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Re: (TV) Re: Foxhole

Mark G. Ryan wrote:
> If guitar solos can be moved willy-nilly from one song to another with no
> loss of continuity, it doesn't say much for the composition.  

Oh, I respectfully disagree.  Frank Zappa was a huge fan of taking
solos recorded he'd recorded on the road and put them on top of
other recordings.  The results were often brilliant, emphasizing parts
of the pieces that might have otherwise gone unnoticed.

The parts wouldn't necessarily be from the same song, or even in the
same time signature.  Just as Wm. S. Burroughs's writing method
of cutting sheets of paper down the middle and pasting different sides
together produced unexpectedly brilliant pieces, so this worked in
amazing ways for FZ.

And just as others found it difficult to emulate WSB's technique with
the same results, most people can't use FZ's technique with listenable
results, either!

                    Joe Hartley - jh@brainiac.com
  "Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith. 
   I consider the capacity for it terrifying." --Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
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