Bwana Dik

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I've got the thing you need
I am endowed beyound your wildest
Clearasil-spattered fantasies, oh oh oh..
From: "Tony Pfarrer" <TONY@UMS1.Lan.McGill.CA>
  Over-the-counter pimple medicine (or zit cream). I used it when I was a pimply teen even though it seemed useless.
From: (Cliff Heller)
  Clearasil is a brand of acne (pimple) medication cream. Poetic metaphor for the teenage groupie.
  Mockery sung on a them of
From: (Jason M Arvey)
  Also Sprach Zarathustra, or Thus Spake Zarathustra, based on the philosophical work by Freidrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (watch the spelling very carefully...) by Richard Strauss.
  To Album Refs
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Girls from all over the world
Love to write my name on the toilet walls
At the Whisky a Go Go
For I am
Bwana Dik
From: "Tony Pfarrer" <TONY@UMS1.Lan.McGill.CA>
  I think I read somewhere (interview? Real FZ BOOK?) that BWANA DIK was the title bestowed on the member (no pun intended) of the band or crew who had the best success with groupies. It literally means something like "BOSS DICK".
From: (John Michael Martz)
  Yes, "Bwana" is a word used by b-movie natives when talking to the "boss white man" or the "BIG man." Bwana has come to mean anything big. Hence, we are talking about an exceptionally well-endowed man.
From: Johannes Labisch <>
  Check out "The real Frank Zappa Book" for Franks explanation of "Bwana Dik" (In that chapter where he explains it to the court, I think.)
From: Vladimir Sovetov <>
  In 200 motels movie Howie Kaylan also boasted about being real Bwana Dik monster. And Aynsley "Binoculars" Dunbar too.
From: Johan Wikberg <>
  We could add that "Bwana" is a real word in the Swahili language.
  For more bwana and Swahili references in general see YOU ARE WHAT YOU IS. You Are What You Is

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