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 Post subject: I like this ride
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:36 am 
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Hey folks, I'm new here. I discovered Zappa about a year and a half ago, and I was hooked immediately. One random evening I was driving in the car and heard a portion of a song that I believe is called "Fuck your Face" (?) with Steve Vai and Zappa.

I can't find much information about the song on ye ole innerwebs, but I think I read that this it is only available on a Vai box set? If anyone has better "directions" I'd surely appreciate it.

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 Post subject: while i'm at it...
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:48 am 
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Here's my catalogue so far. I'm sure there are more holes than swiss cheese, so pointers on where to go next are appreciated! I'll try to do this in chronological order:

Hot Rats
Zoot Allures
Sheik Yerbouti
Grand Wazoo
Waka/Jawaka
Chungas Revenge
Zappa in New York
One Size Fits All
Over-nite Sensation
Burnt Weeny Sandwich
Roxy and Elsewhere
Apostrophe
Freak Out!
Them or Us
YCDTOSA - Vol 2

I'm sure I left a couple out. So anyways...uh...happy Sunday. I gotta go do some work. These albums don't pay for themeselves.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:34 pm 
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I think that the song you're referring to is Fuck Yourself off of Flexable Leftovers.


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 Post subject: Re: while i'm at it...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:01 am 
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suggestible listener wrote:
Here's my catalogue so far. I'm sure there are more holes than swiss cheese, so pointers on where to go next are appreciated! I'll try to do this in chronological order:

Hot Rats
Zoot Allures
Sheik Yerbouti
Grand Wazoo
Waka/Jawaka
Chungas Revenge
Zappa in New York
One Size Fits All
Over-nite Sensation
Burnt Weeny Sandwich
Roxy and Elsewhere
Apostrophe
Freak Out!
Them or Us
YCDTOSA - Vol 2

I'm sure I left a couple out. So anyways...uh...happy Sunday. I gotta go do some work. These albums don't pay for themeselves.


Pretty good collection there! Seems to be a solid sampling of the 60s and 70s - I'd say the next step might be something from the late 70s/early 80s (stuff between Sheik Yerbouti and Them or Us) which was a pretty fertile and different sort of period for FZ. My favorites from this period are You Are What You Is and Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch. But Joe's Garage is pretty essential too, though it's not one I listen to much.

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The song is called Fuck Yourself.it is off flexible leftovers.no Zappa on it. Vais first solo album he did lend him the recording equipment though.

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cleon wrote:
The song is called Fuck Yourself.it is off flexible leftovers.no Zappa on it. Vais first solo album he did lend him the recording equipment though.


I said that eh?


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cleon wrote:
The song is called Fuck Yourself.it is off flexible leftovers.no Zappa on it. Vais first solo album he did lend him the recording equipment though.


I said that eh?
i know you did the suggestible listener said that zappa was also on it.

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Just Vai, huh? I thought I was hearing some dueling guitar there. Well, from what I remember it was an instrumental (though I tuned in after the song had started). Does Fuck Yourself end with a long guitar solo? 2+ minutes?

Thanks for the tips on albums...I don't have much later Zappa so look forward to exploring that. How are some of the orchestral works? I read in the Real FZ Book about his difficulties working with the musicians and actually getting the material recorded, so I'm real curious to see how they sound.

Another question while I'm at it...next FZ book to read? Electric Don Quixote, or is there something better? I'd really like more detail on his influences, theory, etc.

Further down the rabbit hole...


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Thanks for the tips on albums...I don't have much later Zappa so look forward to exploring that. How are some of the orchestral works? I read in the Real FZ Book about his difficulties working with the musicians and actually getting the material recorded, so I'm real curious to see how they sound.


He was a perfectionist. The albums are far less terrible than he claims they were. The perfect one is 'The Yellow Shark'. I'd reccomend that one first.


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...so I'm real curious to see how they sound...


So was Frank. He he. (welcome to the Forum :lol: )

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Another question while I'm at it...next FZ book to read? Electric Don Quixote?


yes. highly recommended. at least by me. 8)

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Hi, suggestible listener! I joined three days before you did. Welcome to the forum, and be sure to try the Hot Pockets!


