Dead Girls Of London

(words: FZ; music: L. Shankar)

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)

Comments

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

1979: Played as on "Anyway the Wind Blows" from Beat the Boots Volume I, with Cucurullo's harsher-than-Vai's opening chords, and Walley's vicious sounding slide. In my opinion, this version tears apart any versions of any later bands, even the Vai-guitar-solo version of the Fall '80 band. Notable Versions—3/19/79 [Frank stops the song to yell at some idiot who threw a beer can on-stage, and then gets some crew member to yell at him again in French. Classic!]

1980 Oct-Dec: The first half of this version is essentially performed as on YCDTOSA Volume V, accounting for obvious differences in instrumentation. But from the second "boutique frame of mind" line—where it would typically go into the "gee I like your pants" section—we get a new vamp, Ike singing "Bon Jour frame of mind"( "Bon Jour" being the brand-name for a type of blue jeans popular in the early eighties), and a short, pyrotechnic Steve Vai guitar solo. An interesting, but not great, reworking.

1982: Essentially performed as on YCDTOSA Volume V.

 

Conceptual Continuity

 

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