Joe Frank In Concert

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Joe Frank In Concert
WBAI And NPR Playhouse
Original Broadcast Date
Joe Frank
Live, Singing, Absurd Monologue, 29 minutes
Preceded by: The Rare Recording
Followed by: The Decline Of Spengler

So I was on the IRT Lexington Avenue local, going uptown.

Joe Frank in Concert is a program produced by Joe Frank in 1981.

It was recorded at the Bushido Gallery in New York, and aired on NPR as "The Radio Experience Special: Joe Frank in Concert".


  • 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


  • Live band

Shared material

Additional credits

The original broadcast credits state: "[R]ecorded by Ceil Muller and Minoli Weatherall. Mixed by Greg Hedgepath. The musicians were Jesse Boggs, Larry Massett, Henry Dennis, and Van Williamson. Joe Frank In Concert was presented at Bushido in Manhattan, which is directed by Lisa Evers. Our special thanks to Brant Cayman who arranged for the concert. Our thanks also to Amy Wong. This program was written and produced by Joe Frank. Executive producer: Keith Talbot."

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