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#3905 – got your cable just today, killed my groove i have to say

several days ago, skwirly asked what’s your ‘gotta sing along’ song?”… my answer was “frankenstein” by edgar winter (even though it’s an instrumental, i hum and “do-do-do-de-do” my way through the song), but since then i’ve realized that no matter how many times i hear it or play it in a row, i’ll always sing along with frank zappa’s

You Didn’t Try To Call Me

from “You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, vol. 1”

Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany

July 3, 1980

previously in

“Freak Out!”

“Cruising With Ruben & The Jets”

FZ–guitar/vocal

Ike Willis–guitar/vocal

Ray White–guitar/vocal

Tommy Mars–keyboards

Arthur Barrow–keyboards/bass

David Logeman–drums

You didn’t try to call me, why didn’t you try?

I’m so lonely

No matter who I take home, I keep calling your name

And you, (I need you so bad) you’re the one babe

Tell me, tell me who’s lovin’ you now

‘Cause it worries my mind and I can’t sleep at all

I stayed home on Friday just to wait for your call

And you didn’t try to call me

Why didn’t you try, I’m so lonely

No matter who I take home, I keep calling your name

And you, (I need you so bad) You’re the one babe

Tell me, tell me who’s lovin’ you now

‘Cause it worries my mind and I can’t sleep at all

I stayed home on Friday just to wait for your call

I can’t say what’s wrong or what’s right

La la-la-la la, la la-la-la la

All you’ve gotta do-do-do is call me babe

La la-la-la la, la la-la-la la

You make me feel so excited girl

I got so hung up on you from the moment that we met

That no matter how I try, I can’t keep the tears

From running down my face

I’m all alone at my place

You didn’t try to call me

You didn’t try to call me at all . . . (didja, buddy?) didja?

You didn’t try to call me

You didn’t try to call me at all . . . didja?

You didn’t try to call me

You didn’t try to call me at all . . . didja?

You didn’t try to call me

You didn’t try to call me at all . . . or didja?


i’ll only sing along really with that one live version, even though i’ve got two other versions from two other albums (it’s the same song, but one album – “crusing with ruben and the jets” – is frank zappa doing his songs as if he was a 50s doo-wop band).

i also bought this album recently:

how can i turn down an album that promises to be “an electric hootenanny”?? it reminds me of the forty-fives, but more country… but what did you expect from a hootenanny? see, samples:

  • wooly bully
  • the ‘in’-crowd
  • i fought the law
  • western union (which works well hootenanny-style)
  • we’re the bulldogs (which reminds me of mini coopers :P)
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