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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:00 pm 
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Sorry, Im sure this has been discussed but I could not find a reference anywhere.

I just stumbled across a recording
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=980AP4YmI_0&feature=related#movie_player
with Frank and Pink Floyd jamming Interstellar Overdrive. I can't believe I never knew about this. Pink Floyd is one of my favorite bands and to have my ultimate musical god jamming with them is fucking unbelievable. It definitely is him, at 2:41 you can hear him start. He sounds great. Pink Floyd accompanies him perfectly with Gilmore playing slide. Damn Frank is playing a Tele too.....my fav
More pics here:http://www.united-mutations.com/p/pinkfloyd.htm
happened Oct 25 1969
mind blowing...Wish I was there and wasn't 3 at the time.
BTW there is also film footage of the concert. Anyone ever seen this? Supposedly Frank Jammed with a few others the same day.

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:arrow: zappa meets pink floyd
:arrow: pink floyd meets frank zappa
:arrow: amougies festival 1969 frank zappa with pink floyd

three old threads...

I'm sure there are at least thirty-three more of them... :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:59 pm 
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Always in threes :(

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he did a lot of jamming that day...

this is the festival that zappa met aynsley dunbar

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beefheart at amougies; zappa off-stage @ 4:33


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This is the issue Dec 1969, which has a report of Zappa at the event. The band on the cover is Blossom Toes, who may or not be jamming with FZ. The guitarist (Brian Godding) told me how Zappa came on etc.

There are other images with FZ from that issue here at my daevideo flickr account:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24657845@N02/page2/


There are some more photo's and related of that event at my personal flickr account:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/frankzappa ... 905347166/

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:03 am 
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Great pics and info. Thanks for posting. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:13 am 
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Blossom Toes released a CD, earlier this year, which has their jam with F.Z. on it.

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I remember the 'Mr-God-and-UFO-believer-like' treatment I got the first time I suggested it was a known fact that FZ jammed with the Floyd... :roll:

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lol....sure ya did

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Wow, I didn't know that Frank and Floyds were jamming together, two of my favourite musicians/bands. And I thought that I knew everything that is to know about Zappa or PF.


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It is rapidly approaching the 40th Anniversary of this Chaotic event. I would like to do something special to mark the moment, so anyone interested....


The above colour piece is from Rock & Folk Dec 1969

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always found it intresting how frank had no recollection of this event and denied it over several interviews but the recording is there. memories.... how useless they really are.

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FZ acted like a bit of a spoilt child at times.

The FZ PF encounter, despite my fascination of the event is rather tedious. I spoke last year to Jean Bernard Hebey whilst I was trying to find out stuff, and as an ex broadcaster he seemed certain that the national broadcaster has tapes of the event.

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diplomaticpermissiondeepi wrote:
, and as an ex broadcaster he seemed certain that the national broadcaster has tapes of the event.

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Seems there's at least 4 hours of it -- and that poor old Frankie was not the highlight of the proceedings :wink:

http://www.geocities.com/bourbonstreet/ ... 5/art.html
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EDIT: Author: Rob van Schaik (robvs11@zonnet.nl) from Rotterdam, Holland

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I have seen this movie in Paris (1974) two times in one week. One of the best music films i have seen. It is a mix of Free Jazz en Rock musicians on stage. Great performance of Pink Floyd (the best i have seen from them on movie). Free Jazz musicians everywhere, the movie opens with Steve Lacy. But the best performance is from the great Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, they playing the Music from the 2 record Trout Mask Replica, they all are in uniform ;) , like as on the 2 record. But this movie is not to get :( Nobody known where he is.

from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0344831/


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Am I the only one who has zero interest in hearing this? Sounds like a boring jam.

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...but EVERYBODY WANTS TO HEAR THE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO! :)


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buffalo_voice wrote:
...but EVERYBODY WANTS TO HEAR THE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO! :)


True dat!

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The item mentioned is not the national broadcaster. It is a private film made by Jerome Laperrousaz, who was a wealthy young man at the time - who was part of the gang who set up BYG Actuel.

This film ran into trouble with Pink Floyd.

Jean Bernard Hebey had a rock programme on one of the national radio channels, and I reckon it was the kind of institution like Pop Deux ( see fragments on www.ina.fr) that was important for sales of Rock LP's in France. JBH reckons that sound recordings are in a national archive.

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he did a lot of jamming that day...

this is the festival that zappa met aynsley dunbar

(edit) AND erroneous
Word is he Jammed with Aynsley Dunbar,
also Archie Shepp.Barrrrrr :mrgreen:

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Here are some fabbo photo's from October 1969.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/jean-paul- ... 486232910/

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Grimpoteuthis wrote:
always found it intresting how frank had no recollection of this event and denied it over several interviews but the recording is there. memories.... how useless they really are.

does this sound like something to remember in every detail...?
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matt groening: and you went to europe?
frank zappa: I was supposed to be mc for the first big rock festival in france, at a time when the french government was very right-wing, and they didn't want to have large-scale rock and roll in the country. and so at the last minute, this festival was moved from france to belgium, right across the border, into a turnip field. they constructed a tent, which was held up by these enormous girders. they had 15,000 people in a big circus tent. this was in november, I think. the weather was really not very nice. it's cold, and it's damp, and it was in the middle of a turnip field. I mean mondo turnips. and all the acts, and all the people who wished to see these acts, were urged to find this location in the turnip field, and show up for this festival. and they'd hired me to be the mc and also to bring over captain beefheart. it was has first appearance over there. and it was a night-mare, because nobody could speak english, and I couldn't speak french, or anything else for that matter. so my function was really rather limited. I felt a little bit like linda mccartney. I'd stand there and go wave, wave, wave. I sat in with a few of the groups during the three days of the festival. but it was so miserable because all these european hippies had brought their sleeping bags, and they had the bags laid out on the ground in this tent, and they basically froze and slept through the entire festival, which went on 24 hours a day, around the clock. o of the highlights of the event was the art ensemble of chicago, which went on at 5:00 a.m. to an audience of slumbering euro-hippies.

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Am I the only one who has zero interest in hearing this? Sounds like a boring jam.

I don't care about it either.
apparently, fz joined them on 'interstellar overdrive'.
me and my friends used to jam on that for hours on end back in the 70s.
what's the big deal? :twisted:

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... you thought you were FZ and your pals thought they were the Floyd. Poor old sod...

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