Late Night: Suzy Creamcheese
Suzy Creamcheese was supposed to be the definitive 1960s female rock band groupy and was actually kind of a periferal hanger on to th Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. And number of girls actually took the name.
In the early 1960s, Suzy Zeiger, nicknamed Suzy Creamcheese, was a peripheral member of the retinue of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. After the real Suzy left the group, other people used the name “Suzy Creamcheese” in Mothers’ performances. Eventually, it was widely thought that she had always been a fictitious character. On the album Freak Out! (which features a “letter” from Suzy Creamcheese on the back cover), Suzy Creamcheese was played by Jeannie Vassoir; on Absolutely Free and Mothermania it was Lisa Cohen; and on We’re Only in It for the Money and Uncle Meat it was Pamela Zarubica.
Suzy Creamcheese does appear on a number of the Mothers of Invention albums. On We’re Only In It For the Money in a phone conversation and Uncle Meat dialog.
“The Voice of Cheese”, from “Uncle Meat” (1969):
“Hello teenage America. My name’s Suzy Creamcheese
I’m Suzy Creamcheese because I’ve never worn fake eyelashes in my whole life
and I never made it in the surfing set and I never made it in the beatnik set
and I couldn’t cut the groupie set either..
And.. um.. actually I really fucked up in Europe.
Now that I’ve done it all over and nobody else will accept me
I’ve come home to my Mothers.”