I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Players On This Song
- Frank Zappa - lead guitar, computer-synth, vocal
- Ike Willis - rhythm guitar, synth, vocal
- Mike Keneally - rhythm guitar, synth, vocal
- Bobby Martin - keyboards, vocal
- Ed Mann - vibes, marimba, electronic percussion
- Walt Fowler - trumpet, flugel horn, synth
- Bruce Fowler - trombone
- Paul Carman - alto sax, soprano sax, baritone sax
- Albert Wing - tenor sax
- Kurt McGettrick - baritone sax, bass sax, contrabass clarinet
- Scott Thunes - electric bass, mini-moog
- Chad Wackerman - drums, electronic percussion
Records On Which This Song Has Appeared
FZ Albums & Side Projects
Tribute & Cover Albums
Notes About This Song
Den Simms: "You described "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" as being one of the ugliest songs ever written. What makes that song ugly?"
Frank Zappa: "Oh, I'm just joking, that's not the ugliest. I think "Happy Birthday" is one of the ugliest songs ever written. (laughter) That was a comment from the Munich show, where we got the audience to sing along with it."
Den Simms: "I have this one as being from ... one of the ugliest, maybe it was from Munich where the audience ..."
Frank Zappa: "Sang it."
Den Simms: "... Actually liked it and you did it twice or they had them singing it ..."
Frank Zappa: "Oh then that was ... one place where they really liked it, yeah. I can't remember what city that was, but in Munich I asked the audience to sing along and then I said "Ayee! That was ugly as fuck." No, "I think that was ugly as fuck." That's what it was."
Den Simms: "That was the "jazz" night?"
Frank Zappa: "Yeah."