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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:33 am 
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They played Be Bop Tango last night.


Oh, man, that's great. Wish that would have been in the first show's set, but no Be Bop Tango, unfortunately. First show also started late, which, (with the need to flip the venue for the 2nd show) resulted in what felt like, (to quote Frank) a "horribly foreshortened" set. In addition, we got a couple of palpably awkward moments of what seemed like infighting with a couple of band members that I really wish we hadn't been privy to. Overall, what WAS in the set was great and well done, it was just an off show in general, IMO.


None of our shows started late. Maybe some of the second shows of the night started about ten minutes later than they were supposed to, due to getting the second audience in place. & there were no fights. The band always bickers, but that is common.


Joe - Sincere thanks for responding. Appreciate the insight and more than happy to eat crow and be wrong on both points. Being one of the first shows I've seen since the pandemic, I think I was not accounting for actual start time vs. ticket time to account for food orders, late arrivals, etc.

Also really appreciate the clarification on the band. As a fan who respects and digs all of you and what you do, (AND, is just happy to see you guys again), I think my brain goes right to, "Oh crap, please don't stop doing shows!". Anyhow, more than thrilled to be wrong on that point and my wallet and fan support will always be open to you guys when you're touring.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:23 am 
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vaultmeister wrote:
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coevad wrote:
They played Be Bop Tango last night.


Oh, man, that's great. Wish that would have been in the first show's set, but no Be Bop Tango, unfortunately. First show also started late, which, (with the need to flip the venue for the 2nd show) resulted in what felt like, (to quote Frank) a "horribly foreshortened" set. In addition, we got a couple of palpably awkward moments of what seemed like infighting with a couple of band members that I really wish we hadn't been privy to. Overall, what WAS in the set was great and well done, it was just an off show in general, IMO.


None of our shows started late. Maybe some of the second shows of the night started about ten minutes later than they were supposed to, due to getting the second audience in place. & there were no fights. The band always bickers, but that is common.



A band can be a lot like a marriage, I know a lot of couples that bicker but stay together and like each other, I guess that is baked into the cake when you are around anyone for extended periods... :idea:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:56 am 
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Wondering if plans are afoot for Qobuz to release any (all!?) of these shows?

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vaultmeister wrote:
theblobulentsuit wrote:
coevad wrote:
They played Be Bop Tango last night.


Oh, man, that's great. Wish that would have been in the first show's set, but no Be Bop Tango, unfortunately. First show also started late, which, (with the need to flip the venue for the 2nd show) resulted in what felt like, (to quote Frank) a "horribly foreshortened" set. In addition, we got a couple of palpably awkward moments of what seemed like infighting with a couple of band members that I really wish we hadn't been privy to. Overall, what WAS in the set was great and well done, it was just an off show in general, IMO.


None of our shows started late. Maybe some of the second shows of the night started about ten minutes later than they were supposed to, due to getting the second audience in place. & there were no fights. The band always bickers, but that is common.

Yeah Joe.
The sound issue bickering was like the comedy portion of the night.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:00 am 
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I still would like to hear what it all was about, that was always the best part of a Frank Zappa show it was one part musical concert, one part variety show, and one part conversational performance often ad lib...Frank had the Merv Griffin thing going and it was extremely entertaining... :idea:


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I went to both Saturday shows.
Hazel Thunes was the guest on my night.
I heard it was Ike and Scheila on Halloween!

I'll do my official review with setlists tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:27 am 
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coevad wrote:
I went to both Saturday shows.
Hazel Thunes was the guest on my night.
I heard it was Ike and Scheila on Halloween!

I'll do my official review with setlists tomorrow.


Hazel was the guest at the first show on Friday and was really terrific.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:10 am 
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The Zappa Band, 10/30/2021(early show) The Baked Potato, Studio City SoCal

I had not been to this venue for about 6 years. It was definitely smaller than I remembered.
I chose a booth seat for the early show on Scott/Robert/Jamie's side of the very small stage.
At 8pm Joe walked on and had some trivia questions for prizes that included; Halloween candy
Horror film collectables, Playground Psychotics dual disc(ryco) and an original Beat The Boots Box Set Book(Joe said the book is awesome and he refers to it all the time).
First to answer three correctly wins.
the answers(you can guess the questions):
1. 1979
2. Angel
3. The Hunger(Bowie)(a song from the movie soundtrack was playing)
4. It Conquered The World

8:30 start.
After sound issues and a restart or two(this included wonderful, helpful and friendly comments by various band and audience* members),
this set of songs went over well with the sold out crowd.
Scott introduced his daughter with a swell story of love, as only he can.
Black Page had a big MK guitar solo in it.
Farther Oblivion(middle section) was the highlight with Ray and Joe taking main Solos.
Ray's was especially good as the entire band stopped and he wowed us for a couple minutes.

City of Tiny Lites(J. Kime solo)
Alien Orifice
Bamboozled by Love
What's New in Baltimore?
Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up(with Hazel Thunes on vocals)
Village of the Sun
Echidna's Arf (Of You)
Goblin Girl(tour debut)
The Black Page #2
Malcolm McNabb(middle section of Farther Oblivion w/drum solo)
Florentine Pogen
Andy

*I sat next to Bryan Beller.
Early in the set I said: "I thought bands did soundchecks"
Beller: "I don't know this song." :lol: :mrgreen:


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The Zappa Band, 10/30/2021(late show) The Baked Potato, Studio City SoCal


Late show was full of pure ZAPPA power!
I took a bar seat for this show and had a much better view.
When Evil Prince started, I thought this show was going to be fantastic!
I had no idea what was coming.
Oh No was like the 1984 version supercharged with Insane Mike Keneally parts.
Jamie Kime's guitar playing was a huge highlight for me. He did a lot of the classic FZ solos throughout both shows.
The whole band was incredibly tight!

Zomby Woof
Peaches en Regalia(w/pandemic blues intro)
I Ain't Got No Heart
Marqueson's Chicken
The Evil Prince(J.Kime solo)
A Pound For A Brown(Keys(Robert), Bass and Drum solos)
Apostrophe(Thunes! Not a power trio jam; complete band version)
Montana
Magic Fingers
Oh No(1984 version w/OC Lumber Truck and Son Of Orange County lyrics)
Big Swifty(J.Kime solo)
Cheepnis


I talked to Robert after the night was over.
He said they may plan some kind of SoCal tour(SD, OC, LA, SB counties).
I said: "Cool. There dying to see you up north, too"
I should have asked if they would open for another national act.... like, maybe Jeff Beck(w/Vinnie in the band)!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:44 pm 
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The Idiot Bastard wrote:
Wondering if plans are afoot for Qobuz to release any (all!?) of these shows?


After seeing those setlists, I sure hope so!

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They put the kibosh on those picture coevad posted pretty fast... :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:41 am 
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I can still see my pics.

I need to edit the setlists.
Be Bop was never played.
It was the middle section of Farther Oblivion.


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coevad wrote:
I can still see my pics.

I need to edit the setlists.
Be Bop was never played.
It was the middle section of Farther Oblivion.



Hmmm they are blocked now on mine... :shock:


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Setlists are complete and accurate now.
I saw some setlists from the other nights and they pretty much played the same songs in a different mix.
On Halloween(early) Ike did vocals on Outside Now and Scheila played tenor sax on A Pound For A Brown.
Late show Scheila played on Oh No/OCLT.

sorry bout the pics.


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