Titties & Beer

FZ album(s) in which song has appeared:

Tour(s) on which song is known to have been performed (main source: FZShows, v. 7.1):

Comments:

Touring versions from Foggy G's We're Only In It For The Touring:

1976 Oct-Nov: Essentially performed as on ZINY, with the standard deviation coming in Frank and Terry Ted's middle-of-the-song bargaining session. AND, on at least one occasion (10/29), Frank performs a short yet somewhat violent song-ending solo that shades the entire song a whole new color of evil, and redeems having to listen to the entire song yet again. Frank frequently calls the song "Chrissy Puked Twice", referring to a different, never released verse which describes the abuse of drugs and a vomitting girlfriend. Bianca, during her stint, plays Chrissy, and thus sings the appropriate lines.

1977 Jan-Feb: Essentially performed as on "Lather", with the standard deviation coming in Frank's and Terry Ted's middle of the song debate.

1977-78: Essentially played as on "Baby Snakes", with the standard deviation coming in Frank's and Terry Ted's middle-of-the-song dialogue.

1978 Aug-Oct: Reportedly played once, with Denny as the Devil (who else?), but I have yet to hear this performance, or speak to anyone who has. Anybody?

1979: Jon Naurin sends us this update:"Basically, it's very similar to the Baby Snakes or ZINY version. I'm pretty sure it's Warren who plays the Devil's part. Compared to earlier, screamy Devils, Warren sounds very cool, and he even tries to steer FZ into some improvised dialogue (FZ doesn't seem very inspired though, and this gets pretty short on both versions I've heard).

1982: Performed at least once, and I have yet to hear this performance, or find someone else who has. Thus, I do not even know who played the Devil. [Third time's a charm- Jon Naurin rings in again: " I believe it's Ed Mann, but I can't tell for sure. It's quite similar to the old 70s versions, with the exception that the band keeps playing the chorus accompaniment through the dialogue instead of switching to that syncopated variation we're used to. Also, there's no improvised dialogue."]

Chrissy Puked Twice (the "Titties 'N Beer" extra verses):

Ron Spiegelhalter

A quote from Lady Bianca: "I did the following songs: advance romance, chrissy puked twice, dyna moe hum. (snip)" Should I know what "Chrissy Puked Twice" is???

Charles Ulrich

Yes. Working title of "Titties 'N' Beer".

Jon Naurin

This extra set of verse + chorus was sung at each show of the 76/77 tours, but not released officially.

It was 11 o'clock upon a Friday night,
you know the girl and me was feeling outta' sight
We had twenty reds and a big ol' pile of weed,
you know she drank some wine and then she LSD'd.

Chrissy puked twice and jumped on my bike,
she yelled "fire it up, 'cause you know what I like!"
She burned her leg on a tail-pipe then
and yelled "Shit-a-ree!", and puked again.

The December 1976 "Titties 'N Beer" improvised dialog through the different releases:

this dialog:

appears on:

Terry: Wait a minute . . . a tinge of doubt crosses my mind when you say that you want to make a deal with me . . .
FZ: That's very, very true . . .
Zappa In New York (1978) (uncensored vinyl)
Zappa In New York (1978) (censored vinyl)
Zappa In New York (1978) (CD)
Läther (1996)
Have I Offended Someone? (1997)
Terry: Wait . . . you ain't supposed to wanna make a deal with me
FZ: Ah, but I'm slightly different than your average customer, Devil . . .
Terry: But, wait . . . but most people don't want to make a deal with me . . . Wha . . .
FZ: Yeah . . .
Zappa In New York (1978) (uncensored vinyl)
Zappa In New York (1978) (CD)
Läther (1996)
Have I Offended Someone? (1997)
Terry: What's your story?
FZ: Well, most people are afraid of you, see? They don't know how stupid you are . . . I happen to know that you jack off to a picture of Punky Meadows when you get home . . .
Terry: Grrah . . . Stupid . . . Grrh . . .
FZ: You know . . . ever since that guy told you that he contained more fluid than Jeff Beck you've been tryin' to outdo him . . . Awright, look, I'm gonna say one thing to you . . . this may not register right away, but let me say this . . .
Zappa In New York (1978) (uncensored vinyl)
Zappa In New York (1978) (CD)
Läther (1996)
leave your pickle alone for a couple of nights, you know what I mean . . . ? Now, come on! I'm only interested in a couple of things . . . (Wait, is that a note for me? Is somebody passing me a note? What does this say . . . ? "Frank, please do me a favour, I can't find a brother of mine, I could dig it if you could call him from stage. His name is Dirty Tom Nomads M.C.", signed "Thanks, Bear" or "Bean", I can't tell . . . Well, if he's out there . . . Dirty Tony De La Nomads M.C. get in touch with Bean or Bear . . . ) And as I was sayin', Devil, I'm an average sort of a person, I'm . . . you wouldn't believe it, but . . . I'm very much like the people here in this audience tonight . . .
Terry: What?
FZ: I think we definitely have something in common . . .
Terry: Wait a minute, I thought you had funny things growing in your hair and all that other stuff . . . I thought . . . write weird music, you know, I thought . . .
FZ: Listen . . .
Terry: . . . biker and everything, I mean, shit, you know?
FZ: . . . listen carefully . . .
Terry: . . . big tittie chic that you just had out here with the camera, I mean, you know . . .
FZ: Listen carefully to me, oh, Devil . . .
Terry: Uh-huh . . .
Zappa In New York (1978) (CD)
FZ: I'm only interested in two things
Terry: Yeah . . .
FZ: See if you can guess what they are
Terry: I would think . . . uh . . . let's see, maybe . . . uh . . .
FZ: Well, I'll give you . . .
Terry: Stravinsky . . . and, uh . . .
FZ: I'll give you two clues . . .
Terry: . . . let's see . . . uh . . .
FZ: Let go of your pickle
Terry: What?
FZ: Let go of your pickle!
Terry: I'm not holding my pickle
FZ: Well, who's holding your pickle then?
Terry: I don't know . . . ha! She's out in the audience . . . Hey, Dale, would you like to come up here and hold my pickle to satisfy this weird man out here on the stage?
Zappa In New York (1978) (uncensored vinyl)
Zappa In New York (1978) (censored vinyl)
Zappa In New York (1978) (CD)
Läther (1996)
FZ: You're probably wondering why we call it a pickle . . .
Ray: Ha ha ha!
Terry: Oh, no . . .
FZ: I don't . . . I hate . . . I hate to squeal on you, Bozzio, I mean, Devil . . . but, look, I'm only interested in two things . . .
Terry: Now, wait a minute . . . all I have to say is God help me! Even though I have this . . . this fucking mask on . . .
FZ: Ha ha ha ha ha . . . ! Listen, if you think that mask looks bad, you oughta see his pickle . . .
Zappa In New York (1978) (CD)
I'm only interested in two things, that's titties and beer, you know what I mean?
Terry: What?
FZ: Yeah . . .
Terry: Titties and beer?
FZ: Titties and beer, titties and beer, titties and beer, titties and beer, titties and beer, titties and beer, titties and beer, titties and beer . . .
Terry: (Growling) Whoa, I don't know if you're the right guy!
FZ: . . . titties and beer, titties and beer, titties and beer . . .
Zappa In New York (1978) (uncensored vinyl)
Zappa In New York (1978) (censored vinyl)
Zappa In New York (1978) (CD)
Läther (1996)
Have I Offended Someone? (1997)

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