Willie the Pimp – Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart

What a combination – two of my favourites together! Captain Beefheart was always my favourite but Zappa came close.

This is off the fabulous Hot Rats album

“Willie The Pimp”

I’m a little pimp with my hair gassed back
Pair a khaki pants with my shoe shined black

Got a little lady . . . walk the street
Tellin’ all the boys that she cain’t be beat

Twenny dollah bill (I can set you straight)
Meet me onna corner boy ‘n don’t be late

Man in a suit with a bow-tie neck
Wanna buy a grunt with a third party check

Standin’ onna porch of the Lido Hotel
Floozies in the lobby love the way I sell:
HOT MEAT
HOT RATS
HOT CATS
HOT RITZ
HOT ROOTS
HOT SOOTS

HOT MEAT
HOT RATS
HOT CATS
HOT ZITZ
HOT ROOTS
HOT SOOTS

6 thoughts on “Willie the Pimp – Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart

      1. My subtle suggestion flew over your head like the proverbial muffin!
        I dunno, maybe you think the other musicians’ contribution pales into insignificance against Beefheart’s 60 seconds worth.

    1. What’s about “go to see”? That ain’t the subject here?
      Can’t you just talk straight to it?
      Would there be any pull without that band?
      Do you know who played this? Cos i’m guessing if you did you’d might have summit to say…

  1. I particularly liked the assembly of musicians. John Guerin, drums, was tremendous but unfortunately refused to join the band full-time. Zappa settled on Art Tripp for a while until he decided he really wasn’t up to it so sent him off to that spare parts factory for the used and done, Beefheart’s band. He got Aynsley Dunbar in later.
    Guerin also appears on Twenty Small Cigars on Chunga’s Revenge which is also from the Hot Rats sessions. Max Bennett on bass, who knew a thing or two about jazz fusion, and Sugar Cane Harris on violin. Appalachian country blues meets LA jazz-rock. Seldom ever heard of again.

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