Holiday In Berlin

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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Touring versions from Foggy G's We're Only In It For The Touring:

1968: This tune premieres on this tour in a rather hesitant and somewhat incomplete version. While it possibly premieres at an earlier date, the first available performance of this tune appears on the 4/20 Fillmore East tape. Arising out of an improvised R&B jam, the tune first coalesces around the lone sound of Frank's guitar, who ventures into this unknown territory while the rest of the band remains in rhythm and blues land. Frank establishes the melody, at which point the horn section joins the song and begins playing along with Frank. Finally, the rhythm section joins the groove, and we find ourselves in an early sounding instrumental version of "Holiday in Berlin". The written portion is much shorter here than it is on "Burnt Weeny Sandwich", with the transition into the solos coming after only one full band run through of the main theme. Frank solos first, followed by one of the horn players. These solos are quite lengthy, and tend to bore quickly due to the very repetitive nature of the rhythm section. After the second solo, the music slowly falls apart before quickly reforming and heading into an instrumental version of "Cruisin' for Burgers". This is not as majestic as later versions would be (including the awesome Flo 'n' Eddie with-vocals renditions), but it is still nice to hear.

1970: HOLIDAY IN BERLIN: Essentially performed as on "Freaks and Motherfu*#@%!" from Beat the Boots Volume I, with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo. As the song appears here and on other officially released boots, it is actually the vocal version of "Would You Like A Snack?" combined with the vocal version of "Holiday in Berlin". The instrumental combination of these two tracks constitute the tune we all know as "Holiday in Berlin, Full Blown" from "Burnt Weeny Sandwich". Frank included the first portion of this tune on "200 Motels" along with a set of vocals, and this portion thus became "Would You Like A Snack?". Upon the release of this album, the name "Holiday in Berlin" actually only refers to the tune that begins with the lines "Look at all the Germans". For this tour, upon completion of the lyrics, the band smoothly eases into the melody line of the post- guitar solo "Inca Roads" theme, which is accompanied by a singing Flo 'n' Eddie. This would then lead us into Frank's solo. To further confuse matters, this tune also contains the instrumental chorus to what would eventually become "Easy Meat". Upon finishing his solo, Frank and the band would jump into this short musical theme, and then Frank would conclude the proceedings with a short burst of guitar. While Frank's solos during this tune are some of the highlights of the tour, the band's performance is also particularly noteworthy, with each member providing some excellent support for Frank's playing.

WOULD YOU LIKE A SNACK?: This track from "200 Motels" originally appeared as the opening instrumental portion of "Holiday in Berlin, Full Blown" from "Burnt Weeny Sandwich". For this tour, however, and the album it eventually appears on, this instrumental track acquires a set of lyrics, and thus becomes its own song. It is still entrenched as the opening moments of "Holiday in Berlin", and appears as an unlisted track on both "Freaks and Motherfu*#@%!" and "Tengo Na Minchi Tanta" from the Beat the Boots series.WOULD YOU LIKE A SNACK?- This track from "200 Motels" originally appeared as the opening instrumental portion of "Holiday in Berlin, Full Blown" from "Burnt Weeny Sandwich". For this tour, however, and the album it eventually appears on, this instrumental track acquires a set of lyrics, and thus becomes its own song. It is still entrenched as the opening moments of "Holiday in Berlin", and appears as an unlisted track on both "Freaks and Motherfu*#@%!" and "Tengo Na Minchi Tanta" from the Beat the Boots series.

 

 

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