Beat The Boots I: Freaks & Motherfu*#@%!

Release Information

Freaks & Motherfu*#@%!

Recorded: Live 11/5/70 (??????) (*#[at]%!)
Fillmore West, Nov 19, 1970

Length: ~45 min
Label: TSP 017
Sound Quality: Bad

Freaks & Motherfu*#@%! -- back cover


Notes & Comments

Freaks & Motherfuckers vs. Tengo Na Minchia Tanta

Stadshypotek Bank AB

On my cd "Freaks & Motherfu*#" (Rhino) it says Fillm.East 1970.
On my cd "Tengo Na'Minchia Tanta" (boot:Lost Rose) (but also released on Rhino) it says rec. live Fillm.East nov 1970. I went to the absolutely brilliant "Bootlegs part 1" and "The FZ Shows Document" on the FAQ and found (in both):
"Freaks &..." 19 nov 1970
"Tengo... " 5-6 june 1971.
(The mentioned tracksection could fit in The FZ Shows Document on the show 14 nov 1970 but I do not know, I wasn't there.)


I believe both boots are entirely from the same show, and that show, despite the reference to Fillmore East on Freaks & Motherfu..., was actually at the Fillmore *West* ("Paladin gestures hypnotically in San Francisco..."). The box of Beat The Boots (Vol. 1) claims Freaks & Motherfu... is from 5/11/70 [American style date]. This is obviously wrong, as the Flo & Eddie band hadn't formed yet by this date. The June 1971 date given for Tengo Na Minchia Tanta is also definitely wrong, because George Duke is in the lineup. 11/14/70 was a show at the wrong Fillmore—the Fillmore East. According to T'Mershi Duween, the Fillmore West tape that contains all the songs on both CDs is sometimes identified as 6/24/70 and sometimes as 11/6/70. Either of those dates sounds plausible to me.

Pat Buzby

Both Freaks and Tengo are from November 1970 at the Fillmore East.

Bringing In The Sheaves

Chris Maxfield

I think Zappa's (sheaves) reference in that song is more to the Rescue Mission where winos might go for a bowl of soup and subsequently be forced to listen to preaching and even the singing of songs like "Bringing In the Sheaves" by some members of an organization like the Salvation Army. A sheave, for those who don't know, is one of those upright bundles of cut oats or wheat that stand looking so picturesque in old-time paintings of fields. Modern agriculture has eliminated the need for sheaves, but I suppose they still exist someplace.

Holiday In Berlin


01:07 Semi-Fraudulent/Direct-From-Hollywood Overture (200 MOTELS) Bogus Pomp (LSO Vol. 2)
00:00 Would You Like A Snack? (200 MOTELS)  
00:50 Overture to a Holiday in Berlin (BURNT WEENY SANDWICH)  
02:05 Holiday In Berlin (AHEAD OF THEIR TIME)  
SLEEPING IN A JAR [This is not Sleeping in a Jar anyway]
00:00 Inca Roads guitar solo (ONE SIZE FITS ALL)  
06:21 Easy Meat instrumental (TINSEL TOWN REBELLION)  



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