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* JustHereForGodzilla: InUniverse: ''Cheap Thrills'', a song about getting some ''cheap thrills''.


* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion / ReCut: ''Cruising'', along with Zappa's other albums, were remixed in studio between 1986-1995. ''Cruising'' and ''Music/WereOnlyInItForTheMoney'' received massive bass and drums overdubs using 80s production techniques, along with effects like digital reverb, which changed the entire tone of the album. Despite [=UMe=]'s 2012 reissue series using the original analog tapes as remastering sources, ''Cruising''[='=]s 1986 remix made it onto the 2012 reissue, because the original version of the album was remastered and reissued under the name of ''Greasy Love Songs''.

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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion / ReCut: GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: ''Cruising'', along with Zappa's other albums, were remixed in studio between 1986-1995. ''Cruising'' and ''Music/WereOnlyInItForTheMoney'' received massive bass and drums overdubs using 80s production techniques, along with effects like digital reverb, which changed the entire tone of the album. Despite [=UMe=]'s 2012 reissue series using the original analog tapes as remastering sources, ''Cruising''[='=]s 1986 remix made it onto the 2012 reissue, because the original version of the album was remastered and reissued under the name of ''Greasy Love Songs''.


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* RemixAlbum: The CD edition, which was overdubbed with very 80s-sounding bass guitar and drums, and lots of digital echo added.


''Cruising with Ruben & the Jets'' is a 1968 album by Music/FrankZappa, in which he and the Mothers of Invention play under the monicker of the FakeBand ''Ruben & The Jets''. The entire album is a nostalgic {{Homage}}/ AffectionateParody to 1950s {{Doowop}}, of whom Zappa was a fan.

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''Cruising with Ruben & the Jets'' is a 1968 album by Music/FrankZappa, in which he and the Mothers of Invention play under the monicker of the FakeBand ''Ruben & The Jets''. The entire album is a nostalgic {{Homage}}/ AffectionateParody {{Homage}}[=/=]AffectionateParody to 1950s {{Doowop}}, of whom Zappa was a fan.



* {{DooWop}} and DoowopProgression: Duh!

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* {{DooWop}} {{Doowop}} and DoowopProgression: DooWopProgression: Duh!


'''Cruising with Ruben & the Jets''' is a 1968 album by Music/FrankZappa, in which he and the Mothers of Invention play under the monicker of the FakeBand ''Ruben & The Jets''. The entire album is a nostalgic {{Homage}}/ AffectionateParody to 1950s {{Doowop}}, of whom Zappa was a fan.

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'''Cruising ''Cruising with Ruben & the Jets''' Jets'' is a 1968 album by Music/FrankZappa, in which he and the Mothers of Invention play under the monicker of the FakeBand ''Ruben & The Jets''. The entire album is a nostalgic {{Homage}}/ AffectionateParody to 1950s {{Doowop}}, of whom Zappa was a fan.


* GenreAdultery: This album was considered an ununusual departure in his oeuvre. It contains no pointed political {{Satire}}, no BawdySong material, no sudden musical experimentations, no clashing of different musical genres, but is just an honest, straight faced {{Homage}}/{{Pastiche}} to the {{Doowop}} bands he adored. For his fans this was a huge AudienceAlienatingPremise.

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* PackagedAsOtherMedium: The cover looks like a comic strip image.


# ""No. No. No."" (2:16)

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# ""No."No. No. No."" " (2:16)

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* AlliterativeTitle: "'''N'''o '''N'''o '''N'''o" and "'''L'''ove Of My '''L'''ife".


[[caption-width-right:350: ''"Is this the Mothers of Invention recording under a different name in a last ditch attempt to get their cruddy music on the radio?"'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350: ''"Is ''Is this the Mothers of Invention recording under a different name in a last ditch attempt to get their cruddy music on the radio?"'']]
radio?'']]



# "Cheap Thrills" - 2:39
# "Love of My Life" - 3:08
# "How Could I Be Such a Fool?" - 3:34
# "Deseri" - 2:09
# "I'm Not Satisfied" - 4:08
# "Jelly Roll Gum Drop" - 2:24
# "Anything" - 3:06
# "Later That Night" - 3:00
# "You Didn't Try to Call Me" - 3:58
# "Fountain of Love" - 3:22
# ""No. No. No."" - 2:16
# "Anyway the Wind Blows" - 3:02
# "Stuff Up the Cracks" - 4:38

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[[AC: Side One]]
# "Cheap Thrills" - 2:39
Thrills" (2:39)
# "Love of My Life" - 3:08
Life" (3:08)
# "How Could I Be Such a Fool?" - 3:34
Fool?" (3:34)
# "Deseri" - 2:09
"Deseri" (2:09)
# "I'm Not Satisfied" - 4:08
Satisfied" (4:08)
# "Jelly Roll Gum Drop" - 2:24
Drop" (2:24)
# "Anything" - 3:06
"Anything" (3:06)

