Robert Martin, Chad Wackerman, Scott Carter Thunes,
Mike Keneally, Ike Willis, Ed Mann and Vera
Kittelson at Howvee's Theatre Unique.
In 1988, Frank Zappa
toured with a twelve-piece band that had rehearsed for
months, learned a repertoire of over 100 songs and
played an entirely different set each night. It is why,
in Zappa's own words, it was "the best band you never
heard in your life" .
Author Andrew Greenaway has interviewed the surviving band members,
amondst them Robert (bobby) Martin, and others
associated with the tour to unravel the goings on behind
the scenes that drove Zappa to call a halt to
proceedings, despite the huge personal financial losses.