Chunga's Revenge

October 1970, 40:22 min.

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Compiled by Vladimir Sovetov 

              Lyrics was originaly
                  transcribed by
    C. Gordon Keeble [gordo] (ck7263@csc.albany.edu)


  Transylvanian Boogie
  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#  From: sundin@cs.chalmers.se (Ulf Sundin)
#    Transylvanian Boogie is great. Combines a truly "non-rock" guitar
#    improvisation with a really mean guitar sound.
#
  Road Ladies
  ~~~~~~~~~~~
#   From: sundin@cs.chalmers.se (Ulf Sundin)
#     Road Ladies: OK, musically this is rather traditional blues.
#     The lyrics are amusing the first times, however.
#

   Don't it ever get lonesome?    {yeah! . . . sure gets lonesome}
   Don't it ever get sad when you go out on the road?
           {oh, there was one time in Minneapolis.. when I thought I
           had the clap for sure}
   Don't it ever get lonesome?    [whoa-ho!]      {lonesome ain't the word}
   Don't it ever get sad when you go out on a thirty day tour?

#           From: Colin Gateley 
# these quotes {} are Mark Volman...
#  the other voice is probably Howard Kaylan and I can't work out
#  what he is saying. It may be simply appropriate blues response
#  mumbling.

   When the P.A. system eats it,
            ^^^
#        From: "Tony Pfarrer" 
#  P.A. System is short for Public Address system. Before the days of
#  good amps, mixers and monitors, bands used relatively crude set-
#  ups for amplification. FZ complains about the P.A. system the
#  Mothers used during the '68 European tour in the "Ahead of Their
#  Time" CD booklet.
#
#           From: linetramp@delphi.com
#  About the time this album was put out, the trend in arena shows was to
# have an enormous and POWERFUL public address system (P.A. system), most of
# which were rented from sound and light companies. Not all such companies
# were reliable. Powerful amplification was EXTREMELY expensive in those days
# and many of the "fly by night" sound contractors would show up with a huge
# buch of plywood cabinets made to look like working speakers and rack panels
# filled with a few good power amps and a lot of broken stuff with the red
# lights wired up so they would look good.
#    Frank was apparently referencing those performances where the rented
# sound equipment sounds like shit ("Eats It" in American slang) and as every
# road musician can attest to; not every performance goes entirely as rehearsed
# (as in:"And the band plays some of the most terrible-est shit you ('ve) ever
# known")
#
#           From: "Ottis R." 
#  The sense is right, but I think that "Eats it" refers to the point
#  at which the Public Address system actually breaks down, as in what
#  happens to you when you get a bad burrito and some rancid beer and
#  Eat It.
#
#           From: natola@coos.dartmouth.edu (Mark A. Natola)
#  Well, I grew up in the Boston area, and "Eats it" basicly means IT SUCKS!
# So, if you apply that meaning to the song, FZ is saying the PA system sucks,
# and the band is playing like shit.  Just my 2 cents.

   Don't you better get a shot from the doctor for what the
   Road Ladie do to you

#          From: joe@cs.tu-berlin.de (Johannes Labisch)
#  Means: get an injection agains the clap or whatever the Road Ladies give
# you. (This was written before AIDS came up.)
#
#          From: linetramp@delphi.com
#  Referencing, of course, getting an injection of penicillin from the doctor
# to cure the strain of venereal disease you picked up while boffin' groupies
# after the show.
#  HEY anybody out there old enough to remember when sex didn't KILL YOU?

  Twenty Small Cigars
  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#  From: sundin@cs.chalmers.se (Ulf Sundin)
#    This is a really great ultra-cool jazz, in the same
#    vein as "It must be a camel" from Hot Rats.
#    The only problem is that it's too short.
#

  The Nancy & Mary Music
  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#    From: sundin@cs.chalmers.se (Ulf Sundin)
#     A fun jam, including a vocal drum solo by George Duke.
#

  Tell Me You Love Me
  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#    From: sundin@cs.chalmers.se (Ulf Sundin)
#      Nothing very special, but it became a Flo & Eddie Classic.
#

  Would You Go All the Way?
  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#    From: sundin@cs.chalmers.se (Ulf Sundin)
#      A funny Flo & Eddie Song

   Remember Freddie and  Joe
   The night you went to the show. (a monster movie)
                                    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
#CC
#  There are a few lines from FZ intro to Roxy _Cheepnis_
#
#   Cheepnis... lemme tell you something: do you like monster movies, anybody?
# (YEEAAH!) I love monster monster movies. I simply adore monster movies. And
# the cheaper they are, the better they are. And cheapness, in case of monster
# movie, has nothing to do with the budget of the film -- althought it helps
# -- but true cheapness is exemplified by visible nylon strings attached to
# the jaw of the giant spider...

   The monster came out; everybody shout.
   People all around you, screamin at the monster --
   the monster from the USO.
                        ^^^^
#                 From: pepke@scri.fsu.edu (Eric Pepke)
# United Service Organization.  This is a partially federal, partially
# voluntary organization whose job it is to boost the morale of troops in the
# United States armed forces.  The USO typically puts on shows (Bob Hope
# used to do one a year), maintains coffeehouses, puts on dances, provides
# counseling, etc.  The song is a reference to the suspicion that female
# volunteers for the USO occasionally perform morale-boosting services of a
# more personal nature.
#
#                From: Colin Gateley 
# United Service Organisation...I think they're the ones
# who provide "entertainment" for American troops...
# So -  the monster is in the movie provided by this
# recreation-for-government-authorised-killers organisation.



  Chunga's Revenge
  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#   From: sundin@cs.chalmers.se (Ulf Sundin)
#     Improvisation over a rather simple riff, but the
#	  wha-wha sax of Ian Underwood is really good.

  The Clap
  ~~~~~~~~
#   From: sundin@cs.chalmers.se (Ulf Sundin)
#     Offers some percussive relief after the hot title track,
#     and FZ at the drums.

