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An Evening With Frank Zappa During Which...The Torture Never Stops on DVD Nov 16Frank Zappa's New York Halloween 1981 concerts were filmed Live at The Palladium. This thing entitled The Torture Never Stops was created in its entirety by FZ from the original concert production and intended by the Artist as one of 3 Television Specials. This is the longest version of the three - the others, You Are What You Is and Dumb All Over, having actually aired.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Eagle Rock Entertainment To Release

An Evening With Frank Zappa During Which...The Torture Never Stops

~On DVD November 16, 2010~

An Evening With Frank Zappa During Which...The Torture Never Stops

New York, NY (November 3, 2010)—Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the release on November 16 of the Frank Zappa DVD An Evening With Frank Zappa During Which...The Torture Never Stops. Frank Zappa's New York Halloween 1981 concerts were filmed Live at The Palladium. This thing entitled The Torture Never Stops was created in its entirety by FZ from the original concert production and intended by the Artist as one of 3 Television Specials. This is the longest version of the three - the others, You Are What You Is and Dumb All Over, having actually aired. [MSRP $14.98]

Halloween was Frank Zappa's favorite holiday, and New York was the site of Frank Zappa Halloween concerts for years! The billion and a half airings by MTV of the concerts (non-edited) followed on closely from the release of the double album You Are What You Is in September of that year on Frank Zappa's own recently founded and thoroughly independent label, Barking Pumpkin. Much of the set list is drawn from that work. All Frank Zappa shows were unique experiences with Zappa on guitar and baton, leading his band on flights of improvisation and drawing ever more intense performances from them. And what a band for this show - Steve Vai on stunt guitar, Ray White, Tommy Mars, Scott Thunes, Ed Mann & Bobby Martin! The Torture Never Stops cements Zappa's reputation as one of the most innovative and challenging composers and performers of the 20th century.

The line-up for this show features Frank Zappa (guitar, vocal); Ray White (vocal, guitar); Tommy Mars (keyboards, vocal); Scott Thunes (bass, vocal); Chad Wackerman (drums); Ed Mann (percussion, vocal); Bobby Martin (keyboard, sax, vocal) and Steve Vai (guitar, vocal). Bonus Features on The Torture Never Stops include additional performances from the concert and one short film. Truly this is classic Frank Zappa, The Torture Never Stops is a wonderful document that reveals once again a maverick and iconoclastic musical innovator at his best.

Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Hamburg, & Paris.

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1) Black Napkins
2) Montana
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
12) Flakes
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


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News Editor November 4, 2010, 2:51 pm