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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:26 am 
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On the version of this song on Zoot Allures, there's a great low bass emphasis on the second line of the verses -
This here song might offend you some.
...then on this line there is the super low bass note-->If it does, it's because you're dumb.
I'm wondering why no live version I've heard has this great super-low accompaniment. It's still great, but I'm sure Zappa could have reproduced it live if he wanted. Does anybody know why it's left out? :?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:15 pm 
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the original recorded version of the song needs drop-d tuning or a 5-string bass. I guess its this re-tuning/instrument availability that kept the song a few steps higher in the live versions. but yes, if he wanted it he could have had it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:57 am 
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The winter '76 (OZ) and Zoot Allures versions of this song were in D. The fall '76 (Philly 76) versions were in C.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:59 pm 
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And it's "fish".

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The original version sounds like keyC till 1.07 guitar keyA= 0.42-0.59 bend notes in from keyC to keyA with C still going it on background 1.09 after drum roll KeyA.

The song reminds me a little now of Don't Eat The Yellow Snow the Han Leonard tap as that song drop d,perfect for single Guitar.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:18 am 
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And it's "fish".
I've been thinking about this one and it occurred to me that the chorus of wind up working in a gas station is being sung at the same time as the manny the camper thing, and there is a third voice saying fish. Maybe a certain individual is confusing the gas from the wind up part with the manny the camper bit.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:34 am 
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GAS!

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jaypfunk wrote:
GAS!


It's so fish. Frank was fucking with the interviewer - in no way is it gas.

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So it is "white..fish" - does that prove Watson's theory (i.e wind up workin' in a Nazi-style execution chamber?)


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Holy shitbiscuits! Is JaySpunkChugger still in her pimping his Sunset Blvd. Junkie Poseur band?

I figured that assclown would have succumbed to a dirty needle by now.

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calvin2hikers wrote:
jaypfunk wrote:
GAS!


It's so fish. Frank was fucking with the interviewer - in no way is it gas.


NO!

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So it is "white..fish" - does that prove Watson's theory (i.e wind up workin' in a Nazi-style execution chamber?)


Watson is fucking moron

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jaypfunk wrote:
GAS!
calvin2hikers wrote:
It's so fish. Frank was fucking with the interviewer - in no way is it gas.
jaypfunk wrote:
NO!

...fish.

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Give an example of a recording in which the singer clearly says gas after they sing white. Boot or official.

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According to ZONX by Carl Weissner (who translated FZ's lyrics into German) white stands for white gas (an expression for kerosine). Fish intimates, that Manny the Camper is having a fishing trip. Since Carl Weissner has translated Charles Bukowski into German I guess he knows what he's talking about.

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calvin2hikers wrote:
Give an example of a recording in which the singer clearly says gas after they sing white. Boot or official.


Check this out. http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/lyrics/Z ... tml#Workin

Or check this one out. http://www.lyricsfreak.com/f/frank+zapp ... 44826.html

Or try this. http://www.lyricsty.com/lyrics/f/frank_ ... ation.html


Or try this. http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/f/fran ... ation.html

Frank Zappa
Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station lyrics

This here song might offend you some
If it does, it's because you're dumb
That's the way it is where I come from
If you've been there too, let me see your thumb

Let me see your thumb
(Ah, let me see your thumb)
Let me see your thumb
(Ah, let me see your thumb)

Let me see your thumb
(Ah, let me see your thumb)
Let me see your thumb
(Ah, let me see your thumb)

Let me see your thumb
(Ah, let me see your thumb)
Let me see your thumb
(Ah, let me see your thumb)

Let me see your thumb
(Ah, let me see your thumb)
Let me see your thumb
(Ah, let me see your thumb)

Show me your thumb if you're really dumb
Show me your thumb if you're really dumb
Show me your thumb if you're really dumb
Show me your thumb if you're dumb

Hey now, better make a decision
Be a moron and keep your position
You oughta know now all your education
Won't help you no-how, you're gonna . . .

Wind up workin' in a gas station
Wind up workin' in a gas station
Wind up workin' in a gas station
Wind up workin' in a gas station

Pumpin' the gas every night
Pumpin' the gas every night
Wind up workin' in a gas station
Wind up workin' in a gas station

Pumpin' the gas every night
Pumpin' the gas every night
Wind up workin' in a gas station
Wind up workin' in a gas station

Manny de Camper vants to buy some vite
(Wind up workin' in a gas station
Wind up workin' in a gas station)
(Fish!)
Manny de Camper vants to buy some vite
(Wind up workin' in a gas station
Wind up workin' in a gas station)
(Fish!)
Manny de Camper vants to buy some vite
(Wind up workin' in a gas station
Wind up workin' in a gas station)
(Fish!)
Manny de Camper vants to buy some vite
(Wind up workin' in a gas station
Wind up workin' in a gas station)
(Fish!)

Wind up workin' in a gas station
Wind up workin' in a gas station
Wind up workin' in a gas station
Wind up workin' in a gas station

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