Just Another Band From L.A.

Just Another Band From L.A.

(Las Mothers, LP, Bizarre/Reprise MS 2075, March 26, 1972)

  1. Billy The Mountain 24:46
  2. Call Any Vegetable 7:22
  3. Eddie, Are You Kidding? (Seiter/Volman/Kaylan/FZ) 3:09
  4. Magdalena (Kaylan/FZ) 6:24
  5. Dog Breath 3:37

Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, California
August 7, 1971

Produced by Frank Zappa
Recording engineer: Barry Keene

Cover by Cal Schenkel
Burger by Sherm Thompson
Cholo by Limon

The Mothers exist of:
FZ—Guitar & Vocals
Mark Volman—Lead Vocals
Howard Kaylan—Lead Vocals
Ian Underwood—Winds, Keyboards & Vocals
Aynsley Dunbar—Drums
Don Preston—Keyboards & Minimoog
Jim Pons—Bass & Vocals

 

1. Billy The Mountain 24:46

includes quotations from Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major (Edward Elgar), Johnny's Theme (Paul Anka), Off We Go Into The Wild Blue Yonder (Crawford), O Mein Papa (Paul Burkhard), Over The Rainbow (Arlen/Harburg), Star-Spangled Banner (Smith/Key), Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (Stephen Stills)

FZ: One, two, three . . .

Mark & Howard:

BILLY the Mountain
BILLY the Mountain
A regular picturesque
Postcardy mountain
Residing between lovely
Rosamond and Gorman
With his stunning wife ETHELL,
A tree!
A tree!

BILLY was a mountain
ETHELL was a tree
Growing off of his shoulder

BILLY was a mountain

FZ:

BILLY was a mountain!

Mark & Howard:

ETHELL was a tree
Growing off of his shoulder

FZ:

ETHELL was a tree growing off of his shoulder

Howard?:

(hey, hey hey!)

Mark & Howard:

Billy had two big
Caves for eyes,
With a cliff for a jaw
That would go up 'n down,
And whenever it did,
He'd puff out some dust,
And hack up a boulder
(HACK!)
Hack up a boulder
(HACK! HACK!)
Hack up a boulder
(HACK! HACK! HACK!)
Up a boulder

Mark:

Now, one day, now I believe it was on a Tuesday, a man in a checkered double-knit suit drove up in a large El Dorado Cadillac, leased from BOB SPREEN . . .

Howard:

("Where the freeways meet in Downey!")

Mark:

. . . And he laid a HUGE, BULGING ENVELOPE right at the corner of BILLY THE MOUNTAIN, that was right where his 'foot' was supposed to be.

Now, BILLY THE MOUNTAIN, he couldn't believe it! All those postcards he'd posed for, for ALL OF THOSE YEARS, and finally, now, AT LAST, his Royalties!

Howard:

Royalties!

FZ & Others:

Royalties . . .
Royalties!

Howard:

Royalty check is in, honey!

Mark:

Yes, BILLY THE MOUNTAIN was RICH! Yes, and his eyeball-caves, they widened in amazement, and his jaw (which was a cliff), well it dropped thirty feet!

A bunch of dust puffed out! Rocks and boulders hacked up, (hack! hack!) crushing 'The LINCOLN'!

Mark & Howard:

I gave him the money
He acted real funny
He hocked up a rock and
It TOTALLED my car!

Oh, do you
Know any trucks
Might be bound for THE VALLEY?
I don't wanna stand here
All night in this bar
(Dear Lord)

I don't wanna stand here
All night in this bar
(No shit!)

I don't wanna stand here
All night in this bar!

Mark:

By two o'clock, when the bars are already closed down, BILLY had broken 'THE BIG NEWS' to ETHELL. And with dust and boulders everywhere, BILLY, choked with excitement, announced . . .

Jim & Howard:

"ETHELL, we're going on a VACATION!"

Mark:

Yes, and they WERE going on a vacation! (Oh, and ETHELL, ETHELL, ETHELL, like every little woman, she of course was very excited! She creaked a little bit, and some old birds flew off of her.) BILLY told ETHELL they were going to . . . Yes! They were going to NEW YORK!

