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    Cosmik Debris
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    "Cosmik Debris" is another very well known Frank Zappa song. When I played it live on stage in 2010, I presented archival performance video footage which included the original performance audio as well. That enabled my father to join me and the band visually as well as audibly on lead vocals and guitar. The live performances from the tour included a mini guitar duel. My solo changed night after night which made the experience feel more like my dad was actually there with me, and I could react to him in the moment.

    "Cosmik Debris"

    The Mystery Man came over
    An' he said: "I'm outa-site!"
    He said, for a nominal service charge,
    I could reach nervonna t'nite
    If I was ready, willing 'n able
    To pay him his regular fee
    He would drop all the rest of his pressing affairs
    And devote His Attention to me
    But I said...
    Look here brother,
    Who you jivin' with that Cosmik Debris?
    (Now who you jivin' with that Cosmik Debris?)
    Look here brother,
    Don't you waste your time on me

    The Mystery Man got nervous
    An' he fidget around a bit
    He reached in the pocket of his Mystery Robe
    An' he whipped out a shaving kit
    Now, I thought it was a razor
    An' a can of foamin' goo
    But he told me right then when the top popped open
    There was nothin' his box won't do
    With the oil of Afro-dytee
    An' the dust of the Grand Wazoo
    He said:
    "You might not believe this, little fella, but it'll cure your Asthma too!"
    An' I said...
    Look here brother,
    Who you jivin' with that Cosmik Debris?
    (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
    Look here brother,
    Don't you waste your time on me
    Don't waste yer time...

    I've got troubles of my own, I said
    An' you can't help me out
    So take your meditations an' your preparations
    An' ram it up yer snout
    "BUT I GOT A KRISTL BOL!," he said
    An' held it to the light
    So I snatched it
    All away from him
    An' I showed him how to do it right
    I wrapped a newspaper 'round my head
    So I'd look like I was Deep
    I said some Mumbo Jumbos then
    An' told him he was goin' to sleep
    I robbed his rings
    An' pocket watch
    An' everything else I found
    I had that sucker hypnotized
    He couldn't even make a sound
    I proceeded to tell him his future then
    As long as he was hanging around,
    I said
    "The price of meat has just gone up
    An' yer ol' lady has just gone down..."
    Look here brother,
    Who you jivin' with that Cosmik Debris?
    (Now is that a real poncho or is that a Sears poncho?)
    Don't you know,
    You could make more money as a butcher,
    So don't you waste your time on me
    (Don't waste it, don't waste your time on me...)
    Ohm shanti, ohm shanti, ohm shanti-ohm
    Shanti
  • FormatWAV
  • Bit Rate24
  • Sample Rate48

"Cosmik Debris" is another very well known Frank Zappa song. When I played it live on stage in 2010, I presented archival performance video footage which included the original performance audio as well. That enabled my father to join me and the band visually as well as audibly on lead vocals and guitar. The live performances from the tour included a mini guitar duel. My solo changed night after night which made the experience feel more like my dad was actually there with me, and I could react to him in the moment.

"Cosmik Debris"

The Mystery Man came over
An' he said: "I'm outa-site!"
He said, for a nominal service charge,
I could reach nervonna t'nite
If I was ready, willing 'n able
To pay him his regular fee
He would drop all the rest of his pressing affairs
And devote His Attention to me
But I said...
Look here brother,
Who you jivin' with that Cosmik Debris?
(Now who you jivin' with that Cosmik Debris?)
Look here brother,
Don't you waste your time on me

The Mystery Man got nervous
An' he fidget around a bit
He reached in the pocket of his Mystery Robe
An' he whipped out a shaving kit
Now, I thought it was a razor
An' a can of foamin' goo
But he told me right then when the top popped open
There was nothin' his box won't do
With the oil of Afro-dytee
An' the dust of the Grand Wazoo
He said:
"You might not believe this, little fella, but it'll cure your Asthma too!"
An' I said...
Look here brother,
Who you jivin' with that Cosmik Debris?
(Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
Look here brother,
Don't you waste your time on me
Don't waste yer time...

I've got troubles of my own, I said
An' you can't help me out
So take your meditations an' your preparations
An' ram it up yer snout
"BUT I GOT A KRISTL BOL!," he said
An' held it to the light
So I snatched it
All away from him
An' I showed him how to do it right
I wrapped a newspaper 'round my head
So I'd look like I was Deep
I said some Mumbo Jumbos then
An' told him he was goin' to sleep
I robbed his rings
An' pocket watch
An' everything else I found
I had that sucker hypnotized
He couldn't even make a sound
I proceeded to tell him his future then
As long as he was hanging around,
I said
"The price of meat has just gone up
An' yer ol' lady has just gone down..."
Look here brother,
Who you jivin' with that Cosmik Debris?
(Now is that a real poncho or is that a Sears poncho?)
Don't you know,
You could make more money as a butcher,
So don't you waste your time on me
(Don't waste it, don't waste your time on me...)
Ohm shanti, ohm shanti, ohm shanti-ohm
Shanti
Comments
Claudia F.

I remember the London show very well, one of my favourites of all time. 

Wildbassman

I’m thinking we saw this tour in Dallas, and we were blown away by the performance, and the video inclusion. But every DZ show we’ve been to has been jaw dropping awesome for this old FZ fan. Love it, keep up the great work and showcasing Frank’s legacy!

Steve Kowalchuk

What a guy. 

Chris R.

Way Cool!!!