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NOTES: "You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 1"

The You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore series of discs is a concept that Frank had, to release a series of discs with live music and no overdubs. This series spans many different bands with whom Frank toured. I appear periodically throughout these volumes.

On this record, there's a pretty good version of "Sofa #2" and "Zombie Woof". "Zombie Woof" was performed on the 1982 European tour. I used to use Frank's Hendrix guitar, it's the actual guitar that Jimi Hendrix burned in Miami. I used it as a spare and was always a little nervous to play it, but I remember the second show of the tour we had a new guitar tech and my guitar went out of tune so I had to switch guitars. The tech handed me a guitar that had the E string tuned to F. Then he handed me one of Frank's guitars that was missing a string. So, I had to put the guitar down and wait for him to tune my guitar. Frank turned to me to start "Zombie Woof" because I was the one who started the song when he gave the cue. He looked at me and I had no guitar in my hand, and the look on his face was that of surprise, confusion, yet disappointment (and in a way that only Frank could do it). I shrugged my shoulders and smiled, and they started the song without me. The guitar tech was on a plane home the very next day. Oh, well. home