Dickie's Such An Asshole (The San Clemente Magnetic Deviation)

FZ album(s) in which song has appeared

Tour(s) on which song is known to have been performed (main source: FZShows, v. 7.1)

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Foggy G, "The Songs That Were Played," We're Only In It For The Touring

OCT-DEC 73: Essentially performed as on YCDTOSA Volume III, with the standard deviation coming in George's and Frank's solos. SAN CLEMENTE MAGNETIC DEVIATION—The early title of "Dickie's Such An Asshole", as announced by Frank in several early performances. This title refers to a strange effect that pilots felt when flying over San Clemente, the home of Tricky Dicky (and hence the relevance to Nixon).

JUN-DEC 74: The specter of Nixon haunts yet another tour. Essentially performed as on YCDTOSA Volume III, accounting for obvious differences in instrumentation, and with the standard deviation coming in Duke's solos.

1988: Not allowing bygones to be bygones, Frank resurrected this '73 scathing tribute to Watergate as part of his '88 Republican Medley. Essentially performed as on BTHW, with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo. [Interesting note—Pat Buzby notices in one of his '88 reviews that the band had extreme difficulty with certain parts of this tune—not just in the single reviewed performance, but in each performance he could recall.]

 

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