Find Her Finer

"Find Her Finer" is a 1976 single by Frank Zappa from the album Zoot Allures. The song was recorded with Zappa's lips extremely close to the microphone, creating an intimate sound.[1] Roy Estrada provided falsetto vocals to create a comic effect to the song. It was intended to be the lead single for Zoot Allures, but failed to chart, unlike its other single "Disco Boy".[2] A live and sped up jazz version can also be found on the album The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life. It was played in concert in 1976 and 1988.[3]

"Find Her Finer"
Single by Frank Zappa
from the album Zoot Allures
B-side"Zoot Allures"
GenreRock, doo-wop, blues
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Frank Zappa
Producer(s)Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa singles chronology
"Du Bist Mein Sofa"
"Find Her Finer"
"Disco Boy"


According to the song, Zappa feels the best way to win a girl over is to show that you are less intelligent than her.[3] His reasoning for this is that women do not care for smart men, but instead a romantic. This parallels the stereotypical belief that men prefer unintelligent women.[1]

Track listEdit

7" A."Find Her Finer" - 3:18
B."Zoot Allures" - 4:18[4]


  • Frank Zappa – guitar, synthesizer, bass, keyboards, lead vocals
  • Terry Bozzio – drums, backing vocals
  • Andre Lewis – backing vocals
  • Roy Estrada – backing vocals
  • Ruben Ladron de Guevara – backing vocals
  • Captain Beefheart – harmonica (credited as "Donnie Vliet")


  1. ^ a b Lowe, Kelly Fisher (October 2007). The Words and Music of Frank Zappa - Kelly Fisher Lowe - Google Books. ISBN 978-0803260054. Retrieved 2012-10-05.
  2. ^ Watson, Ben (1994). Frank Zappa: the negative dialectics of poodle play - Ben Watson - Google Boeken. ISBN 9780704370661. Retrieved 2012-10-05.
  3. ^ a b François Couture. "Find Her Finer - Frank Zappa : Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-10-05.
  4. ^ "Find Her Finer/Zoot Allures". Retrieved 2012-10-05.