Name: Interstellar Zappadrive
Length: 77:48 mins & 25:14 mins
Added to the database by dukem on 2006-03-13
a01 Astronomy Domine aud
a02 Green Is The Colour aud
a03 Careful With That Axe, Eugene aud
a04 Tune Up 1 aud
a05 Interstellar Overdrive aud
a06 Tune Up 2 aud
a07 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun aud
a08 A Saucerful Of Secrets aud
b01 Green Is The Colour 1969-10-25 sbd
b02 Careful With That Axe, Eugene 1969-10-25 sbd
b03 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 1969-10-25 sbd
Review: Interstellar Zappadrive
Also speed corrected and pitch corrected version of the original seed of the audience recording, slightly at diff speed than "Let's Be Frank..." though.
The shn disc comes with bonus material from the supposed radio broadcast (soundboard source), but is not mentioned as a D2 on the artwork. -Furry_Animal
last edited - 2006-03-25 : orig entered - 2006-03-25
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Notes that came with the ORIGINAL recording (from which all others have come from):
source: audience recording
Our Amougies series continues with probably the most anticipated performance of all - Pink Floyd's. Of course,
the version of "Interstellar Overdrive" with Frank Zappa, long presumed lost, will now be familiar to most, but I'm
sure this complete set will be of high interest to Floyd fans. As previously stated, the taper (JJB) didn't record
everything, but when he did, he generally recorded complete sets. There are exceptions though, and Freedom is one of
them - presumably after a few minutes the taper thought the band wasn't worth taping? Still, better than nothing!
Also, there are obvious issues with the sound quality. Firstly, the tape recorder used was way below modern
standards and the sound is nowhere near "professional" quality. Secondly, in order to save on batteries, the taper
occasionally turned the recorder off between songs, resulting in a few truncated introductions. These reservations aside,
however, this is simply an unbelievable document of a legendary festival, and so our hearfelt thanks to the taper
for recording this at the time, and for allowing me to seed it here.
Disc 1 - 80.33 *
1 Astronomy Domine 10.53
2 Green Is The Colour 3.37
3 Careful With That Axe 10.08
4 Tuning w/ Frank Zappa 2.48
5 Interstellar Overdrive 21.03
6 Set The Controls 13.28
7 Saucerful Of Secrets 18.36
* (my comment): You can compare the disc and track times to get an idea of how much HRV sped up the
recording taken from http://wherethevibeis.blogspot.com/2007/10/trolling-underground-interstellar.html
Thirty eight years ago, Paris was slated tohave its first rock festival, the Festival "Actuel".
The festival did occur, but due to bureaucratic nonsense it ended up in Belgium. It must have been one hell of a scene, though.
If you look at the list of bands below (click to embiggen) there are some amazing possibilities. I recognize the name Aynsley
Dunbar from his work with Zappa and Jefferson Starship, and likewise recognize Keith Tippet from his brief stint with King Crimson
in the 70s, but don't know if either of these bands was ever recorded. Better known bands included Yes, the Nice, and the Pretty
Things. Zappa was there first as Capt. Beefheart's road manager, and soon stepped up to being the MC for the festival. This presented
certain problems, however, since the audience spoke little English and Zappa's command of French was tenuous at best. He abdicated
those duties and ended up playing as a guest with many of the bands instead. One of them was Pink Floyd.
...this delicious 20 minute jam from October 25 1969. On that night Zappa joined Pink Floyd onstage to improvise through an
uncustomarily long and experimental version of the already long and experimental Syd Barrett classic Interstellar Overdrive.
When I found this, I actually found two different versions of it. One was called Interstellar Zappadrive and the other was Let's Be
Frank. Being as it doesn't cost anything, I downloaded them both and gave them both a listen. Not only was IZ the better sounding
audience recording, it also came with a few alternate soundboard cuts. What I have here, though, is from the audience - no board of
the Zappa stuff. It sounds pretty damn good, though, and has become a favored listen here Under the Bridge. Those of us familiar
with Gilmour and Zappa's styles will be able to pick them apart, and it's amazing how easily Zappa fits in with and influences
what's going on with the song.
Info: Thirtyfirst in a series of Harvested uploads...
01 Astronomy Domine 9:51
02 Green Is The Colour 4:10
03 Careful With That Axe Eugene 9:44
04 Tuning Up With Zappa 2:29
05 Interstellar Overdrive 20:33
06 Tuning Up 0:51
07 Set The Controls 12:07
08 A Saucerful Of Secrets 17:58
01 Green Is The Colour (SBD) 4:14
02 Careful With That Axe Eugene (SBD) 9:44
03 Set The Controls (SBD) 11:16