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Frank Zappa - "Montana"


Frank Zappa Montana

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/BASS: nsw1-6
 
Arguably the best song from the 1973 LP Over-nite Sensation, "Montana" is one of those silly complex yet simple tunes Frank Zappa wrote so well. The singer wants to move to Montana "just to raise up a crop of/Dental Floss" (yes, that's right, dental floss grows in bushes, didn't you know?). He will also grow bees to be able to wax his floss. Riding his pony around his fields of floss with a pair of zircon-encrusted tweezers in his hands (the same ones that appeared in the album's previous song, "Dinah-Moe Humm"), he will embody a new kind of cowboy, the "Dental Floss tycoon." Full of twisted pseudo-ranch pronunciation and including a high-pitched "Yippy-Ty-O-Ty-Ay" for the final fade-out, this song was a laugh riot, but it also included a complex middle section with sped-up vocals and percussion. The introduction is also noteworthy, as the drum fill was written out and obligatory -- it became the song's signature, so to speak. 



8 Comments

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mrcoupdetat
July 28, 2017

"Arguably the best song from the 1973 LP Over-nite Sensation..."

 

Arguably the best Frank Zappa song ever! Nice work, sir!

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AJFOne23
July 28, 2017

I would argue your argue but I don't think it's possible to have a definitive best work from Zappa. The variety and sheer volume of material makes it a pastime paradise

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MrPrezident
July 28, 2017

Hey this is the one I was waiting for :) Thanks 

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nsw1-6
July 28, 2017

What AJF said. There is no best FZ song. Everything by him is great :P

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camcanuck88
July 28, 2017

Thanks for your work

 

amazing custom!!

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hotfuzz
July 29, 2017

Thanks Gents. Moving to Montana soon gonna be dental floss tycoon!

Thank you!

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BigBananaDealer
July 29, 2017

fuck yes full band montana is here!