  Rudy Wants to Buy Yez a Drink
  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#  From: sundin@cs.chalmers.se (Ulf Sundin)
#    This is really funny, including an
#    Elvis inpersination and trombone by George Duke.


   Hi and howdy doody.
   I'm a union man; you can call me Rudy.
   Any you boys not paid up on your cards?  [huh?]
                                    ^^^^^
#                   From: todd@cup.hp.com (Todd Poynor)
# ... I think, as in, "Have you been paying your union dues?"
# (you get this AFM -- American Federation of Musicians -- card in the US).


   to check and see
   no wrong been done
   that's one good reason
   I carry a gun.

   I hope the bulge
              ^^^^
#             From: pepke@scri.fsu.edu (Eric Pepke)
# I envision Rudy as wearing a dark suit concealing a pistol in a
# shoulder holster.
#
#             From: valerio@soliton.physics.arizona.edu (Peter Valerio)
# Sounds to me like Frank is taking a common, everyday experience like
# concealing firearms and trying to make our inner children giggle and
# think about our (and in the case of the women, their) willies.
#
#             From: ivester@utkvx.utk.edu (Stan Ivester)
# as in the bulge a gun makes in a wise guy's jacket. Plus it's kind of a play
# on the bulge that most rock stars are more concerned about.
#

  Sharleena
  ~~~~~~~~~
#           From: sundin@cs.chalmers.se (Ulf Sundin)
#    Never really cared for this one, in any of the any released versions.
#
#           From: "Tony Pfarrer" #
#   Why did he keep recording it? I guess he found songs like that fun
#  to listen to as well as play, and Sharleena is certainly a good
#  vehicle for highlighting Flo & Eddie's talents and is a logical
#  extension of the Ruben & Jets/Valarie greasy teen age love
#  song themes. He honestly LOVED stuff like that. For instance
#  when I saw the Mothers in 1971, the final encore was a very
#  slow, very straight version of the Shep & the Limelighters doo-wop
#  classic "Daddy's Home".
#   Back to the topic, I find the version of Sharleena on Playground
#  Psychotics to be lots of fun to sing along with in the car.
#  That "Sharleena-leena doodledooledoodledoodledoodledoo" stuff makes
#   me want to sing every time.




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