1968: Simply beautiful in all its cheesy splendor. This often ignored classic pops up at least once this year (on 4/10), and apart from the slightly improvised lyrics, essentially appears as on "Absolutely Free". Sandwiched between a healthy dose of energy called "Hungry Freaks Daddy" and the tour-de-force musical monster of "King Kong", this lounge act homage provides the perfect contrast and relief, and highlights one of the most enjoyable tapes from this tour.
1972: An instrumental, busily arranged version of the "Absolutely Free" track, with some random jazz madness thrown in just to be safe. Running at about 4 minutes in length, this upbeat tune basically consists of a series of themes and motifs—heavy on the horn arrangements—interspersed throughout with short horn solos.
|Themes||"America Drinks" (Absolutely Free, 1967)||"America Drinks & Goes Home"(Absolutely Free, 1967)||"America Drinks And Goes Home" (Jean-Luc Ponty King Kong, 1970)||America Drinks (San Francisco, CA, December 15, 1972) (Waka/Wazoo, 2022)||"America Drinks" (Woody Herman Thundering Herd, 1974)||"America Drinks" (New York, NY, December 26, 1976) (Zappa In New York 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, 2019)|
|link 1 (solos)||1:06-1:22||1:40-1:53||1:39-1:51|
|theme A (solos)||1:08-2:08||3:12-4:08|
|theme A (solos & variants)||0:40-2:57|
|theme A (fade out)||2:57-3:22|
|theme A1 (fast)||2:28-2:36||4:32-4:43||4:35-4:39|
|theme A2 (slow finale)||4:43-5:10|
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