“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 bassplayer.com, 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.