Jones Crusher

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

1977 Jan-Feb: This is weird. Another of those "is this the same song?" versions. The tune starts off slow and grungy, with some low bluesy guitar, and Ray singing the opening lyrics in a very Beefheart-ish manner. The song then appears as normal for the "She don't merely..." lines. The following verse follows this same pattern- first half blues, second half normal-before evolving into a short, weird horror-movie music vamp. The "Here she comes...." lines essentially sound the same, though quite a bit more staccato, and again there is a different, this-time-more-keyboard oriented theme, following these lines. Finally, we get the closing lines, which are also sung quite similarly to the official version, followed by a different, cold ending conclusion. Towards the later part of the tour, Frank would end the song with a guitar based coda, which typically evoled into a full-blown guitar extravaganza (see "Blues" and "Leather Goods") This version is a mixed bag as far as quality goes- while the musical changes are interesting, there is a de-emphasis on the vocals, which prevents Ray from personalizing this tune as well as Belew did in his performances.

1977-78: Essentially performed as on "Baby Snakes".

 

 

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