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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:16 pm 
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Not sure if it has been brought to attention in this forum (I didn't find any mention of it), but the legendary and unseen film footage of Frank Zappa playing with Pink Floyd in the Amougie festival in Belgium in 1969 seems to finally be getting an official release in November, in a massive Pink Floyd Archives box set ! :shock:

http://www.pinkfloyd.com/

The full tracklisting is here: http://www.pinkfloyd.com/news/pdfs/Comp ... isting.pdf
Check out the content of the 1969 DVD.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:30 pm 
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Fuck yeah! :shock:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:05 pm 
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There is no such thing, Frank never joined PF onstage, I heard it in his own words, Mr God and UFO believer :evil:

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
There is no such thing, Frank never joined PF onstage, I heard it in his own words, Mr God and UFO believer :evil:


Huh?!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:39 am 
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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
There is no such thing, Frank never joined PF onstage, I heard it in his own words, Mr God and UFO believer :evil:


I know Frank said that, but there are the facts.
Zappa was the M.O.C. for this festival and he was in charge of presenting each band to the audience, and he played with many bands. Including the Floyd.

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I think Frank must have forgotten that, or he just didn't want to talk about it.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:21 am 
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I know, sorry, I was kidding. This is a simulation of the kind of reaction I used to receive more than a decade ago around here for raising such topic (and others)...
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...and I will say it again, because I liked it...

The first time I heard of this (and maybe about FZ) was in a Floyd book that said a collector had this footage under lock and key. I am glad it is finally going to see the light of day, to be on topic.

There are several long threads about FZ:PF but very few mentions to actual footage.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:11 am 
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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
...and I will say it again, because I liked it...

The first time I heard of this (and maybe about FZ) was in a Floyd book that said a collector had this footage under lock and key. I am glad it is finally going to see the light of day, to be on topic.

There are several long threads about FZ:PF but very few mentions to actual footage.


I think no-one, apart from the director and probably the band, saw the footage with FZ.
What happened was that the concerts (or parts of the concerts) were filmed by a guy called Jérome Laperrousaz. He was supposed to make a feature film out of it, called "Music Power".
Some say the film actually did exists (it has its own page on imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0344831/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_7) but has never been shown outside of some screening in the early 70s.

It is not known if the footage of "Interstellar overdrive" (the tune which FZ played on) is included or not. On Youtube there are large clips of parts of the movie (among them the Beefheart performance and the Floyd performance - but "interstellar overdrive" is only in audio form - no picture).

I HOPE that the version in the forthcoming Floyd boxset is the actual filmed version with picture, and not just the audio (set up the some still photographs or something).


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:15 am 
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The event was filmed by Jerome Lapperrousaz who put some money into staging the event. The Floyd refused him the ability to show the film. The Pink Floyd have done remarkably well to keep the film lid nailed shut for 45 years. It seems they knew that it would come handy one day.


And it has as The new product will make them ( as a %) more money than any of other legit releases and for a very good reason.


Did anyone notice that Juliens are selling off FZ and Gail stuff by auction?

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Got the monster Pink Floyd set yesterday. Despite claims to the contrary, Frank does indeed sit in with Pink Floyd on Interstellar Overdrive.

The film is in colour and the picture is excellent. The sound is not perfect but much better than the bootlegs of the same show that I've heard.


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I am not shelling out US$550 for this. No matter how desirable it might be, I just can't do it.

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polydigm wrote:
I am not shelling out US$550 for this. No matter how desirable it might be, I just can't do it.


I thought you were a socialist? was there any question?
“My sympathy ends when it becomes undeniable to every intelligent person, every person with any depth, that this Beltway rat is mostly just antagonistic in a sinister and downright evil way. Oh, sure, he sometimes knows when to kiss ass, but that only makes him all the more repulsive to those of us who care about representing reality.”


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brainpang wrote:
polydigm wrote:
I am not shelling out US$550 for this. No matter how desirable it might be, I just can't do it.
I thought you were a socialist? was there any question?
“My sympathy ends when it becomes undeniable to every intelligent person, every person with any depth, that this Beltway rat is mostly just antagonistic in a sinister and downright evil way. Oh, sure, he sometimes knows when to kiss ass, but that only makes him all the more repulsive to those of us who care about representing reality.”
This is way over analysed. I simply studied the info for this package and decided I really wanted it but couldn't afford it.

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TwentySmallCigars wrote:
Got the monster Pink Floyd set yesterday. Despite claims to the contrary, Frank does indeed sit in with Pink Floyd on Interstellar Overdrive.

The film is in colour and the picture is excellent. The sound is not perfect but much better than the bootlegs of the same show that I've heard.


Thank you for the confirmation that this footage is indeed included in the set !
I can't wait to see it. One day I will be able to buy it. ;)


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polydigm wrote:
I am not shelling out US$550 for this. No matter how desirable it might be, I just can't do it.


Cheaper version coming next month: http://amzn.eu/3a1JeB9

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Cheaper version coming next month: http://amzn.eu/3a1JeB9
I'll be having one of those!

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polydigm wrote:
The Idiot Bastard wrote:
Cheaper version coming next month: http://amzn.eu/3a1JeB9
I'll be having one of those!

Me too. :)


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KUIII wrote:
polydigm wrote:
The Idiot Bastard wrote:
Cheaper version coming next month: http://amzn.eu/3a1JeB9
I'll be having one of those!

Me too. :)


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Behold! The Amougies footage now on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/205788523

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Thank you very much for posting!

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Watched and enjoyed, Thanks. Frank seemed to kind of get into never ever playing with Pink Floyd. Roger looked almost star-struck.


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Thanks for sharing !!
I remember seeing a boot being sold in Goldmine mag some 30+ yrs ago of this and looking for years after that for it.
As much as I love FZ & early PF , I'm kinda glad I didn't waste the few bucks I had back then , on it.
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footage suddenly available on vimeo
https://vimeo.com/205788523

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I remember seeing an ancient interview where one of the band, maybe Nick Mason said of this performance that FZ had played the music "correctly" .....




Oh and thanks for sharing.....one and all


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Personally I think I can understand FZ's attitude to it and why he decided to deny it. What he was playing was interesting and seems to fit in, but really, it's surplus to requirements. That was a very particular type of Pink Floyd piece, which I like, and his soloing doesn't really go that well with it. I think when you get a mixing of two very distinct talents like that, that the best thing you can do is to try and improvise something completely new for both or do something straight forward and generic like a blues in A or whatever. He seems uncomfortable to me in that video.

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