Jim & Howard:

"ETHELL, we're going to . . . New York!"

Mark:

But first they were gonna stop in LAS VEGAS . . .

Mark & Howard:

It's off to LAS VEGAS
to check out the lounges
Pull a few handles,
And drink a few beers,
(Oh, ETHELL!)

ETHELL, my darling,
you know that I love you!
I'm glad we could have a
Vacation this year!
(Oh, NEET-O!)

Glad we could have a
Vacation this year!

Mark:

They left that night, crunchin' across the Mojave Desert . . . their voices echoing through the canyons of your minds (POO-AAH!)

Jim & Howard:

"ETHELL, wanna get a cuppa cawfee?"

Mark & Others:

(Howard Johnson's! Howard Johnson's!
Howard Johnson's! Howard Johnson's!)

Jim & Howard:

"Ahhh! there's a HOWARD JOHNSONS! Wanna eat some CLAMS?"

Jim:

The first noteworthy piece of real estate they destroyed was EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE . . .

FZ:

And TO THIS VERY DAY, 'Wing Nuts' and Data Reduction Clerks alike, speak in reverent whispers about that fateful night when TEST STAND #1 and THE ROCKET SLED ITSELF . . .

Mark?:

(We have ignition!)

FZ:

. . . got LUNCHED! I said LUNCHED!

All:

(Lunched!)

FZ:

By a FAMOUS MOUNTAIN-IN and his SMALL, WOODEN WIFE.

Jim:

"Word just in to the KTTV News Service undeniably links THIS MOUNTAIN and HIS WIFE to drug abuse and pay-offs as part of a San Joaquin Valley SMUT RING! However, we can assure parents in the Southern California area that a recent NARCOTICS CRACK-DOWN, in Torrance, Hawthorne, Lomita, Westchester, Playa Del Rey, Santa Monica, Tujunga, Sunland, San Fernando, Pacoima, Sylmar, Newhall, Canoga Park, Palmdale, Glendale, Irwindale, Rolling Hills, Granada Hills, Shadow Hills, Cheviot Hills, will provide the SECRET EVIDENCE the Palmdale Grand Jury has needed to seek a CRIMINAL INDICTMENT, and pave the way for STIFFER LEGISLATION, increased FEDERAL AID, and AVERT A CRIPPLING STRIKE of Bartenders and Veterinarians throughout the INLAND EMPIRE . . . "

Ian:

WITHIN THE WEEK

Don:

Jerry Lewis had hosted a Telethon

Mark & Howard:

("Wah wah wah, nice lady!")

Jim:

to raise funds for the injured

Mark & Howard:

(injured . . . )

Jim:

and homeless

Mark & Howard:

(homeless . . . )

Mark, Howard & Jim:

in Glendale

FZ:

as BILLY had just levelled it

Mark:

and, a few miles right outside of town, BILLY caused a

Mark & Howard:

'Oh Mein Papa'

Mark:

in the Earth's crust, right over the SECRET UNDERGROUND DUMPS (right near the 'Jack-In-The-Box' on Glenoaks) where they keep the

Mark & Howard:

POOLS OF OLD POISON GAS, and OBSOLETE GERM BOMBS

Mark:

just as a FREAK TORNADO cruised through . . .

FZ:

Yes, it was about three o'clock in the afternoon when little Howard Kaplan was sitting on his porch

Howard:

( "Toto . . . !")

FZ:

just playing

Howard:

("Come on, Toto . . . !")

FZ:

and having a nice time with his little accordion

Howard:

("Toto . . . !")

FZ:

and this weird wind came up

Howard:

("Toto . . . !")

FZ:

direct from Glendale

Howard:

("Toto . . . ! Toto . . . !")

FZ:

blowing these terrible germs in his direction

Howard:

("Come here, Toto . . . !")

FZ:

and all of this caused

Howard:

("Toto . . . !")

FZ:

by a huge mountain

Howard:

("Aunty Em!")!

"Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly . . . "

Mark:

. . . sucking up two thirds of it (SUCK! SUCK! SUCK!) for UNTIMELY DISPERSAL over VAST STRETCHES of

Mark & Howard:

WATTS!!!

Mark:

Now, unless I misunderstood, it was right outside of Columbus, Ohio when BILLY received his NOTICE TO REPORT for his INDUCTION PHYSICAL. Now, lemme tell ya, ETHELL said, now ETHELL, ETHELL said she wasn't gonna let him go!

Howard:

"I'm not gonna let you go, BILLY!"

Mark:

THAT'S RIGHT!

Jim:

"We now have CONFIRMED REPORTS from an INFORMED ORANGE COUNTY MINISTER, that ETHELL is still an ACTIVE COMMUNIST, and it is This Reporter's Opinion that she also practices . . . "

Howard?:

(COVEN!)

Jim:

"WITCH-CRAFT!"

FZ:

It was about this time that the telephone rang inside of the SECRET BRIEFCASE belonging to THE ONE MORTAL MAN who might be able to stop all of this senseless destruction and save 'AMERICA HERSELF'! (And I'm sorry to disappoint some of you, it was not Chief Reddin) This one MAN was STUDEBAKER HOCH, fantastic new SUPER HERO of the CURRENT ECONOMIC SLUMP.

Mark:

(Oh)

Howard:

Now, some folks say he looked like

Mark:

(he was like, he was like)

Howard:

ZUBIN MEHTA

Mark:

(Zubin Mehta)

Howard:

still others say

Mark:

(others say he)

Howard:

bullshit, honey

Mark:

(bullshit, man)

Howard:

he's just another greasy guy who happened to be born next to the Frozen Beef Pies at BONEY'S MARKET.

Mark:

(Others say he was just a, just a)

Howard:

Still others say, John, piss on you, Jack!

Mark:

(crazy Italian)

Howard:

He's just a crazy Italian who drove a RED CAR. You see

Mark:

(nobody knows for sure 'cause he was so)

Howard:

nobody ever really knew for sure, because STUDEBAKER was so-o-o-o-o-o mysterious

Mark:

(mysterious) . . .

Howard:

HE WAS SO

Mark:

(He was so, he was so!)

Mark & Howard:

MYSTERIOUS!

HE WAS SO
(He was so, he was so!)
MYSTERIOUS!

'Cuz when a person gets to be
Such a HERO, folks,
And MARVELOUS BEYOND COMPUTE,
You can never REALLY TELL
About a GUY LIKE THAT
(Whether he's really a NICE PERSON
Or if he just SMILES A LOT),
(What?)
Or if he has a son named 'PINOCCHIO',
Or what?

FZ:

Whether he's really a NICE PERSON or if he has a son named 'PINOCCHIO' or what?

Mark & Howard:

Some men say he could FLY
Some men say he could SWIM
Others say he could SING (like NEIL SEDAKA),
And all the girls in FLUSHING
Would be AMAZED of HIM

Mark:

(Two, Three!)

Mark & Howard:

MAMAZED of HIM!

FZ:

(Amazed!)

Howard:

(Amazed!)

Mark:

Time passes . . .

FZ:

January

Jim:

February

FZ:

March

Jim:

July . . .

FZ:

Wednesday . . .

Jim:

August . . .

FZ:

Irwindale . . .

Jim:

. . . 2:30 in the afternoon

Mark:

Sunday

FZ:

Monday . . .

Mark:

Funny Cars!

FZ:

Walnut!

Jim:

Friday

FZ:

City of Industry . . .

Mark:

Big John Mazmanian!

Howard:

So when the phone rang
In the secret briefcase,
A strong masculine hand
With a Dudley Do-Right wristwatch

Mark:

And flexy bracelet

Mark & Howard:

GRABBED IT

Jim:

And answered
In a deep, calmly assured voice . . .

