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Post 2010-11-19 08:36   [Quote] 
Welcome to 1984! Twisted Evil

Tower Theater
Pantyville, USA
Zappa loves this audience and the Upper Darby folk get a top notch
show for
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Z_wonders "knowing how to make people feel at home".

The last show I listened to ends with a "Zoot Allures" quote and this one
opens with it outright. Here we go with the discinct sounds of
Frank's yellow Strat. Such a great song to start with. FZ gets things rolling right away.
And I love sound of Thunes' bass.

Frank is just as nostalgic as the rest of us. So when you have singers like
Ray, Ike and Bobby (Homeboy) Martin along with FZ (accompanied by the likes of Shemp and Alan Whisk disbelief Laughing ), then it's time for some . . .
Wips wrote:
the 50s do wop medley is soooooo fine!
Stucco Holmes wrote:
I love the doo-wop kinda 50's medley
You said it!
DOO-WOP! DOO-WOP!
We start off with . . .
"Cocker's Sucker Ball".
Quote:
Z_wonders "Probably about a Republican fundraiser dinner."

Then "Nite Owl", Little Girl of Mine",
"Closer You Are and No, No, Cherry
. You can play this section
for any cat from the '50's and they'll want to bop till they drop!

Back to the the rockin' teenage combo" with
"Drowning Witch". Frank burns up that Strat again.

The latest rendition of "Black Page" is up next. It quickly
changes to a vamp for Frank's solo. This version improves
greatly on the next tour ('88). But, FZ's solo is still quite enjoyable.

Back to those golden tones with "In France" (is that Martin smelling up that harmonica?)
and "Video". Nicely done everyone, now rest those chords, because here comes . . .
a very lively "Deathless Horsie". This song is simply hypnotizing!
Damn, I miss seeing Frank live. His solo's were always so original.

The '50's return. So get in the back of your Rambler with your "Daddy, Daddy, Daddy".
Were they dancing in the aisles at the Tower. This show has me in the mood for some "Ruben and . . .".
Which is strangely missing here?!

Now, for the literal show stopper, "I'm The Slime".
I'm sure Tom Jones (in his day) collected his fair share of woman's under things,
but I doubt he ever stopped singing in the middle of "Why, Why, Delilah" to recieve
some soiled undies. This "Slime" includes a hairy guitar solo and another pair of
scented drawers.

Time for the "Joe's Garage" Medley. This band is very well suited for this album.
While the guys sing a perfect "Lucille", Frank adds a layer of panty rap.
Tonight, Zappa confesses the real reason for collecting panties.
Quote:
Z_wonders "To make soup!" Laughing

I don't know what happens at 1:40 on "Why Does It Hurt . . .", but the crowd goes
apeshit! Someone must have tossed up the mother of all panties, because
they all go bananas (hey wait a minute, bananas is apeshit! - GC).

Back to the "Sock-Hop"!
If you're not on your feet by now with some "WPLJ" running through your system,
then it's time for the nursing home! disbelief

What's new in Baltimore?
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Z_wonders "How about that chord, Ray played? The newest chord in Baltimore!"
After Ray's unforgivable mistake Rolling Eyes , Frank makes sure he does not chump his solo.

It all ends too quickly with a standard, but excellent encore medley. Let's call it the "Camarillo Muffin Bandit".
A very quick "Brillo" (with a "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" quote). A guitar exploding "Muffin".
And then the sweet yet tortured sounds of Ray (the definitive "Bandit") and Frank's wailing guitar bring us home. Exhilarating!

What a excellent show!
Thanks to all involved. Very Happy
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Post 2010-11-19 08:43   [Quote] 
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And I love sound of Thunes' bass.


Me too, his basslines stand out so much, the way he uses that P-Bass is just incredible.

Incidentally, from here:

" In my first couple of years with Frank, I used Carvin instruments, but that wasn't my voice. The first year I used the P-Bass was 1984; around that time, Frank started letting me do anything I wanted, and what I did that wasn't rancid was good. And in '88, when he gave me complete and utter carte blanche, I shone in the ultimate ways a bass player can shine. I had the tone I wanted, I had the amplification I wanted, and I had the performer's arena."

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Post 2010-11-20 06:46   [Quote] 
Thanks for article, hoops. Very informative. Smile
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"I had the tone I wanted, I had the amplification I wanted, and I had the performer's arena."
What more could a musician ask for? cooler

It was also great seeing Scott on stage with Dweezil again at the Roundhouse. Mr. Green

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