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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:22 am 
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Rotterdam may 24 1980. I was there :lol:

Just listen to this beauty >>>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZOvG5D-x3I

And here are the pictures from my scrapbook

http://zappa.radio6.nl/frank-zappa-in-nederland-1980/

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:43 pm 
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I have this concert on bootleg, and it certainly is good.
But me thinks there are solo's from this same period on the 3 record set SUNPYG and on BUFFALO that are waaaaaaaayyyyyy more enjoyable (see how i am NOT using the word better/best here ?) than this particular one.

And don't even get me started on solo's from the 70's ;-)
Also, let's not forget some of the solo's on YCDTOSA Volume 5, disc 2...

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 12:19 am 
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may be not his best ever , on lenons 'sometime in new york city '
well baby please dont go , its worth checking out
its not standard blues changes 8)


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 9:18 pm 
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I think Unica was was going for the sensational title to get people on to this thread. It may be the best, who knows? What is the criteria for judging one solo over another to be the best, I think you'll find yourself heading into the murky waters of personal opinion and there are about six billion of those PLUS this one, mine. The more I listen to un-official concert downloads the more I'm of the opinion that it's a Zen thing. It's that day, how he was on that day, mood, tiredness grumpiness, feeling good with the band and equipment sort of thing and then in that instant of the guitar solo what springs out is what it is. I have favorites of tone and tempo but over all it's the mood and that mood for me is bitchen, it just sounds bitchen. I'll be checken out the whole concert on this one.

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 6:31 pm 
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I think this solo is amazing...def one of my favs
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_i_HVBD9ks

close second :P

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cleon wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_i_HVBD9ks

close second :P


This is FAR better than the above posted solo.

And this solo is a PERFECT example of just how much FZ's concentration, continuity & musicality flourishes whenever he was ON... :twisted:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:43 am 
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73 was a extraordinary year for FZ's guitar...

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wow!! that was amazing!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:59 am 
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How many times did Frank play the guitar in public after 1988? I know he took it with him when he was invited to the old Iron Curtain countries. This 1991 performance is very emotional to me, because he could do anything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKCXS9WK ... annel_page

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:02 pm 
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I don't know about best when its all so fantastic.

I don't know if Frank would have liked the internet but jesus i'm so grateful for it, back in the day when i was a teenager i'd try to find anything i could about Frank and for the most part it was pretty slim.

Thanks to this forum, i've found more new stuff i a few weeks than the previous 20 years, crazy but i'm stoked.

These links to live solos are just amazing, does any one know any history about the 91 gig, it looked mighty special?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:36 am 
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diplomaticpermissiondeepi wrote:
How many times did Frank play the guitar in public after 1988? I know he took it with him when he was invited to the old Iron Curtain countries. This 1991 performance is very emotional to me, because he could do anything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKCXS9WK ... annel_page


I have been informed that Frank performed in Budapest onstage with his guitar on this day 1991. That makes it highly likely that FZ last performed publicly with guitar 18 years ago. A significant day. click on the link today.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:06 am 
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diplomaticpermissiondeepi wrote:
diplomaticpermissiondeepi wrote:
How many times did Frank play the guitar in public after 1988? I know he took it with him when he was invited to the old Iron Curtain countries. This 1991 performance is very emotional to me, because he could do anything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKCXS9WK ... annel_page


I have been informed that Frank performed in Budapest onstage with his guitar on this day 1991. That makes it highly likely that FZ last performed publicly with guitar 18 years ago. A significant day. click on the link today.


Something about FZ how he could put the guitar down for years at a stretch
not having all his performance calluses and he still pulls off a wonderful solo
that is so reminiscent of how when he always picked up a guitar performed
compositionally in a most unique manner.
FZ pushed the envelope beyond rating the guitar Olympics.
Anyone who performs in that style catches my attention.

What the BEST FZ solo ever was was never important to me.
I was just happy t see 7 to 9 or whatever solos a night.
Each one of them a unique gem carved out of the mountain.

Dweezil chisels tomorrow night 7:30 PM.
http://www.zappaplayszappa.com/tourdates.html

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My favorite Zappa solo of all time would be the running commentary he does throughout the Live In New York version of Sofa


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'Son of Orange County' from Roxy.

Beautiful. My fave, though Yo Mama is right there too.

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I've been awfully fond of "Bowling on Charen" since I first heard it on the KIng Biscuit radio show in 1978. (I know it's from halloween 1977, but I didn't hear it until a 1978 broadcast.)

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1973 is the best year of zappa guitar, composition and haircut :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:12 am 
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unica wrote:
Rotterdam may 24 1980. I was there :lol:

Just listen to this beauty >>>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZOvG5D-x3I

And here are the pictures from my scrapbook

http://zappa.radio6.nl/frank-zappa-in-nederland-1980/


That's a good one (kind of short).

I like the City's from 1980 like this hog heaven-ish one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqfLmuv7KXU


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Watermelon in Easter Hay.......

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Wild Love (28min. 45sec.)
Uptown Theater, Kansas City, MO, 1977 11 11

His guitar just drifts along, on and on...

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cleon wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_i_HVBD9ks

close second :P



I love this solo and this whole show - it is a hot one, and I bet they were freezing outside there...!

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Wild Love (28min. 45sec.)
Uptown Theater, Kansas City, MO, 1977 11 11

His guitar just drifts along, on and on...


Hey, I've been there! Okay, about 23 years later...

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tweezers wrote:
cleon wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_i_HVBD9ks

close second :P



I love this solo and this whole show - it is a hot one, and I bet they were freezing outside there...!
There is a Part in(on) the concert where FZ says it's colder than a Mother Fooker :wink:

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Bill wrote:
I've been awfully fond of "Bowling on Charen" since I first heard it on the KIng Biscuit radio show in 1978. (I know it's from halloween 1977, but I didn't hear it until a 1978 broadcast.)


Bowling on Charen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTfIZgHnork
The Palladium, NYC October 28, 1977 (Early Show) Broadcast on "King Biscuit Flower Hour" (Original broadcast date: 30th April 1978 )


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