Find Her Finer

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"Find Her Finer"
Single by Frank Zappa
from the album Zoot Allures
B-side Zoot Allures
Released 1976
Format 7"
Recorded 1976
Genre Rock, do-wop, blues
Length 3:18
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Frank Zappa
Producer(s) Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa singles chronology
"Du Bist Mein Sofa"
(1975)
"Find Her Finer"
(1976)
"Disco Boy"
(1979)

"Find Her Finer" is a 1976 single by Frank Zappa from the album Zoot Allures. The song was recorded with Zappa's lips extremely close to the microphone, creating an intimate sound.[1] Roy Estrada provided falsetto vocals to create a comic effect to the song. It was intended to be the lead single for Zoot Allures, but failed to chart, unlike its other single "Disco Boy".[2] A live and sped up jazz version can also be found on the album The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life. It was played in concert in 1976 and 1988.[3]

Meaning[edit]

According to the song, Zappa feels the best way to win a girl over is to show that you are less intelligent than her.[3] His reasoning for this is that women do not care for smart men, but instead a romantic. This parallels the stereotypical belief that men prefer unintelligent women.[1]

Track list[edit]

7" A."Find Her Finer" - 3:18
B."Zoot Allures" - 4:18[4]

Line up[edit]

Frank Zappa –guitar, synthesizer, bass, keyboards, lead vocals
Terry Bozzio – drums, backing vocals
Andre Lewis – backing vocals
Roy Estrada – backing vocals
Ruben Ladron de Guevara – backing vocals
Captain Beefheart – harmonica (credited as "Donnie Vliet")

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Words and Music of Frank Zappa - Kelly Fisher Lowe - Google Books". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Frank Zappa: the negative dialectics of poodle play - Ben Watson - Google Boeken". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
  3. ^ a b by François Couture. "Find Her Finer - Frank Zappa : Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
  4. ^ "Find Her Finer/Zoot Allures". Zappafrenzy.com. Retrieved 2012-10-05.