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Director  Frank Zappa
Country  United States
8.6/10 IMDb

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Language  English
The Dub Room Special movie poster
Release date  1982 (original video release) October 2005 (DVD release)

The Dub Room Special is a film produced by Frank Zappa for direct-to-video release in October, 1982. The video combines footage from a performance at the KCET studios in Los Angeles on August 27, 1974, a concert performed at The Palladium, NYC on October 31, 1981, some clay animation by Bruce Bickford, and several interviews. The video was only available through mail-order, and thus, was unseen by many of Zappa's fans until it was made widely available on DVD on October 17, 2005. The DVD version was trimmed slightly by Zappa to fit the space limitations of early laserdiscs. The 1974 footage was originally conceived as a TV special. In 2007 a soundtrack with the same name was released.

Contents

The Dub Room Special movie scenes

Track listing

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  1. "Kim?"/The Dog Breath Variations/Uncle Meat
  2. Room Service
  3. Nig Biz
  4. Approximate
  5. Cosmik Debris
  6. Cocaine Decisions
  7. "The Massimo Bassoli Instant Italian Lesson"/Montana
  8. "In Case You Didn't Know"/Tengo Na Minchia Tanta
  9. Florentine Pogen
  10. Stevie's Spanking
  11. Stink-Foot
  12. Flakes
  13. Inca Roads
  14. Easy Meat
  15. "Huh-Huh-Huh"

The following sections were deleted from the original video release:

  • Zappa talking about Compact Video (originally preceded Room Service)
  • Intermission after Florentine Pogen, with title cards and Zappa talking about bad continuity
  • August 1974 band

  • Frank Zappa - Guitar, vocals and percussion
  • George Duke - Keyboards and vocals
  • Ruth Underwood - Percussion
  • Chester Thompson - Drums
  • Tom Fowler - Bass
  • Napoleon Murphy Brock - Flute, saxophone and vocals
  • October 1981 band

  • Frank Zappa - Lead guitar and vocals
  • Ray White - Guitar and vocals
  • Steve Vai - Guitar and vocals
  • Tommy Mars - Keyboards and vocals
  • Bobby Martin - Keyboards, saxophone and vocals
  • Ed Mann - Percussion and vocals
  • Scott Thunes - Bass and vocals
  • Chad Wackerman - Drums
  • References

    The Dub Room Special Wikipedia
    The Dub Room Special IMDb The Dub Room Special themoviedb.org


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