Friday, February 22, 2008

125. FRANK ZAPPA: Son Of Suzy Creamcheese

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

Son Of Suzy Creamcheese


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Many FZ students might not immediately consider this track as particularly groundbreaking or an important signpost in TCWOFZ. We would beg to disagree. The unusual time signature itself suggests an early working out of a VERY well-known and important track from very next release: "Mother People" from We're Only In It For The Money:

4/4

1 bar of drum intro
4 bars Suzy Creamcheese...what's got into ya
1 bar Suzy you were such a sweetie

9/8

1 bar Yeah yeah yeah

4/4

1 bar Once you were my one and only

9/8

1 bar Yeah yeah yeah

4/4

1 bar Blew your mind with too much Kool-Aid

9/8

1 bar Yeah yeah yeah

4/4

1 bar Took my stash and left me lonely
1 bar Yeah yeah

7/8

1 bar yeah

Note this final bar of 7/8!

This form repeats two more times (no drum intro and change the 4 bars to 8 bars [Suzy Creamcheese...]) and on the third time after the 8 bars of 4/4 goes into 9/8 for 4 bars and then 1 bar of 4/4 followed by a bar of 2/4, 5/8, and 7/8 (the final beat is the 7th beat of the final bar).

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