Frank Zappa Buffalo 1980

Buffalo is a live album by Frank Zappa.

It was recorded at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York on October 25, 1980.

Frank Zappa Buffalo

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Songs On Frank Zappa Buffalo

Chunga’s Revenge – 8:33 (originally on the album Chunga’s Revenge)
You Are What You Is – 4:12 (You Are What You Is)
Mudd Club – 3:02 (You Are What You Is)
The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing – 3:20 (You Are What You Is)
Cosmik Debris – 3:50 (Apostrophe)
Keep It Greasy – 2:57 (Joe’s Garage)
Tinsel Town Rebellion – 4:19 (Tinsel Town Rebellion)
Buffalo Drowning Witch – 2:44
Honey, Don’t You Want A Man Like Me? – 4:35 (Lather)
Pick Me, I’m Clean – 10:14 (Tinsel Town Rebellion)
Dead Girls Of London – 3:01
Shall We Take Ourselves Seriously? – 1:36
City Of Tiny Lites – 9:57
Easy Meat – 9:26
Ain’t Got No Heart – 1:59 (Freak Out)
The Torture Never Stops – 23:35 (Zoot Allures)
Broken Hearts Are For Assholes – 3:39 (Lather)
I’m So Cute – 1:37
Andy – 8:12 (One Size Fits All)
Joe’s Garage – 2:12 (Joe’s Garage)
Dancing Fool – 3:36
The “Real World” Thematic – 8:53
Stick It Out – 5:35 (Joe’s Garage)
I Don’t Wanna Get Drafted – 2:47 (You Are What You Is)
Bobby Brown – 2:41
Ms. Pinky – 3:55 (Zoot Allures)

By this stage, Zappa had thrown away his jazz rock stylings and launched into hard rock with determination. This is a heavy album with plenty of great solos from Zappa. He is supported by a very young Steve Vai on stunt guitar and Ray White and Ike Willis on rhythm guitar.

It also features the excellent drumming of Vinnie Colaiuta. According to Wikipedia, he has won a total of 18 Drummer of the Year awards from Modern Drummer magazine’s annual reader polls including ten wins in the best overall category.

To complete the band line-up, Tommy Mars and Bob Harris play keyboards and Arthur Varrow plays bass. There is little brass on this album although trumpet played by Harris makes the occasional appearance.

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