Howard:

"So . . . ah . . . yeah, yeah, hello already . . . what? . . . Well, yeah? . . . Ah, are you kidding . . . ? You're not kidding . . . a mountain . . . ? With a tree growing off of its shoulder . . . ? Aw, you're fulla shit, man . . . ah, listen, by the way, before I go on; did you get those white albums I sent ya with the pencil on the front . . . ? Yeah . . . ? Yeah, you should move some of those for me, we're having a lot of . . . listen, so kiss little Jakee on the head . . . and, ah, how's your wife's hemorrhoids? Oh, that's too bad . . . Listen . . . so you've got a mountain, with a tree, listen, causing . . . oh, my! Well, let me write this down . . . sorta take a few notes here . . . yeah . . . ? To El Segundo, huh? Causing UNTOLD DESTRUCTION? . . . oh . . . God . . . That's terrible! . . . (my baby, my baby) Wanted for DRAFT EVASION? An expense account? And per diem, too?"

Mark & Howard:

SOME MEN SAY HE COULD DANCE!

FZ:

They said he could DANCE, and, of course, THEY were right! Ladies and Gentlemen, this is it, THE STUDEBAKER HOCH DANCING LESSON & COSMIC PRAYER FOR GUIDANCE featuring Aynsley Dunbar, hit it!

Mothers:

Hey! Twirly, twirly, twirly, twirly, twirly!
Fillmore, Fillmore, Fillmore, Fillmore . . . Hey!

RIGHT HAND FROM THE HEART-UH
LEFT HAND FROM THE HEART-UH
RIGHT HAND FROM THE HEART-UH
LEFT HAND FROM THE LEFT SHOULDER
TO THE HEART-UH

Fillmore, Fillmore, Fillmore, Fillmore . . .

FZ:

NOBODY can DANCE like STUDEBAKER HOCH! So many rumors have spread about STUDEBAKER HOCH!

Mothers:

(A rumor . . . a rumor . . . a rumor . . . a rumor . . . )

FZ:

Consider this rumor, which was published about three weeks ago in ROLLING STONE!

Mark:

Oh, it's gotta be true!

FZ:

STUDEBAKER HOCH can write THE LORD'S Prayer on the head of a pin!

Mark:

"NO!"

Mothers:

Do-do-do-do-do,
Doot-doot-do DO DO DO!
Do-do-do-do-do,
Doot-doot-do DO!
etc.

Mark:

(I'm so HIP!)

BEEF PIES!

He was born next to the BEEF PIES,
Underneath JONI MITCHELL'S autographed picture,
Right beside ELLIOT ROBERTS' big Bank Book,
Next to the boat
Where CROSBY flushed away all his stash
And the cops
Got him in the boat and drove away
To THE CAN
Where Neil Young slipped another disc

Mark & Howard:

FROZE-ing by the PIES!
FROZE-ing by the PIES!
FROZE-ing by the PIES!

(And that was the main influence on HIM!)

FZ:

The influence of a Frozen Beef Pie!

Jim:

Boldly springing into action, he phoned his wife

Mark:

(who ran a modeling school), WHEREUPON HE . . . yes, HE ran around the back of 'THE BROADWAY' at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine to see if he could find himself some big large, un-used cardboard boxes (no shit!)

Howard:

After which, he hit up the RALPH'S on Sunset for some 'AUNT JEMIMA SYRUP', some 'KAISER BROILER FOIL', and a pair of blunt scissors! Hey-hey!

Mark:

Yes! Yes, and in the parking lot of RALPH'S, where "no prices are lower prices than RALPH'S," in the parking lot of RALPH'S (in between a pair of customized trucks where nobody was looking), he cut out some really, really, really NICE WINGS, and he covered them thoroughly with foil!

Mark & Howard:

Thorough-LY wi-TH (e-e-e-e-e) FOIL-L-L!

Jim:

Then he took those 'WINGS' and wedged one under each of his powerful arms and sneaked into a telephone booth . . .

Mark:

YES!! Yes! And then he SHUT THE FUCKING DOOR! And he pulled down his blue denim policeman type trouser pants, and he spread even amounts of AUNT JEMIMA maple syrup all over the inside of his legs!

Jim:

Soon the booth was filling with flies!

Mark & Howard:

(Help me, help me, help me!)

