Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood

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(Euclid James) Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood, a.k.a. Larry Fanoga (Arkansas City, KS, May 8, 1942 - December 25, 2011) is an American singer, saxofonist and tambourine player.

He met Frank Zappa in high school in 1956, occasionally sat in with - then joined - The Blackouts (after Zappa moved to Ontario), stayed (with Zappa) in Studio Z for about six months, and joined The Mothers Of Invention; first as a roadie for the Garrick Theater run, later as a musician.

Sherwood: "Frank used to sit out on the front lawn at the high school...when I was a Freshman and he was [a] Sophomore...and play guitar most of the time. I found out later on that Bobby Zappa was in one of my classes. Bobby found out that I collected Blues records and he introduced me to Frank."

Motorhead provided soprano & baritone sax, tambourine, 'snorks', and/or vocal for Freak Out!, We're Only In It For The Money, Lumpy Gravy, Cruising With Ruben & The Jets, Uncle Meat, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Weasels Ripped My Flesh, You Are What You Is, Thing-Fish, You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 1, You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 4, You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 5, Ahead Of Their Time, Civilization Phaze III, Läther, and Mystery Disc (playing guitar); also for the Beat The Boots series disks The Ark, 'Tis The Season To Be Jelly, Electric Aunt Jemima, and Our Man In Nirvana.

His performance can be seen in the Zappa movies 200 Motels, Uncle Meat, The Amazing Mr. Bickford, Video From Hell and The True Story Of 200 Motels.

Ruben And The Jets

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