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Frank Zappa - Does Humor Belong In Music? Album

Frank Zappa - Does Humor Belong In Music? Album
Does Humor Belong In Music?
Frank Zappa
Jazz-Rock, Avantgarde, Prog Rock
Jan 1986
CDP 7 46188 2
MP3 album size:
1019 mb
FLAC album size:
2177 mb


1Tinsel-Town Rebellion4:42
2Penguin In Bondage6:50
3What's New In Baltimore4:47
4Let's Move To Cleveland
Soloist [Drums] – Chad WackermanSoloist [Keyboards] – Alan Zavod
5Trouble Every Day5:31
6Hot-Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel6:36
7Cock-Suckers' Ball
Arranged By – ZappaWritten-By – Traditional
8Whippin' Post
Written-By – Allman
Written-By – Dobard
10Zoot Allures5:27


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
HD 005Frank Zappa Does Humor Belong In Music? ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial)EMI HD 005Europe1986
0238742Frank Zappa Does Humor Belong In Music? ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)Zappa Records, Universal Music Group International0238742EuropeUnknown
RCD 10548Frank Zappa Does Humor Belong In Music? ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)RykodiscRCD 10548US1995
RYKODISC 968009Frank Zappa Does Humor Belong In Music? ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP)RykodiscRYKODISC 968009Brazil1998
noneFrank Zappa Does Humor Belong In Music? ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial, Whi)EMI noneEurope1986


  • Arranged By, Written-ByFrank Zappa
  • BassScott Thunes
  • DrumsChad Wackerman
  • Engineer [Recording]Mark Pinske, Thom Ehle
  • Engineer [Remix]Bob Stone
  • Guitar, SoloistDweezil Zappa (tracks: 10)
  • KeyboardsAlan Zavod
  • Keyboards, Saxophone, VocalsBobby Martin
  • Lead Guitar, VocalsFrank Zappa
  • ProducerFrank Zappa
  • Rhythm Guitar, VocalsIke Willis, Ray White


Remote recording facility: UMRK Mobile
Remix @ UMRK

This material is 100% digital, 100% live, with NO over-dubs

These songs were selected from the repertoire of the 1984 World Tour. Over a six month period, many hours of exciting live material was recorded in a 24 track digital format. It took another six months to remix it onto PCM 1610 digital 2 track masters. If you enjoy this recording, be advised that there is a lot more lurking in the vault. These tunes were selected because they follow the basic outline of the "DOES HUMOR BELONG IN MUSIC?" PMI/ICA video tape, as well as presenting some new, unreleased material. The recording dates were:

The Odeon Hammersmith, London, England, 8/10/84
The Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, 26/10/84
Amherst College, Lowell, Massachusetts, 28/10/84
The Tower Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10/11/84
The Bismark Theater, Chicago, Illinois, 23/11/84
The Boy Front Arena, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1/12/84
The Paramount Theater, Seattle, Washington, 17/12/84
Queen Elizabeth Theater, Vancouver, British Columbia, 18/12/84
The Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, California, 23/12/84

Song Information:
ZOOT ALLURES - head is from London, solo from Providence
TINSEL-TOWN REBELLION - body of tune is from Chicago Illinois, ending is from Seattle
TROUBLE EVERY DAY - verses from St. Petersburg, solo from London
PENGUIN IN BONDAGE - vocal sections from Vancouver and St. Petersburg, solo from Vancouver
GREEN HOTEL - Vancouver
BALTIMORE - front of tune is from Los Angeles, vocals from Philadelphia, solo is from Los Angeles
WPLJ - Los Angeles
CLEVELAND - intro from Los Angeles, piano solo from St. Petersburg, drum solo from Vancouver, guitar solo from Amherst College, out chorus from Los Angeles
WHIPPIN' POST - Los Angeles (the last song of the last show of the last tour)

All selections copyrighted by Frank Zappa, published by Munchkin Music, ASCAP except
- Track 3 is Frank Zappa Music, BMI
- Track 7 is an arrangement made from an acapella bootleg recording by The Clovers with no writer or publisher credits.
- Track 8 is published by Dobard Music, BMI
- Track 10 published by No Exit, BMI.

