Joe Frank In Concert

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Joe Frank In Concert
WBAI and NPR Playhouse
Original Broadcast Date
Joe Frank
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

Interesting Facts

This show is not available at


External Links

Van Williamson

Greg Hedgepath

Larry Massett

Jesse Boggs

Keith Talbot

WBAI and NPR Playhouse

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