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Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch

by Frank Zappa

Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch by Frank Zappa

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Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch

by Frank Zappa

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Label: Zappa Records
Zappa going New Wave -- which is what Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch is all about -- might seem like an odd move for the veteran freak. Then again, the new wave's post-modern celebration of American kitsch and trash culture is something Zappa was exploring as far back as the late '60s. He even scored a minor hit with "Valley Girl." It's a pretty awesome song for two key reasons: (1) It sounds like Sparks, and (2) it features his daughter Moon Unit mocking the shopping-mall chicks at her high school. She unloads some real zingers, including the classic "Gag me with a spoon!"

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Zappa going New Wave -- which is what Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch is all about -- might seem like an odd move for the veteran freak. Then again, the new wave's post-modern celebration of American kitsch and trash culture is something Zappa was exploring as far back as the late '60s. He even scored a minor hit with "Valley Girl." It's a pretty awesome song for two key reasons: (1) It sounds like Sparks, and (2) it features his daughter Moon Unit mocking the shopping-mall chicks at her high school. She unloads some real zingers, including the classic "Gag me with a spoon!"

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About This Album

Zappa going New Wave -- which is what Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch is all about -- might seem like an odd move for the veteran freak. Then again, the new wave's post-modern celebration of American kitsch and trash culture is something Zappa was exploring as far back as the late '60s. He even scored a minor hit with "Valley Girl." It's a pretty awesome song for two key reasons: (1) It sounds like Sparks, and (2) it features his daughter Moon Unit mocking the shopping-mall chicks at her high school. She unloads some real zingers, including the classic "Gag me with a spoon!"