Monday, July 11, 2011

1000 SONGS - DAY 85: SONG # 115

Day 85: a funny song

If there has ever been a composer able to write "funny" (parodistic, satirical) music that need not have any lyrics to tell every listener capable to understand that this is dionysian-satirical music, it is Frank Zappa. Songs  # 1-4 from Frank's 1974 (12th) album "Apostrophe"  feature rather funny lyrics. They tell a rather funny (some might say, slightly weird) story about an Eskimo blinding a fur trader by use of yellow snow (his mother had warned him of), with the latter walking across the tundra for healing in the parish of St. Alfonzo (where some pancake orgy is taking place). So listen to:
  1. "Don't Eat the Yellow Snow" – 2:07
  2. "Nanook Rubs It" – 4:38
  3. "St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast" – 1:50
  4. "Father O'Blivion" – 2:18


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