Jim:

He held open the legs of his boxer shorts so they could all get in

Mark:

(Yes! Yeah!), and when each and every one of those little cocksuckin' flies had gone into his pants, and they were lapping up all that maple syrup, he bent over and he put his head between his legs and he said in a very clear, impressive, RON HUBBARD-type voice . . .

Mothers:

"NEW YORK!"

. . . and the booth and everything lifted up, out of the parking lot, and into the sky!

Mark & Howard:

STUDEBAKER HOCH
YEAH, YEAH
STUDEBAKER HOCH
STU-DE-BAKER HOCH!

STUDEBAKER HOCH
YEAH, YEAH
STUDEBAKER HOCH
STU-DE-BAKER HOCH!

He's coating his legs
With AUNT JEMIMA syrup up and down!

His shorts'll be filled with flies
That will be buzzing all around!

Stoodlabaker Hoch
He's really outa sight!
Stoodlabaker Hoch       
He does it every night!
Stoodlabaker Hoch     
He treats the flies all right
STOODLA-BAKER HOCH
That's why they never bite, hey!

(Please to New York!
Fly to New York!)

He could be a DOG
Or a FROG
Or a LESBIAN QUEEN!

(Fly to New York!)

He could be a NARK
Or a LADY MARINE!

Or he might play dirty!
He's OVER THIRTY!
(Getting old? Say! I don't know!)

His peculiar attire
And the flies he require
Keep leading him on
'Cause ETHELL is gone
They keep leading him on
'Cause ETHELL is gone
And THE MOUNTAIN she's on

FZ:

And speaking of mountains, we'll join STUDEBAKER HOCH on the edge of BILLY THE MOUNTAIN's mouth. Take it away . . .

Howard:

"Ah . . . ya, ya, ya, hey-ah BILLY, ah, listen . . . I've come to REASON with you! Our GREAT COUNTRY needs you in the Armed Forces! Your NUMBER came up . . . you can't go on running like this forever."

Mark:

Oh! But ETHELL just shook her twigs angrily, but STUDEBAKER HOCH, calm, cool, collected, and UN-ferturbed, continued . . .

Howard:

"Ya, well listen, you (cough cough) . . . "

Mark, Howard & Jim:

"Listen, you COMMUNIST SON-OF-A-BITCH! You better get your ass down there for your fuckin' physical, or I'll see to it that you get used for FILL DIRT in some impending New Jersey MARSH RECLAMATION . . . and your girl-friend there will wind up disguised as a series of brooms, primitive ironing boards (or a DOG HOUSE) . . . get the (cough, cough) . . . "

Howard:

"GET THE PICTURE?"

Mark:

Yeah, well, BILLY just laughed . . .

Jim & Howard:

"HO, HO, HO!"

Jim:

"If they think they're gonna draft ME, they're CRAZY!"

FZ:

Unfortunately, because STUDEBAKER HOCH was standing on the edge of BILLY THE MOUNTAIN's mouth when the giant mountain laughed, STUDEBAKER HOCH lost his footing and fell, screaming, two hundred feet into the rubble below!

Mark & Howard:

"Aaahhhhh . . . "

Howard:

"Oh fuck, I'm gonna need a TRUSS . . . "

FZ:

Oh, listen, that only goes to show you, and it'll show you once again that . . .

Mothers:

A Mountain is something
You don't wanna fuck with
You don't wanna fuck with
Don't fuck around
(Don't fuck around)

Don't fuck with BILLY (No!)
And don't fuck with ETHELL
(You saw what just happened
To the guy with the flies!)

DON'T FUCK AROUND!
DON'T FUCK AROUND!
DON'T FUCK AROUND!
DON'T FUCK AROUND!
DON'T FUCK AROUND!
DON'T FUCK AROUND!
DON'T FUCK AROUND!

With

Biddilly, Biddilly
Biddilly, Biddilly, Biddilly

Mark & Howard:

BIDDILLY
THE
MOUNTIN-INNNNNNN!

(Eddie, are you kidding?)

FZ:

Eddie, are you kidding?

