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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:24 am 
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Location: Billy, the mountain...
Let's make an impromptu list:

Transylvania Boogie (Mean...)
Eat that questions (a difficult task to throw an interestingly sounding solo after such manouvers by George Duke)
Zomby Woof (the original MGG's jaw dropping introduction to Z)
RDNZL (from Piquantique and also the one from YCDTOSA Vol. 2)
Muffin Man (from BF - a classic)
Joes' Garage Acts II and III guitar bits (no words needed for this semi-catatonic dream-like atmosphere no one else manage to put on a record)
All the guitar solo albums SUNPYGs, G and T-Fu (I hardly get borred listening to any of them anymore)...
Orange Lumber Truck medley/Oh No from Make a Jazz Noise Here

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:45 pm 
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Shut Up N Play Yer Guitar Some More- this one along with Allan Holdsworth's Devil Take The Hindmost tops my list for the most memorable improvised melody making on electric guitar.

other FZ favorites:

Pink Napkins
St. Etienne
Were We Ever Really Safe In San Antonio
When No One Was No One
RDNZL-Helsinki
If Only She Woulda
Sinister Footwear III
Stinkfoot-best wah wah solo of all time!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:22 am 
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The solo on The Ocean Is The Ultimate Solution is the most beautiful thing I have ever heard

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:41 am 
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Black Napkins
Zoot Allures
Watermelon In Easter Hay


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:54 am 
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Toad O-Line / On The Bus
Montana
Black Napkins

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I really like the fierce coda of Punky's Whips, on ZINY & Elsewhere 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:48 pm 
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Slime outro

I think of Watermelon as more of a composition than a solo.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:18 am 
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Star Thrower wrote:
Shut Up N Play Yer Guitar Some More- this one along with Allan Holdsworth's Devil Take The Hindmost tops my list for the most memorable improvised melody making on electric guitar.

other FZ favorites:

Pink Napkins
St. Etienne
Were We Ever Really Safe In San Antonio
When No One Was No One
RDNZL-Helsinki
If Only She Woulda
Sinister Footwear III
Stinkfoot-best wah wah solo of all time!


five-five-FIVE from Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar disc 1 sort of reminds me of a Holdsworth type progression and vamp. Hindmost is genius. It's tough for me to draw comparisons, besides Wackermans contributions, between Zappa and Allan Holdsworth. Holdsworths contributions to the Soft Machine album "Bundles" is some of his greatest playing. If you don't have it. Get it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:39 am 
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King Kong (Hannover 79)
Black Napkins (Felt Forum Early 76)
Black Napkins (Boston 76)
Black Napkins (Kyoto 76)
Penguin In Bondage (Roxy)
Penguin In Bondage (Buffalo 74)
Inca Roads (Manchester 79)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:32 am 
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Son Of Orange County on ROXY - Brilliant.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:11 pm 
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SPACEBROTHER wrote:
It's tough for me to draw comparisons, besides Wackermans contributions, between Zappa and Allan Holdsworth.


Very different players, at least considering that Holdsworth usually plays over very long and complicated chord progressions while Zappa played mostly over one or two chord vamps. But yes, Wackerman played with them both as did Vinnie Colaiuta.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:26 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: favorite zappa solo
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invocation and ritual dance of the young pumpkin
nine types of industrial pollution


These are still amongst my very fVorites.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:53 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:19 am 
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Gwonam wrote:
King Kong (Hannover 79)


Hello
I'd like to ask on which album is this version of King Kong?
I've been looking for CD with King Kong from BBC studio recordings 1968 for some time but I couldn't find such.

I love this song, solo especially, so maybe version from Hannover is available somewhere...

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:10 pm 
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it´s from a bootleg.


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Any Kind of Pain from Broadway the Hard Way is excellent ... like lots of other solos, too.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:15 am 
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I quite like the short and sweet solo thingy FZ does at the end of "What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning", very simple, but it really sounds nice and adds a lot to the song's ending.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:30 am 
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Too numerous to be mentionned! But I'd say:

- Zoot Allures (in fact the fading solo at the end, too bad it doesn't go any longer)
- Sleep dirt
- Beat it with your fist
- Now you see it now you don't
- Pick me I'm clean
- Montana
- Trouble every day (Roxy & Elsewhere)
- etc, etc...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:55 pm 
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Hi all. Great topic. I could talk about FZ's music for hours. My fave guitar solo by FZ is the YCDTOSA #1 I'm The Slime. Runner up might be I Come From Nowhere.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:01 pm 
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Another really good FZ solo IMHO is the Studebaker Hoch track from Apocrypha. Someone else mentioned the fretless acoustic on Down In De Dew. It's just so beautiful!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:06 pm 
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Andydevine1967 wrote:
Black Napkins
Zoot Allures
Watermelon In Easter Hay



FZ supposedly requested that no one perform these three tracks after his death, and each was a total guitar showcase for him. Does that mean that FZ valued his status (so to speak) as a guitarist more than anything else? I used to play those tunes all the time when I was just noodling around with my gtr, but since I heard about FZ's request, I just can't play them anymore. :cry:


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