Penguin In Bondage

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:

Touring versions from Foggy G's We're Only In It For The Touring:

1973: This song premieres on this tour, magically appearing both fully clothed and completely prepared from the start. Pretty amazing- I mean, how many times has Frank succeeded in debuting a song and leaving it be for the rest of his career? The only difference is that in the early performances, there is no solo, just an immediate segue from the pre-solo verse to the post-solo verse. Apart from that, what we get here is what is essentially performed as on TBBYNHIYL (the "Roxy and Elsewhere" version is edited), allowing for obvious differences in instrumentation, and with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo.

1973-4: Essentially performed as on TBBYNHIYL (the "Roxy and Elsewhere" version is edited), allowing for obvious differences in instrumentation, and with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo.

1974 May: Essentially performed as on TBBYNHIYL (the Roxy version is edited), allowing for obvious differences in instrumentation, and with the standard deviation coming in Frank's solo.

1974 Jul-Dec: Essentially played as on TBBYNHIYL (the "Roxy" version is edited). The solo section, however, was not limited to 16 bars as on the '84 and '88 tours, but was essentially limitless, though the rhythm section was fairly under control.

1975: Essentially performed as on TBBYNHIYL (the "Roxy" version is edited), allowing for obvious differences in instrumentation, and with the standard deviation coming in the solos. Denny goes first, followed by Brock, with Frank bringing matters to a close. As good as Denny's and Nappy's solos are, it is Frank's rhythm guitar throughout this middle section that really pushes the music to another level.

1984: Essentially played as on "Does Humor Belong in Music?", with standard deviation coming in Frank's solo. The standard "short" Zappa guitar solo for most of tour, though by the latter end of this outing he began to insert the "complete-stop-give-me-a-new-vamp" longer solo section, like the one on DHBIM.

1988: Essentially performed as on TBBYNHIYL, with the standard deviation coming in the solo, which is either taken by Frank, Mike, or Ike. For one performance in Italy, Frank inserts a loop vamp into the solo section, and solos over this vamp. Yes, it competely ruins the flow of the song, but it does inspire Frank to perform his first "Penguin" solo of the Europe leg.

 

Conceptual Continuity:

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