Friday, July 16, 2010

Frankday:Whipping Post

Often seconds before they played this cover live, Frank would often change the "style" it was played in. They never did the same version twice. The foundation of the tune is in 11/4 time, hard enough to play, now make it reggae! Awesome!

From Wikiedia
Frank Zappa's 1974 Helsinki audience "Whipping Post!" moment had at the time caused Zappa to play a southern rock version of his song "Montana",[21] subtitled "Whipping Floss".[20] (This incident was eventually captured on his You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 2 live album, released in 1988.) In 1981, Zappa's band learned "Whipping Post" and added it to their repertoire, since the band's new singer and keyboard player Bobby Martin knew the song. He also did the lead vocals on it.[20] Zappa recorded a studio version of the song for the 1984 album Them or Us; a live recording of the song featuring Frank's son Dweezil Zappa on lead guitar was released in 1986 on the Does Humor Belong in Music? album and associated video.

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