The Dub Room Special  

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The Dub Room Special is a film produced by Frank Zappa for direct-to-video release in October, 1982. The video combines footage from a performance at the KCET studios in Los Angeles on August 27, 1974, a concert performed at The Palladium, New York City on October 31, 1981, some clay animation by Bruce Bickford, and several interviews. It was edited in the "Dub Room" at Compact Video, at a post-production facility in Burbank, California. A few of the Compact Video staff have brief appearances.

The video was only available through mail-order, and thus, was unseen by many Zappa fans until it was made widely available on DVD on October 17, 2005. The DVD version was trimmed slightly by Zappa to fit the space limitations of early laserdiscs. The 1974 footage was originally conceived as a TV special. In 2007 a soundtrack with the same name was released.




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