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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:54 am 
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I'm hoping someone here can confirm an incident from my youth.
I was at a Mothers of Invention show in Los Angeles on Mother's Day--1968 or 1969 I believe and probably at the Shrine Auditorium.

My recollection is that Eric Clapton came onstage out of the audience and jammed with Frank and the Mothers for about a half hour. My memory of the incident was that I had no idea who he was until Frank announced him when they were done.

Was anyone else at this show and can you confirm this story?


I apologize if this is a duplicate posting, but I thought I posted it once and it disappeared.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:48 pm 
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Bumping this - maybe someone else knows, I don't remember ever hearing about it.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:48 am 
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I remember an interview with Frank where he talked about that. And I remember having read about it many times. Can't tell if it is true, though, because I wasn't there ;-).

http://www.globalia.net/donlope/fz/musicians/A-C.html#ClaptonEric

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:05 am 
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Isn't Clapton present on WOIIFTM? Maybe he and Zappa hanged around sometimes? I mean, Zappa also played with Claptons Cream colleague Jack Bruce on Apostrophe (').

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:50 am 
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SonofSuzyCreamcheese wrote:
Isn't Clapton present on WOIIFTM? …

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:00 am 
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Thinman wrote:
SonofSuzyCreamcheese wrote:
Isn't Clapton present on WOIIFTM? …

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EC: "Beautiful! God! It's God! I see God!"

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That's the part I was thinking of! Thanks!

So... it isn't totally impossible that Clapton jammed with Zappa at some occasion.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:45 am 
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Well, according to the link, it is true. I would say that we should compile a list of who he jammed or played with, but it's probably already out there somewhere. Dimeola, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Sting, Lennon and Yoko.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:09 am 
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Well that link would seem to verify it. I was there but over time my memory of the event has become a bit hazy.
The link provided states 1966 but I could swear it was 1968.


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SonofSuzyCreamcheese wrote:
So... it isn't totally impossible that Clapton jammed with Zappa at some occasion.
No way, Clapton wasn't skilled enough.

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Just found this:
Zappa never seemed to share a common musical vocabulary with rock musicians. How else to explain the answer given to an interviewer who asked Zappa whether he ever traded guitar ideas with Eric Clapton. "No," Zappa responded, "he wasn't that kind of musician, as far as I could tell; he wasn't the jamming type." Eric Clapton not the jamming type? I wonder if Zappa winked when he said it. Clapton, of course, has played with almost everyone, and among his guest appearances on countless albums (the Beatles, Santana, the Rolling Stones) there is the Mothers of Invention's We're Only in It for the Money.
... which is not really an answer :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:46 am 
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Thinman wrote:
SonofSuzyCreamcheese wrote:
Isn't Clapton present on WOIIFTM? …

Nasal Retentive Calliope Music
EC: "Beautiful! God! It's God! I see God!"

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He's also at the beginning saying "Are you hung up, is that it, you're strung up are you, out of site yeah"

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thenoisydrum wrote:
Thinman wrote:
SonofSuzyCreamcheese wrote:
Isn't Clapton present on WOIIFTM? …

Nasal Retentive Calliope Music
EC: "Beautiful! God! It's God! I see God!"

Th.


He's also at the beginning saying "Are you hung up, is that it, you're strung up are you, out of site yeah"


I always thought that voice in "Are You Hung Up" was too American accented to be Clapton, but others online insist it is him. So I don't know.


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thenoisydrum wrote:
Thinman wrote:
SonofSuzyCreamcheese wrote:
Isn't Clapton present on WOIIFTM? …

Nasal Retentive Calliope Music
EC: "Beautiful! God! It's God! I see God!"

Th.


He's also at the beginning saying "Are you hung up, is that it, you're strung up are you, out of site yeah"

That's on http://www.globalia.net/donlope/fz/lyri ... .html#Hung, too. So it got to be true ;-).

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Of course it's him, it doesn't sound remotely American

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Clapton never jammed on were only in it for the money he only spoke I reat in a book about zappa..


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transformation wrote:
Clapton never jammed on were only in it for the money he only spoke I reat in a book about zappa..

True Clapton Did not like the Acoustic amps in the Log Cabin but FZ recorded his Voice at the Cabin i don't think he even went too the studio for WOIFTM.

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FZ said in Guitar Player in 1977 that Clapton recorded in the studio in New York for WOIIFTM (the Lumpy Money liner notes say this was at Mayfair Studios), and that Clapton played with the Mothers once at Shrine Auditorium.


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pbuzby wrote:
FZ said in Guitar Player in 1977 that Clapton recorded in the studio in New York for WOIIFTM (the Lumpy Money liner notes say this was at Mayfair Studios), and that Clapton played with the Mothers once at Shrine Auditorium.

Yes in the One size Fits All Interview but don't it sound weird if not bullshit that Nobody knew Clapton and he did not like they Amps i Sniff more BULLSHIT,FZ did record just his Voice after all.And he says he used Wah Wah before he met Hendrix and Hendrix did.

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