Frank Zappa Harmonica Songs

Disclaimer for anyone who doesn’t know: Frank Zappa is irreverent!
Please don’t check these out if you don’t enjoy irreverence!
(He’s brilliant, but he’s not for everyone. LOL.)
Honestly, I respect his musicianship and political critique, but I’m not a huge fan of his music personally (I don’t listen to him in my free time.)

Anyways, here’s a couple of his raunchy tunes that have harmonica.

1.) In France. Harmonica solo at 2:20.

2.) Crew Slut Harmonica solo at 3:14.

Here’s a solo from Craig Steward, the player on that track:

One thing we CAN learn from Frank Zappa is not to take ourselves too seriously.

Rock on,


Hello @Luke,
anyway, always and laugh about yourself :smiley:


Mmmm. When I was young I loved his weird crude sence of humour. I even liked his music. Had his albums etc. I revisted his music after seeing a full length movie about his life. I agree he is kind of funny but there’s a fine line between irreverence and disrespect. His attitude to women in his music and in his life was, it seemed to me, if they didn’t like it they could fuck off. Very true obviously but not very nice.
The music now seems a bit boring but we are spoilt for choice these days. We don’t have to listen to whatever the local record shop guy is into. Thank heavens. Although I do miss the record shop guy.


Just for fun

Tooooog! :100::sunglasses::facepunch:t3: I love this. Thank you so much for your rich perspective. I’m reminded of the words of the great 20th century philosopher Tupak Shakur :wink:
And since we all came from a woman
Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman (yeah, yeah)
I wonder why we take from our women
Why we rape our women, do we hate our women? (Why? Why?)
I think it’s time to kill for our women (why? Why? Why? Why?)
Time to heal our women, be real to our women
And if we don’t we’ll have a race of babies
That will hate the ladies, that make the babies (oh, yeah, baby)
And since a man can’t make one
He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one
So will the real men get up
I know you’re fed up ladies, but keep your head up
(From 1993 rap song, Keep Ya Head Up.)