[[AC: Side Two]]
# "Later That Night" - 3:00
Night" (3:00)
# "You Didn't Try to Call Me" - 3:58
Me" (3:58)
# "Fountain of Love" - 3:22
Love" (3:22)
# ""No. No. No."" - 2:16
"" (2:16)
# "Anyway the Wind Blows" - 3:02
Blows" (3:02)
# "Stuff Up the Cracks" - 4:38Cracks" (4:38)



** A live version of "Love Of My Life" appeared on Zappa's "Tinseltown Rebellion" (1981).

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** A live version of "Love Of My Life" appeared on Zappa's "Tinseltown Rebellion" ''Music/TinseltownRebellion'' (1981).



* DoowopProgression: Duh!

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* {{DooWop}} and DoowopProgression: Duh!



--> ''I'm not satisfied, everything I've tried''
--> ''I don't like the way life's abusing me''



* OneWordTitle: "Anything"



** The introductory notes of Music/IgorStravinsky's ''Theatre/TheRiteOfSpring'' are heard at the start of "Fountain Of Love" and an extract from "Sincerly" by The Moonglows is heard during the "ooohs" and Frank's baritone vocals.

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** The introductory notes of Music/IgorStravinsky's ''Theatre/TheRiteOfSpring'' are heard at the start of "Fountain Of Love" and an extract from "Sincerly" by {{Doowop}} band The Moonglows is heard during the "ooohs" and Frank's baritone vocals.


!! Cheap tropes, up and down my spine, I need it, I need it, 'cause I feel so fine...

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'''Personnel'''
* Music/FrankZappa: vocals, guitar
* Ray Collins: vocals
* Roy Estrada: vocals, electric bass
* Don Preston: keyboards
* Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood: baritone sax, tambourine
* Bunk Gardner: tenor & alto sax
* Arthur Tripp III: drums
* Jimmy Carl Black: drums
* Ian Underwood: keyboards, tenor & alto sax

!! Cheap ''Cheap tropes, up and down my spine, I need it, I need it, 'cause I feel so fine...''



* BreakupSong: "Stuff Up the Cracks", "Later That Night", "You Didn't Try to Call Me", "Anyway the Wind Blows" and "How Could I Be Such a Fool".

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* BreakupSong: "Stuff Up the Cracks", "Later That Night", "You Didn't Try to Call Me", "Anyway the Wind Blows" and "How Could I Be Such a Fool". Fool" are all about this topic.


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* QuestioningTitle: "How Could I Be Such A Fool?"


* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion / ReCut: ''Cruising'', along with Zappa's other albums, were remixed in studio between 1986-1995. '"Cruising'' and ''We're Only in It for the Money'' received massive bass and drums overdubs using 80s production techniques, along with effects like digital reverb, which changed the entire tone of the album. Despite [=UMe=]'s 2012 reissue series using the original analog tapes as remastering sources, ''Cruising''[='=]s 1986 remix made it onto the 2012 reissue, because the original version of the album was remastered and reissued under the name of ''Greasey Love Songs''.

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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion / ReCut: ''Cruising'', along with Zappa's other albums, were remixed in studio between 1986-1995. '"Cruising'' ''Cruising'' and ''We're Only in It for the Money'' ''Music/WereOnlyInItForTheMoney'' received massive bass and drums overdubs using 80s production techniques, along with effects like digital reverb, which changed the entire tone of the album. Despite [=UMe=]'s 2012 reissue series using the original analog tapes as remastering sources, ''Cruising''[='=]s 1986 remix made it onto the 2012 reissue, because the original version of the album was remastered and reissued under the name of ''Greasey ''Greasy Love Songs''.


** The album cover of ''Music/JustFromAnotherBandFromLA'' claims that "any similarities between this album cover and the one for ''Music/CruisingWithRubenAndTheJets'' are purely coincidental".

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** The album cover of ''Music/JustFromAnotherBandFromLA'' ''Music/JustAnotherBandFromLA'' claims that "any similarities between this album cover and the one for ''Music/CruisingWithRubenAndTheJets'' are purely coincidental".

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* GenreAdultery: This album was considered an ununusual departure in his oeuvre. It contains no pointed political {{Satire}}, no BawdySong material, no sudden musical experimentations, no clashing of different musical genres, but is just an honest, straight faced {{Homage}}/{{Pastiche}} to the {{Doowop}} bands he adored. For his fans this was a huge AudienceAlienatingPremise.

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** The album cover of ''Music/JustFromAnotherBandFromLA'' claims that "any similarities between this album cover and the one for ''Music/CruisingWithRubenAndTheJets'' are purely coincidental".

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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Compared to most of Zappa's output all songs are actually quite moving.

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