Florentine Pogen

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

1973-74: Essentially played as on OSFA, accounting for obvious differences in instrumentation, and A LOT faster. Ridiculously faster. "Is this even the same song?" faster. All the parts are here (minus Perellis and the crab cakes), but they are played at such a pace that if you blink, you will miss them. Duke has a short solo spot in the middle of the tune this time round, as does Frank in the early performances on the tour. In fact, this rare and tasty middle-of-the-song solo is one of the guitar treats of the tour. The conclusion of the tune is also quite a bit different. There's a new set of lyrics after the traditional closing lyrics (which include "Put them all together and they smell... to you?"), which drops us off squarely in the lap of "Kung Fu". Another interesting early version of a later classic, worth hearing, especially the early, guitar solo versions, but not essential. [Pat buzby writes in and notifies me that this version is precisely twice the tempo of the familiar version]

1974 Jul-Dec: By this tour, this song had developed into what we have on "OSFA". The only difference is that live, we have a guitar solo. This latter portion of the song, apart from the solo itself and the lack of horns, was composed and played as it was for the '88 tour, a version of which can be found on TBBYNHIYL.

1975: Performed as on OSFA, with the '88 transition-into-solo section, and with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo. This song seemed to have a particular bite to it on this tour, with a lot of guitar in the intro and throughout the tune.

1979: Performed as on "Anyway the Wind Blows" from Beat the Boots Volume I. Notice that unlike the '74-'75 and '88 versions of this song, there is no guitar solo.

1988: Essentially performed as on TBBYNHIYL, with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo. The segue into "Andy" never fails to produce chills up and down this reporter's spine.

 

Conceptual Continuity

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