The Deathless Horsie

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

1978 Jan-Feb: Premiered on 2/17, and played only once on this tour. The performance begins with Belew—by himself—playing the opening vamp at a speed roughly twice as fast as the SUAPYG version. Over this vamp, Frank solos for a couple minutes before the whole band enters and joins Belew in playing the "Deathless" arpeggio. Frank continues to solo, before giving way to a "Flakes"-ish Belew solo, with Belew liberally employing the use of his volume control. Once this solo finishes, the tune changes vamps, and both Frank and Tommy get a chance to solo over this new groove. Finally, Eddie returns the band to the standard "Deathless" arpeggio, Frank rips off some more guitar licks, and the song concludes. Thanks to Jon Naurin for the info.

1978 Aug-Oct: Frequently played as the opening song, used—as always—as a showcase for a FZ guitar solo. Essentially played as always, with the arpeggio, the short "theme" played by FZ, and an always interesting and more than competent guitar solo.

1979: Played as an opening solo several times on tour, just like the version we've come to know and love on SUAPYG, but with a different FZ solo, obviously. These opening solo slots were truly Frank's time to shine on this tour, and his performances on this tune support this claim. And as always, Artie and Vinnie play the supporting role perfectly, providing some of the greatest rhythmic support any side of the Mississippi.

1980: Essentially performed as on SUNPYG, with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo.

1981: Essentially performed as on SUNPYG, with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo.

1984: Essentially played as on YCDTOSA Volume III, with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo. To these ears, Frank always played a top-notch solo in every '84 performance of this.

 

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