Frank Zappa

Fine Girl

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"Fine Girl" is the only studio song on the otherwise live album Tinsel Town Rebellion. Frank Zappa explained in the liner notes that it was added so that conservative radio stations would have something to play -- and indeed the song is not too offensive. Yet, it was not released as a single. A simple pop song, "Fine Girl" describes the perfect woman from a lazy man's point of view: "She do [sic] yer laundry/She change [sic] a tire/Chop a little wood for the fire." The fast reggae groove gives it a cheerful mood. The ending on the studio version features multi-tracked contrapuntal vocals that achieve cacophonous results. Live it was done better, as can be heard on You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1.

The song was performed live only for a short period of time between September 1981 and July 1982, often after "Charlie's Enormous Mouth" and before "Teenage Wind."

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Strictly Commercial: The Best of Frank Zappa 1995 Rykodisc 3:29
Zappa Picks [Larry LaLonde] 2002 Rykodisc 3:29