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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:51 pm 
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Any other versions (longer preferably) of it out there?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:19 pm 
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Not exactly the answer you are looking for, but some more info:

The song actually appears in two different versions on the album Absolutely Free at the beginning of side 2 under the title "America Drinks" and finishing at the end of side 2 under the title "America Drinks and Goes Home". Zappa's title for the entire piece was "Suite No. 2: The M.O.I. American Pageant (2nd in a Series of Underground Oratorios)". The piece was performed many times during the Mothers of Invention residency at the Garrick Theater in Greenwich Village in New York City during 1967.

So, assuming someone recorded some of those shows, it should be possible to find different and/or longer versions. I would love to hear some as well.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:25 pm 
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Thanks duchamp - good starting point. 'America drinks' is interesting / quirky - 'America drinks and goes home' is such a great tune, but still only sounds like half the song.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:47 pm 
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There's the Jean-Luc Ponty version on King Kong.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:53 pm 
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Not a "longer version," but there's a recording floating around the internet of an AF outtake; Frank and the rest of the guys sound like they're having a lot of fun goofing off for a couple of minutes before they start to actually play "America Drinks." The recording I'm familiar with fades out very shortly thereafter though; I'm not sure if it was edited out of the recordings that found their way onto the album in '67, or if it was from another session entirely.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:38 pm 
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It also appeared during the Petit Wazoo 72 tour and at the first Zappa In New York December 76 show.

Don Preston sang a nice version of it when I saw him with Project/Object in 2003.


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Fabulous version from 1974 by Woody Herman.

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- also found on his Thundering Herd album -

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Listen to complete version here :arrow: http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/America+Drinks+And+Goes+Home/2Lw6Dc?src=5


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:21 pm 
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This is OK too.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tMT5xvbono
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