Frank Zappa

Find Her Finer

Composed by Frank Zappa

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The sociological message in "Find Her Finer" is pretty simple: If you want to impress a girl, don't show her you are smart, sink below her level, "Act like a dummy 'til you finally grind her." Released on the 1976 LP Zoot Allures and as a single (b/w the title track), this song is a simple medium-tempo rock with blues overtones (thanks to Captain Beefheart's harmonica). One of Zappa's most straightforward tunes, it follows a logic similar to "Fine Girl," another attempt at a lowest-denominator hit single. "Find Her Finer" was performed only a few times in 1976 and then shelved. Sped up and rearranged to include Vegas-style brass lines, it reappeared during the 1988 tour (a version can be heard on The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life) but failed to convince anyone of its interest. Nevertheless the vocal group the Persuasions recorded a spirited cover of it for their album Frankly a Cappella.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Zoot Allures 1976 Zappa Records 4:21
The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life 1991 Zappa Records 2:42
FZ:OZ 2002 Dream Catcher Records / Vaulternative 3:48
Philly '76 2009 Vaulter Native / Vaulternative 3:17
Understanding America 2012 Zappa Records 3:34
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