Frank Zappa’s “Roxy by Proxy” out in september

The Zappa Family Trust will release “Roxy by Proxy” – a ‘prequel’ to the Roxy & Elsewhere-movie documenting Frank Zappa’s legendary Roxy-performances of december 1973, which should see the light of day before the end of the year – in september.

Frank Zappa - Roxy by Proxy

The original “Roxy & Elsewhere” album was released in 1974. Most of the songs were recorded at The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, California on December 8, 9 and 10, 1973. The material taken from the Roxy concerts was later edited and amended with overdubs in the studio. The album also contains some tracks recorded at later dates.

“Roxy by Proxy” will be “All Roxy, No Elsewhere: 76 minutes of never-before-released Frank Zappa master recordings from the Roxy Performances of 9 & 10 December 1973: Inca Roads, Penguin in Bondage, T’Mershi Duween, Dog/Meat, RDNZL, Cheepnis & Dupree’s Paradise, King Kong, Chunga’s Revenge and you know, that’s not all. Yes, it is the same band as the Roxy part of Roxy & Elsewhere.”

“Roxy by Proxy” can be pre-ordered here.

[Update: the release date has been pushed back to October 31]