Joe Frank In Concert
|WBAI and NPR Playhouse|
|Original Broadcast Date|
Recorded by Ceil Muller and Minoli Weatherall. Mixed by Greg Hedgepath. Musicians: Jesse Boggs, Larry Massett, Henry Dennis, Van Williamson. Special thanks to Brant Cayman and Amy Wong. Executive producer Keith Talbot.
|Live, Singing, Absurd Monologue, 30 minutes|
|Preceded by:||Til You're Gone|
|Followed by:||The Rare Recording|
"So I was on the IRT Lexington Avenue local, going uptown."
Joe Frank in Concert is the name of a program produced by Joe Frank in 1980.
It was recorded at the Bushido Gallery in New York, and aired on NPR as "The Radio Experience Special: Joe Frank in Concert".
Some material from this program is used in Five Part Dissonance
- Joe on the bus going uptown seated next to a blind man
- A description of Yorkville, an Alpine village, described over German beer hall music
- Recurring dream in which Joe is at a dinner party and his coughing sounds like a dog barking (Joe's barking sounds suspiciously similar to the dog who barks and gets shot in a later program)
- Joe describes a struggling family with a crying baby who lives next door, over German beer hall music
- Joe describes his favorite TV detective program against a live percussive background before an audience: seeing the actor on a talk show, neighbors are baffled by a nice guy who shoots strangers from his window, Joe is a nice guy except when driving, he seeks out the film star in order to attack him, befriends him, and becomes trapped in a television program
- Hitler in Grindelwald with Eva Braun and Wolf, over German beer hall music
- Joe discusses nihilism, Nietzsche, and Freud with live accompaniment. His speech devolves into some insanity not used in other programs.
- Joe sings the blues
- German beer hall music
This show is not available at joefrank.com