Bamboozled By Love

FZ album(s) in which song has appeared

 

Tour(s) on which song is known to have been performed (main source: FZShows, v. 7.1)

 

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Foggy G, "The Songs That Were Played," We're Only In It For The Touring

1976 Oct-Nov: Not played as such, but several of the lyrics are recited by Frank at the end of a 10/24 "City of Tiny Lites".

1978: Essentially performed as on "Saarbrucken" from Beat the Boots Volume I—the slow blues version—with the standard deviation coming in both Denny's and Frank's guitar solos. Complete with seal calls. Frank steps up and takes care of the vocals in Ike's absence during the Halloween run.

1979: Played at least once—as an encore—in the slower, grinding blues version. Denny took his standard scorching slide solo, and Frank then tried to match his fire.

1980 Mar-Jul: Essentially performed as on "Tinseltown Rebellion", allowing for obvious differences in instrumentation, and with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo.

1980 Oct-Dec: Essentially performed as on "Tinseltown Rebellion", with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo. Ike handles the vocal chores on this one, with Vinnie adding seal calls when needed. Although Walley's slide is sorely missed on this and all other later versions, this tour's performances have a particualr energy, in both Ike's vocals and Frank's solo, that lift this above most other '80's "Bamboozled"'s.

1981: Essentially played as on "Tinseltown Rebellion", accounting for obvious differences in instrumentation, and with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo. Bobby handled the vocal chores on this one.

1982: Essentially played as on "Tinseltown Rebellion", accounting for obvious differences in instrumentation, and with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo. Bobby handled the vocal chores on this one. The guitar solo vamp transformed into horrible reggae, which interrupted the flow of the song, but did not seem to prevent Frank from playing some mean solos, nonetheless.

1984: Essentially performed as on YCDTOSA Volume III—complete with "Owner of the Lonely Heart" solo vamp—with the standard deviation coming in Frank's Yes-inspired guitar solo.

1988: Essentially performed as on YCDTOSA Volume III, accounting for obvious differences in instrumentation, and with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo. This is the "Owner of the Lonely Heart" version, and to my ears, these are some of the most interesting and passionate guitar solos of the tour. Not all that lengthy, but Frank really gets into these performances, tearing across the fret board like a madman. The 4/22 performance of this song ranks as one of my favorite selections from the whole tour, having an excellent solo and some hilarious "Ring of Fire" secret word usage.

Unreleased Version

Craig Steward, interviewed by Andrew Greenaway, The Idiot Bastard, June 2, 2015

On a visit to Frank's house one day with Jeff Hollie, Frank played us a completed version of "Bamboozled By Love" with an outstanding guitar solo he had played. He had me play a solo on "Bamboozled" and thought what I had played was, in his words "an amazing moment in innovation"—or something like that. He never used my solo on a recording.

 

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