(…) it’s in FZ’s City Of Tiny Lites solo where the show comes to life. This is the first Outside Now jam in circulation, with FZ mulling over a phrase he also played a lot in 1980 which ended up in The Radio Is Broken. This is also the debut of the “vampless” Easy Meat, and possibly the best of this last week of ’79, despite the lack of Catholic Girls.
This week’s Friday Boot, courtesy of Gilles, takes us back to Hamburg (again!), February 20, 1976 — exactly one month after a couple of Australian gigs which were later released by the ZFT as FZ:OZ (wiki).
Someone mentioned that they were expecting a 1988 show last week, so who am I to disappoint? Pat Buzby reminds us that this show features nothing composed after 1976, and calls it “a blessing, though it feels bad in a sense to say it”.
Well I don’t know about that, but any show that features Florentine Pogen, Andy, Inca Roads, Eat That Question and then Black Napkins, one after the other, is ok by me. Add the Black Page as an opener (you gotta love the ’88 arrangement), Dupree’s, Cleveland and Big Swifty among others, and you have the makings of one fine show.
Whether it is or not… well, that’s for you to decide. As always, I await your comments with interest.
The Venue: Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany
The Date: 11th June 1982
There is one main reason to love this show (plenty of other reasons, of course, but one main one); The Black Page. I was listening to it just last week and experienced one of those “Jeez, this is good” moments (I then realized that Frank must have been pleased with it too, as you will find if you grab your copy of ‘Guitar‘ and give ‘Move It Or Park It‘ a listen).
Anyway, thinks I, the KUR aficionados have to hear this! So this week’s offering takes us back to June 11 1982, and the early evening show at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt…
Dr Sharl and I are preparing for a nice little weekend-trip to Antwerp — and ZPZ obviously. While we’re out of the office, enjoy this week’s Friday Boot: Kansas City, 8 March 1974: a bunch of classic FZ tunes if ever I saw one.
â€œItâ€™s Halloween. Ding ding ding. Your doorbell rings. A chorus of small really weird voices yell â€œTrick or Treatâ€. Will you then turn the tables on your young visitors and offer them your own version of Trick or Treat? Will you give them teeth damaging cookies, candy and other sugary offerings â€“ the trick â€“ or the healthy treats of nuts, fruit, or popcorn maybe?â€
This week something completely different… a veritable cornucopia of FZ album promos, anti-drug messages and weird stuff in general. So, Suzy Speedfreak, settle back and listen to the voice of your conscience…
Good morning, and where’s the aspirin? We’re having Mr and Mrs Magic Fingers over for the weekend which, so far, has meant loads of fun — and Grimbergen. Anyway: on to this week’s Friday Boot which happens to be Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 12 August 1984. Yes, you read right: 1984. Enjoy…
Aah Germany. The beer, the sauerkraut, the erh… So hey, this week’s Friday Boot comes to us from DÃ¼sseldorf — 22 May 1982 to be exact. Enjoy!
I’m In The Mood For Love. All Night Long. Filthy Habits. We’re Turning Again. Provided these tunes — 1981 style — suit your fancy, you are in for a real treat.
All week long, grab while hot, you know the drill…
This week’s Friday Boot: Washington University, St Louis 2 October 1977. Although the sound quality leaves something to be desired (ahem), there’s plenty to enjoy here. Just a couple of highlights: FZ’s monster solo in an instrumental version of Conehead, and some great improvisations in Wild Love. Enjoy!