Da Mokettes And The Incredible Q Band ‎– Palolo Valley Girls

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Prism Records Hawaii ‎– PRS-407
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Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
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A Palolo Valley Girls
Music By – Frank Zappa, Moon ZappaWords By – Wili Moku
B Palolo Valley Girls
Music By – Frank Zappa, Moon ZappaWords By – Wili Moku

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Da Mokettes (mo-kettes) were a makeshift band from Honolulu who went out of their way to do a parody of one of the hit songs of 1982, Frank & Moon Unit Zappa's "Palolo Valley Girls". Da Mokettes was the brainchild of William Saragosa, whose on-air radio name was Wili Moku. He worked for KKUA-AM 690 before moving on to KQMQ-FM, which is when he made this song with the help of producer Tony Taylor. Moku and Taylor produced it, uncredited, but they were listed as "Leaping Bento Productions".

All of the people involved on the record were all uncredited so the names and studio information about the song came from information posted on a board by those who were involved with the actual song, including Taylor, Kelly Taylor, and radio DJ Ashton Kaiuwailani, whose radio name was Kimo Akane.

The parody of the song was legally cleared according to Akane, to insure no one would be sued for the humorous cover. The Hawaiian interpretation is meant to highlight women from the Palolo section of Honolulu, speaking in pidgin English and talking about things that are unique to Hawaiian island living, while the chorus (sung by Wili Moku) talks about meeting up with Palolo girls "at the Goodwill store."

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  • Matrix / Runout: PRS - 407 PRISM - PALOLO VALLEY GIRLS (Artisan Logo) R - 1060
  • Matrix / Runout: PRS - 407 PRISM - PALOLO VALLEY GIRLS (Artisan Logo) R - 1060
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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