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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:01 am 
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Has anyone found a live version of The Illinois Enema Bandit that they think has the best FZ solo. This is one of my favorite songs, and I was looking for a show with a SPECTACULAR Enema Bandit solo.


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Guitar solo from Illinois Enema Bandit
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
December 11, 1980 (late show)

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Since Trendmonger popped already up I can tell you only my fav guitar solo from official releases: The one from YCDTOSA VI is the best imo. Every note is sharp as a knife on this version. Just great !

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also on the torture dvd; excellent ripping solo leading up to son of s'noc; the tune itself is sung a bit slower than the original, but goes back to regular speed for the soloing [yes ¿ / no ¿]

after just a few spins, some of the torture dvd versions are sounding equal or even better than the original versions, not necesarily sound quality [maybe the ttr tracks], but as far as balanced mix, separation, tightness of the band, how they flow smoothly into the next song; just enough tweaks to make it fresh, but all the highly familiar & expected parts left intact

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My_Name_Is_Fritz wrote:
Since Trendmonger popped already up I can tell you only my fav guitar solo from official releases: The one from YCDTOSA VI is the best imo. Every note is sharp as a knife on this version. Just great !


Fully agreed! And the vamp on the background is great too! 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:59 pm 
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OLD THREAD!

This is one song I never get anything out of. Now even when I was juvenile enough to be the imaginer of the eneema bandit activity.

I do not have a problem with Torture. Favorite Torture is on Best Band You Never Heard.

So maybe I am tired of it. Even Titties and Bear brings a bit of juvenile out of me. Not this.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:34 am 
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central scrutinizer wrote:
If you want torture try listening to Playground Psychotics. It's worse than being waterboarded.


Well, opinions differ. I love that album but Yoko is so annoying!


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Gwonam wrote:
central scrutinizer wrote:
If you want torture try listening to Playground Psychotics. It's worse than being waterboarded.


Well, opinions differ. I love that album but Yoko is so annoying!


Yoko rocking out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXiBcmMbTx0

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:25 pm 
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I'm sure it's the Zombie Troll, who needs some attention, again.

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OLD THREAD!

This is one song I never get anything out of. Now even when I was juvenile enough to be the imaginer of the eneema bandit activity.

I do not have a problem with Torture. Favorite Torture is on Best Band You Never Heard.

So maybe I am tired of it. Even Titties and Bear brings a bit of juvenile out of me. Not this.


I felt better about IEB when I read the liner notes about the girls wanting to let him go free is a nod to ol' blues mythology. Now I can just simply enjoy the catchiness of the song!

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I felt better about IEB when I read the liner notes about the girls wanting to let him go free is a nod to ol' blues mythology. Now I can just simply enjoy the catchiness of the song!

The weird thing is I started listening to Frank when I was so young that songs like IEB didn't offended me when I first heard them. It wasn't until I heard them later in life that I kind of went, "Yeesh, that's a little scumbaggy."

Tero wrote:
Even Titties and Bear brings a bit of juvenile out of me. Not this.

Titties 'n Bear?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:25 pm 
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central scrutinizer wrote:
PeachesEnRegalia wrote:
Has anyone found a live version of The Illinois Enema Bandit that they think has the best FZ solo. This is one of my favorite songs, and I was looking for a show with a SPECTACULAR Enema Bandit solo.

Actually, I have that one on a coloured vinyl chrome picture disc DVD Argentine-release only from 1979. I was a special private concert held in Grand Forks, ND. Alice Cooper sang the song duet with Frank who provided an awesome 98 minute guitar solo, while the Illinois Enema Bandit himself made a special guest appearance (fresh out of jail), and enacted the notorious rape scene on stage, enema and all. (Alice playing the part of the victim). It was a touching and intense moment, especially with Frank playing the elongated solo in the background during the re-enactment.
For a long time I considered selling this extremely rare collector's item, but could not find someone who could properly appreciate and respect the artistry of this deeply meaningful ballad. But for the right price you never know. :)


you tink anyones gwine blieve dat?


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The ZINY original is 100% perfect in every way. I like the cooking later arrangement as in Soup and Old Clothes, but the angular, logical, bluesy solo on ZINY just can't be bettered as an Illinois Enema Bandit guitar statement, IMO.

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I like the original recorded solo the best, off of ZINY. I love how much space there is in Frank's solo. Best version in general to me, that I've heard.

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i absolutely adore the Version from the Palladium on Halloween 1981.


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Oh, and Pittsburgh 1980 Late Show!


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