Burnt Weeny Sandwich

Burnt Weeny Sandwich

(The Mothers Of Invention, LP, Bizarre/Reprise RS 6370, February 9, 1970)

  1. WPLJ (Dobard/McDaniels) 2:52
  2. Igor's Boogie, Phase One 0:37
  3. Overture To A Holiday In Berlin 1:27
  4. Theme From Burnt Weeny Sandwich 4:32
  5. Igor's Boogie, Phase Two 0:37
  6. Holiday In Berlin, Full-Blown 6:23
  7. Aybe Sea 2:46
  8. The Little House I Used To Live In 18:42
  9. Valarie (Lewis/Robinson) 3:14

Produced and conducted by Frank Zappa

Cover art by Cal Schenkel
Album design by John Williams

THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION
SINCERELY REGRET TO INFORM YOU

Frank Zappa—guitar, vocals
Lowell George—guitar, vocals
Roy Estrada—bass, vocals
Don Preston—keyboards, Minimoog
Ian Underwood—keyboards, clarinet, piano
Buzz Gardner—trumpet
Bunk Gardner—woodwinds
Motorhead Sherwood—saxophone, vocals
Jimmy Carl Black—drums, trumpet, vocals
Art Tripp—drums, percussion
Sugar Cane Harris—violin solo on Little House I Used To Live In
Gabby Furggy (Janet Ferguson)—sings "Dit-Dit-Doo-Way-Doo" on WPLJ


[NOTE FROM THE MAINTAINER: Since there's no information about who plays in each song and when they were recorded, the musicians and recording dates listed below on each song are only guesses based on close listening and information found here and there.]

1. WPLJ 2:52

(R. Dobard/L. McDaniels)

Spanish rap translation

TTG Studios
July 24, 1969

FZ—guitar, vocals
Lowell George—guitar, vocals
Roy Estrada—vocals
Janet Ferguson—vocals ("Dit-Dit-Doo-Way-Doo")
Buzz Gardner—trumpet
Ian Underwood—sax, keyboards
Bunk Gardner—sax
John Balkin—bass
Art Tripp—drums

I say WPLJ, really taste good to me
WPLJ, won't you take a drink with me
Well, it's a good good wine
It really make you feel so fine
(So fine, so fine, so fine)

I went to the store when they opened up the door
I said, "Please please please gimme some more"
White Port & Lemon Juice,
White Port & Lemon Juice,
White Port & Lemon Juice,
Ooh what it do to you!

You take the bottle, you take the can
Shake it up fine, you get a good good wine.
White Port & Lemon Juice,
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah . . . )
White Port & Lemon Juice,
White Port & Lemon Juice,
Ooh what it do to you!

The W is the White,
The P is the Port,
The L is the Lemon,
The J is the Juice
White Port & Lemon Juice,
White Port & Lemon Juice,
White Port & Lemon Juice,
Ooh what it do to you!

Well I feel so good, I feel so fine
I got plenty lemon, I got plenty wine
White Port & Lemon Juice,
White Port & Lemon Juice,
I said White Port & Lemon Juice,
Ooh what it do to you!

Roy: Por qué no consigues tu . . . tu carnal que nos compre some wine ese, ándale, pinche bato, puto, hombre, no te hagas nalga, hombre . . . (chale!) no seas tan denso, hombre (chale!), ándale, dile, porque no merecer, ándale, pinche vino, más sua . . . más suave es, más . . . más lindo que la chingada, hombre, ándale, pinche bato, hombre, quiere tu carnal, hombre, tu carnal ese, tú, tú sabes, tú sabes esto de la movida, tú sabes la movida, ese, tú sabes cómo es, tú sabes, pinche vino, puta, ándale, pinche bato, cabrón, ándale
?: . . . get my chort.
Roy: Ándale, hombre, por qué no, hombre?
?: Chort!
Roy: Te digo que sí, hombre, te digo, chingao ese, está más . . . está más meco, hombre, ponemos más mecos que la chingada, ay! Ay, bato pinche, ay!

