Beat The Boots

Beat The Boots I: Piquantique

(Frank Zappa/Mothers, July 1991)

  1. Kung Fu 2:12
  2. Redunzl 4:26
  3. Dupree's Paradise 11:25
  4. T'Mershi Duween 1:55
  5. Farther O'Blivion 20:41

Solliden, Skansen, Stockholm, Sweden
August 21, 1973

FZ—guitar, vocals
Jean-Luc Ponty—violin
George Duke—keyboards
Ian Underwood—woodwinds, synthesizer
Ruth Underwood—percussion
Bruce Fowler—trombone
Tom Fowler—bass
Ralph Humphrey—drums

Except "T'Mershi Duween"
Roxy, Los Angeles, CA
December 8-10, 1973

FZ—lead guitar, lead vocals
Napoleon Murphy Brock—tenor sax, vocals
George Duke—keyboards, vocals
Bruce Fowler—trombone
Ruth Underwood—percussion
Tom Fowler—bass
Ralph Humphrey—drums
Chester Thompson—drums

See also:

1. Kung Fu 2:12

includes The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue

 

2. Redunzl 4:26

 

3. Dupree's Paradise 11:25

includes a quote from Satin Doll (Ellington/Strayhorn/Mercer)

That was George Duke, ladies and gentlemen. and he just said, "Goddamn, it's cold out here," and it sure is cold out here. It's cold as a motherfucker out here. But we're gonna keep on playing for you, even though our little fingers are just a-twitchin' and a-throbbin'. It's so fuckin' cold on this stage we don't even wanna talk about it, so we're just gonna go on with the rest of this song. How many say 'amen' to it. Well don't mention it . . .

That is one way that you can warm yourselves up out there. You can clap your hands together. Just clap together on the backbeat. Just like they do at all the big rock & roll concerts. Quite a bit of natural rhythm here tonight. I see some of you are clapping on the first beat. Some of you are clapping on the second and fourth beat. Some of you are clapping on the end of one. And the third beat of a quintuplet that begins on the fourth beat of the bar. Now just get the groove going. Ain't it funky now!

Now this is the sensitive, mysterious part here. Be-bop scholars unite.

4. T'Mershi Duween 1:55

Roxy, Los Angeles, CA
December 8-10, 1973

FZ—lead guitar, lead vocals
Napoleon Murphy Brock—tenor sax, vocals
George Duke—keyboards, vocals
Bruce Fowler—trombone
Ruth Underwood—percussion
Tom Fowler—bass
Ralph Humphrey—drums
Chester Thompson—drums

Hey!

5. Father O'Blivion 20:41

includes The Steno Pool, Be-Bop Tango, The Hook and Cucamonga

Join the march and eat my starch.

Now Kerry, I want you to be sure to turn the violin up, a whole lot from the beginning . . .

C'mon, get your hands together, I know you can get into this tango.

Like to thank you very much for coming to our concert tonight. We hope you enjoyed it. I'm sorry we played so many wrong notes in the last part of that song. Hey, we should go back and do it again.

Thanks a lot. Goodnight.

 

All compositions by Frank Zappa except as noted
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Original transcription by Hans Hendriks and Patrick Neve
Corrections and additions by John W. Busher and Charles Ulrich
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