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Joe's Garage
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A cover of the Frank Zappa classic.
Single - $0.99
Rock - Cover Songs
Previous peak charts position #37
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #3
Frank Zappa
October 01, 2019
MP3 15.7 MB
320 kbps bitrate
WAV 69.5 MB
6:52 minutes
Story behind the song
Recorded by Craig Guerrieri (all instruments/vocals) at Cygnus Studios, Florida, USA Mixed by Christer Karjalainen, KC Sound, Turku, Finland http://www.kcsoundfinland.com/ Mastered by Sasa Opacic, SLY Studio, Turku, Finland http://www.kolumbus.fi/sale.custom/ Video also available: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq0QCWZ9TP8
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[Shortened modified intro from the Central Scrutinizer by Craig] This is the Central Scrutinizer... It is my responsibility to alert each and every one of you To the potentially dangerous consequences, if you choose a career in MUSIC... We take you now to a garage, in Canoga Park... [End intro] It wasn't very large There was just enough room to cram the drums In the corner over by the Dodge It was a fifty-four With a mashed up door And a cheesy little amp With a sign on the front, said "Fender Champ" And a second-hand guitar It was a Stratocaster with a whammy bar! We could jam in Joe's Garage His Mama was screamin' His Dad was mad We was playin' the same old song In the afternoon and sometimes we would Play it all night long It was all we knew, and easy too So we couldn't get it wrong All we did was bend the string like... Hey! Down in Joe's Garage We didn't have no dope or LSD But a couple a quarts of beer Would fix it so the intonation Would not offend yer ear And the same old chords goin' over 'n over Became a symphony We could play it again 'n again 'n again Cause it sounded good to me ONE MORE TIME! We could jam in Joe's Garage His Mama was screamin', "TURN IT DOWN!" We was playin' the same old song In the afternoon and sometimes we would Play it all night long It was all we knew, and easy too So we wouldn't get it wrong Even if you played it on the saxophone! We thought we was pretty good We talked about keepin' the band together And we figured that we should 'Cause about this time we was gettin' the eye From the girls in the neighborhood They'd all come over and dance around like... So we picked out a stupid name Had some cards printed up for a coupla' bucks And we was on our way to fame Got matching suits And Beatle Boots And a sign on the back of the car And we was ready to work in a GO-GO bar ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR... LET'S SEE IF YOU'VE GOT SOME MORE! People seemed to like our song They got up and danced and made a lotta noise And it wasn't 'fore very long A guy from a company we can't name Said we oughta take his pen And sign on the line for a real good time But he wouldn't tell us when These "good times" would be somethin' That was really happenin' So the band broke up And it looks like We will never play again... Guess you only get one chance in life To play a song that goes like... Well the years was rollin' by Heavy Metal and Glitter Rock Had caught the public eye Snotty boys with lipstick on Was really flyin' high And then they got that Disco thing And New Wave came along And all of a sudden I thought the time Had come for that old song We used to play in "Joe's Garage" And if I am not wrong You will soon be dancin' to the... [Central Scrutinizer] The WHITE ZONE is for loading and unloading only. If you gotta load, or if ya gotta unload, go to the WHITE ZONE... I said the years was rollin' by, yeah... The years was rollin' by... So the years was rollin' by... [Outro] This is the Central Scrutinizer... That was Joe's first confrontation with "The Law"! Naturally, we were easy on him. One of our friendly counselors gave him a donut, And told him to stick closer to church-oriented social activities...
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