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Dog 3000
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Edited Feb 21, 2010, 21:46
Dancing Fools
Feb 21, 2010, 21:42
Moon Cat wrote:
Take the Track Dancin' Fool for example. I like the music but the direction of the track - a bloke likes dancin' to disco therefore he's a fuckin' idiot - seems a bit mean spirited to me.

I think Zappa's "Dancing Fool" is in fact a direct parody of The Guess Who's last hit single, which was also called "Dancin' Fool"

Listen here: http://new.music.yahoo.com/guess-who/tracks/dancin-fool--1244145

The GW tune had a very similar lyrical theme -- a shy guy getting his nerve up to go out dancing -- difference is in one song you're rooting for the guy, and in the other you're supposed to laugh at him.

I like the Guess Who song much better myself!

(Burton has a better moustache too.)
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