In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

(Doug Ingle)

Original version

 

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:

76/10/24 (early) Boston (Advance Romance)
76/10/27 (early) Pawtucket (Advance Romance)
76/11/06 Troy (Pound For A Brown)
76/11/09 Ottawa (Poodle Lecture)
77/10/01 Carbondale? (audience participation, vs. Lohengrin, Rite Of Spring, Harbor Lights, Ave Maria)
77/10/29 (late) New York (audience participation, Dinah-Moe Humm, as heard on Halloween 77)
78/01/25 London (Dinah-Moe Humm)
78/02/18 Gothenburg (audience participation, vs. Rite Of Spring, Lohengrin)
80/04/13 (early) Kansas City (If Only She Woulda)
80/11/28 (early) Chicago (audience participation, vs. Ride Like The Wind, Ave Maria, Beatles medley)
80/11/30 Des Moines (medley)
84/11/25 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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