All the Zappa catch phrases?
December 13, 2007 4:07 PM   Subscribe

So I'd like to compile a list--better or at least easier to peruse than the ones I've found on the interwebs--of all of those crazy catch phrases Frank Zappa used on all his records and at shows. So far I have "It's a way of life" and "Add water; makes it own sauce!", both from Joe's Garage. Maybe there's a great site I'm missing 'cause it's got no GoogleJuice?
posted by littlerobothead to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I think of Zappa quotes like The Big Lebowski: everyone has their favorites. Maybe if you get all of the "You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore" volumes? I dunno, but I think I'd start my search on some Zappa forums from Google. There seems to be a pretty active one on that you could ask.
posted by rhizome at 4:38 PM on December 13, 2007

zirconium encrusted tweezers

Sears poncho- or not...
posted by carterk at 4:39 PM on December 13, 2007

Read this book. (Or don't. It's kind of silly, but it examines many of these phrases in-depth).
posted by Bookhouse at 4:51 PM on December 13, 2007

I hear you're having trouble with pigs and ponies.
posted by flabdablet at 5:12 PM on December 13, 2007

Best answer: St. Alphonzo's Pancake Homepage is a great source for Conceptual Continuity -- in particular, check out the notes and comments (demonstrative example linked) for each album. Looks like there's a wiki elsewhere, too.
posted by headlessagnew at 5:20 PM on December 13, 2007

Oh, my hair is getting good in the back.
posted by dirtdirt at 5:27 AM on December 14, 2007

Raisin' it up. Waxin' it down.

Just like yo' mama make that nasty poodle do.

An' how 'bout you, Fauna? You wanna?
posted by Bruce H. at 12:34 AM on December 15, 2007

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