Edinboro 74

Well, it had to happen sooner or later: Balint had put up this show back in January, and now we are. Why? Cause it’s a darn goodun!
Edinboro, May 8 ’74 — For you. For a week. For free.

4 Responses to “Edinboro 74”

  1. honohan says:

    Fantastic. I adore this Roxy-era stuff. Grateful that I am I’d love to see something from the Japanese tour of ’76 up here.

    Keep up the good work.

  2. jonnybutter says:

    Wow, what a great show! Thank you and gilles x 2 to the 10th. Among the many felicities in this set, was Jeff Simmons taking a guitar solo. Notwithstanding the imaginary-Dupree’s-Lounge-music they were playing, you can tell that Jeff can really play!

  3. Balint says:

    :-)) See some details here.

  4. jonnybutter says:

    Thanks so much, Balint.

    Another really interesting thing in this concert is the version of ‘Inca Roads’ – it’s like a slow rhumba (‘god’s big ecumenical rhumba’ or whatever the hell that was?) without a clave. That unaccented rhythm does get boring or doesn’t quite work, but this arrangement is unique in that it spotlights the beautiful chords in the ‘exposition’ section. One of the many nice subtleties on the OSFA version is the careful way Zappa mixed these chords with everything else going on – you can hear them if you ‘look’ for them; they’re kind of the calm center of the storm. So, it’s fun to hear G. Duke play them so upfront; and a lot of it is just him and the rhythm section. Inca Roads is really one of those especially ‘fractal’ Zappa pieces.

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