Waka/Jawaka

Waka/Jawaka

(Frank Zappa/Hot Rats, LP, Bizarre/Reprise MS 2094, July 5, 1972)

  1. Big Swifty 17:22
  2. Your Mouth 3:12
  3. It Just Might Be A One-Shot Deal 4:16
  4. Waka/Jawaka 11:19

Produced by Frank Zappa

Paramount Recording Studios, LA, CA
April-May, 1972

Engineered by Kerry McNabb
(Under the thoughtful supervision of Marshall Brevetz)

Cover illustration by Marvin Mattelson
(The idea for the sink courtesy Sal Marquez)
Cover photo by Philip Schwartz
Packaging by Cal Schenkel

This album is dedicated to Paul Hof & Barry Keene

 

1. Big Swifty 17:22

FZ—guitar & percussion
Tony Duran—slide guitar
George Duke—ring-modulated & echoplexed electric piano
Sal Marquez—many trumpets & chimes
Erroneous—electric bass
Aynsley Dunbar—drums

 

2. Your Mouth 3:12

FZ—guitar
Tony Duran—slide guitar
George Duke—tack piano
Sal Marquez—trumpet & vocal
Kris Peterson—vocal
Joel Peskin—tenor sax
Mike Altschul—baritone sax & piccolo
Erroneous—electric bass
Aynsley Dunbar—drums

Your mouth is your religion
You put your faith in a hole like that?
You put your trust and your belief
Above your jaw, and no relief
Have I found

I heard your story when you come home
You said you went to see your sister last night
Well, you might loose a bunch of teeth
And find a funeral wreath
While you'll be laying in the ground
All alone

So tell me where are you coming from
With all them lies
As you stumble in at the breakin' of the day.
Where are you coming from, my shot-gun say
Because it just might wanna blow you away
'Cause it just might wanna blow you away

An evil woman, can make ya cry
If you believe her every time she lies
Well you can be a big fool
If she makes you loose your cool, and so
I've got me some advice you should try

Just let her talk a little
Oh, just let her talk a little more
Just . . . just let her talk a little more
And when she runs out of words
Just say the same thing that I told you before

Now tell me where are you coming from
With all them lies
As you stumble in the breakin' of the day
Where are you coming from, my shot-gun say
Because it just might wanna blow you away
'Cause it just might wanna blow you away
'Cause it just might wanna blow you away
'Cause it just might wanna blow you away
'Cause it just might wanna blow you away
'Cause it just might wanna blow you away

3. It Just Might Be A One-Shot Deal 4:16

FZ—acoustic guitar, electric bed springs & vocal
Tony Duran—slide guitar & vocal
Jeff Simmons—Hawaiian guitar & vocal
"Sneaky Pete" Kleinow—pedal steel solo
Sal Marquez—trumpet & vocal
Janet Ferguson—vocal
Erroneous—electric bass & vocal
Aynsley Dunbar—drums, washboard & tambourine

If a froggy come up
A-with a satchel in his hand,
Then he reach in the front
And dump a mile of sand
Across the rug, along the hall
Up to the umbrella stand
That you've been watchin' all the time
Watchin' all the time

And if a forest grows up
From the dirt on the floor,
That the frog with the satchel
Had just dumped beside the door
You're just starting to get worried,
You ain't going out no more
And it's confusin' to your mind—

Just consider this:
You can be scared when it gets too real
You can be scared when it gets too real
But you should be diggin' it
While it's happening
(Yes! You should be diggin' it while it's happening!)
'Cause it just might be a one-shot deal

You can be lost
And you can wanna be found
But keep an eye on that frog
Whenever he jump around
Just keep a-watchin' him
You oughta be watchin' him
Just keep a-watchin' him
You wanna be askin' him
(And see if he's brought along a little bag for you, rant!)

4. Waka/Jawaka 11:19

FZ—guitar
Don Preston—piano & Mini Moog
Sal Marquez—trumpets, flugel horn, chimes & vocals
Kris Peterson—vocals
Bill Byers—trombone & baritone horn
Ken Shroyer—trombone & baritone horn
Mike Altschul—piccolo, bass flute, bass clarinet, tenor sax, baritone sax
Erroneous—electric bass, fuzz bass
Aynsley Dunbar—drums

 

 

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