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FRANK's LAST GREAT SOLO
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wingedeelfingerling
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Post 2019-11-22 16:51   [Quote] 
well folks I am just compiling another of my unwelcome and underwhelming playlists for APPLE MUSIC...
putting together 'THE RETURN OF THE SON OF THE IMPOSSIBLE CONCERT VOL 88 made from the three 88 tour CDs (nothing from BROADWAY THE HARD WAY natch) I have been listening intently to BLACK PAGE (NEW AGE VERSION) and have concluded for the people of Earth that this is the last great solo from the man officially released from the last tour. So my question to the assembled multitude is do you agree and what is the best solo from th TRACKER?
Making this playlist has changed my mind about the band and tour although there was more than usual phoned in performances and solos (BROADWAY???) there were also some great moments and I love many of the brass arrangements.
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Post 2019-11-22 19:29   [Quote] 
Last great solo, probably the "Torture" solo from Genoa on June 9 (="After Dinner Smoker" from Trance Fusion).
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Post 2019-11-22 19:52   [Quote] 
There's a lot of love for the ''Any Kind of Pain'' solo from BTHW...

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Post 2019-11-23 09:36   [Quote] 
father-0blivion wrote:
There's a lot of love for the ''Any Kind of Pain'' solo from BTHW...

Definitely a candidate listening on headphones that solo hard wired me into FRANK like in the live shows with goosebumps all over...
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Post 2019-11-23 09:39   [Quote] 
pbuzby wrote:
Last great solo, probably the "Torture" solo from Genoa on June 9 (="After Dinner Smoker" from Trance Fusion).


Truly awesome...

any from the TRACKER?
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Post 2019-11-24 07:03   [Quote] 
The solo from "City of Tiny Lights" from this gig:
http://www.zappateers.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=29048

I'll say his last great American solo because this is Frank's last concert (of the last tour) in the U.S. (Nassau Coliseum, NY).
It starts rather slow, but the finale is totally mind-blowing. I was at this show, so it's a rather personal choice of course. Add to that, a very young Dweezil is special guest on two songs. What a night!

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Post 2019-11-24 09:51   [Quote] 
Itís interesting in these shows how Franks attacks on the Religious Right and their control of Republicans and The NRA gets more vehement as the tour goes on. He was very politically active in Europe with the Wall coming down and obviously skewered the hypocrisy of Swaggart et al. Have a listen to When the Lie is so Big (how appropriate today in post truth) and
Jesus Thinks your a Jerk his asides in the various versions are hilarious.
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Post 2019-11-24 12:04   [Quote] 
Heavy Duty Judy from Best Band is the only 88 solo that really reminds me of previous glories, maybe Andy at a push. A lot of the rest seem very fragile, with a hollow ice-crystal tone that didn't really make the most of what he could play. Although he lost chops since 84, and the 84 guitar tone was very harsh in a different way.

Don't know the tracker well enough to pick out unreleased solos.
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Post 2019-11-24 13:47   [Quote] 
Twilkes wrote:
Heavy Duty Judy from Best Band is the only 88 solo that really reminds me of previous glories, maybe Andy at a push. A lot of the rest seem very fragile, with a hollow ice-crystal tone that didn't really make the most of what he could play. Although he lost chops since 84, and the 84 guitar tone was very harsh in a different way.

Don't know the tracker well enough to pick out unreleased solos.

not all the solos use the ice crystal tone the BLACK PAGE are full on hard rock guitar... but I tend to agree my preference is for late 60s early 70s when he had real fire
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Post 2019-11-24 14:19   [Quote] 
Frank Zappa's last great guitar solo was June 24th 1991 in Prague.

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Post 2019-11-24 14:59   [Quote] 
jaypfunk wrote:
Frank Zappa's last great guitar solo was June 24th 1991 in Prague.
I'll give it a listen
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Post 2019-11-24 15:12   [Quote] 
yep pretty good but so poignant JayPF surprised not on the tracker...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIOBSUSAikY
back to a cleaner natural sound... beautiful
What was the band lineup?
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Post 2019-11-24 20:00   [Quote] 
wingedeelfingerling wrote:
yep pretty good but so poignant JayPF surprised not on the tracker...


http://www.zappateers.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=28253
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Post 2019-11-25 01:56   [Quote] 
I mostly prefer FZ's soloing style before he decided to try and expunge the blues from his playing. I'm not a particular raw blues fan, but the way he used it was unique. I say mostly, because I still like some of his post blues phase solos. I too really like the Any Kind Of Pain solo.

St Etienne is probably hard to beat across his whole career. To say he was on fire when he was playing that, is a very lame understatement.

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Post 2019-11-25 08:06   [Quote] 
Again interesting to remember Frank's political activism... it would be interesting to get his take on the current regimes in HUNGARY and Czech Republic... Populist, Ant Semitic and taking back Human Rights...
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