1971: Yes, the "Joe's Garage" song, in all its multi-lingual glory. This song appears here as part four of the five part "Sofa Suite", and somehow manages to be relevant to the whole God and Sofa story, and still, ten years later, manages to fit into the whole Joe and Music is Evil story. It is essentially performed as on "Joe's Garage", allowing for some major differences in instrumentation, and with the added bonus of Flo 'n' Eddie moaning in sexual pain?/ecstasy? during the closing strains of the tune. This tune has quite a bit more energy than the later performances, and manages to save the Sofa Suite from being an utter bore.
1980 Mar-Jul: Essentially performed as on "Joe's Garage", allowing for obvious differences in instrumentation, and with both the English and the German verses being sung. This version is particularly cheesy- and enjoyable- due to Tommy's prominent keyboards and an extended outro highlighting the "doo wop" vocals of Ike and Ray. (One annoying note- Immediately upon finishing the first verse, someone in the band- for some reason I figure it's Ike- starts encouraging the audience to clap along with the song. Get the crowd involved- that's fine- but when listening to audience tapes, this overwhelming intrusion of the taper and all his friends clapping for the next minute or so is rather annoying.)
1980 Oct-Dec: Essentialy performed as on "Joe's Garage", with both the English and the German verses being sung.
1984: An amusing little number, played very infrequently on this tour. Played as on "Joe's Garage", but with the English vocals only. On previous tours- both '70 and '80- Frank performed both the English and German verses, but for the '84 tour, we got the former verses only. Not much to the song- short, no solos- but a nice treat amid the repetitiveness of the rest of this tour.
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