℗ 1986 Original Sound Recordings made by Pumpko Industries Ltd.
© 1986 Pumpko Industries Ltd.

Made in West Germany

Released in a standard jewel case with 6-page fold-out inlay.
There's a aimilar release Frank Zappa - Does Humor Belong In Music? pressed by Polygram, Hanover, West Germany


  • Barcode (Text): 0 77774 61882 3
  • Barcode (Scan): 077774618823
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 0542
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Matrix / Runout: B-6064 / CDP 7461882 A
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Pumpko Industries Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Pumpko Industries Ltd.
  • Record Company – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Remixed At – UMRK
  • Published By – Munchkin Music
  • Published By – Frank Zappa Music
  • Published By – Dobard Music
  • Published By – No Exit Music
  • Recorded At – Hammersmith Odeon
  • Recorded At – Civic Center, Providence
  • Recorded At – Amherst College
  • Recorded At – Tower Theater
  • Recorded At – Bismark Theater
  • Recorded At – The Bay Front Arena
  • Recorded At – Paramount Theatre, Seattle
  • Recorded At – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • Recorded At – Universal Amphitheatre
  • Pressed By – Sonopress – B-6064


Does Humor Belong in Music is a live album by Frank Zappa. The only authorized by Zappa EMI CD, It features concert recordings from OctoberDecember 1984. It was the first album by Zappa to be released on CD only although it was bootlegged on vinyl for listeners who did not own CD players. In 1995, it was reissued by Rykodisc in an extremely remixed form, with significantly improved dynamic range and new artwork. Frank Zappa. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Популярно у слушателей. Does Humor Belong In Music Live. Исполнитель: Frank Zappa. 1986 rock. Does Humor Belong in Music is a one-hour Frank Zappa concert video composed. 2012 г. Does Humor Belong in Music is a. As Frank Zappa was focusing more on his computer and orchestral music in 1985-1986, he put together an album and a video of live material from his then-last tour from 1984. Does Humor Belong in Music was released in January 1986, in Europe and Japan only. In 1995, Ryko issued it for the first time in the U. Songs in album Frank Zappa - Does Humor Belong In Music 1986. Frank Zappa - Zoot Allures. Frank Zappa - Tinsel-Town Rebellion. Frank Zappa - Trouble Every Day. Frank Zappa - Penguin In Bondage. Frank Zappa - Hot-Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel. Frank Zappa - Cock-Suckers' Ball. Посмотреть сведения об участниках альбома, рецензии, композиции и приобрести альбом 1998 CD от Does Humor Belong In Music на . Does Humor Belong in Music Frank Zappa. Released January 27, 1986. Does Humor Belong in Music Tracklist. Zoot Allures Lyrics. Tinsel Town Rebellion Lyrics. Trouble Every Day Lyrics. Penguin In Bondage Lyrics. Hot Plate Heaven at the Green Hotel Lyrics. What's New In Baltimore Lyrics. Cock-Suckers' Ball Lyrics. WPLJ Lyrics. Let's Move To Cleveland Lyrics. Listen free to Frank Zappa Does Humor Belong in Music Zoot Allures, Tinsel Town Rebellion and more. 10 tracks 60:05. Asking the title question is answering it, at least when Zappa is concerned. Buy FRANK ZAPPA Music from partners. Live, released in 1986. Songs, Tracks Listing. I love this live-album Does Humor Belong in Music was recorded at several different places in the US in 1984, and was released in 1986. The VHS version with the same name is completely different though. The sound quality on the remaster is great, giving you the live sound necessary to make this release even better than it already is. Musicianship is incredibly tight and solid throughout, as with most of Zappa's 80's live stuff. You can hear many elements of Jazz-RockFusion on the outro's of many of the tracks and the guitar solo's are top-notch st. Subscribe to Mailing List. Reset your password if you're unable to login. Leave this field blank. Reset Your Password. if you're unable to login. Get Zmail Updates. Email Address


  • Nidora
If I look at the list above, I can't see any official US release before 1995. Can any specialist confirm ?
In the meantime you will have found out, but DHBIM was originally an Europe-Only release, afaik.