Dong Work For Yuda

(Zappa/John Smothers)

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)


Foggy G, "The Songs That Were Played," We're Only In It For The Touring

1977 Jan-Feb: The acapella version, with the hilarious intro-"He's got a little poop shoot, he don't know what he got"- sung to the tune of "Little Deuce Coup". A shortened version of the "Joe's Garage" take, minus some of the early lyrics, but essentially following the same pattern. Terry Ted plays the part of Bald-Headed John in the closing lyrics.

1977-78: Not quite the production we would find on "Joe's Garage", this song on this tour was essentially a bare bones musical number with emphasis on the harmonizing and vocals of the band. As on "Joe's Garage", Terry Ted has the meat of the vocals- uttering all Bald Headed John's linguistic mutilations. Essentially performed the same each time.

1980 Mar-Jul: A rare vocal treat, popping up once (5/11) before quickly disappearing again. Essentially performed as on "Joe's Garage", allowing for obvious differences in instrumentation, and with the emphasis being placed on Ike's and Ray's vocals. Frank attempts to fill Terry's shoes in the song closing "Bald Headed John-isms", but fails. He just cannot seem to nail that accent.

1981: Essentially performed as on "Joe's Garage", acounting for obvious differences in instrumentation, and with deviation in the order of the end-of-song utterances. Frank takes over Terry Ted's Bald Headed John role, and in all honesty, he just does not do quite as good a job. Still, a nice treat, apparently only played once- at 11/15.


Conceptual Continuity


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