Tuesday, 01 July 2008
K L Poore
The Torture Never Stops proves how reality rarely lives up to expectations.
We didn’t have cable back in ’81 when this concert was shown on MTV (you know… back when the M stood for music). Since that Halloween night I’ve lived with the regret that I didn’t get to see FZ stun America with his genius as he took the fledgling music channel to new heights while unknowingly convincing them they should never do another live broadcast.
For the next 20-something years I saw a few grainy clips which had been recorded on ancient VTRs but mostly this magic concert existed only in my thoughts as the night Frank was able to give the music industry the finger, something I’ve always treasured. Now the Zappa family trust has released the show under the title The Torture Never Stops and I regretfully ...