Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top

(Don Van Vliet)

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)


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

1975: The lyrics are essentially performed as on "Bongo Fury", though with the nature of the Captain, we get whole sections of words missing from several performances. The musical accompaniment ranges from the barebone noodling as heard on "Bongo Fury", to more full-blown support as heard in the George-led funk jams, to quiet reflective meditations sounding remarkedly similar to Tom Waits' "Ol' 55" (a tune the Mothers performed on the Fall '74 tour, which makes me believe that that is what is actually being played here.)


Conceptual Continuity

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