Treacherous Cretins

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 either an opening or closing guitar solo, this tune is essentially the arpeggio and reggae riff with a stunning FZ guitar solo laid over it. These moments- like with "Watermelon", "Deathless" and his unnamed opening solos- were Frank's highlights of this tour, and it was in these spots that Frank typically went "out there", taking the well-prepared Vinnie and Artie along with him.

1980 Mar-Jul: Essentially performed as on SUNPYG, allowing for obvious differences in instrumentation, and with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo. [Patrick Buzby points out that "FZ often performed this song in 11/4, rather than the reggae 4/4 that appears on Shut Up? The one version I've heard from this tour (6/9 Dusseldorf) is in 11."]

1981: Essentially performed as on SUAPYG, with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo. Steve Vai plays the sitar as he performs the repeated arpeggio.

1982: Essentially performed as on SUAPYG, with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo. Steve Vai played the sitar as he performed the repeated arpeggio.

1984: Essentially played as on SUAPYG, with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo. Only played a handful of times, and only in the earlier stages of the tour, this vehicle for guitar was used as a show opener only. After Frank's solos, which were competent but not overwhelming, the progression and vamp would be used as background music for the band introductions.

 

Conceptual Continuity

 

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