London ’72

Are you up for some vintage Grand Wazoo? Of course you are. Gilles will be providing your fix in the week to come: The Oval, London, 16 September 1972 — up for download as of… now! Enjoy.

17 Responses to “London ’72”

  1. xorg says:

    Thanks for this! The sound quality is atrocious but never mind, this brought back some memories. It was a tad unusual to have a ‘rock’ gig at the Oval Cricket Ground (it still is) and for it to be FZ was even more surprising. Somewhere in the attic, I’ve got the special edition of the Evening Standard newspaper for that day which features FZ on the front page. The Grand Wazoo took a lot of people by surprise, particularly the critics. I think they were expecting Hot Rats.
    Also on the bill were Jeff Beck and Hawkwind. Hawkwind were rubbish but Jeff Beck was good – played with Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice.

  2. mediocre says:

    Class.

  3. Duncan says:

    Also on the bill was Linda Lewis. I think I was there but I do not remember seeing Xorg so perhaps I was not there at all!

  4. Harmless Ted says:

    Very interesting listening despite the poor sound quality. What happened to Ansley Dunbar? Is Jim Gordon the guy who murdered his mother?

  5. Duncan says:

    You can find Ansley Dunbar here. He recently recorded with Tim Bogert (see above).
    The last we heard of Jim Gordon he was still in
    Atascadero for killing his mother.

  6. bernard says:

    The last one, VPM, is quite new to me. Never heard it before.
    Creative music.
    Now I understand why FZ in his later , ultimate years absolutely endeavored to rediscover, reinvent & deconstruct this.
    Do you want an intellectual term for this? Atavistism.
    For instance : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atavistic
    All that sort of things – not within one generation- no, within the lifetime of one composer. Great composers just do it that way.
    Sorry ’bout this,KUR , chief.

  7. Frank B. says:

    simply fantastic music

  8. xorg says:

    I assume that if there is a good quality recording of this, the ZFT would have released it…

  9. Balint says:

    Thanks! Coincidence: this orchestration is very close to the one we’ll be hearing tomorrow from the Modern Art Orchestra featuring Mike Keneally. Can’t wait!!

  10. timmo says:

    Variant Processional March = Regyptian Strut

  11. timmo says:

    Think It Over = The Grand Wazoo

  12. Clark Gwent says:

    and on th Grand Wazoo info it says this:
    “Lee Clement
    Grand Wazoo: gong on “Eat That Question”
    Your guess is as good as mine.”
    Was it some secretary who happened to be passing or do I misremember?

  13. Mike Tiberio says:

    This was no doubt the Wazoo tour. I wonder if Frank lost his shirt on this. I could check the dates online, but I wonder which came first the Album or the tour? Because I wonder when the names on the pieces were changed. Great music, I gave the recording quality 2 stars. But as I always have said I rather listen to great music on a crappy stereo than 3 dog night on a Bose…

  14. Balint says:

    Hi Mike! Check out this Chronology – the whole thing is quite interesting!

  15. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from urbangraffito:

    bernard Says:
    October 12th, 2007 at 5:31 pm
    The last one, VPM, is quite new to me. Never heard it before.
    Creative music.
    Now I understand why FZ in his later , ultimate years absolutely endeavored to rediscover, reinvent & deconstruct this.
    Do you want an intellectual term for this? Atavistism.

    Bernard, I don’t quite understand how you’re applying this term to FZ’s music. Care to elaborate?

  16. Michael Pabst says:

    Too many nasty notes by certain horns here like on Imaginary Diseases. No wonder Frank didn’t release any live recordings from this period by himself.
    M.

  17. carlinhosdeipanema says:

    Yes, I was there too, and I remember it happened still with daylight, on the closing of the first part of the Rock at the Oval, and the crowd was mostly sat on the grassfield, and some were dancing to that odd music, which was one of the few times it was presented live.