Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Sexually Aroused Gas Mask
FZ: Blow your harmonica, son . . .
Players On This Song
- Don Preston--keyboards
- Ian Underwood--keyboards & woodwinds
- Bunk Gardner--woodwinds
- Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood--baritone sax
- Buzz Gardner--trumpet & flugel horn
- Roy Estrada--bass & vocals
- Jimmy Carl Black--drums
- Art Tripp--drums
Records On Which This Song Has Appeared
Zappa Albums & Side Projects
Tribute & Cover Albums
Notes About This Song
Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Sexually Aroused Gas Mask is a combination of snippets from a Thee Image show in Miami and the 10/28/68 concert at the Royal Festival Hall in London (most of which can be heard on Ahead Of Their Time, although these sections are left out, with the exception of a bit near the end of King Kong, presented here as the beginning of Gas Mask. The piece contains a furious update on the main riff in Didja Get Any Onya?.
The title was inspired by Claude Achille Debussy's "Prélude à l' après-midi d'un faune" (1894).
CC Clues In This Song
- See also: "Blow your harmonica, son!"