Frank Zappa - Live At The Rainbow Theater LP


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The historic and infamous final show of the Flo & Eddie line-up with The Mothers in its entirety! The concert was the first scheduled after the legendary fire disaster in Montreux, Switzerland, resulting in the group playing on newly acquired gear. The show was a success until Frank Zappa was shockingly pushed off stage by a concert attendee. The attack resulted in grave injuries for FZ and caused the cancellation of the tour and ultimately the band. Pressed on 180g vinyl 3LP by Optimal Media in Germany and cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering 2021. Liner notes by Eddie Kramer.

As Zappa recounted in his 1989 autobiography, The Real Frank Zappa Book, "My head was over on my shoulder and my neck was bent like it was broken. I had a gash in my chin, a hole in the back of my head, a broken rib and a fractured leg. One arm was paralyzed." Once he could finally leave the hospital and be returned to the States, he spent the better part of a year in a wheelchair and a leg brace. When all was said and done, he permanently sustained a lower pitched voice, one leg shorter than the other and chronic back pain. Once Zappa recovered from his injuries he ventured into other musical territories.