I'm The Slime

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)

Comments

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

1973: Essentially performed as on "Overnite Sensation", with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo, and minus the opening guitar rave-up. Frank's singing is rather awkward for this tune, sounding as if he does not really know what sort of attitude he wants to convey.

1973-74: Essentially performed as on YCDTOSA Volume I. For the majority of the tour, this song immediately segues into "Big Swifty" after the conclusion of the lyrics, and hence there is no guitar solo. For the Roxy shows, however, Frank steps up and solos, as is documented on the aforementioned release. (Thanks Naurin).

1974: Essentially performed as on OS, with the only improv occurring in FZ's solo. There is no opening guitar frenzy in the one version I have heard.

1975-76: Essentially performed as on "Overnite Sensation", allowing for obvious differences in instrumentation, and with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo. The 1976 performances contain the frenzied guitar opening.

1976-77: Essentially performed as on ZINY, accounting for obvious differences in instrumentation, and with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo.

1981: First of all, there is no guitar solo. Negative point number one. Two, there is a cheesy, overplayed swing vamp about a third of the way through, which abruptly halts the flow of the song and thus, is negative point number two. There is a short, noisy avant-garde section after the "That's right, folks" line (this is a positive point), but being that this version lacks the opening guitar rave-up, that point is cancelled out. So, what do we get overall? Not much. [Patrick Buzby describes the 11/1 performance- the first of the 80's-" "I'm The Slime" is radically rearranged in places, and not very effectively—the audience sounds confused and barely applauds when it's done."]

1984: Essentially played as on YCDTOSA Volume I, accounting for differences in instrumentation. Unfortunately, Frank skipped the manic guitar opener found on the studio track, and instead chose to jump head first into the actual tune when performing this. And unlike "Montana" from the same album, Frank chose to solo in this tune.

 

Conceptual Continuity

 

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