1979: Played as on "Anyway the Wind Blows" from Beat the Boots Volume I, with Cucurullo's harsher-than-Vai's opening chords, and Walley's vicious sounding slide. In my opinion, this version tears apart any versions of any later bands, even the Vai-guitar-solo version of the Fall '80 band. Notable Versions- 3/19/79 [Frank stops the song to yell at some idiot who threw a beer can on-stage, and then gets some crew member to yell at him again in French. Classic!]
1980 Oct-Dec: The first half of this version is essentially performed as on YCDTOSA Volume V, accounting for obvious differences in instrumentation. But from the second "boutique frame of mind" line- where it would typically go into the "gee I like your pants" section- we get a new vamp, Ike singing "Bon Jour frame of mind"( "Bon Jour" being the brand-name for a type of blue jeans popular in the early eighties), and a short, pyrotechnic Steve Vai guitar solo. An interesting, but not great, reworking.
1982: Essentially performed as on YCDTOSA Volume V.
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