The Mothers’ ‘Fillmore East – June 1971’ is a live album recorded at the famous New York City venue on June 5–6, 1971 and released on August 2, 1971 by Bizarre/Reprise.
Track Listing : 1.Little House I Used To Live In (Frank Zappa) – 04:58 . 2.The Mud Shark (Frank Zappa) – 05:16 . 3.What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are? (Frank Zappa) – 04:51 . 4.Bwana Dik (Frank Zappa) – 02:27 . 5.Latex Solar Beef (Frank Zappa) – 04:22 . 6.Willie The Pimp, Part One (Frank Zappa) – 02:50 . 7.Willie The Pimp, Part Two (Frank Zappa) – 01:54 . 8.Do You Like My New Car? (Frank Zappa) – 07:08 . 9.Happy Together (Garry Bonner, Alan Gordon) – 02:57 . 10.Lonesome Electric Turkey (Frank Zappa) – 02:34 . 11.Peaches En Regalia (Frank Zappa) – 03:22 . 12.Tears Began To Fall (Frank Zappa) – 02:46
Musicians : Frank Zappa – Guitar, Dialogue, Vocals . Aynsley Dunbar – Drums . Ian Underwood – Woodwinds, Keyboards, Vocals . Howard Kaylan – Lead Vocals, Dialogue . Jim Pons – Bass, Vocals, Dialogue . Bob Harris – Keyboards, Vocals . Mark Volman – Lead Vocals, Dialogue . Don Preston – Mini-Moog On (10)
Production : Produced By Frank Zappa . Barry Keene – Engineer . Toby Foster – Mixing, Mastering
Package : Cal Schenkel – Cover Design
Recorded June 5–6, 1971 At Fillmore East, New York City.
Released On August 2, 1971 By Bizarre/Reprise.
The album is basically about some groupies who demand that the band plays their hit single “with a bullet”. And while at it, you get treated with such crude songs as “Bwana Dik”, in which the lyrics literally goes, “My dick is a monster” (what was even sillier was whoever it was doing the singing did a great job imitating Jim Morrison). […]
As an enduring work, Fillmore East: June 1971 is a mixed bag, but it does represent the peak of the Flo & Eddie edition of the Mothers. Most of the songs are essentially comedy routines set to music, […]
It’s a shame too, because the band is so tight, staying on top of things no matter how overexcited the singers get. “What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?” and “Bwana Dik” are annoying enoughand by “Latex Solar Beef” the topic of choice appears to be hemorrhoids. […]