In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

(Doug Ingle)

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

1978: One of Zappa's favorite Audience Participation gimmicks- other than the Dance Contest- is the "this-side-of-the-audience-sing-this-and-this-side-sing-this-and-this-side-sing-this-now-sing" trick. Although it never really seemed to work, FZ never gave up on it over the years, and on 2/18, we got it once again. This time the songs in question were "In-a-gadda-da-vida", "The Rites of Spring", and Lohengrin. Didn't really work, but a truly funny moment occurs about 30 minutes later in the set, when Frank yells at the people in the balcony and says, "You're still supposed to be singing 'In-a-gadda-da-vida'".

A partial list of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" quotes, compiled by Charles Ulrich:

10/24/76 (early) Boston (Advance Romance)
10/27/76 Pawtucket (Advance Romance)
11/6/76 Troy (Pound For A Brown)
11/9/76 Ottawa (Stinkfoot)
10/1/77 Carbondale? (audience participation, vs. Lohengrin, Rite Of Spring, Harbor Lights, Ave Maria)
10/29/77 (late) New York (Dinah-Moe Humm)
2/18/78 Gothenburg (audience participation, vs. Rite Of Spring, Lohengrin)
2/18/79 (late) London (stand-alone drum solo)
4/13/80 (early) FZ sings it briefly after his Woulda solo
11/28/80 Chicago (audience participation, vs. Ride Like The Wind, Ave Maria, Beatles medley)
11/30/80 Des Moines (medley)
11/25/84 Atlanta (Let's Move To Cleveland, vs. Rite Of Spring, as heard in In-A-Gadda-Stravinsky on Guitar)

Any more?

 

 

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