Released: May 2014
Bootleg; The Ritz, New York, 17-Nov-1981


September '81, FZ with his recent touring group, including Chad Wackerman on drums, Ed Mann on percussion, Tommy Mars on keyboards, Scott Thunes on bass, with Steve Vai and Ray White on guitar… with special guests Al Di Meola and Brian Peters.

Guitar Player Magazine made a poll in the early 1990s, the Ritz concert was selected as "BEST CONCERT BY ANYONE, ANYWHERE, EVER"

It is the old 3-LP bootleg "Assault on New York - Toxic Zap Trilogy" which came out as three separate records and was also know as "Zappa in New York 1981"

In November the group travelled to New York State, performed a few shows up north before hitting the city and unloading at the well-known Ritz venue in the East Village on the 17th. The show that evening was recorded by WLIR FM Radio and broadcast across the East Coast.

1. Treacherous Cretins
2. Montana
3. Easy Meat
4. You Are What You Is
5. Mudd Club
6. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
7. Dumb All Over
8. Heavenly Bank Account
9. Suicide Chump
10. Jumbo, Go Away
11. Envelopes
12. Drowning Witch
13. What's New in Baltimore?
14. Moggio
15. Bamboozled by Love
16. Sinister Footwear

17. Stevie's Spanking
18. Cocaine Decisions
19. Nig Biz
20. Doreen
21. Goblin Girl
22. The Black Page #2
23. Tryin' to Grow a Chin
24. Strictly Genteel
25. Clownz on Velvet
26. Ride Like the Wind
27. Zoot Allures
28. This Is My Story
29. Whippin' Post
30. Watermelon in Easter Hay

In case you didn't know…"Puttin' On the Ritz" is furthermore a well known tune written by Irving Berlin. He wrote it in May 1927 and first published it in December 2, 1929

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