Suicide Chump

FZ album(s) in which song has appeared


Tour(s) on which song is known to have been performed (main source: FZShows, v. 7.1)



Foggy G, "The Songs That Were Played," We're Only In It For The Touring

1978: Time for the blues. This song was taken at a much slower pace than it was on subsequent tours, and thus has a much more "bluesy" quality. Typically, Denny would exercise his aluminium finger- never disappointing- in the middle section of the song, and then Frank would try to one up him in the outro section. But for the Halloween shows, the rule of thumb was anything goes, and thus anything did. After the required blues solos on the 10/27 late show, Frank instructed Tommy to play "whatever he felt like playing", telling the rest of the band that they would then follow along. The end result was a keyboard solo extravaganza, complete with surf music, all courtesy of "Suicide Chump."

1980 Mar-Jul: Essentially performed as on YAWYI, allowing for obvious differences in instrumentation. For the solo section, Ray, Ike and Tommy all take short, rather uneventful solos.

1980 Oct-Dec: Essentially performed as on YAWYI, with the standard deviation coming in the multitude of solos. I am not a big fan of this rotating solo format, as I believe that both Frank and his band are better adept at lengthier, more involved solos. The one highlight of this version, however, is Ray's typically scat-enhanced guitar solo, which at least starts things off on the right foot.

1981: Essentially performed as on YCDTOSA Volume I, with the standard deviation coming in the various solos.


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