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Frank Zappa

"Farther O’Blivion [Halloween 73- October 21st]"

FZ: That was Bruce Fowler, ladies and gentlemen, and now to show that he's multi-talented, Bruce is now gonna give us the modernized exclusive version of the new be-bop Mud Shark dancing lesson . .

Yeah, man . . . jazz . .
Yeah, man . . . jazz . .

This is be-bop
Even though you think it doesn't sound like that

Napoleon: Wait? Be-bop?
FZ: I thought [...] Mud Shark dancing lesson . .

Oh, yeah . .
As I was saying

FZ: Yeah, that's got a lilting rhythm too. Let's try it again, hey!

FZ: [...] after the dunt-dunt . .
George: Okay
FZ: Okay?
George: Yeah, I got some, I get some place . .
FZ: [...]. "Be-Bop." One, two, three . .

This is be-bop
Even though you think it doesn't sound like that

Napoleon: What? Hey, man . .
FZ: Far out, far f*cking out

Oh, yeah . .
As I was saying

Napoleon: That's better. Much better
FZ: Yeah, that's really far out there
George: Sure is, man

Oh, yeah . .

Ruth: What is it, what is it?
FZ: [...] bridge
George: Hah hah hah hah!
Ruth: What're you doing? [...] that enough?
George: Hah hah hah . .
[...]

FZ: Now remember, this thing happens anyplace. [...] warn up there. You ready? "This Is Be-Bop." One, two . .

This is be-bop
Even though you think it doesn't sound like that

Oh, yeah . .

Napoleon: Yes, that, that's much better
George: Hey, man, as I was saying, man, you know what I mean, man . .

Ruth: Ha ha ha!

Oh, yeah . .

Wait a minute, I wanna tell you one thing right now
That man over there
That man over here
[...]
And him
You
And one and one is eleven
Two and two is twenty-two
And I'm gonna say something else . .

This ain't no . .
This ain't no be-bop
This is jazz
This ain't no jazz
This is be-bop
[...]
What is it?
Is it real?
In this morning
Is it right?
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah . .

One thing I wanna tell you right now
Well ain't no be-bop no more
I'm gonna get down . .

FZ: You gotta answer him back! What are we saying?
George: Oh, oh . .
Ruth: [...]

FZ: Okay. "This Is Be-Bop." One, two, three, four . .

This is be-bop
Even though you think it doesn't sound like that

Napoleon: Wait a minute, this ain't no be-bop . .

Oh, yeah . .

Napoleon: Yeah, that's right . .
George: As I was saying, man, you know what I mean . .
?: That's be-bop
George: [...] you know what I mean . .

One thing I wanna tell you right now
[...] singing be-bop
[...] singing jazz
As I know
Be-bop
Jazz!
Be-bop!
Answer!
(Damn fool just right. Jazz!)
Jazz!
(Jazz!)
Be-bop!
(Be-bop!)
Jazz!
(Jazz!)
[...] rutabaga!
(. . . rutabaga)
Carrots!
(Carrots!)
[...]
(What?)
Rutabaga!
(Rutabaga)

FZ: How about you say "Man" to it?

Hey man!
(Man!)
Let me hear you say "Hey man"
(Man!)
Let me hear you say "Guacamole"
(Guacamole!)

FZ: The mystery word for today is "Guacamole." Let's hear it!

What! One thing I wanna tell you right now
This ain't no be-bop
This is an Over-Nite Sensation
[...] Guacamole
Bring me an avocado

Bring me two avocados
Three avocados

George: Oh, Ruth . .

FZ: When we last left The Mothers Of Invention they were trying to figure up what the f*ck was going on with those signals. Well, I believe it's time now, folks, to get right back in the middle of Part Two of "Farther Oblivion." We're just about to warm up to the part where Ruth would [...] play her big number, bid a quick "Oh Yeah," with George on the trombone, Napoleon on the kazoo, and here we go . .

FZ: A real jazz drum solo! Take it away! . . . Meanwhile, in Baltimore . .

FZ: Contestant #1! . . . Contestant #2! . . . Contestant #3!
Mothers: Ha ha ha . .
FZ: Contestant #1 again! . . . Contestant #2! . . . Contestant #4! . .

FZ: Okay. You're contestant #4, right?
George: Ha ha ha . .
Ruth: [...]
FZ: Ruth, Ruth, take a gong solo!
George: Ha ha ha . .
FZ: Contestant #3!
[...]
FZ: Alright, Ruth, if you wanna [...]
Ruth: I won't
FZ: Hey, Ruth, let's take a four-mallet gong solo. Yeah, [...]

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