Dutch Courage (2CD) by Frank Zappa

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Dutch Courage (2CD)

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SUPERB LIVE ZAPPA BROADCAST RECORDED IN ROTTERDAM 1980

By 1980 Frank Zappa had endured one of the most turbulent periods of his career. The working relationship between Zappa and his long-time manager Herb Cohen had irreparably broken down due to disagreements over their jointly owned DiscReet label, and he had also parted ways with Warner Brothers after a dispute concerning the four disc Läther project, and the label releasing his material against his wishes, which had resulted in multiple lawsuits. Blocked from issuing his own music for over a year, Zappa’s main source of income came from extensive touring which he did with a number of small, rock-oriented groups throughout the late 1970s.

Included here too as bonus cuts are a selection of tracks from the same tour - broadcast from Paris and Munich respectively - as well as an extended 1980 interview with Mike Siegel for Boston TV show ‘Five All Night, Live All Night’, in which a typically sarcastic yet droll Zappa answers questions from the host and the viewers about his family life, his recent legal troubles and his latest releases. Making incompletion a full 160 minute recording across two discs, in quite excellent audio quality throughout, this release will prove a delight for fans and a must have item to add to any decent Zappa collection.

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