From Frank/Beefheart’s ’75 album, Bongo Fury, “Muffin Man” has always been one of the most rippin’ songs. Here, Dweezil and the rest ZPZ just plow through the song.
According to Barry Miles’ Zappa biography, Tina Turner was so impressed with a rough cut of the song, she volunteered herself and her backup singers to sing the “raising my lonely dental floss” backups on the song. Afterwards, Tina called her then-husband Ike Turner into the studio to listen. According to Miles, Ike listened for about a minute, declared “What the hell is this shit?”, and left.
“Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.”
Frank was just a bad ass.
“Girl you thought it was a man, but it was a muffin…”
I wonder where Johnny Franklin is now…
01 Deathless Horsie
02 Dancin’ Fool
03 Easy Meat
04 Honey Don’t You Want A Man Like Me?
05 Keep It Greasey
06 Village Of The Sun
07 The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
08 City Of Tiny Lights
09 Pound For A Brown
10 Bobby Brown
12 Mo’s Vacation
13 The Black Page
14 Is That Guy Kidding Or What?
15 I Have Been In You
17 Magic Fingers
18 Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow
19 Nanook Rubs It
20 St Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast
21 Father O’Blivion
23 Little House I Used To Live In
24 Tell Me You Love Me
25 Yo Mama
26 Black Napkins