“It was a pretty good bet that I would fuck up the lyrics about 30% of the time. The songs that were most in danger of getting fucked up were TryinTo Grow A Chin and City Of Tiny Lites. Whenever you hear Frank start singing, “...Maddie told Hattie”, that was the signal that I had just fucked up the lyrics. I would scramble for some new never before heard lyrics of my own design to try and fill the void. The results were mixed.” – Denny Walley, 31 July 2008




The complete interview with Denny can be found in Andrew's book Frank Talk: The Inside Stories Of Zappa's Other People (Wymer UK, 2017).






Photo of Denny taken by the Idiot at Zappanale #19, August 2008.


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