Zappa.com

The Official Frank Zappa Messageboards
It is currently Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:38 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 35 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:43 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:46 am
Posts: 43
Down in France z what's your favorite African American Zappa song


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:52 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:18 pm
Posts: 6852
Location: Over there! (last)
Get Whitey


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:17 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:48 pm
Posts: 35203
Location: Somewhere in time
Nig Biz


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:12 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:34 am
Posts: 1978
Location: Plymouth England
Little Beige Sambo

_________________
" Music is the only religion that delivers the goods " FZ


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:42 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2003 2:41 pm
Posts: 16729
Uncle Remus


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: re: racist joe
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:03 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2003 7:29 pm
Posts: 10239
trouble every day

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:11 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:14 am
Posts: 35948
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA
Brown Moses

_________________
You're probably wondering why I'm here
(not that it makes a heck of a lot of a difference to ya)
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 29, 2002 12:41 pm
Posts: 17450
Location: City Of Tiny Lites
Why don't you like me?

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:20 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:28 pm
Posts: 5071
Location: in the tiny dirt somewhere
Rhymin' Man

_________________
I'm petulant, and I'm having a frenzy...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:56 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:51 pm
Posts: 34423
Location: >>==> Wellington New Zealand
dipped his hands in the Doctor's blood.....


oh baby


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:26 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:48 pm
Posts: 35203
Location: Somewhere in time
Dong Work for Yuda


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:21 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:14 am
Posts: 35948
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA
Well, if Plook can have two favourites, then so can I!

"You Are What You Is"

_________________
You're probably wondering why I'm here
(not that it makes a heck of a lot of a difference to ya)
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:15 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:48 pm
Posts: 35203
Location: Somewhere in time
^^^Jeez I obviously need a ZFM rule book to post anywhere... :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:25 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:19 am
Posts: 16340
Location: misanthropia
Image

_________________
that's what happens when you don't read you loose your link to higher thinking


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:25 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:55 pm
Posts: 5396
JPD stole Brown Moses from me. He obviously hacked into my drafts.


...So I'll go with Dirty Love


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:14 am
Posts: 35948
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA
downer mydnyte wrote:
JPD stole Brown Moses from me. He obviously hacked into my drafts.

I did not!
The NSA posted it on their "of national concern" website.

_________________
You're probably wondering why I'm here
(not that it makes a heck of a lot of a difference to ya)
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:07 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:55 pm
Posts: 5396
Ha!

Dirty Love is a better song anyway. But not necessarily better for this mysterious topic.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:28 pm
Posts: 11098
downer mydnyte wrote:
Ha!

Dirty Love is a better song anyway. But not necessarily better for this mysterious topic.

I always thought Dirty Love was a song about poodles not black people. :?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:28 pm
Posts: 11098
Village of the Sun is about Sun Village, CA a predominantly black community near where Zappa was living in Lancaster. Johnny Franklin, who is namechecked in the song, was an African-American who was in an early Zappa band (the Blackouts, I believe). The “Stumblers” mentioned in the song were old, drunk black guys (possibly homeless?) that could be found there.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:55 pm
Posts: 5396
KUIII wrote:
downer mydnyte wrote:
Ha!

Dirty Love is a better song anyway. But not necessarily better for this mysterious topic.

I always thought Dirty Love was a song about poodles not black people. :?

Maybe the thread topic could have been more specific...
Snakemo wrote:
what's your favorite African American Zappa song

Dirty Love is performed with African Americans.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:50 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:52 pm
Posts: 19155
Location: LumberTruckWest
In France

great blues tune

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:28 pm
Posts: 11098
downer mydnyte wrote:
KUIII wrote:
downer mydnyte wrote:
Ha!

Dirty Love is a better song anyway. But not necessarily better for this mysterious topic.

I always thought Dirty Love was a song about poodles not black people. :?

Maybe the thread topic could have been more specific...
Snakemo wrote:
what's your favorite African American Zappa song

Dirty Love is performed with African Americans.

Not trying to start a fight, but probably at least half of the Zappa catolog was performed with black musicians regardless of style or lyrical content.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:48 pm
Posts: 35203
Location: Somewhere in time
Could Jimmie Carl Black be considered a black musician?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:41 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2005 12:26 pm
Posts: 2266
you are what you is (a brilliant zappa word: appropriot, as in "appropriate" as in proper as well as in the sense of "to take", combined with griot--)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Racist Joe
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:55 pm
Posts: 5396
KUIII wrote:
Not trying to start a fight, but probably at least half of the Zappa catolog was performed with black musicians regardless of style or lyrical content.

Yes, I know. Why would that start a fight? Is Dirty Love not black enough for you? Is that it?

The author of this thread never specified that it was for Zappa lyrics about African Americans. The music for Dirty Love has a pronounced African influence.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 35 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group