Van Moldred

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yetanother, "The Return Of The Edited . . . Frank Zappa Back On The Road! The Hologram Tour," Zappateers, May 13, 2019

The Gateshead show from two days ago, uploaded on Dime, included another previously unheard, unidentified instrumental (preceded by a prerecorded electroacoustic vignette, similarly to "Number 2" in previous concerts). Any ideas what this is? Another one of the 1978 "insertion units"?

number1823, "The Return Of The Edited . . . Frank Zappa Back On The Road! The Hologram Tour," Zappateers, May 13, 2019

I just saw that a user at dime posted the following . . . "FYI. The Instrumental, track 201, is titled 'Van Moldred'. They are alternating this composition with the one entitled '#2.' Got this info from Keneally."

arf, "The Return Of The Edited . . . Frank Zappa Back On The Road! The Hologram Tour," Zappateers, May 13, 2019

It seems related to 200 Motels.

pbuzby, "The Return Of The Edited . . . Frank Zappa Back On The Road! The Hologram Tour," Zappateers, May 14, 2019

On first listen it sounded to me like a CPIII era sketch played by a live band, but there is one theme that appears more than once that reminds me of "This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich."

TFEC, "The Return Of The Edited . . . Frank Zappa Back On The Road! The Hologram Tour," Zappateers, May 13, 2019

FZ mentions the title "Mouldred" in the Society Pages interview from 1989.

Den Simms, Eric Buxton and Rob Samler, "They're Doing The Interview Of The Century—Part 2," Society Pages, June 1990

ROB SAMLER: Did you ever find a name for Mouldred, or a place to use that name?

FRANK ZAPPA: Mouldred? Not yet.

DEN SIMMS: You've been toying with that one for a while, huh?

FRANK ZAPPA: Yeah, well, y'know. They come, they go . . .

 

 

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