FZ: Oh, I forgot to mention this is where we take our intermission, we'll see you in a few minutes . . .
Mark?: Thank you!
FZ: We'll be back!

2. Call Any Vegetable 7:22

includes quotations from God Bless America (Irving Berlin) and America The Beautiful (Ward/Bates)

Call any vegetable
Call it by name
You gotta call one today
When you get off the train
Call any vegetable
And the chances are good
Yeah-eh-hey, the vegetable will respond to you
La-la-ah la-la, the vegetable will respond to you
La-la-ah la-la . . . oh

Call any vegetable
Pick up your phone
Think of a vegetable
Lonely at home
Call any vegetable
And the chances are good
Yeah-eh-hey, the vegetable will respond to you
La-la-ah la-la, the vegetable will respond to you
La-la-ah la-la . . .

Ruta-bay-ay-ayga, Ruta-bay-ay-ayga,
Ruta-bay-ay-ayga, Ruta-bay-ay-ayga,
Ruta-bayyyyy . . .

No one will know
If you don't want to let 'em know
No one will know
'Less it's you that might tell 'em so

Call and they'll come to you
Smiling and covered with dew
Vegetables dream,
Vegetables dream,
Vegetables dream,
Of responding to you

Standing there shiny and proud by your side
Holding your joint while the neighbors decide
Why is a vegetable something to hide?
To hide!
To hide!
To hide!

Shoo-shoo Shoo-shoo
Shoo-shoo Shoo-shoo . . .

FZ: You know, a lot of people don't bother about their friends in the vegetable kingdom. They, they think, "What can I say?" Some times they think, "Where can I go?"
Howard: Where can I go to get my poodle clipped in Burbank?
Mark: At Ralph's vegetarian poodle clippin', where you can come this . . .
Howard: Where can I go to get organic vaseline for my intercourse?
Mark: At Bob and Ray's Swahili restaurant, where you can come this close . . .
Howard: Where can I go to get my jeans embroidered in Fullerton?
Mark: At Jeans, at Jeans North where nothing fits
Howard: Where can I go to get my zipper repaired in Hollywood?
Mark: Who gives a fuck anyway!
Howard: Where can I go to get my speakers fixed?
Mark: Hey . . . at Jack La . . .
Howard: Where can I go to get my exit lights?
Mark: At Jack La Lanne Hamburgers on 312 Whittier Boulevard
Howard: Where can I go to get my stomach pumped? Where can I go to collapse?
Mark: Adee do
FZ: Questions, Questions, Questions, flooding into the mind of the concerned young person today. Ah, but it's a great time to be alive, ladies and gentlemen. And that's the theme of our program for tonight. It's so FUCKING GREAT to be alive! Is what the theme of our show is tonight, boys and girls. And I wanna tell ya, if there is anybody here who doesn't believe that it is FUCKING GREAT to be alive, I wish they would go now, because this show will bring them down so much . . .

God bless America
Land that I . . .

Call any vegetable
Call it by name
You gotta call one today
When you get off the train

Call any vegetable
And the chances are good
OH! That the vegetable will RESPOND to you

Mark: And if you're a consenting adult we want you to call today. In Los Angeles, the number is RIchmond 9-6135, in Downey, it's 347-8932.

Call it direct,
Call it collect,
But call it today!

3. Eddie, Are You Kidding? 3:09

(Seiter/Volman/Kaylan/Zappa)

includes a quotation from 16 Candles (Dixon/Khent)

Eddie, are you kidding?
I've seen you on my TV
Eddie, are you kidding?
The people always ask me
I saw your double knits
I thought they were the pits
You threw it in a bag
And then you sent me home—
What!?
Eddie, are you kidding?
No, no!
Eddie, are you kidding?
No, no!

Eddie, are you teasing
About your rancid garments?
Eddie, are you teasing
About your sixty tailors?
I'm coming over shortly
Because I am a portly
You promised you could fit me
In a fifty dollar suit—
Oh
Eddie, are you kidding?
No, no!
Eddie, are you kidding?
No, no!

