Frank Zappa : It Just Might Be a One-Shot Deal [Waka/Jawaka, 1972] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Πέρα από οτιδήποτε άλλο, το τραγούδι αυτό περιέχει ένα από τα πιο όμορφα κιθαριστικά στιγμιότυπα που έχω ποτέ ακούσει. Ένα λεπτό και τριάντα δευτερόλεπτα απόλυτης ευφορίας από την pedal steel guitar του Sneaky Pete Kleinow.
Δυστυχώς ο τίτλος του τραγουδιού έμελλε να είναι …προφητικός: ο Zappa δεν θα συνεργαζόταν ποτέ ξανά με τον σπουδαίο μουσικό.

Apart from anything else, this song contains one of the most beautiful guitar moments I’ve ever experienced. One minute and thirty seconds of absolute euphoria from Sneaky Pete Kleinow’s pedal steel.
Unfortunately, the title of the song would prove to be …prophetic: this was the only time Zappa collaborated with the exceptional musician.


❝ If the froggy come up
A–with his satchel in his hand,
Then he reach in the front
And dump a mile of sand
Across the rug, along the hall
Up to the umbrella stand
That you’ve been watchin’ all the time
Watchin’ all the time
And if a forest grows up
From the dirt on the floor,
That the frog with the satchel
Had just dumped beside the door
You’re just startin’ to get worried,
You ain’t going out no more
And it’s confusin’ to your mind–
Just consider this:
You can be scared when it gets too real
You can be scared when it gets too real
But you should be diggin’ it
While it’s happening
(Yes! You should be diggin’ it while it’s happening!)
‘Cause it just might be a one-shot deal
You can be lost
And you can wanna be found
But keep an eye on that frog
Whenever he jump around
Just keep a–watchin’ him
You oughta be watchin’ him
Just keep a–watchin’ him
You wanna be askin’ him
(And see if he’s brought along a little bag for you, rant!)



Stay Safe!

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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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  1. Sneaky Pete’s solo is fantastic, but so is the bridge between the end of Sneaky’s solo and the song’s finale. The whole One-shot Deal is a real treat. I had a lap steel guitar when I was in my late teens. I never really figured out how to play it, but it was fun to mess around with. I think I ended up trading it for a big body steel-string acoustic guitar.

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