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    The Torture Never Stops (Atlantic City 2018)
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    Art by Micahel Doherty

    The Torture Never Stops (Atlantic City 2018)

    100% Live performance. F.O.H. Mix. I used my 1/2 Fretless SG on this track. It was brand new and I was still learning how to play it. It's very hard to play in tune!

    My dad played some fretless guitar on the album version of "The Torture Never Stops" so this a bit of thematic coherence.

    I remember the 'Dweezil Mafia' being in full effect at this particular show.

    Eran Ben Zur - F.O.H Mix

    Dweezil Zappa - 1/2 Fretless Lead Guitar

    Cian Coey - Lead Vocal

    Adam Minkoff - Rhythm Guitar and Vocals

    Scheila Gonzalez - Keys and Vocals

    Kurt Morgan - Bass and Vocals

    Ryan Brown - Drums

    Chris Norton - Keys and Vocals

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    The Torture Never Stops (Seattle 2018)
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    Art by Micahel Doherty

    The Torture Never Stops (Seattle 2018)

    100% Live performance. F.O.H. Mix. I used my 1/2 Fretless SG on this track. It was brand new and I was still learning how to play it. It's very hard to play in tune!

    My dad played some fretless guitar on the album version of "The Torture Never Stops" so this a bit of thematic coherence.

    There's a layer of clean piezo pickup guitar layered into the sound which helps give it definition and adds to the Eastern tonalities I am playing with.

    Eran Ben Zur - F.O.H Mix

    Dweezil Zappa - 1/2 Fretless Lead Guitar

    Cian Coey - Lead Vocal

    Adam Minkoff - Rhythm Guitar and Vocals

    Scheila Gonzalez - Keys and Vocals

    Kurt Morgan - Bass and Vocals

    Ryan Brown - Drums

    Chris Norton - Keys and Vocals

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    The Torture Never Stops (Vancouver 2018)
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    Art by Micahel Doherty

    The Torture Never Stops (Vancouver 2018)

    100% Live performance. F.O.H. Mix. I used my 1/2 Fretless SG on this track. It was brand new and I was still learning how to play it. It's very hard to play in tune!

    My dad played some fretless guitar on the album version of "The Torture Never Stops" so this a bit of thematic coherence.

    This version gets a little crazier during the solo. I need to change the bridge on the guitar to a more custom design offering more extreme intonation range in order to play it more in tune. In the meantime, these 3 versions of "The Torture Never Stops" are living examples of this unique intrstrument out in the wild.

    Eran Ben Zur - F.O.H Mix

    Dweezil Zappa - 1/2 Fretless Lead Guitar

    Cian Coey - Lead Vocal

    Adam Minkoff - Rhythm Guitar and Vocals

    Scheila Gonzalez - Keys and Vocals

    Kurt Morgan - Bass and Vocals

    Ryan Brown - Drums

    Chris Norton - Keys and Vocals

Three Flavors of Torture!

"The Torture Never Stops" (Atlantic City 2018) (Seattle 2018) (Vancouver 2018)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Comments
mark w.

12/02/2018 at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA I was privileged to hear this band do this song.  You name a great guitarist and I’ve likely seen them live and I am old enough that the list includes Jimi.  Torture is not my favorite FZ guitar solo, but those four+ minutes in SJC were the best I’ve ever heard from anyone, period.  For me #2 in this group comes the closest to what I heard that night. It is not the same.  I was so mesmerized I failed to whip out the phone for a video as did my companions that night.  DZ, hope you touring outlives this old man, because I won’t miss a show while I’m on this side of the dirt

Bill F.

This song always reminds me of high school Latin class.

eyeofrah

Superb versions of a true classic! Z4L!

Danny C.

"The Torture Never Stops" has always been one of my favorite ZAPPA songs and let it be known that CIAN COEY absolutely kills the vocals on these 2018 live versions. And as per usual, the band is STELLAR!!  

PHILIP A.

Some excellent work!  Well worth the price of the full download!  I should know these details, but could we get a full staff listing?

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