God, that's—They get to you after a while

2. Igor's Boogie, Phase One 0:37

Buzz Gardner—trumpet
Ian Underwood—woodwinds
Bunk Gardner—woodwinds
Art Tripp—drums

 

3. Overture To A Holiday In Berlin 1:27

FZ—acoustic guitar
Don Preston—piano
Ian Underwood—harpsichord, woodwinds
Bunk Gardner—woodwinds
Motorhead Sherwood—baritone sax
Roy Estrada—bass
John Balkin—string bass
Jimmy Carl Black—drums
Art Tripp—drums, percussion

 

4. Theme From Burnt Weeny Sandwich 4:32

basic track:
Mayfair and/or Apostolic Studios, NYC
July-October, 1967

FZ—lead and acoustic guitar
Don Preston—organ
Roy Estrada—bass
Jimmy Carl Black—drums
Billy Mundi—drums?
Art Tripp—percussion (overdubbed)
Ruth Komanoff—percussion (overdubbed)?

 

5. Igor's Boogie, Phase Two 0:37

Buzz Gardner—trumpet
Ian Underwood—woodwinds
Bunk Gardner—woodwinds

 

6. Holiday In Berlin, Full-Blown 6:23

0:00

FZ—guitar
Don Preston—piano
Ian Underwood—woodwinds
Bunk Gardner—woodwinds
Motorhead Sherwood—baritone sax
Roy Estrada—bass
Jimmy Carl Black—drums
Art Tripp—drums

2:20

Ian Underwood—piano
Art Tripp—drums, percussion

2:47
Guitar solo from The Ark, Boston
July 8, 1969

FZ—lead guitar
Don Preston—organ
Roy Estrada—bass
Jimmy Carl Black—drums
Art Tripp—drums

FZ: ABC . . . ABC

7. Aybe Sea 2:46

FZ—acoustic guitars
Ian Underwood—harpsichord, piano solo

 

8. The Little House I Used To Live In 18:42

Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
June 6, 1969
&
unknown location and date

0:00

Ian Underwood—piano solo

1:43

FZ—guitar
Lowell George—guitar
Don Preston—organ
Buzz Gardner—trumpet
Ian Underwood—woodwinds
Bunk Gardner—woodwinds
Roy Estrada—bass
Jimmy Carl Black—drums
Art Tripp—drums

4:18

FZ—lead guitar
Art Tripp—drums

5:13

Sugar Cane Harris—violin solo
Don Preston—piano solo
Roy Estrada—bass
Jimmy Carl Black—drums

13:35

FZ—guitar
Ian Underwood—harpsichord, woodwinds
Buzz Gardner—trumpet
Bunk Gardner—woodwinds
Art Tripp—percussion

14:54

includes Aybe Sea

FZ—organ solo; guitar track
Roy Estrada—bass
Art Tripp—drums

17:12

FZ—voice
London fan voice

 

FZ: Thank you, good night . . . Thank you, if you'll . . . if you sit down and be quiet, we'll make an attempt to, ah, perform "Brown Shoes Don't Make It."
Man In Uniform: Back on your seats, come on, we'll help you back to your seats, come on . . .
Guy In The Audience: Take that man out of here! Oh! Go away! Take that uniform off man! Take off that uniform before it's fuckin' too late, man!
FZ: Everybody in this room is wearing a uniform, and don't kid yourself.
Guy In The Audience: . . . man!
FZ: You'll hurt your throat, stop it!

9. Valarie 3:14

(Lewis/Robinson)

A&R Studios, NYC
June, 1969

FZ—guitar, vocals
Lowell George—guitar, vocals
Roy Estrada—bass, vocals
Don Preston—electric piano
Buzz Gardner—trumpet
Ian Underwood—alto sax
Bunk Gardner—tenor sax
Motorhead Sherwood—baritone sax
Jimmy Carl Black—drums
Art Tripp—drums?

La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la

Although you don't want me no more
Oh, but it's alright, alright with me
'Cause you know, you're gonna want me some day
Yes, you will want me, and I'll run away

Oh, Valarie
(Valarie)
Valarie
(Valarie)
Valarie
Don't you want me?
Don't you need me?

Valarie
Valarie
Valarie
Valarie

Although you don't want me no more
Oh, but it's alright, it's alright with me
'Cause you know, you're gonna want me some day
Oh, you will want me, and I'll run away

Oh, Valarie
Valarie
Valarie
Valarie

 

All compositions by Frank Zappa except as noted
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The transcription for Roy's Pachuco speech it's a common effort by
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