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Frank Zappa - Andy, it doesn't matter, we're all human


It's Frank Zappa time again! And it's from The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life, the album that I've picked up many times. I've had this album in the middle of my music player's playlist for a while now and I've never been able to get rid of it. I therefore occasionally hear the album and get motivated to write about it. As a result it makes me extremely persistent in this album in this blog.

See also the previous articles about this album.

Part 1 

Part 2 


Frank Zappa - Andy (The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life)

'The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life' has tracks indeed live up to its title of the album. We hear how the best musicians in the band's history perform. Chad Wackerman plays the drums. While the first theme of this song Andy, he goes like this:



The rhythm is the only expression. One Note Zappa. The rhythm itself doesn't make any sense to me, but I can feel the tension of the band members because there is a lot of space and everyone has to tightly keep time with each other. Before go to next, see the unfamiliar and sinister numbers at the end of the score above...

The rhythm of the spoken words

This is of course Zappa, and the unsettling situation comes right after!



This is a very hard section of odd time signatures, as the spoken rhythm of the words seems to be forced onto the music. The band must have had a lot of rehearsals. It is amazing that the band is not unconfortable nor stagnant, despite this complecated representation.

try to write the lyrics down as well

I thought it would be nice if we could see the rhythm of the vocal part. I tried to write the lyrics down as well.


The "whirrrrrr" in between the vocal parts is a mystery to me, but I can tell that the rhythm of the song aligns with the spoken words. The lyrics keep repeating the same thing: 'Is there anything good inside of you, if there is, I really wanna know.' I don't understand. I don't know what he is trying to say, but the song itself and its composition are so interesting that I would like to split it into 2 blog articles. Next, we'll check out the interesting structure of the song and its superb groove! How could that be a superb groove with such odd meters?! Stay tuned!