In 1968, a young Genesis P-Orridge went to see a Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention concert in Manchester: “It was the weirdest thing I’d ever seen in my life.”
When Genesis P-Orridge thinks you’re the weirdest thing ever, that really counts for something…
This spifnificent recording of the original Mothers of Invention caught live performing an epic “King Kong” and “Oh In the Sky” for the BBC’s Colour Me Pop TV program has been bootlegged since the 1980s on VHS. Over the years I’ve found myself continually trading up whenever I’d find a better DVD copy at flea markets and then on the Internet. Well, this is the most significant upgrade I’ve seen yet and it doesn’t require that you do anything except for to turn it up loud and make it full screen for maximum enjoyment.
I truly find that this is THE single best video performance I’ve ever seen of Frank Zappa, and trust me, I’ve seen them all (and then some).