Twenty Small Cigars
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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

tuxguys

My first experience hearing acoustic bass, and realizing what it was…
…and, according to the LP’s liner notes, it’s being played by studio stalwart ELECTRIC bassist, Max Bennett.
With the exception of a few of Zappa’s guitar fills (and I’m not sure that they’re exceptions, at all), this “Jazzy-“sounding piece is a completely organized composition, and completely charming …
I’m feeling a sense of hilarity as I remember, back in 1970, rooms full of hippies, quite stoned, all excited at the prospect of a new disc from the guy who brought you “Susie Creamcheese” a couple of years earlier…
…and then this came on.
Oh WOW, man…
Personnel:
FZ: Electric guitar (although it actually sounds to me like an early example of an amplified acoustic guitar), and harpsichord (yes, you read that correctly);
Ian Underwood: Acoustic piano;
Max Bennett (Google him): Acoustic bass;
John Guerin (Google him): Acoustic drums.



All comments from YouTube:

Robert Elder

This is one of my favorites of Zappa's transition from the 60's Mother's music to jazz fusion/ rock. I'll never forget the day I actually heard it played on the radio while I was in a clothing store in Monterey California, 1975
-Wild Weasel

S.R Woodward

Matt Perry I’ve heard some interesting stuff in chipotle... Tom waits heart attack & vine most recently

Matt Perry

That's pretty amazing. I love those moments of "Are they really playing that?" Like the time on a bus in Yugoslavia where the sound system was blasting Baltic music and suddenly Enya comes over the loudspeaker! Or more recently hearing Warren Zevon's "Nighttime in the Switching Yard" in a Chipotle's. I wrote to the company thanking them... but didn't mention that the song was about mainlining heroin!

Federico Righi

Una perla del grande Frank. Ha uno sviluppo armonico di assoluta bellezza, e un'orchestrazione degli strumenti geniale. Masterpiece.

Burt472

@Federico Righi Concordo...Ciao da Trento

Ezio Carmagnani

Bellissima

Marco

Frank, come back! All these assholes really need you! One of my favourite Zappa tunes. Pure Genius.

Robbie

😉👍

tuxguys

My first experience hearing acoustic bass, and realizing what it was…
…and, according to the LP’s liner notes, it’s being played by studio stalwart ELECTRIC bassist, Max Bennett.
With the exception of a few of Zappa’s guitar fills (and I’m not sure that they’re exceptions, at all), this “Jazzy-“sounding piece is a completely organized composition, and completely charming …
I’m feeling a sense of hilarity as I remember, back in 1970, rooms full of hippies, quite stoned, all excited at the prospect of a new disc from the guy who brought you “Susie Creamcheese” a couple of years earlier…
…and then this came on.
Oh WOW, man…
Personnel:
FZ: Electric guitar (although it actually sounds to me like an early example of an amplified acoustic guitar), and harpsichord (yes, you read that correctly);
Ian Underwood: Acoustic piano;
Max Bennett (Google him): Acoustic bass;
John Guerin (Google him): Acoustic drums.

Tachi Sotelo

Una verdadera genialidad del gran Frank! Chunga's Revenge fue el primer CD que compré. Por supuesto, primero tuve y tengo el disco en vinilo!

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