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 Post subject: favorite solo?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:31 pm 
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HI IM NEW TO THE FORUM BUT HAVE BEEN A ZAPPA FAN FOR 30 YRS
ANY FEEDBACK FROM FELLOW FZ FANS AS TO WHAT THEIR FAV FZ SOLO IS?


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Must be something from the 1984 tour.

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gregorie peckorie wrote:
HI IM NEW TO THE FORUM BUT HAVE BEEN A ZAPPA FAN FOR 30 YRS
ANY FEEDBACK FROM FELLOW FZ FANS AS TO WHAT THEIR FAV FZ SOLO IS?


all of them

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 Post subject: my favs
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gotta be napkins (any color) and any kind of pain...I guess great minds think alike :D arf


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drowning witch is one of them.
the unedited ritz 81 show version is awesome too.

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St. Etienne is beautiful.
And so are the solo in Son Of Orange County.
And I love everything from Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar - especially Pink Napkins.
Sharleena from the 88 tour always contains a killer solo.
Watermelon In Easter Hay (the original version) is perhaps the best ever.
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Rat Tomago
Zoot Allures (original version)
Chunga's Revenge from Buffalo
Filthy Habits from FZ:OZ

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he took solos?

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I always really enjoyed Orrin Hatch on Skis.

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I especially like the KCET solo in Florentine Pogen. I wonder why he did not use it for One size fits all.

The other solo I will never forget is on the 'Necessity is .....Bootleg just after JCB goes 'I have a Red set of drums...it sounds like this:

I hope its lurking in the vault.

THe common factor is that FZ must have thought about what notes he was to use before he kicked his solo off, then after that he could have known roughly where he was going to go. I think those intial notes were very well chosen. There are so many guitar solo's in 'Rock Music' but so few are worth listening to, as they have no creative structure,

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I always liked the solo from "If Only She Woulda".. So much energy in it!


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I always liked the solo from "If Only She Woulda".. So much energy in it!
i was going to say that one two :wink:
check this version out if you have not all ready
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFYLeNttxnA Fantastic stuff.

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In the end, it's always Inca Roads (OSFA) for me, with Alien Orifice in second place.

My favortie non-FZ solo is probably "Firth of Fifth" by Genesis (Steve Hackett, guitar). That's a written solo though. Still counts I guess.

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Currently, it's Zappa's 'song for lovers'..."Black Napkins". [I'm just an old softie, I guess]
Non-Zappa = Jan Akkerman's (Focus) solo on "Hamburger Concerto", from the album of the same name. 2nd choice would be Akkerman's solo on "Eruption" (from "Moving Waves").

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feetlightup wrote:
In the end, it's always Inca Roads (OSFA) for me, ..


!sacrilege alert!

i've never really understood why so many rate this as their most loved solo..

it's a great solo, no doubt, but i can think of many equal or better (easy meat, willie the pimp, shut up n player yer guitar, just to name 3 off the top of my head).

i think it has one of the best 'solo outro' melodies ever, which could sway some ?

it sounds much better on stage vol. 2 unedited, i think.

discuss. :twisted:

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timm0 wrote:
feetlightup wrote:
In the end, it's always Inca Roads (OSFA) for me, ..


!sacrilege alert!

i've never really understood why so many rate this as their most loved solo..

it's a great solo, no doubt, but i can think of many equal or better (easy meat, willie the pimp, shut up n player yer guitar, just to name 3 off the top of my head).

i think it has one of the best 'solo outro' melodies ever, which could sway some ?

it sounds much better on stage vol. 2 unedited, i think.

discuss. :twisted:


c'mon timm0, it rules and you know it. :wink:

But the solo just released from Buffalo on "Easy Meat" is slowly gaining ground....

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i know it's up there, just wanted to stimulate (ooh!) some debate.

still think there's a lot to rival it :wink:

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timm0 wrote:
i know it's up there, just wanted to stimulate (ooh!) some debate.

still think there's a lot to rival it :wink:


And indeed you did, in the form of my impassioned reply.
The internet's fun.

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just plain doug wrote:
Currently, it's Zappa's 'song for lovers'..."Black Napkins". [I'm just an old softie, I guess]
Non-Zappa = Jan Akkerman's (Focus) solo on "Hamburger Concerto", from the album of the same name. 2nd choice would be Akkerman's solo on "Eruption" (from "Moving Waves").


Eruption..Do you mean Tommy? I think only Jan and FZ occupied each others territory of the guitar brain. Few guitarists I feel have the common denominators that jan and FZ inhabit. This is a highly subjective personal feeling.

I love Cathedrale De Strasbourg off Hamburger Concerto. Jans last Cd called 'C.U.' is very good.

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just plain doug wrote:
Currently, it's Zappa's 'song for lovers'..."Black Napkins". [I'm just an old softie, I guess]
Non-Zappa = Jan Akkerman's (Focus) solo on "Hamburger Concerto", from the album of the same name. 2nd choice would be Akkerman's solo on "Eruption" (from "Moving Waves").


Eruption..Do you mean Tommy? I think only Jan and FZ occupied each others territory of the guitar brain. Few guitarists I feel have the common denominators that jan and FZ inhabit. This is a highly subjective personal feeling.

I love Cathedrale De Strasbourg off Hamburger Concerto. Jans last Cd called 'C.U.' is very good.

Yes, "Tommy" is the section I had in mind. The Akkerman album I'm most fond of (at the moment :wink:) is "Pleasure Point".
"Hamburger Concerto" is a top 5 fave out of all my albums.

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 Post subject: Don Kirshners Rock Show
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If you like Hamburger, then you may not know they performed it live on the Don Kirshners Rock show 1974. Don was wearing a tan leather suit, and you can see his eyes move as a result of the auto-cue.

There is a DVD here in Europe where they perform it on Belgian TV (or therabouts).

Notice the Timpani? Colin Allen played in Wolverhampton recently, I shouted at him whilst he was packing his gear 'Wheres your Timpani' I cried, He said 'They made me do it' I was happy to get my LP's with him in Focus signed. I only need Bert Ruiter now. Allen provided the title for Harum Scarum, it was the name of a firework when Allen was growing up

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