Alien Orifice: Scott Thunes’s Complete Bass Line

“In 1988, Frank gave me no direction. None! He never said no to anything I did.” In that spirit, Thunes made the ornery composition “Alien Orifice” [Make a Jazz Noise Here] his own personal showcase of what a bassist could do in Zappa’s later live setting, rocking and reharmonizing this nasty piece with almost limitless dexterity and depth throughout.

In, an article by Bryan Beller. What a pity that the excellent homepage called The Scott Thunes Effect disappeared somehow*.  I wish I’d saved all those scores there.


The Scott Thunes Effect turned into the! Thanks Hugh for the info! Of course you’ll find Alien Orifice there.