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This whole monstruousity was originally conveived February through March 2001 by the members of The Big Note - a Frank Zappa YahooGroup. After an arduous gestation period, this site was birthed on April 11 2001. True to the essence of collaborative effort, these people are held responsible.
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I've been meaning to ask, can anybody here explain to me, in a sort of father-knows-best way, what the text to Excentrifugal Forz is all about? And barring that, just tell me what you think is going on in there? It seems pretty damn biographical ("Since I never cared for sports") and seems to say, "Fuck it if I look like a lonely geek from the outside, I got my own little world and my little imaginary friends who play music with me". Ben Watson says it's all sexual imagery...
My vague view of this is that he (whether the person speaking in the song, or FZ personally, I don't know) is referring to retreating his "eccentric fort," meaning essentially his own world, a stronghold as defined by his personal eccentricities. This is then being punned due to a perhaps chance similarity to "centrifugal force" as "excentrifugal forz," whether meaningfully or whimsically, I don't know.
Ben Watson says it's all sexual imagery... Any thoughts?
I found an interesting write-up about Lather while searching for other things, and then back-tracked to the source, which is a book by Chris Federico, entitled "Zappology." Anyone seen this before?
Do ya think that had Federico used the "established" Zappalogy, that Mr. Obermanns might have taken umbrage?
I don't think Mr. Obermanns would have had a problem with it, as it was not the title of his book (ZAPPALOG), but rather the term he coined for the study of Zappa - calling his book "the first step of Zappalogy," clearly implying that there would be other steps to be taken by other individuals.
Who is Norbert Obermanns? Did he write a Zappa biography back then?
Norbert Obermanns - "Nobbi" - published the Zappalog (the first comprehensive list of FZ releases, legit and boot, ever published), which soon became the "bible" for the Zappa collector. I'm not sure when the last edition appeared (I have the second), but the book has since been "replaced" by the Zappa Patio website.
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