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Frank Zappa - "Catholic Girls"


Frank Zappa Catholic Girls

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (3)

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Author Notes

GUITAR: MrPrezident/rubydanger
DRUMS: MrBurpler
 
Part of the 1979 concept album Joe's Garage, "Catholic Girls" is a cynical song on the hypocrisy of some parishioners. You meet Mary, the main female character in the story. Joe and her meet at the CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) for trivial social activities. But catholic girls are no angels and while their parents think they're sending them to a sexually repressive environment, "they're learning to blow/All the Catholic Boys!"
 
"Catholic Girls" is one of Frank Zappa's best-known songs, along with "Dancin' Fool." It features all of his tricks: the religion vs. sex topic, the multiple voices and characterizations, sped-up voices, and bass vocal accompaniment, the silliness of the music emphasizing the plot's, an irresistible lightness, and a snippet of complexity in the 9/8 and 7/8 introductory riff. It's irreverent fun.



5 Comments

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AJFOne23
July 31, 2020

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Vinny Reed
July 31, 2020
Nice to see some more songs from Joe’s Garage
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jerrylive365
July 31, 2020

Love me some Joe's Garage!

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MrBurpler
August 1, 2020

lmao 3 dots for drums

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AJFOne23
August 1, 2020

lmao 3 dots for drums

 

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