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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:44 pm 
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The solos are what 1st attracted me to Frank's music...it is absolutely what sets FZ apart from all other artists in my humble opinion


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:46 pm 
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If I had to pick one it would probably be Watermelon in Easter Hay


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Rat Tomago still gets me

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:38 am 
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FZ's greatest lp side: The Deathless Horsie
Shut Up N Play Yer Guitar Some More
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:54 am 
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Star Thrower wrote:
FZ's greatest lp side: The Deathless Horsie
Shut Up N Play Yer Guitar Some More
Pink Napkins

Good choice, if you prefer FZ when he shuts up and plays his guitar... By the way - best LP side could be a thread on its own, you know, with so many great sequences to choose from!

Canarsie is another great track on SUAPYGSM, and a contender for Zappa's best heavily overdubbed, squeezed and struggled with guitar artifact.

But my favourite live guitar solo at the moment has to be the original arrangement of Zoot Allures, as heard on FZPTMOFZ and FZ:OZ, warts and all. I wonder if the performance that yielded Ship Ahoy exists as a complete recording, or if there are gaps or sonic deficiencies there as well?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:56 am 
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Dark Clothes wrote:
I wonder if the performance that yielded Ship Ahoy exists as a complete recording, or if there are gaps or sonic deficiencies there as well?


The Zoot Allures theme from this performance is on YCDTOSA 3, but there is about three minutes of soloing between this and Ship Ahoy that remains unreleased.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:06 am 
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So who knows what happens during those three minutes?

My wet dream - a double vinyl album of Trance-Fusion with the full (Osaka?) performance of Zoot Allures on the fourth side... Why not :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:27 am 
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Dark Clothes wrote:
So who knows what happens during those three minutes?


An audience recording circulates.


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yea its a hard one ill get back too u on this one man


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:46 pm 
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Pygmy Twylyte from YCDTOSA 2. This solo is overlooked. It has the perfect feeling. It's Zappa at his best with his best line up.

Muffin Man- Bongo Fury version.

Watermelon In Easter Hay from Joe's Garage.

Black Napkins- select versions from the '76 Jobson/Bianca tour and the one from Zoot Allures.

Down In De Dew from Lather

RDNZL St. Paul, Minnesota 1974.

Outside Now March 31, 1979, Germany.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:08 am 
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The Grand Wazoo Guitar solo at 2:40 is just amazing.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:05 am 
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Fido wrote:
The Grand Wazoo Guitar solo at 2:40 is just amazing.


I think that's Tony Duran.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:14 am 
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Bowling on Charen gets better every time I hear it. Which might be about 20 times a week. haha.

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downer mydnyte wrote:
Pygmy Twylyte from YCDTOSA 2. This solo is overlooked. It has the perfect feeling. It's Zappa at his best with his best line up.

Muffin Man- Bongo Fury version.

Watermelon In Easter Hay from Joe's Garage.

Black Napkins- select versions from the '76 Jobson/Bianca tour and the one from Zoot Allures.

Down In De Dew from Lather

RDNZL St. Paul, Minnesota 1974.

Outside Now March 31, 1979, Germany.



I have to agree with the YCDTOSA 2 solo, I just listened to that again driving home fro LA last week and the guitar work on this album is very authentic, in that it is live and a true testiment to a single show, I may have to give my vote to that album as the best for those reasons...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:11 am 
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Helsinki is edited between three shows.

Most FZ solos are from a single show. There are only a few where he edited together solos from more than one show.


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pbuzby wrote:
Helsinki is edited between three shows.


I trusted the liner notes and believed it was all September 22, 1974.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:47 pm 
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pbuzby wrote:
Fido wrote:
The Grand Wazoo Guitar solo at 2:40 is just amazing.


I think that's Tony Duran.


GUITARS:
Frank Zappa (opening solo on Grand Wazoo)
Tony Duran (bottle neck solo on Grand Wazoo)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:34 am 
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downer mydnyte wrote:
pbuzby wrote:
Helsinki is edited between three shows.


I trusted the liner notes and believed it was all September 22, 1974.


Deceptive title and liner notes from FZ here, sorry to say. The working title was The Helsinki Tapes which would have been more accurate.

Judging from other tapes of this band, the "Don't You Ever Wash" -> "Pygmy Twylyte" segue was probably an edit. The unfinished "Montana" seguing to "Big Swifty" remains a mystery.


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Hungry Freaks Daddy-better than anything that Clapton or Beck were doing in '66.
Zomby Woof-Overnite version
Rat Tomago
The Ocean is the Ultimate Solution-Sleep Dirt version
The Uncle Meat Variations-love that twangy little solo at the end
Down in De Dew
Variations on the Carlos Santana Secret Chord Progression

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oohweooh wowwot so the dingo on the shards

ow, you got that? way that se break of all acoustics

thers no use in accosting that haze of taste. One minute wander without lotter we could begin chime in a game of six or two. Tell me your sto.. hear you duncing dimmy ...

...fetch a wordbook, hunger for thirsty thousand hundred vocs, .... againghn so up on the surf whether permitting or loving fleets out of misty sky.

(you took over a piece of a friend, visit a pirate, who prattles, then a raw-print of ..you see)

Ay, "Only want to know about my father. Tell me of your dealings with him and this (little changed!-) map will be your reward."
Hoo, "A flyer eh? I bet it leads to a huge pile o' pirate gold, don't it? What a load of bilge. Well, don't just stand there like a fool, shouw it to me. And a fat lot this map will do to me. Any blind idiot can see that it is cut in two pieces. And where I am supposed to find the other piece? Ah curse ye. I'll tell ye the story -- it means nothing to me. Give me that bloody map.

..okay, yesterday I got away from that mistake, heard what I wanted and so the conversation began

"You puff up nicely, boy..." No, we do not become friends. Me has learned now what is goin and lost all precious ways of marbeling. Ha-yey


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What's New In Baltimore, YCDTOSA 5

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I know some folks aren't too keen on the 88 solos but i think there are a couple of great ones. I love the florentine pogen solo from TBBYNHIYL especially the segue into Andy (can't remember if this is and edit or not). I love the way he starts the penguin in bondage solo from this album as well.

Would also add The Evil Prince solo from YCDTOSA 4

& any version of Filthy Habits :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: favorite zappa solo
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:39 am 
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invocation and ritual dance of the young pumpkin
nine types of industrial pollution


Thanky LG, I knew I didn't have to read all these threads, but I also love Waternmelon and the Orange County Lumber Truck solo from Ahead of Their Time

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Magic Fingers is still one of my favorites, heavy!
What else? Penguin In Bondage from Roxy? Rat Tomago, the Sheik Yerbouti Tango and Yo Mama? anything from Shut Up?
Too hard to say.

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