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WINTER '77 REVIEWS
This Scottish performance (which FZ introduces as "our first night" -
unfortunately, the second is unavailable) has somewhat mediocre sound but is yet another
entertaining, mostly standard performance.
FZ's Torture solo is fairly laid-back, and is mainly notable for the way O'Hearn and
Bozzio unerringly find the right gaps to fill in. City Of Tiny Lites has another cool jam
between these two, with Bozzio doing the same Latin beat which he would perfect in Wild
Love on the next tour. On Pound, FZ has switched the solo vamp to 4/4 for some reason -
again, Bozzio excels with a non-standard solo.
The typical series of short songs follows (FZ offers a bit of heavy metal chording before
My Guitar), with an unfortunate cut in the interlude between Broken Hearts and Dong Work.
Manx Needs Women is less powerful than usual - sounds like one of Eddie's synths didn't
Titties & Beer is the principal reason to get this tape - one of the best dialogue
bits ever. I won't spoil it, but topics referenced include Ruth, Chester, the Sex Pistols
and FZ's penis. Black Napkins follows, with FZ reaching an unusually hard, screaming
climax for a winter '77 solo on this song. The encores are notable only for FZ's rant at
the end of Dinah Moe Humm regarding British journalist Chris Welch.