The Grand Wazoo

The Grand Wazoo

(The Mothers, LP, Bizarre/Reprise MS 2093, November 27, 1972)

  1. The Grand Wazoo 13:20
  2. For Calvin (And His Next Two Hitch-Hikers) 6:06
  3. Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus 2:57
  4. Eat That Question 6:42
  5. Blessed Relief 8:00

Produced by Frank Zappa

Paramount Studios, Hollywood
April-May, 1972

Engineer: Kerry McNab
Special Technical Assistance: Paul Hof

Cover Illustration: Cal Schenkel
Photography: Ed Caraeff, Barry Feinstein & Tony Esparza

 

1. The Grand Wazoo 13:20

includes a quotation from The Streets Of Cairo (Thornton)

WOODWINDS
Mike Altschul
Earle Dumler
Tony "Bat Man" Ortega
JoAnn Caldwell McNab
Johnny Rotella
Fred Jackson
BRASS
Sal Marquez (trumpet solo)
Malcolm McNab
Bill Byers (trombone solo)
Ken Shroyer (contractor and spiritual guidance)
Ernie Tack
PERCUSSION
Bob Zimmitti
Alan Estes
MINIMOOG
Don Preston
GUITARS
Frank Zappa (opening solo)
Tony Duran (bottle-neck solo)
BASS
Erroneous
DRUMS
Aynsley Dunbar

 

2. For Calvin (And His Next Two Hitch-Hikers) 6:06

includes a quotation from The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary

VOCALS
Janet Neville-Ferguson
Sal Marquez
WOODWINDS
Mike Altschul
Earle Dumler
Tony "Bat Man" Ortega
JoAnn Caldwell McNab
Johnny Rotella
Fred Jackson
BRASS
Sal Marquez
Malcolm McNab
Bill Byers
Ken Shroyer
Ernie Tack
PERCUSSION
Bob Zimmitti
Alan Estes
MINIMOOG
Don Preston
GUITARS
Frank Zappa
Tony Duran
BASS
Erroneous
DRUMS
Aynsley Dunbar

Where did they go?
When did they come from?
What has become of them now?
How much was the leakage
From the drain in the night
And who are those dudes
In the back seat of Calvin's car?

Where did they go?
When they got off the car?
Did they go get a sandwich
And eat in the dark?

3. Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus 2:57

WOODWINDS
Ernie Watts (sax solo)
Mike Altschul
BRASS
Sal Marquez
Ken Shroyer (multiple trombones)
KEYBOARDS
George Duke
VOCALS
"Chunky"
George Duke
Frank Zappa
GUITAR
Frank Zappa
BASS
Erroneous
DRUMS
Aynsley Dunbar

La la-da-la-la-la la-da-la la la-la
(La la la-la-la-la-la la la-la la-la-la la-la-la-la
La-la la-la-la la-la la-la-la la-la la-la-la)

Teeh tee-tee-tee-tee-teeh tee-tee-teeh yah-ho!
(Pom-pom pom-pom-po-po-pom pom
Po-po-po pom-pom bro-po-po-po-pom
A-rum-pa-pom-pom a-rum-pa-pom-pom
A-rum-pa-pom-pom)
La la la la la la la la la la la la rum-pam!
Rat-ta-da da-dah!

4. Eat That Question 6:42

WOODWINDS
Mike Altschul
Joel Peskin
BRASS
Sal Marquez (multiple toots)
KEYBOARDS
George Duke
PERCUSSION
Frank Zappa
Lee Clement (on gong)
GUITAR
Frank Zappa
BASS
Erroneous
DRUMS
Aynsley Dunbar

 

5. Blessed Relief 8:00

WOODWINDS
Mike Altschul
Joel Peskin
BRASS
Sal Marquez
KEYBOARDS
George Duke
RHYTHM GUITAR
Tony Duran
LEAD GUITAR
Frank Zappa
BASS
Erroneous
DRUMS
Aynsley Dunbar

 

 

All compositions by Frank Zappa except as noted
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Original transcription for Calvin from Warner Brothers Circular
Corrections and additions by Román
This page updated: 2013-12-04