Frank Zappa’s ‘Broadway the Hard Way’ is a live album recorded during his 1988 and final world tour and released on October 14, 1988.
Track Listing : 1.Elvis Has Just Left The Building (Frank Zappa) – 02:24 . 2.Planet Of The Baritone Women (Frank Zappa) – 02:48 . 3.Any Kind Of Pain (Frank Zappa) – 05:42 . 4.Dickie’S Such An Asshole (Frank Zappa) – 05:45 . 5.When The Lie’S So Big (Frank Zappa) – 03:38 . 6.Rhymin’ Man (Frank Zappa) – 03:50 . 7.Promiscuous (Frank Zappa) – 02:02 . 8.The Untouchables ( (Nelson Riddle) – 02:26 . 9.Why Don’T You Like Me? (Frank Zappa) – 02:57 . 10.Bacon Fat (Andre Williams, Dorothy Brown, Frank Zappa)- 01:29 . 11.Stolen Moments (Oliver Nelson) – 02:57 . 12.Murder By Numbers (Stingandy Summers) – 05:37 . 13.Jezebel Boy (Frank Zappa) – 02:27 . 14.Outside Now (Frank Zappa) – 07:49 . 15.Hot Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel (Frank Zappa) – 06:40 . 16.What Kind Of Girl? (Frank Zappa) – 03:17 . 17.Jesus Thinks You’Re A Jerk (Frank Zappa) – 09:15
Musicians : Frank Zappa – Guitar, Vocals . Kurt Mcgettrick – Baritone Saxophone . Scott Thunes – Bass Guitar . Albert Wing – Tenor Saxophone . Ed Mann – Percussion . Chad Wackerman – Drums . Ike Willis – Guitar, Vocals . Eric Buxton – Vocals . Paul Carman – Alto Saxophone . Walt Fowler – Trumpet . Mike Keneally – Synthesizer, Vocals, Guitar . Sting – Lead Vocal On (12) . Bruce Fowler – Trombone . Robert Martin – Keyboards, Vocals
Production : Produced By Frank Zappa
Released On October 14, 1988 By Barking Pumpkin.
Frank Zappa Reviews
Five years ago, when this albums was new to me–and I didn’t know anything about the recording-details–I’d have given it 5/5 stars. Now, after an endless amount of careful listening I can’t say I’d feel comfortable giving it more than 3.5 or 4 …hard to decide, because it IS a great band! […]
Juno_w_setsbrig @ RateYourMusic
Unbelievable that FZ could make this. Again he released an album that was totally different from anything he did before. Satire on public life in the USA in the mid 80s. […]
Despite these flaws, many of Zappa’s political observations hit the mark, as do some of the jokes, easily making Broadway the Hard Way one of his best and most intellectually stimulating post-’60s political efforts. […]