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MD5 Record Set:    Disc 1    -    Disc 2 -    Disc 3 -    Disc 4 -    Disc 5 -    Disc 6
  • Band / Artist
  • Concert Date
  • RoIO Title
  • Venue
  • Frank Zappa
  • 1971-12-04
  • Swiss Cheese and Fire
  • The Casino
  • Town / City
  • State / Prov.
  • Country
  • File Format
  • Montreux
  • N/A
  • Switzerland
  • SHN
  • Recorder Number
  • Sound Quality
  • Entered By
  • Date Entered
  • Rec 1
  • Excellent
  • Cygnals
  • 29th of July 2009
  • Frank Zappa Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention Swiss Chees/Fire! The Casino, Montreux, Switzerland December 04, 1971 The infamous concert where the building caught fire, destroying most of the Mothers' equipment. Swiss Cheese 01. Intro (14:21) 02. Peaches en Regalia (03:27) 03. Tears Began to Fall / She Painted up Her Face / [Half a Dozen] Provocative Squats (05:59) 04. Call Any Vegetable (09:55) 05. Any Way the Wind Blows (03:44) Fire! 06. Magdalena [Kaylan/Zappa] / Dog Breath (09:49) 07. Once Upon a Time / Sofa / Stick It Out / Divan (18:06) 08. A Pound for a Brown on the Bus (07:07) 09. Wonderful Wino [Zappa/Simmons] / Sharleena / Cruisin' for Burgers (12:37) 10. King Kong (01:24) 11. Fire! (01:55) Total Time: 1:28:39 Comments: One of the best Zappa boots out there, amazing sound for an audience, great setlist, plus the place burns down. See more info below. These were taken from the Chameleon Records versions, not Beat the Boots Vol II. Also included High Quality Bitmap Scans of the covers. Ripped and Encoded by Nepenthes Source Chameleon Records Silver Cds>1 cdr gen>EAC>WAV>MKWACT>SHN Please keep the scans with these files. Not to Be encoded to MP3 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- info from: Swiss Cheese (LP/CD) Fire! (LP/CD) Smoke on the Water (2 CD) Tears Began to Fall (CD) The Casino, Montreux, 04-Dec-1971 Illicitly issued as two separate records. Coupled for licit release in the Beat the Boots II set. Swiss Cheese re-issued on CD and LP on Chamelion Records (CHAM 890050-1). Fire! re-issued on CD and LP on Chamelion Records (CHAM 890050-2). Re-issued on double CD as Smoke on the Water. Swiss Cheese re-issued on CD with a part of Fire! and a bonus track from The Ark as Tears Began to Fall (Alegra CD 9023), in some country outside the USA. Most of Swiss Cheese also issued on The Real Thing with side one of 'Tis the Season to be Jelly Length: 2x~45 min Sound quality: VERY good audience Musicians: Frank Zappa, Mark Volman, Howard Kaylan, Don Preston, Aynsley Dunbar, Jim Pons & Ian Underwood The Swiss Cheese cover shows Zappa amidst green plants wearing nothing but a red scarf, striped stockings and leopard tangas (the picture can be seen on page 79 of Miles' book A Visual Documentary). Fire! is similar, but here he wears a white tropic outfit (helmet, pants and shirt). Rubber Slices and Canada 1973 have similar covers. Fire! has been issued on black, white and multi-coloured vinyl and as a picture disc. Swiss Cheese has been pressed on black, green, multi-coloured and picture vinyl. Both were first released, in Europe, in 1985. See also: A Collector's 10 Favourite Zappa Boots (this coupling reached #2)