The Jimmy Carl Black Philosophy Lesson
FZ: At this very moment Jimmy Carl Black the Indian of the group is approaching the stage. Jimmy Carl, who likes to drink and also likes to boogie all night long and who is also horny, approaches Underwood in his transformed state at the piano and asks him this all important question:
JCB: Hey I thought we were gonna play a Rock & Roll concert. What is this?
Ian: Jimmy Carl Black, Indian of the group: four-fours.
JCB: How are you gonna get laid if you dont play rock & roll and drink beer? You get laid after the concert if you play rock & roll, this kind of crap you're not gonna, you're not gonna get laid anyway with that uniform on. I'll tell you what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna quit I'm gonna go out and hustle me some chick, the hell with you.
Ian: Jimmy, you need some discipline.
JCB: I'm leaving the group.
Ensemble: Boo! Boo!
FZ: Jimmy Carl, I must inform you, I must inform you, Jimmy Carl, for your own good, that here in London you're not gonna get any pussy unless you look like a popstar. Fix him up! . . . Mod Jacket . . .
(JCB: Oh Jeezus . . . )
FZ: Frilly Mod Neckpiece, Jimi Hendrix wig, and a Feather Boa.
FZ: Jimmy Carl Black enters the audience to hustle some young ladies. Go on Jim, see if you can get any action, and if you get lucky fix us up too. And if you're really lucky, get something for the robots . . . Mmmm, their little mechanical things are going up and down, up and down . . .
Players On This Song
- Frank Zappa (guitar, vocals)
- Jimmy Carl Black (drums)
- Roy Estrada (bass, vocals)
- Bunk Gardner (tenor sax, clarinet)
- Euclid James Motorhead Sherwood (baritone sax, tambourine)
- Don Preston (electric piano, odd noises)
- Arthur Tripp (drums, percussion)
- Ian Underwood (alto sax, piano)
- Assisted by members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Records On Which This Song Has Appeared
Zappa Albums & Side Projects
Tribute & Cover Albums
Notes About This Song
- Is part of the Zappa's one-time stage production Progress?.