Auspicious Occasion

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Mark Volman: Hello?!
FZ: Welcome to Carnegie Hall, ladies and gentlemen.
I hate to ask you this, but if you could just be patient for a couple o’minutes while we tune up the synthesizers, it’ll sound better.
FZ: It says "Uncle Meat"!
FZ: Thank you for this.
Allright. Contrary to the way we normally run our program, can you put a little more of my microphone on this monitor, please?
(Oah! Tuck, tuck!)
(Tuck, tuck!)
FZ: Hello! Woah! Ordinarily, when we start off a show, we start off with something real zippy and snazzy so that you get right into it, you know?
Mark Volman: Three Dog Night!
FZ: But, I think this evening — because it is such an auspicious occasion: The Desecration of Carnegie Hall itself — (applause) … that we are actually going to deviate from our format, ladies and gentlemen — (applause) — now, some of you might find this a little bit too deviated, however, the first selection that we are gonna perform is a new piece, it’s, ah, receiving its New York premiere at this time — (frenetic applause) — and its, ah, you may think it’s shitty when you hear it, what you’re clapping for now? — (laughter) — ’ts we’, it’s nice to know you’re on our side.
Mark Volman: Rite on! Brothers and sisters!
FZ: Just send those groovy vibes right on up here to the stage! Just … blow ’em right on up here!
Now listen!
Mark Volman: Wild Man Fisher, ladies and gentlemen!
FZ: The reason why some of you might find us a little bit too devious is because … it’s in German!

Players On This Song

Frank Zappa (guitar, dialog)
Mark Volman (lead vocals, dialog)
Howard Kaylan (lead vocals, dialog)
Ian Underwood (woodwinds, keyboards, vocals)
Aynsley Dunbar (drums)
Jim Pons (bass, vocals, dialog)
Don Preston (mini-moog)

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