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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:25 pm 
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[quote author=Ronnys Noomies link=board=concerts;num=1030732151;start=45#49 date=01/19/06 at 22:23:53]<br> ;)[/quote]<br> ;D HAHAHA!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:52 pm 
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[table][tr][td][quote author=p_r_poodle link=board=concerts;num=1030732151;start=45#45 date=jan-19]Toronto 1977- Maple Leaf Gardens<br>[/quote][/td][/tr][/table] <br>great show...didn't flo & eddie come out in leaf jersey's ¿  did you see any other fzshows in t.o. ¿<br><br>Image<br><br>[hr]<br><br>[table][tr][td][quote author=ronnys noomies link=board=concerts;num=1030732151;start=45#47 date=jan-19]...and had brought my guitar to the show, just in case...[/quote][/td][td]<br>[font=arial black]double[/font][/td][td][quote author=swiftee link=board=concerts;num=1030732151;start=45#48 date=jan-19 ]Holy shit, Ronnies! ...[/quote][/td][/tr][/table]<br><br>just in case ¿¿¿ just in fucking case of what, that zappa'd bust a string ¿¿¿ admit it bro, you either bribed a roadie to put a bum string on fz's guitar [one night at the social club meeting, ronnies didn't show up] or had the insight of the century<br><br>great story Image

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[quote author=swiftkicknow link=board=concerts;num=1030732151;start=45#50 date=01/19/06 at 22:25:50]<br> ;D HAHAHA![/quote]<br>Now gimme a chance to empty the seat out my unnerwear!!!!! ;D<br><br>--Batchain

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3/17/88, Binghamton, NY<br><br>Little did I know that parts of this show would surface on The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life ... this was my one and only chance to see Uncle Frankie, as it turned out. The most unforgettable moments all came during his "aggressive" guitar solos. Up to this time, I had never seen any actual FZ concert footage, and I used to wonder how in the hell Frank's fingers could do all that stuff on guitar, and what it would look like (I played a lot of air guitar back then). ;D<br><br>We had a pretty good spot for the show, and when Frank got into a solo, it looked like he was going to break the neck off the guitar! It was awe-inspiring, and of course the crowd went nuts every time he soloed. Fantastic show.


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[quote author=Mattie_Told_Hattie link=board=concerts;num=1030732151;start=0#1 date=08/30/02 at 13:57:54]Atlanta, 10/18/75: FZ, Andre Lewis, Roy Estrada, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Terry Bozzio.<br><br>Smothers told me later that if the guy had tried to get back onstage he would have "cracked his skull." He was dead serious.[/quote]<br><br>awesome story!<br>

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I hate every single motherfucker on this forum who got to see him live.   Godamn you Ronnies.   Even if you're lying, godamn you.     I hate everyone.    Holy shit this King Kong is smoking though..... okay, the world is alright again.

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Thank god for recordings.         Seriously though, as much as I loathe you all, don't stop the stories!

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Maybe it's better off.   At least I have an excuse for not making it into the band this way!

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[quote author=Ronnys Noomies link=board=concerts;num=1030732151;start=45#57 date=01/21/06 at 23:20:52]<br> 22 shows, ranging from 1973 to 1988... [/quote]<br>Lo behold..in the twisted time of me youth saw the Zappa ensemble perform six times:Grand Rapids,Michigan-1970.San Francisco-twice, at Winterland:late '72 & early '73.Flint,Michigan-May,1974.And two in Berkeley,California-once, 1981 & the other-1985,I believe.All the shows,of course were good...POST SCRIPT:After the 1974 concert in Flint,Michigan,(at the Holiday Inn lounge,three blocks away), I met Zappa in person..& I was surprised...He wasn't the  ego-maniac that I thought he was.He actually bought me a beer..

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I remember one coliseum show in Van..the seats i had were slightly off to the side..the sound was ok..but when Frank did his encore  I moved towards the center in the rear..he did WAtermelons in Easter Hay..and the sound was incredible...the girl i was with was freaked out...she couldnt handle the crowd.RWM


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The moment at Hammersmith Odeon when I locked eyes with Frank and he gave me a very hard stare. I had been taking pics from my centre front row seat with a seriously cheap camera (no chance I was going to be making money off him from any commercial sales).  Without saying a word he left me in no doubt whatsoever that I was going to be thrown out if I persisted. I put the camera away immediately. I posted the pix on Memorabilia thread. It was the closest I ever got.<br><br> :'(<br><br><br>A funny from another gig (an early Satriani this time, though), we arrived to find a support act on stage, a guitarist, sitting on a stool by himself. He was very good but had not been billed on tickets or outside and we weren't expecting a support act. After a few songs he started to wind up his performance and said that he hoped that we had enjoyed it and that he had an album out which he hoped some of us would buy. He then went to leave the stage and someone shouted out at megavolume in a questioning tone ...<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[glow=red,2,300]WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU?[/glow]<br><br><br>He hadn't actually introduced himself but he was, and probably still is, Adrian Legg.<br> ;D ;D

