Valley Girl

By Source, Fair use,
By Source, Fair use,

Here is where Squeeky is mentally.

Fried for sure. The sun has baked my head.

Love me some Frank Zappa. And this brings me back to the summer of ’82. Only 35 years ago.

I didn’t love FZ then or fly fishing. Now am enamored with both.

So a break from all that fly fishing talk today with this classic Valley Girl Vid featuring Moon Unit Zappa. 80’s TV was strange too as evidenced by this video and show. I remember some Valspeak. Some of it has come back today.

Back to fishing speak tomorrow, maybe, for all of you who think this is strange. I am entertained for sure.

This from Wiki

The track was a combination of a guitar riff that Frank had composed, and a desire from Moon to work with her father. According to Zappa biographer Kelly Fisher Lowe, Frank woke up Moon in the middle of the night and took her to a studio in order to re-create conversations she had had with friends.[1] The lyrics were a deliberate attack on the slang and behavior of stereotypical valley girls. Zappa stressed that it was not a happy song, and that he hated the San Fernando Valley, calling it “a most depressing place.”[2] Moon supplied Frank with much of the content, speaking typical “Valley girl” or “Valspeak” phrases she heard at “parties, bar mitzvahs, and the Galleria”.[3]

Musically, the song is one of the most atypical Zappa tunes because of how relatively “normal” it is compared to other compositions, and is played entirely in 4/4 with the exception of the 7/4 groove at the very end.

I like the video at the bottom too. Just staring at the vid turning at 45 rpms. How many singles did you buy? Me? Lots. Browsing at the record store is not the same on your laptop. No blacklights or weed pipes or hot chicks or anything cool like that anymore. Although Amazon lands on your doorstep in a couple days…

Ever seen High Fidelity with John Cusack?

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  • Perfect! Pick up the mid-90s novel ‘High Fidelity’ by Nick Hornby who mentions or lists nearly 100 great tunes and potential Scumliner sound tracks. The blog’s been gospel all week, Mark, and this one needs to be archived in a virtual Chauvet Cave.

  • That was great! loved the Zappa man. I went to one of his concerts in college in my naive years and was offered to buy every vice know to man as I was walking to the concert.

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