1978's Zappa In New York is one of my favs.
Funny you should say that. The first Mothers album I ever got was Absolutely Free---I spotted it in a cutout bin
about a year after it came out. I'd heard about the Mothers and how whacky they could be so my curiosity was
lit. For some reason I played side two first, maybe it was the title of the side-opening cut "America Drinks" that
got to me, but who cares? The whole thing turned out to be great, but if I had to single out one cut it'd probably
be "Brown Shoes Don't Make It," maybe the deadliest single-cut satire Zappa and company ever came up with.