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I only saw one show.  Early 80's - San Diego State outdoor ampitheatre.  At that point, I only knew the songs that got radio play (yellow snow, etc...).  I went to the show due to what I'd heard from others rather than what I knew.<br><br>The band played the most amazing set I've ever heard.  Nothing else has ever compared.  I couldn't believe my ears.  The compositions were incredible.  The musicianship was awesome and the guitar work was phenominal.  I only knew one song played that night.  At the end, after 2 encores, they turned the lights on and started taking the stage down.  No one left.  After maybe 10 minutes or so, Frank came back out on stage and told us that after a show, when he opened a beer, that was it, and he never came back out for another encore.....but....since we were such a good audience....he would consent to one more encore but after that, we all had to leave.<br><br>Truely a pivitol point in my musical progression.  It gives me goosebumps writing about it after all these years.


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What did he play for that encore I wonder?  After having had a beer, and consenting to one after 10 minutes of house lights, seems unheard of!

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[quote author=Ronnys Noomies link=board=concerts;num=1030732151;start=45#57 date=01/21/06 at 23:20:52]<br>Sorry to break it to ya, but I saw Frank for 22 shows, ranging from 1973 to 1988. I wish you had too. Every single one was great.  :)[/quote]<br><br><br>Man, you are indeed a Holy Sequin!

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I saw Frank play in Denver during the 'Them Or Us' days.  It was in an Italian restaurant, I forget the name of it.  They squeezed in several hundred people after the kitchen was closed all the diners left.  I was trying to break up with my Russian stripper girlfriend, so I sold her ticket and told her about it.  The show was sold out but somehow she got in anyway, and insisted on squeezing into our front row, stage center table where it was seriously shoulder to shoulder.<br><br>She stood up in front of the whole house before the show started screaming and totally reamed me out in front of everyone, with a most rigid finger in my face.  Details - the whole house heard everything.  When the show started, she started dancing, holy crap how that girl could dance  - and Frank held his guitar in a particularly phallic stance between his legs and didn't take his eyes off her - <br><br>Damn, those were the days.<br>

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;)  That's it!  Turn of The Century.  One of the late shows, but I don't remember which one.  We were really hoping for the Whipping Post finale and we got it.  My girl was making so much noise before the show started I've always had this little fantasy Frank might have been watching it from the wings and taking it all in.

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Zappa at the Oval....what really sticks in my mind is the fact that Frank and Gail stopped a few yards in front of me for a photo shoot before the show started and I never said hello, cos I'm British and reserved.....what a knob!!!!<br><br>There was also a bloke in the audience filming the concert, I was stood just in front of him. Remember this is before the age of the video camera. I often wonder what became of this film.<br><br>Image

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[quote author=MICRODOT link=board=concerts;num=1030732151;start=60#68 date=03/12/06 at 10:40:05]Image[/quote]<br><br>A Saturday night with Frank Zappa and Jeff Beck for two pounds...nice!  8)<br><br>

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[quote author=swiftkicknow link=board=concerts;num=1030732151;start=60#69 date=03/12/06 at 11:05:48]<br><br>A Saturday night with Frank Zappa and Jeff Beck for two pounds...nice!  8)<br><br>[/quote]<br><br>Yeah...unbeleivable innit!!!!<br>

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My first Zappa show is definately the most memorable. NYC the Palladium, Holloween night 1978, 2nd row, Unbelievable . The freaking band was a Mother. (pardon the pun)

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Flo and Eddie era..Providence RI..

Band is waiting for gear or members to show up,
crowd is waiting. FZ goes out and does a drum
solo thing, quite nice, then goes back upstairs
where the band was waiting. In comes 2 dweebs
from a local high school, asking for a interview.

Guy is a poindexter, complete with pencil sleeve,
girl is dressed up as a cheerleader, with far too
much makup. Mark V wants to have some fun.

FZ is in the middle of the room, sitting on a cheap
chair, a blond on his knee, sipping a bottle of JW Black.

Mark V drops his draws, whips it out (huge) and waddles
towards the girl, who goes bonkers and runs down the
2 flights of metal stairs, her BW in tow. FZ falls off
the chair laughing. Mark V pulls 'em up and that was it.

Later that night, girl was panicing in a local doorway
crying "don't let it touch me", according to the
local HS weekly paper. It was quite a hoot

Got a copy of said paper around somewhere...

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The first time I saw FZ was in Chicago in 1973. At one point, Frank stopped the music and invited this guy who had been waiting backstage to come out. Turns out, it was the top guy at DOWNBEAT magazine. The guy went through a speech about Frank winning the award for best musician or something that year, for the 5th year in a row. He had this plaque in his hands...... Frank was cracking up, obviously not giving a shit about the award. He made the guy dance around and make funny animal like noises..... It was funny as shit. :D

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I've never seen Frank perform live and in person. :(

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