Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Epic

6 comments:

Short-Stacked Shamus said...

This might be my absolute all-time fave FZ cut. Top five, surely. (This coming from a Zappaphile who sometimes fills idle moments rereading old FZ articles in Guitar magazine, or even the odd passage from Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play.)

Had this first on a boot called Guitar Hernia. The sequence around 6:00-6:30 -- after Vai has come back & when FZ goes low -- never fails to reignite that happy brain ripple of pleasure. I can't imagine the Italians in the seats ever fully recovered.

Must play again.

Duey said...

vai reminds me up larry lalonde from primus in this clip.

Jestocost said...

Have you played with me on Stars?

Mary said...

How amazing it would have been to see and hear this live. Nonstop goosebumps!

Julius_Goat said...

Shamus: Yes, this is Zapptastic to say the least. I can't stop watching. If you look at the related videos, you'll see a funny interview with Vai in which he recounts the experience of trying out for Zappa's band.

Jesto: It is very possible. I started on Stars in 2005 with some of the first Wheaties, so I bet we've seen each other around.

Jestocost said...

LOL.

I only ask because my Stars Av is Zappa from the cover of Apostrophe. You may have remembered that (if you have Avs on).