domingo, 1 de setembro de 2013

Frank Zappa - Passaic (1978)

Source: The Clock that Went Backwards Again


This is a direct recording of Frank Zappa's early show on October 13, 1978 at The Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ. This night is notable not only for containing two of the most memorable performances of the 1978 World Tour, but this concert was also bass player Patrick O'hearn's debut gig with Zappa.

The concert contains a wide ranging selection of material both old and new and a good balance between Zappa's humorous social commentary songs and his more challenging instrumental compositions. It kicks off with a standout example of Zappa's seering guitar work on "Deathless Horsie," which would finally see release on his Shut Up & Play Your Guitar series several years later. In terms of outstanding solos, a highly improvised "City Of Tiny Lights" featuring Denny Walley in fantastic form on slide guitar, is certainly a highlight. The same can be said of is "Pound For A Brown On The Bus," which immediately follows. This serves as an extended showcase for Ed Mann on vibes, followed by electric piano and then synthesizer solos by Tommy Mars and Peter Wolf. Closing the set is a complete performance of the Apostrophe album classic "Yellow Snow Suite. http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/frank-zappa/concerts/capitol-theatre-october-13-1978-early.html )

The Band:
Frank Zappa - guitar, vocals
Denny Walley - slide guitar, vocals
Ike Wiilis - guitar, vocals
Patrick O'Hearn - bass 
Arthur Barrow - bass 
Tommy Mars - keyboards
Peter Wolf - keyboards
Vinnie Colaiuta - drums
Ed Mann - percussion


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