on March 10, 2017 | Last updated March 10, 2017
Frank ZappaWould You Go All The Way
Release Type: User Audio Type: Single-track Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT) Pitched Vocals: Yes Vocals Gender: Male (2)
The song begins on a light shuffle and ends in full rock regalia, while Flo & Eddie show off their high-pitched comedy vocals. Released as the B-side to the single "Tell Me You Love Me" (Bizarre, 1970), it never attained "favorite" status. It was occasionally played live in 1971 and again briefly in 1976, but no official live recording was released. "Would You Go All the Way?" is an example of the more straight-forward repertoire Zappa built up with Flo & Eddie and abandoned when they left the band. The question in this song's title is addressed to a girl volunteering for the USO -- the United Services Organization, a federal organization which used to provide army troops with entertainment such as Bob Hope shows, dances, and movie presentations. The latter is the setting of this song in which, while watching a monster movie, the volunteer finds her male neighbor's hands to be inquisitive. Zappa goes further, suspecting the USO to provide more intimate "entertainment" through its female volunteers: "Would you go all the way for the U.S.A.?/Would you go all the way for the USO?/Lift up your dress 'less the answer is no."