Friday, February 22, 2008

123. FRANK ZAPPA: Status Back Baby

A detailed analysis of the above Frank Zappa composition, including notated musical examples.

Status Back Baby


LYRICS

Other Official Versions:

Playground Psychotics (1992)

I'm losing status at the high school

Check out the cool background sax part:

Oh mama, what will come of me?

Listen to the electric piano or celesta. Probably Don Preston. Very nice touch...

High school spirit's at an all time low

Sax break; goofy vocals with guitar; and then another Stravinsky quote (FZ plays the opening of Petroushka) ... and goes off into a short guitar break over a fast insistent beat; another Petroushka quote...and back to

I'm losing status

and

I'm dreaming...

Segue to

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