Suzy Creamcheese

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The back cover of Freak Out! features a letter from Suzy Creamcheese:

These Mothers is crazy. You can tell by their clothes. One guy wears beads and they all smell bad. We were gonna get them for a dance after the basketball game but my best pal warned me you can never tell how many will show up...sometimes the guy in the fur coat doesn't show up and sometimes he does show up only he brings a big bunch of crazy people with him and they dance all over the place. None of the kids at my school like these Mothers...specially since my teacher told us what the words to their songs meant.

Sincerly forever,
Suzy Creamcheese

Salt Lake City, Utah.


Frank Zappa interview from 1974:

"Suzy Creamcheese was a girl named Jeanne Vassoir. And she is the voice that's on the Freak Out album. The myth of Suzy Creamcheese, the letter on the album, I wrote myself. There never really was a Suzy Creamcheese. It was just a figment of my imagination until people started identifying with it heavily. It got to weird proportions in Europe, so that in 1967, when we did our first tour of Europe, people were asking if Suzy Creamcheese was along with us. So I procured the services of another girl named Pamela Zarubica, who was hired to be the Suzy Creamcheese of the European tour. And then she maintained the reputation of being Suzy Creamcheese after 1967. The first one went someplace, we don't know where."

On Absolutely Free the voice of Suzy Creamcheese was Herb Cohen's daughter Lisa.

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Notes

  • Teddy And His Patches recorded a song called Suzy Creamcheese in 1967.
  • In Martin Scorsese's "Casino", the character Jennifer (played by Sharon Stone) refers to a boutique named Suzy Creamcheese which really existed in Las Vegas during the 70's.