"Duck Duck Goose" on Läther contains - - - of the Osaka recording. The next deck up was a portable reel-to-reel that cost about 00. I forget the specs but each mike used an AA battery internally.
(It subsequently appeared on a Grandmothers album, and was credited to Don Preston.) The original Eye of Agamotto was an amulet belonging to the Marvel Comics character Dr. The bootleg version does not contain the complete show, nor does it play the songs in the sequence they were performed.
"Studio" Tan Mitsugu's guide to Japanese words on this recording: (My pet theory is that the title "The Eyes of Osaka" derives from "Eye of Agamotto", which is jazz waltz piece performed live in 1969 (bootlegged on Gas Mask). This was done in full view of the audience, as an object lesson.
The Strange Habits cover shows a man and a woman between the bread slices of a sandwich, on a plate. I had to hide the tape deck under a blanket with just the ends of the mikes sticking out. He went down, took the cassette out of the guy's recorder, then went back on stage and proceeded to pull the tape out of the cassette, one yank at a time, until it was all out.
At , the solo is over, and the rest of the track is a band introduction and vamp.) The Eyes of Osaka cover is a blown-up mirror image of the Apostrophe (') cover. I think it was called an electret condenser mike, but I'm not certain. During the concert, Zappa's bodyguard, John Smothers, eyed the audience like a hawk looking for taping equipment.
These are bootlegs with material from only one or two shows or from the same band. This very naughty recording of Frank Zappa and (this incarnation of) the Mothers of Invention was made on January 23rd, 1976 at Melbourne's Festival Hall.
Bootlegs with material from several different concerts and from different bands are dealt with in the Live Compilations section (widespread use of "bonus" and "filler" tracks makes the line hard to draw). It was recorded on a virtually new Superscope C-105 mono cassette recorder very carefully stuffed under my jacket where it couldn't be seen too easily, with the corner containing the microphone just protruding into the open air, facing roughly towards the stage.
Track 1 is just the little bridge that follows the guitar solo on "Inca Roads", which was used as an intro on this tour. Pressed on red vinyl, yellow vinyl, and on yellow and red. ) and we hear the guitar-solo part of "Inca Roads" until where it turns into "Stink-Foot" and Zappa announces the band. My master tapes are qualitatively superior, and more complete, than the multi-generational versions that eventually got released.
Cupid's Delight has an old-school pin-up woman on the cover, bent over a piano stool. After the audience starts to cheer (because Zappa hits the stage? I made the mistake of sharing copies of these tapes with the wrong people, which led to their commercial release as boots.
This peak was EQ'd out with a complimentary response via a 1/3 octave graphic equaliser (provided by a Behringer DSP8000 Ultracurve).