Philly '76

Philly '76 is a live album by Frank Zappa, recorded on October 29, 1976 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and released by the Zappa Family Trust on December 21, 2009 to commemorate Frank Zappa's 69th birthday. It is the fourth installment on the Vaulternative Records label that is dedicated to the posthumous release of complete Zappa concerts, following the releases of FZ:OZ (2002), Buffalo (2007) and Wazoo (2007).

Philly '76
Live album by
ReleasedDecember 21, 2009
RecordedOctober 29, 1976
Spectrum Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genreprogressive rock, jazz fusion
LabelVaulternative Records
ProducerGail Zappa & Joe Travers
Frank Zappa chronology
Lumpy Money Project/Object
Philly '76
Greasy Love Songs
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Prog Archives4/5 stars[2]


The live band featured on the recording included Bianca Odin on vocals and keyboards, who only toured with Zappa's band for a few weeks in the fall of 1976. One cut from this concert ("Wind Up Workin' in a Gas Station") was released on You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6 in 1992. Prior to the release of Philly '76, no other recordings featuring Bianca Odin had been officially released.

Also appearing for the first time on the album are a performance of "Stranded in the Jungle" (originally recorded in 1956 by the Jay Hawks, later covered by The Cadets, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen and the New York Dolls, and included in the non-Zappa Family Trust release Frank Zappa's Jukebox) and a verse of lyrics in "Titties 'n Beer" not included in previously released versions of the song, which illuminates Zappa's original title for the song, "Chrissy Puked Twice".

Track listingEdit

Disc one
1."The Purple Lagoon"3:35
3."The Poodle Lecture"3:48
4."Dirty Love"3:36
5."Wind Up Workin' in a Gas Station"2:32
6."Tryin' to Grow a Chin"4:01
7."The Torture Never Stops"13:31
8."City of Tiny Lights"7:47
9."You Didn't Try to Call Me"6:32
10."Manx Needs Women"1:44
11."Chrissy Puked Twice"6:48
Disc two
1."Black Napkins"18:57
2."Advance Romance"13:56
3."Honey, Don't You Want a Man Like Me?"4:09
4."Rudy Wants to Buy Yez a Drink"2:20
5."Would You Go All the Way?"2:04
6."Daddy, Daddy, Daddy"2:05
7."What Kind of Girl Do You Think We Are?"4:55
8."Dinah-Moe Humm"8:09
9."Stranded in the Jungle" (James Johnson, Ernestine Smith)3:10
10."Find Her Finer"3:17
11."Camarillo Brillo"4:03
12."Muffin Man"6:53



  1. ^ "allmusic ((( Philly '76 > Overview )))". Retrieved 2010-03-15.
  2. ^ Philly '76 review at Prog Archives