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NOTES: "You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 3"

I play on several songs on this volume. The band does a pretty stunning version of "Drowning Witch" here. Also, there's a stellar version of "Zoot Allures". This was one of my favorite Frank songs, it was so beautiful. "Zoot Allures", "Black Napkins" and "Watermelon in Easter Hay" are Frank's most touching guitar pieces. I remember that he would sometimes solo up to 9 minutes on this song, but one time when we were doing a soundcheck for the Halloween show in New York (1981), we were playing this song and Frank did a guitar solo that I'll never forget. It was his most stunning expression on the instrument I've ever seen. He knew when it was happening that it was something special too. Everything he went for, he got. It was totally inspired. I had dreams of that solo later on. Out of all the many, many, many hours that Frank has captured his music on tape, this was one of those elusive moments that he had missed, but we'll never forget it. Afterwards I said, "Frank, that was... there are no words I could utter to describe how intense that was. I don't think I could ever do that." And, he said, "Well, you won't ever see me playing 'Montana.'" (That's a very Frank thing to say.)

I fuckin' loved him so much I want to smash my computer's keyboard right now... but I won't.

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