Big Hairy Monster!
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I need only one word to some up this review:
I would have given anything to have seen this show. This is my favorite live Zappa, and sits proudly in my top-5 all time favorite concert recordings. It has everything that you could expect from an FZ performance: incredible musicianship, great songs, and great humor. This set was recorded in 1974 and featured Napoleon Murphy Brock, George Duke, Ruth Underwood (where is she now?), Tom Fowler, and Chester Thompson.
There are some classic moments here, including "Whipping Post", the "Room Service" adlibs, and the incredibly difficult "Approximate".
If you desire to own any live document of Zappa, seek out this one...you'll be happy you did!