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Frank Zappa covering Whipping Post

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Richland123, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
  2. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    This is from the 'Does Humour Belong In Music' show. 25 years old? Scott Thunes is just awesome during this concert.
  3. I love Zappa's covers.
  4. I also like "Whipping Floss" from YCTDOSA Volume 2
  5. Frank Always said this was his favorite tune to cover.
  6. FretlessMainly


    Nov 17, 2010
    It was August 26, 1984 @ the Pier, NYC. I saw this band later in the year at E.M. Loews in Worcester, MA right after they got back from a lengthy European tour. I didn't really have much interest in going, but a musician friend of mine told me that he'd pay for my ticket if I didn't absolutely love it. I think I ended up paying for his ticket.
  7. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Wow. Lucky fella. I still watch this DVD. Keep It Greasy, Dancin Fool, Bobby Brown...probably my favourite Zappa line-up.
  8. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Whipping post was a favorite song of Zappa's live. When I saw him in 87 or 88 Orpheum Theater, Boston, he did it either as an encore, or as the finale of the set.

    Fun fact, we got to that show early and they had the doors open. You entered the theater on the bottom, right by the edge of the stage. Frank was sitting on a stool at the edge of the stage and greeted us individually on our way in. He also asked for requests, and while not promising any of them he did tell us that if his band knew the songs, he'd try to fit them in the set.
  9. julo


    Jan 18, 2005
    Boulder, CO
    what bass is that?
    looks like a Jazz but not quite... Could be the light or something.

  10. Only reason I don't like that touring band so much is because of Chad Wackerman's electronic drums. Just a very dated 80's sound.
    That being said, I think my favorite touring band of Zappa's was the 1974 line up, followed closely by the 1988 band, which I saw 5 times. 3 nights in a row at one point. :)
  11. Bass_Thumper


    Oct 20, 2009
    Madison, MS
    Must be a John Cage composition.
  12. FretlessMainly


    Nov 17, 2010
    Not just the drums - it's pretty heavy on synth too. The sound is dated, but the musicianship helps me to overlook it.

    '73-'74 was just phenomenal. For whatever reason I missed the '88 tour - so I have only that '84 memory.
  13. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Correct. But then Zappa never had any slouches in his bands. (Or did he?).

    Whatever happened to Scott Thunes?
  14. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Correct. But then Zappa never had any slouches in his bands. (Or did he?).

    Whatever happened to Scott Thunes?
  15. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    Saw FZ in various incarnations from 73 -80 or 81. I never heard any slouches in his band. I thought I read somewhere that he, like James Brown, fined people for missing notes during rehearsals.
  16. KCLRbass


    Sep 5, 2011
    This is so RAD! Thanks for posting!
  17. fishtx


    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses/Genz Benz - RIP/Mojo Hand FX
    Bobby Martin could sing his butt off too...
  18. Scott Thunes played with Dweezil's band Z for a while (with Mike Keneally) and then basically retired from bass playing. He has a few problems with the life of a musician, especially a bass player. Kind of a strange thing since he is so good at it, a real love / hate relationship.
    Recently he got up and played at a Zappa Plays Zappa show, he played King Kong, I think.
  19. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011