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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:53 am 
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I've just been listened to this again recently, in fact I've got it on now.
I just want to give it some praise as possibly my favourite version of the tune. It has a great and jazzy feel to it. Billy Mundi triumphs on the drums, leaving JCB to do the all important tympani percussion. Bunk owns the tune but then half way through Ian comes in like an absolutely seasoned pro and takes over the lead. Behind all this we are reminded of just how good a jazz musician Don Preston was. Back to Ian though, listen to how he comes in and the drums and bass sound behind him. It is superb. Who would have expected to see and hear this that night in Stockholm back then on that night in '67.
Roy's bass is very accomplished too. Oh yes, and I mustn't forget Roy or Motorhead on tambourine...!

The whole thing blows me away and I wish I had a better recording of it even though for an unofficial recording of it's age it is particularly good. My two favourite sections however are Bunk's first solo after the little 5/8 build or bridge and then Ian's solo which I find mesmerising. I wish I could have heard more just how these early musicians could play and sound together.

More praise again for Billy Mundi's drumming. Definitely him on the UM studio recording of the piece. I love some of the facial expressions that he pulss on that live clip from the Bitter End only a month or so earlier and I would love to have seen him this night.

Finally, I forgot to mention the other reason why I love what I call Bunk's first dolo which is FZ's wah-wah guitar. It sounds like Hendrix it's that good. He had already mastered the pedal by the sound of things.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:39 am 
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Sure, one of my fave KKs. One of Ian's absolute best solos - and Bunk and Don ain't too bad either - it's a good job Frank was unable to solo here, anything he played would have been an anticlimax.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:38 am 
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Some pretty glaring gramatical errors on my original post but hell I'm gonna give it a bump anyway

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:40 pm 
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thenoisydrum wrote:
Some pretty glaring gramatical errors on my original post but hell I'm gonna give it a bump anyway

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:31 pm 
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So the Instrumentation would be:
Frank Zappa: Lead Guitar
Ray Collins: Tambourine
Roy Estrada: Bass
Don Preston: Piano and Gong
Ian Underwood: Alto Sax and Clarinet
Bunk Gardner: Bass Clarinet
Motorhead Sherwood: Tambourine
Jimmy Carl Black: Timpani
Billy Mundi: Drums
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