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Its good to be here! I'm surprised it took me so long to find this forum...I guess after the fourth or fifth time my buddies couldn't comprehend the evil genius behind "I Have Been in You" or the cover-to-cover brilliance of Burnt Weeny Sandwich I decided to search for those rare but patient folks who actually GET IT.


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Fuck Yourself
Lyrics by Steve Vai

Warning: these lyrics are pretty coarse and are not intended to be read by children or anyone easily offended by written words. You've been warned.

Fuck yourself with a rubber hose
Stick it in your mouth and down your throat
Up your nose and in your heinie hole
I don't care where it goes
And it don't matter if you're straight or gay
You should fuck yourself anyway
Now, you don't have to listen to a word I say
But I know you, you'll be humpin' away
Fuck yourself with your neighbor's nose
If you can't use that, use a 10-foot pole
Stick it up your ass and go for a stroll
Everyone will know you've been to this show
If you can't take, eat my stool
Masturbate with some crazy glue
I don't care what you do
Fock yourself with a garden tool
Fuck yourself with politics
Ahh they're full of fuckin' fuckin' shit
I mean you know we've been lied to ever since we were born
It's amazing that we've been getting fucked that long
Fuck yourself with the world wide web
Man you could ride that sucker right from your bed
You may even meet a Tom, Dick, Jane or Billy
Then grab onto your modem and fuck yourself silly
Fuck yourself with your heart and soul
Give it everything you got, hey I'm talkin' to you
If you can't even fuck yourself,
How ya gonna fuck somebody else?
Fuck yourself with my microphone
I'll give it to you later when we're all alone
We can turn it up loud
And see if you come, but
Don't get your jizz on my microphone
Fuck yourself with organized religion
Now that is some seriously sinnin' business
If the Lord sees their pathetic crimes
He'll be fuckin' them 'til the end of time
And can someone explain to me this racist crap
I know it isn't white, but it isn't black
And to all you people who only see things your way
Well, you can suck my dick and take all day
Fuck your nose with a pound of blow
Watch your money get up and go
but when you burnt your brain and you say
I don't know!
I hate to tell you but I told you so
Fuck yourself with this grunge rock noise
I mean, stuff those albums in your groin
They come down on me because I know how to play -
Hey... fuck you!
Fuck yourself with a copy of Rolling Stone
Or are they too holy for your holiest of holes
Now those people think they're holier than Moses
But aren't they just a bunch of fuckin' posers
Fuck yourself with your mother's jewelry
I won't tell, I ain't a stooly
If you pounce hard enough you'll cough up a ruby
Your blood will be rich and so will your doodie
Fuck yourself with the latest fashion
With your spikes and your hair and those cute little buttons
And if you happen to have some leather and lace
Fuck yourself 'til you're blue in the face
Fuck yourself with your income tax
They're fucking you and that's a fact
Before you know it your money's all spent
And you've just been fucked by the government
Fuck yourself with your lawyer friend
You're the only one that's getting fucked in the end
I have been so fucked by legal bills
that my asshole is the size of Beverly Hills
Fuck yourself with your full-length sweater
With your minks and your diamonds and your Irish Setter
With your cash and your trash and your sinks and your drinks
Just fuck yourself 'til you can't even think
Those of you who enjoy this song
thank you thank you, I love you
Let's get it on
But for those of you who are totally outraged
Fuck yourself with your face

The solo starts here for over 4minutes.dont you just love the radio for cut down solos :wink:

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I decided to search for those rare but patient folks who actually GET IT.


Most of us GET IT, but not many are particularly patient...

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 Post subject: Fuck Yourself
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:36 am 
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I thought it was an FZ-Vai collaboration.

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Mudshark, I was under the same impression. I distinctly remember the DJ saying the same after the song was over. It made sense b/c I thought I was hearing two guitars in the song; unfortunately I was only on my second Zappa album at the time so I wasn't nearly familiar enough with his stylistic range to know for sure whether the other guitar was Frank's.


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