ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST RELEASES FRANK ZAPPA'S "THE TORTURE NEVER STOPS" CONCERT FILM ON HONKER HOME VIDEO
FIRST TIME ON DVD FOR HALLOWEEN 1981 CONCERT FILM ORIGINALLY EDITED BY ZAPPA, BROADCAST ON MTV WITH 24 TRACK AND 2+ HOURS OF MUSIC
YOUNG STEVE VAI AND ZAPPA STAGE GUITAR BATTLE!
Honker Home Video has announced the immediate release of the concert DVD "The Torture Never Stops," continuing the Zappa Family Trust's mission to celebrate and protect the legacy of Frank Zappa. The film is presented as edited by Zappa himself and as broadcast on MTV. It is the first time this film has appeared on DVD and is the most complete edit in existence of the Halloween, 1981 concert. Recorded October 31, 1981 at the Palladium in New York, the show spans 24 songs and over two hours.
Bathed in the red light of the stage, Zappa sings, plays searing guitar, and conducts the seven-piece band behind him. He delivers a non-stop, high-energy performance. The band includes Ray White, Steve Vai, Bobby Martin, Tommy Mars, Ed Mann, Scott Thunes, and Chad Wackerman. One major highlight is the fret-shredding guitar duel between Zappa and a young Steve Vai on "Stevie's Spanking."
The DVD also includes concert footage of the songs "Teen-Age Prostitute" and "City of Tiny Lights" and the music video for "You Are What You Is." Also included is a set of temporary Frank Zappa tattoos, including the iconic, copyrighted mustache image, and a set of Honker Home Video's exclusive No-D glasses.
The DVD is available immediately at http://www.Zappa.com.
Frank Zappa, American composer, was born in 1940 and died in 1993.
"The Torture Never Stops" Track Listing
1. Black Napkins
3. Easy Meat
4. Beauty Knows No Pain
5. Charlie's Enormous Mouth
6. Fine Girl
7. Teen-age Wind
8. Harder Than Your Husband
9. Bamboozled By Love
10. We're Turning Again
11. Alien Orifice
13. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
14. You Are What You Is
15. Mudd Club
16. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
17. Dumb All Over
18. Heavenly Bank Account
19. Suicide Chump
20. Jumbo Go Away
21. Stevie's Spanking
22. The Torture Never Stops
23. Strictly Genteel
24. The Illinois Enema Bandit