The Mothers of Invention

No. No. No.

Composed by Frank Zappa

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"No. No. No." was released on the Mothers of Invention's 1968 LP Cruising With Ruben & the Jets. This doo-wop song rates as the most annoying on the album: it is completely contained in its first four bars, repeated endlessly. Here Zappa takes the simplicity of '50s pop to new heights. It is not more brilliant lyrically speaking: a man complains about his woman leaving him, all over a vocal background of "Boppa dooayyydoo." It seems the song was not performed live. "No. No. No." should not be confused with "Oh No," another Zappa song.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Cruising with Ruben & the Jets 1968 Hip-O / Zappa Records 2:15