I'm sure that the 2 most important reasons for playing
"STH" were that in was 1) Fun and 2) Funny. What else
matters? Frank had nothing else to prove.


--- [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

> In a message dated 6/12/06 12:11:31 PM Eastern
> Daylight Time, 
> Just been reading the latest edition of the UK
> music/movies magazine Uncut 
> which this month has a retrospective article on Led
> Zep 4.
> It got me thinking as to why Frank decided to cover
> STH on the 88 tour ?
> I don't think I've ever seen an explanation of
> this........was it to show 
> how clever he could be in transposing the guitar
> solo to the horn 
> section,did he just like the song or is there
> another reason ?IIRC, FZ 
> claimed to have never heard the song (or at least
> claimed that he wasn't terribly 
> familiar with it), but knew it as a "rock classic"..
> I think the idea to have 
> the horn section do the guitar solo (Mike Keneally
> plays the guitar solo on 
> guitar as well, mind you) on the spot in rehearsals
> when MK played the solo and 
> one of the horn players (either Carman or
> McGettrick) also knew the solo and 
> played along with him.. I don't imagine he put a lot
> of thought into how "clever" 
> that would be, he probably just thought it would be
> more interesting than a 
> regular old guitar solo. As for the WHY of
> ultimately deciding to play it (and 
> release it on album), I'm not really sure.
> --Milhouse

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