Thing-Fish Album

Frank Zappa

About Thing-Fish

Thing-Fish is an album by Frank Zappa, originally released as a triple album box set on Barking Pumpkin Records in 1984. It was billed as a cast recording for a proposed musical of the same name, which was ultimately not produced by Zappa, but later performed partially in 2003, ten years after his death. The album's storyline is inspired by Broadway theatre, AIDS, eugenics, conspiracy theories, feminism, homosexuality and African American culture. It involves an evil, racist prince/theater critic who creates a disease intended to eradicate African Americans and homosexuals. The disease is tested on prisoners who are turned into "Mammy Nuns" led by the story's narrator, Thing-Fish. The story within a story is a satire of a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant couple, Harry and Rhonda (actually played by Italian-Americans), who attend a play performed by the "Mammy Nuns", and find themselves confronted with their pasts: Harry presented as a homosexual boy, Rhonda presented as a sex doll brought to life. 


Disc#SongDuration
112:56 
12
The Mammy Nuns
3:31 
15
The 'Torchum' Never Stops
10:32 
161:17 
17
You Are What You Is
4:31 
19
The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
3:14 
110
Clowns On Velvet
1:51 
112
He's So Gay
2:44 
113
The Massive Improve'lence
5:07 
1143:32 
216
The White Boy Troubles
3:34 
2184:10 
2217:56 
2224:19 

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