Howard: Eddie, my friends ask me, Eddie, Eddie, are you kidding? I wanna tell you something, my friends, I am not kidding. Here at Zachary All we have sixty tailors in the back room. We have the west's largest selections of portly's, regulars, longs, extra longs, and cadets. And my friends say to me, "Eddie, Eddie, what do you think of the new Double Knits?"
Mark: Eddie, what do you think of the new Double Knits?
Howard: And I tell them, I'll tell you something frankly, my friends—When the new double knits first came out, I was not impressed. But as you can see, these pants I'm wearing are double knit. They stretch in all the right places. They're the most comfortable. Our model Twiggy here will demonstrate. I have this lovely little Seersucker . . . wait a minute

WHERE CAN I GO IN GARDENA?
AND WHERE CAN I GO IN L.A.?
AND WHERE CAN I GO IN ROSEMONT?
I NEED SOME THREADS TODAY

I need the knits
The double knits
I need the knits
They are the pits
I need the knits
The double knits
I'm coming over shortly
Because I am a portly
You promised you could fit me
In a fifty dollar suit—
Whew!
Eddie, are you kidding?
No, no!
Eddie, are you kidding?
No, no!
Eddie, are you kidding?
No, no!
Eddie, are you kidding me?
Eddie, are you kidding me?
Eddie, are you kidding me?

Howard: No, my friends, I'm not kidding, right here on the Miracle Mile we have the west's largest selections of . . .

Portly,
Regular,
Cadet,
Tall,
And long

Howard: And not only that—My brother Jake and Little Emil, and . . .

Sixty tailors!

4. Magdalena 6:24

(Kaylan/Zappa)

includes a quotation from Violin Concerto in D (Stravinsky)

Hey!
Ha!
Ooh!

There was a man
A little ole man
Who lived in Montreal
With a wife and a kid
And a car and a house
And a teenage daughter
With a see-thru blouse
Who loved to grunt and ball—
And her name was Magdalena

Magdalena . . .

The little ole man
Came home one night
To his house in Montreal.
He caught his daughter
In the blouse by the light
And he said to himself,
"She looks all right!"
And he reached for a tit
And grabbed it tight
And threw her up
Against the wall
(BLUE CROSS!)
Magdalena . . .

My daughter dear, do not be concerned
When your Canadian daddy comes near.
My daughter dear, do not be concerned
When your Canadian daddy comes near.
I work so hard, don't you understand
Making maple syrup for the pancakes of our land.
Do you have any idea?
What that can do to a man?
What that can do to a man?
Do you have any idea?
What that can do to a man?
What that can do to a man?

The little ole man
With the grubby little hand
Who lived in Montreal
Was drooling a bit
As he reached for her tit
And he said to himself,
"This is gonna be it!"
But the girl turned around
And said, "Go eat shit!"
And ran on down the hall.
Right on, Magdalena!

My daughter dear, do not be concerned
When your Canadian daddy comes near.
My daughter dear, do not be concerned
When your Canadian daddy comes near.
I work so hard, don't you understand
Making maple syrup for the pancakes of our land.
Do you have any idea?
What that can do to a man?
What that can do to a man?
Do you have any idea?
What that can do to a man?
What that can do to a man?
(Tell 'em!)

Magdalena, don't you tease me like this
Right in the hallway with your blouse and your tits
If your mommy ever finds us like this
She'll call a lawyer, oh how mom will be pissed

DOODLE-OODLE-OODLE DOOT-DOO DEE-OOH
DOODLE-OODLE-OODLE DOOT-DOO DEE-OOH
DOODLE-OODLE-OODLE DOOT-DOO DEE-OOH
DOODLE-OODLE-OODLE DOOT-DOO DEE-OOH-WAH . . .

