Dub Room Special

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Players

Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11 & 13

KCET Studios, August 1974

Chapters 3, 6, 10, 12 & 14

Halloween, 1981

Chapter 8

Compact Video, 1982

Tracks

  1. Dog Breath Variations/Uncle Meat
  2. Room Service
  3. Nig Biz
  4. Approximate
  5. Cosmic Debris
  6. Cocaine Decisions
  7. Montana
  8. Tengo Na Minchia Tanta
  9. Florentine Pogen
  10. Stevie's Spanking
  11. Stinkfoot
  12. Flakes
  13. Inca Roads
  14. Easy Meat

Bonus

Release Notes

Liner Notes

Background Information

The Dub Room Special was a film produced for direct-to-video release in October, 1982. The video combines footage from a performance at the KCET studios in Los Angeles on August 27, 1974, a concert performed at The Palladium, NYC on October 31, 1981, some clay animation by Bruce Bickford, and several interviews.

The video was only available through mail-order, and thus went unseen by many of Zappa's fans until it was made widely available on DVD on October 17, 2005. The DVD version was trimmed slightly by Zappa to fit the space limitations of early laserdiscs. The 1974 footage was originally conceived as a TV special. In 2007 a soundtrack with the same name was released.

Conceptual Continuity

VHS Cover

Versions

ZFT # Version # # discs Format Catalog # Release
(YYYY-MM-DD)
EAN.UCC-13
(barcode)
Artwork Comment
n/a 1.1
Original Stereo Hi-Fi
1 VHS CS/
BETAMAX
Barking Pumpkin
VDUBRS
1984  ? Black Plastic Case 90 min., Stereo Hi-Fi,
1.2
DVD-Video PCM 2.0 Stereo
(short edited)
1 DVD naïve vision: / Eagle Vision
EV 426252
2005 3298494262524 French packaging / Tracy Veal, Creative Portal DVD 9 Dual Layer, all regions, 4:3 PAL. Matrix # Upper layer: IFPI 9740 manufactured by optimal media production D535751-01 EREDV375 Lower layer: ifpi L573 D535751-01
1 DVD Eagle Vision
EREDV375
2005-10-17 5034504937574 UK packaging / Tracy Veal, Creative Portal DVD 9 Dual Layer, all regions, 4:3 PAL.
1 DVD Eagle Vision / Eagle Rock
EV30138-9
2005-10-18? 0801213013890 US packaging / Tracy Veal, Creative Portal DVD 9 Dual Layer, regions 1 & 4, 4:3 NTSC.
1 DVD VideoArts
VABG-1225
2007-01-24 4988112610422   Japanese edition.
1 DVD Yamaha Music & Visuals
VABG-1239
2007-07-18 4988112610583   Japanese edition.

See Also