Exercise #4

The Yellow Shark, An Appreciation. Merry Zappadan.

If you’re interested in Zappa history, this is, apparently, a tune you want to hear.

I couldn’t find it on the YouTube, but thanks to the WP plugin known as Haiku, you can just steal a listen here:

Zappa comments in the liner notes:

This tune dates from 1957 or ’58. It was originally a string quartet I wrote right about the time I graduated (from high school). It’s one of the oldest pieces, and it’s been played by just about every one of the touring bands, in one version or another.

Like this, from back in the day:

Includes Dog Breath and Uncle Meat, so this clip is very relevant to the topic at hand.

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