Magdalena, Magdalena, Magdalena, Magdalena,
Daughter of the smog-filled winds of Los Angeles,
I'd like to take you in the closet and take off your little clothes until you are virtually stark raving nude,
Spread mayonaise
And kaopectate all over your body and take you down to Hollywood Boulevard and we can,
We can walk down the streets by the stars that say Jon Provost and Leo G. Carroll together, baby.
We can go dancing up at the Cinegrill
Can't you see it, Frank Parnell and us, until dark,
Don't you understand, my baby?
I didn't mean, I didn't need, I mean, it was so hard for me, I just . . .
I saw you standing under the Shell pest strip late last night,
In the light,
With your little nipples protruding through your little see-thru thingie, and I just said, "My god,
My god, I gave my sperm to this thing!" And now I just,
Oh, you got me so hard, I just,
I don't know what to do, Magdalena, don't you understand? So I grabbed you, but,
But don't hold it against me, I mean,
Your mom will never know, baby, and I wantcha to come back to me,
I mean, do you understand me? I want you to . . .
I'm down on my knees to ya, Magdalena! I wantcha ta walk back to me, baby,
I wantcha to turn around by the Sparkletts machine.
That's it! That's it! In the little chartreuse hallway with the little neon Jesus picture on the wall,
And I want you to step, baby,
I want you to walk back in your five inch spike heels that you got at Frederick's,
Same time you and your mommy got that crotchless underwear last year for Christmas,
And I want you to stroll back to me, baby
Walk back, baby, don'tcha understand me, baby?
I want you to walk back
I'm down on bended knees, baby
I'm gonna, I'm gonna, I wanna take off your little training bra
Don't you understand me?
I'm gonna take off you little maroon hot pants
I'm gonna get down on my knees, baby, dont'cha understand what I'm saying to you?
Your mom will never know, she's playing bridge with the girls,
And you and I . . .
You and I go sucking som'thing, baby,
It's just you and I, don'tcha understand?
We can make love all night long,
Nobody will ever know,
Come on, Magdalena!
Please, little girl,
Walk back to your daddy,
What did I do that was so wrong?
My God, I was only following the sexual impulse like I heard on the Johnny Carson Show from a book that some guy wrote,
I didn't know what I was doing
I got carried away
What can I say like, like . . .
Walk back, baby,
Come on,
Oh, please, you gotta walk back, baby, walk back,
Walk back to your daddy!
Come on, Magdalena, to your daddy, baby, you gotta walk back, baby, walk back,
Walk back, baby, walk back,
Your mom will never know,
Your mom will never know,
Walk back, baby, walk back,
Walk back, baby, walk back,
Magdalena, come back,
Come back to you daddy,
Walk back, baby,
Walk back, baby,
Walk,
Walk,
Walk,
Walk,
WALK!
Walk to your daddy,
Come on down, stroll it around of me,
I'm down on my knees, don't you understand?
Your mom will never know,
I told you so . . .
(I love you, Magdalena!)
You know what . . .
I said . . .

5. Dog Breath 3:37

Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-yah!
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-yah!
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-yah!
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-yah!

Primer mi carucha (Chevy '39)
Going to El Monte Legion Stadium
Pick up on my weesa (she is so divine)
Helps me stealing hub caps
Wasted all the time

Fuzzy Dice
(Fuzzy Dice)
Bongos in the back
My ship of love
(My ship of love)
Is ready to attack

Buy me a carucha (Chevy '39)
Going to El Monte Legion Stadium
Pick up on my weesa (she is so divine)
Helps me stealing hub caps
Wasted all the time

Fuzzy Dice
(Fuzzy Dice)
Bongos in the back
My ship of love
(My ship of love)
Is ready to attack
Won't you please hear my plea
Won't you please hear my plea
Hear my plea
Hear my plea
Hear my plea
Hear my plea

Yeah!

Hear my plea
Hear my plea
Hear my plea
Hear my plea

Thank you very much! Yeah!

 

All compositions by Frank Zappa except as noted
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Original transcription for "Billy The Mountain" from Them Or Us (The Book)
The rest comes from the original albums
Transcription for new material from St. Alphonzo's Pancake Homepage
Corrections on spelling from Arf: Notes & Comments
Further corrections and additions by Román, Daniel Wojcik, Hugh G. Rection, Stu Mark, Charles Ulrich, Tom Tuerff and Graham Connah
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