zappa: Does Humor Belong in Music? blends interview excerpts with full-bodied performances of "Zoot Allures," "Dancin' Fool," "Dinah-Moe Humm," "Cosmik Debris," "Tinsel Town Rebellion," and many more. Zappa fans should note that this home video release contains a number of songs which don't appear on the CD release of the same name drawn from this concert.
concert-tours, experimental [arts], progressive-rock, rock-music, singer