Label: Zappa Fan Trust - Z.F.T. 013-015 • Format: 3x, Vinyl LP, Unofficial Release, Limited Edition Yellow • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Art Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Experimental, Classic Rock
The suite was only played in full from to and to His mother warns him "Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat that yellow snow.
According to the lyrics, this scene is destined to take the place of "The Mud Shark" a song from the live album Fillmore East — June in Zappa mythology. Zappa then sings in the fur trapper's perspective. The fur trapper then makes his way to the parish of St. Alfonzo, introducing the next song "St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast.
From this point forward, the suite almost completely abandons the previous storyline the fur trapper's blindness is never explicitly healed.
In this song a man attending St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast engages in such appalling deportment as stealing margarine pats from the tables, urinating on the bingo cards, and instigating an affair with an attractive married female churchgoer whose husband is in the Marine Corps and who is into sadomasochism. Alfonzo fund-raiser. The lyrics somewhat ambiguously describe his recent sexual encounter involving a leprechaun and a sock, after which the Father proclaims that St.
Alfonzo would be proud of his achievement. Then he utters the Latin phrase " Dominus vobiscumEt cum spiritu tuo meaning "The Lord be with you, and with your spirit. Won't you eat my sleazy pancakes just for Saintly Alfonzo. The suite can only loosely be said to follow a story and is treated as one piece only because of the musical transitions, the way each song introduces the next, and how later songs reference previous songs.
Instead, he decided to add the main theme of "Rollo" as the instrumental second half of "St. Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast". The piece itself was written during Zappa's recovery from injuries suffered in Decemberwhen he was pushed from the stage at London's Rainbow Theatre by a deranged fan. The original Dont It The Yellow Snow - Frank Zappa - In Poughkeepsie had lyrics detailing the adventures of a "Man and a dog" the dog being named, "Rollo" who encounter a couple in some sort of act of lovemaking.
The piece was performed with the vocals during much of Zappa's Grand Wazoo Orchestra tour in September Sometime after that tour, Zappa decided to drop the lyrics and play it strictly as an instrumental; eventually finding its way into the Yellow Snow suite.
InZappa resurrected and revised the lyrics sung by keyboardist Tommy Mars into the suite. For the broadcast, Tommy Mars' vocals were modulated via a vocoder to avoid issues with network censors concerning the song's lyrical content. While Zappa toured Europe, he learned of this version's success, and decided to create his own edited version once he returned to the United Grave - Allegro Di Molto Con Trio - Ludwig van Beethoven, Emil Gilels - Piano Sonatas: No 8 Pathetiq, and released it as a single.
The single was Zappa's first chart entry on the Billboard Hotpeaking at 86 in November Alfonzo's Dont It The Yellow Snow - Frank Zappa - In Poughkeepsie Breakfast B. On April 14, Dont It The Yellow Snow - Frank Zappa - In Poughkeepsie , Zappa Records released a special limited edition re-issue of the single edit originally released in The record sleeve uses a previously rejected cover photo for Apostrophe '.
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