Broadway The Hard Way

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Broadway The Hard Way
Released October 1988
See also:
IINK,Patio,KUR

Players

Tracks

LP

Side One

  1. Elvis Has Just Left The Building (2:24)
  2. Planet Of The Baritone Women (2:48)
  3. Any Kind Of Pain (5:42)
  4. Jesus Thinks You're A Jerk (9:15)

Side Two

  1. Dickie's Such An Asshole
    (The San Clemente Magnetic Deviation)
    (6:37)
  2. When The Lie's So Big (3:38)
  3. Rhymin' Man (3:51)
  4. Promiscuous (2:03)
  5. The Untouchables (3:05)
CD
  1. Elvis Has Just Left The Building (2:24)
  2. Planet Of The Baritone Women (2:48)
  3. Any Kind Of Pain (5:42)
  4. Dickie's Such An Asshole
    (The San Clemente Magnetic Deviation)
    (5:45)
  5. When The Lie's So Big (3:38)
  6. Rhymin' Man (3:50)
  7. Promiscuous (2:02)
  8. The Untouchables (2:26)
  9. Why Don't You Like Me? (2:58) - bonus track
  10. Bacon Fat (1:29) - bonus track
  11. Stolen Moments (2:58) - bonus track
  12. Murder By Numbers (5:37) - bonus track
  13. Jezebel Boy (2:27) - bonus track
  14. Outside Now (7:49) - bonus track
  15. Hot Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel (6:41) - bonus track
  16. What Kind Of Girl? (3:17) - bonus track
  17. Jesus Thinks You're A Jerk (9:16)

Release Notes

Produced, Arranged & Conducted by Frank Zappa.
Engineered by Bob Stone & Harry Andronis at UMRK, Hollywood.
Recorded Live (no overdubs) with the UMRK Mobile Studio during the 1988 World Tour.
Mastered by Bernie Grundman
Photos: Cover by Lynn Goldsmith, Inner by Greg Gorman.
Graphics by AWEST

Liner Notes

This gatefold album contains a strictly commercial liner, promoting the videos Uncle Meat, The Mothers of Invention Movie & The True Story Of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels, with full 'Broadway' lyrics on reverse.

Background Information

Recordings

Conceptual Continuity

Versions

ZFT # Version # # discs Format Catalog # Release
(YYYY-MM-DD)
EAN.UCC-13
(barcode)
Artwork Comment
53 1.1
Original
Stereo,
9 Tracks
1 LP Barking Pumpkin
D1 74218
1988-10-25 0013347421810   US edition.
1 CS Barking Pumpkin
D4 74218
  0013347421841   US edition, XDR.
1 LP Zappa
ZAPPA 14
1988-12[1] 5016583601416   UK edition. Matrix # Side 1: zappa-14-A ; Side 2: zappa-14-B. Direct Metal Mastered
Unknown 1 CS Zappa
TZAPPA 14
1988-12[1] 5016583601447?   UK edition.
Unknown 1 LP Zappa/Accord
103431
1988? 3229261034310   French edition.
1.2
17 tracks,
a few
songs are
slightly
shortened


Possible
small
variations
between
CDs[2]

1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 40096
1989-05-25 0014431009624
(not printed)
  US edition, DDD.
1 CD Zappa
CDZAP 14
1988-12[1] 5016583601423
(not printed)
  UK edition.
1 CD Zappa
INT 848.511
 ? 4006758485119   German edition, DDD.
1 CD MSI
RCD-40096
1989     Japanese edition. includes "The Book of Broadway The Hardway"(cover designed by Cal Schenkel).
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5053
1994-11-26 4988112405912   Japanese edition.
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10552
1995-05-02 0014431055225   US edition. Matrix # IFPI 2U3P WEA mfg. OLYPHANT ifpi L901 W6179 A4 P2 310552-2 01 M1S3
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5137
1995-10-25 4988112407947   Japanese edition.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5272
1996-05-30 4988112408722   Japanese edition.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 1260
2002-11-27 4988112413597   Japanese edition.

Notes

  1. Martin C. Strong, 2004, The Great Rock Discography, p. 1723.
  2. The Zappa Patio reports very small differences between pre and post 1995 CDs.