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Road Tapes, Venue #3
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Live album by
ReleasedMay 27, 2016 (2016-05-27)
RecordedJuly 5, 1970 (two shows)
VenueTyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN
LabelVaulternative Records
Catalog Number: VR 2016-1[1]
ProducerAhmet Zappa, Joe Travers
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Road Tapes, Venue #3 is a posthumous album of Frank Zappa, released in May 2016, consisting of the recording of the two (early & late) shows on July 5, 1970 at Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN. The album was recorded as one of the first shows with the (then) newly formed Mothers of Invention featuring Flo & Eddie, Aynsley Dunbar, George Duke, Jeff Simmons and returning member Ian Underwood. This release is notable for being one of the few tapes in the Zappa Vault from this time period, and line up.[2] It is the ninth installment on the Vaulternative Records label that is dedicated to the posthumous release of complete Zappa concerts, following the releases of FZ:OZ (2002), Buffalo (2007), Wazoo (2007), Philly '76 (2009), Hammersmith Odeon (2010), Carnegie Hall (2011), Road Tapes, Venue #1 (2012) and Road Tapes, Venue #2 (2013).


The track "Nancy & Mary Music" off the album Chunga's Revenge was made up from the tracks "King Kong/Igor's Boogie" and "The Clap (Chunga's Revenge)". Disc 1, tracks 1–14 make up the 1st show and tracks 15, 16 and all of disc 2 make up the 2nd show.[3]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Frank Zappa, except where noted.

Disc one
1."Tyrone Start The Tape" 1:59
2."King Kong" 3:37
3."Wonderful Wino"Frank Zappa, Jeff Simmons4:47
4."Concentration Moon" 4:07
5."Mom & Dad" 3:25
6."The Air" 3:46
7."Dog Breath" 2:01
8."Mother People" 2:06
9."You Didn't Try to Call Me" 4:10
10."Agon – Interlude"Igor Stravinsky0:36
11."Call Any Vegetable" 7:59
12."King Kong/Igor's Boogie" 20:25
13."It Can't Happen Here" 3:05
14."Sharleena" 4:59
15."The 23rd "Mondellos"" 3:13
16."Justine"Don Harris, Dewey Steven Terry1:46
Disc two
1."Pound for a Brown"5:07
2."Sleeping in a Jar"3:37
4.""A Piece of Contemporary Music"" (includes an excerpt of "Caravan" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol))7:03
5."The Return of the Hunchback Duke" (including "The Little House I Used to Live In", "Holiday in Berlin")10:00
6."Cruising for Burgers"3:44
7."Let's Make the Water Turn Black"1:42
8."Harry, You're a Beast"1:29
9."Oh No/Orange County Lumber Truck" (includes an excerpt of "Lucy Lu" (Ray Sharpe))11:01
10."Call Any Vegetable"11:29
11."Mondello's Revenge"1:46
12."The Clap (Chunga's Revenge)"13:01





  1. ^ "Discogs page". Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Out Now! Road Tapes, Venue #3". Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Official Album Page". Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Information Is Not Knowledge page". Retrieved 18 July 2017.