The Grand Wazoo (1972 - Boston)

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Recorded on 72/09/24 Boston MA US Music Hall.


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Lyrics for this version

FZ: Thank you
Thank you very much

Thank you very very very much

I'd like to tell you a little bit about this... this here band, ok ? Here is the deal
This band was put together for a very short period of time
I think it was only 8 concerts, maybe 7, but I would have to count

Anyway, this is the last time this band is gonna play together

This is closing night in Boston

However it is possible... shut up!
It is possible

Spectator: Where's Mark and Howie?

FZ: They'll be around, they have their career

Somebody: Bullshit

FZ: Anyway, it's possible this band will appear, may be next year or something
But this is the end of our tour here and we're going to err make an attempt to blow it all out for you in Boston

Now...

So that... so that you won't be misled about what we're going to do up here
By having us start off with something that was oriented towards a boogie
Most of the rest of the stuff that we do is a little bit more abstruse
So I just wanted to break... break it to you easy
Some of it is hard to tap your feets to
Ok?
Let me get my guitar in tune, we'll progress to something a little bit weirder

Ok, the name of this piece is Approximate, just a minute

Now, the way... the way this piece works is, the rhythm is in... in many instances specified for the instruments
However the... the pitches that they play are left to their own err discretion
So... at any one time there is a choice of a... about 20 different pitches being chosen all at the same time
And the piece turns out different every time you play it

This here's the Boston version

Ok?

One, two, three, four...