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Posted in Rock 'n' Roll at 5:44 pm by George Smith

This is a re-release of La Puta, from early last year. I removed the link to the archive after a couple weeks. It is now restored — about 80 Mbytes with some album art.

This one-sheet .pdf will print out, on any stock of paper of your choice, the CD cover and song list. Formally, it’s fourteen but you actually get 17 with three unlisted bonus tunes.

La Puta download.

The reason: My friend Don Hunt liked La Puta. He had a copy in his collection, one his brother and another family member discovered in going through his effects. They listened to it over margaritas and there was subsequently a slight tussle on who would actually get to take it back to Texas.

And ZZ Top and Texas are the music’s inspirational material.

Some notes on the tuneage:

Don’t Let Your Daddy Know — we had a ball in study hall or something like that.

La Puta — a wandering ballroom waltz about looking for prostitutes in Texas, apparently jailed by fundamentalists. Technically, a spoof on Que Lastima (What a Pity) from ZZ Top’s Mescalero. Texas guitar through rotary speaker effect, the works.

Needle & Spoon — Savoy Brown cover

Hump Blues — slide blues noise on personal disgrace having to do with a host of very dull fools, overdue bills, venereal disease and commensurate loss of lady friend

The Pennsy Redneck — dobro instrumental

Ace of Spades — Link Wray & the Wraymen cover

The China Shuffle — another ZZ Top rip, specifically the guitar sequencer programming which imitates their style from Eliminator on.

Had No Pills — “Did you see the man on TV?/He asked why you had flopped.” Viagra commercial blues, you had no pills, no stiffen pills. Melancholy harmonica because something’s drooping.

DeCulo — The Ass, instrumental

That’s Logistics

Act Naturally

Let’s Lynch Lloyd Blankfein

Highway Patrol

Central Park Boogie — big stomping riff based on Savoy Brown stuff you probably have never heard.

A Moment from ‘Brown Shoes’ — If you’re a Mothers of
Invention fan, you’ll recognize it.

Fiscal Discipline Rock

Heevahava Boogie — a Pennsylvania Dutchman welcomes “Mr. Keith Emerson”

If you listen to the lyrics you’ll get why some old guys sipping margaritas enjoyed it. It’s all about booze, tasteless jokes, poon and various failures. Never been a big fan of inspirational tales and Norman Vincent Peale-isms embedded in rock and roll.

LaPuta CD in zip archive — here.

Since it’s meant as an album and I despise iKit, ideally to be burned to a compact disc. Real old school. Or play it as mp3’s on whatever fancy thing you have, just don’t tell me.


  1. Anton Roetz said,

    February 2, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Nice one, enjoyed it.
    The pdf file with songlist is damaged.
    Can you help with songlist?
    Thank You

  2. George Smith said,

    February 3, 2012 at 10:29 am

    The pdf downloads OK for me right now. But here’s the songlist anyway:

    1] Don’t Let Your Daddy Know
    2] La Puta
    3] Needle & Spoon
    4] Hump Blues
    5] The Pennsy Redneck
    6] Ace of Spades
    7] The China Shuffle
    8] Had No Pills
    9] DeCulo
    10] That’s Logistics
    11] Act Naturally
    12] Let’s Lynch Lloyd Blankfein
    13] Highway Patrol
    14] Central Park Boogie
    15] Excerpt from ‘Brown Shoes’
    16] Fiscal Discipline Rock
    17] Heevahava Boogie

  3. Anton Roetz said,

    February 3, 2012 at 11:23 am


  4. Rick said,

    February 16, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Thanks for La Puta. I did get to download it this time, and will burn a cd for the stereo.