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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:41 pm 
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"WOWIE ZOWIE... is carefully designed to suck the 12 year old listener into our camp. I like the piano and xylophone accompaniment in the second chorus. It is cheerful. It is harmless. Wooly Bully. Little Richard says he likes it."

Elsewhere on 'You Didn't Try To Call Me', FZ writes about Pamela Zarubica: "Wowie Zowie is what she says when she's not grouchy... who would guess it could inspire a song? No one would guess. None of you are perceptive enough. Why are you reading this?"

LOLOLOL!!!!! :P :wink: :x

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I bet my kids would love "Let's Make The Water Turn Black."


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I bet my kids would love "Let's Make The Water Turn Black."

You "bet"? You mean you don't know? (Daddy's guilty pleasure?) :wink:

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They're really into They Might Be Giants right now.


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Baby Snakes,

baby snakes is about clitorises...so scratch that...

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My 6 year old loves Muffin Man, Wowie Zowie, Help I'm a Rock, Cheepnis, Pygmy Twylyte, and Uncle Remus. There are others, but these are his favorites.

He's also a big fan of Wild Man Fischer's version of Fish Heads and My Name is Larry.


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Briefcase Boogie, The Jazz Discharge Party Hats, Stevie's Spanking, Crew Slut.. the usual.

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My kids (11yrs and 8yrs) have, of course been immersed in FZ music since birth. they dont understand english that well so they prefer the instrumental stuff. The other day i was driving my daughter to her friends place and we were listening to TransFusion. She loved the inca roads melody and when "Ask doctor Stupid" came up she had a great big smile and was tapping out the rythm perfectly. When it was finished she asked to hear it again.

A few days later i heard her in her room singing the solo to Ask doctor Stupid....

My son has all of Shut up on his mp3 player along side his Rammstein stuff.

Got to love them kids.

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My Little brother loves FZ.. Especially The Dirty lyrics.


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The_Acadian_2 wrote:
A few days later i heard her in her room singing the solo to Ask doctor Stupid....


how the ...?!

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My daughter really likes "The Wheels On the Bus Go Round and Round" so I figure that's just a step or two away from Joe's Garage ("You'll love it! It's a Way of Life".... "On the Bus?").

I also played her some stuff from 200 Motels but it didn't get much of a response - though I was trying hard to get her into "Daddy Daddy Daddy".

My wife told me "Another Brick in the Wall Pt 2" came on the radio in the car and she was squealing and dancing with delight thru the whole thing. The Wall is a great kid's album anyway - "Goodbye Cruel World," "One of My Turns".... schoolkids going thru a meat grinder.... what more could you ask for?

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feetlightup wrote:
My wife told me "Another Brick in the Wall Pt 2" came on the radio in the car and she was squealing and dancing with delight thru the whole thing.


i hope your wife hit her and told her to shit up because shes ruining the song!

ok, im just joking. the wall isnt that great


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How bout Dweezil's " My Mother Is A Space Cadet "
or Ahmet's " Frogs With Dirty Little Lips " ?

Kids doin' kids songs. 8)

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both my kids love some of the FZ i have - Yellow Snow, Muffin Man and Baby snakes being the favourites! A few more albums, a few more listens and it will be 2 less mainstream listeners I reckon!

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"Lemme Take You To The Beach" maybe? "We Are Not Alone" might sound like a nice instrumental kids might dig.


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Since I'm only 17 and don't have any kids, lemme tell you how I first heard of Zappa's music.. My dad was playing Sheik Yerbouti on his Discman and he said to me "Hey, come and listen to this".. He played the song Jewish Princess for me and since then I was simply obsessed! I only was 9, so my Enlgish wasn't good enough to understand Everyhting he was saying, but I understood alot and especially the melodies got me totally mesmerised.. So I started to buy his albums, and still am a huge fan today. So parents in here, play Jewish Princess for your kids!


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feetlightup wrote:
My daughter really likes "The Wheels On the Bus Go Round and Round" so I figure that's just a step or two away from Joe's Garage ("You'll love it! It's a Way of Life".... "On the Bus?").



Feets, has she heard the Modern Lovers version of Wheels On The Bus?

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Ha, I'm 15 and trying to get my dad into Zappa. He's a big Wynton Marsalis fan, so I've been playing him Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Hot Rats, The Big Bands, the "Jazzy" stuff. He likes it. It's a way of life.

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aspy_2nd_bunch wrote:
feetlightup wrote:
My daughter really likes "The Wheels On the Bus Go Round and Round" so I figure that's just a step or two away from Joe's Garage ("You'll love it! It's a Way of Life".... "On the Bus?").



Feets, has she heard the Modern Lovers version of Wheels On The Bus?


No! I must seek that out. If I'm going to hear that song 8 times a day, it may as well be Jonathan Richman singing it! :lol:

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My 6 year old digs Baby Snakes (the song) and Yo' Mama (the "stupid & ugly" line amuses him). He likes lots of others, but those are the ones he asks for.


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