New Zappa Cover: “Find Her Finer”

I try to stay off the beaten path when performing covers, and this is no exception. It’s one of Frank Zappa’s far lesser known songs, from an album I’ll bet a lot of his fans have never listened to, called “Zoot Allures”. I absolutely love the genius of Zappa, although it’s difficult to cover even his seemingly “easy” songs… This is a great example of that, very deceptive. Both this song and that album are definitely among my Zappa favorites.

Guess I should warn you in advance that this is probably considered a “PG”-rated tune, but what Zappa song isn’t?


Listen to “Find Her Finer” on SoundClick


Credits:

Arrangements, performances, recording, mixing and mastering by Craig Guerrieri ©2018.

The amazingly short list of instruments used on this song, considering it’s a Zappa tune:

– Seagull Entourage acoustic guitar
– Fender Jazz bass guitar
– Yamaha MX49 digital synthesizer
– Korg MS-20 analog synthesizer
– DW Drums with Zildjian, Paiste and Wuhan cymbals


“Find Her Finer”
Words and Music by Frank Zappa

Find her finer, sneak up behind her
Wrapped like a mummy ’til you finally unwind her
Find her, blind her, see who designed her
Act like a dummy ’til you finally grind her

If you should see a girl on the street
Now maybe you might think she is sweet
But if you wanna tickle her treat
Now really, what should you do?

Don’t never let her know you are smart
The universe is nowhere to start
You gotta play it straight from the heart
She gwine renunciate you

That’s why you gotta…

Find her finer, sneak up behind her
Wrapped like a mummy ’til you finally unwind her
Find her, blind her, see who designed her
Act like a dummy ’til you finally grind her

Now maybe you might think this is crude
And maybe you might think I am rude
And maybe this approach I have spewed
Is not the one for you

But believe me later on you’ll find
As you impress her with your mind
That you will just be left behind
For a wiser fool

So you might as well…

Find her finer, sneak up behind her
Wrapped like a mummy ’til you finally unwind her
Find her, blind her, see who designed her
Act like a dummy ’til you finally grind her…

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