on October 31, 2016 | Last updated November 1, 2016
Release Type: User Audio Type: Single-track Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT) Pitched Vocals: Yes Vocals Gender: Male (3)
Cheepnis is is a tribute to B-movies. The song sings about the special effects in early horror movies, including a monster, named "Frunobulax", a very large poodle dog. One of Zappa's most exhilarating songs from the 1973-1974 period, "Cheepnis" coupled fast-paced rock with tons of quirky ornaments, complex arrangements, and genuine madness. The original version, released on the 1974 live LP Roxy & Elsewhere, has very little live material on it after the spoken introduction: heavily overdubbed, it also features a bridge section with sped-up voices that was never performed on stage!