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“This is the 1988 live band. The reason why I chose this album is because I had to pick one with Scott Thunes on it. He was a very influential player for me. His background was very strange: classical conservatory with a punk approach. P-Bass with a pick really hard. It was very aggressive, very punk.
“Scott could take a complex piece of music and re-harmonize it, adding intelligent counter-melodies to the basslines at a moment’s notice, in a more quick and clever fashion than I’ve ever heard another bass player do. What he does on Inca Roads and Andy and Florentine Pogen is incredible.
“It’s a double album, so there’s a lot to go through. Anybody who isn’t familiar with Scott Thunes would do well to pick it up. Listen to what he does for two hours with very challenging material, treating it like it’s pop songs, very much like the way Paul McCartney treated pop songs, pushing and pulling in.
“Scott did that with Frank Zappa’s music, which is a whole different level of being inside and outside the song at the same time. Remarkable.”