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10/3/12 2:14 AM
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Ali
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Jimmy talked about not "getting" FZ, in part because of the singing/playing stuff. And often I think the cynical veneer, or some of the lowbrow humor, got in the way, too. But here's an instrumental, and I think just a really gorgeous display of guitar playing. From the last tour he did, 1988, Barcelona. A ridiculously good band, but this performance is mostly about Zappa's own guitar solo.
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Anyway... I wish there were more of this kind of thing available.
10/3/12 2:17 AM
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Ali
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Another one I dig -- embedding is disabled -- is the version of Chunga's Revenge found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyLYZcjlSXo&feature=related
10/3/12 10:02 AM
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Cool haven't heard "Watermelon in Easter Hay" in a while good stuff (didn't realize it was in 9/4 meter...flows so smoothly).
10/3/12 10:47 AM
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Here is one of my favorite examples of Zappa's guitar playing.  

10/23/12 4:37 PM
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I was just trying to think of my favorite FZ guitar piece to add here, when I realized these clips pretty much say everything.

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