Freak Out!We're not Only In It For The Money even though the Works are not Absolutely Free. Go Cruising with Ruben & The Jets to your next summer BBQ. Hot Rats make the perfect Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Meat's Your Uncle and the Gravy Is Lumpy. Avoid the Weasels or suffer Chunga's Revenge. When it comes to concerts FZ's appearance everywhere East of Fillmore was neverJust Another Band From L.A. Enjoy!
Waka / Jawaka, such The Grand Wazoo! And so not an Over-Nite Sensation (with one Apostrophe(') in the Roxy & another in the Elsewhere). You might think One Size Fits All but one man's Bongo Fury is another's Zoot Allures. Zappa In New York is a great place to get a Studio Tan so rub that Sleep Dirt out of your eyes and Sheik Yerbouti!
Orchestral Favorites were not being played in Joe's Garage during the Tinsel Town Rebellion but everyone was cheering and chanting Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar! Some more too! Even when the Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch came in The Man From Utopia proclaimed You Are What You Is, all the while fondling his Baby Snakes. The Perfect Stranger surprisingly conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, announcing Them Or Us as though he alone was the Thing-Fish of Denmark and all other reserved rights.
The era when Francesco Zappa clashed with the Duke of York compares not to Frank Zappa meeting the Mothers of Prevention. Francesco had a patron at least, with privilege. FZ took a M.O.P. to clear the Congressional Halls of the censorship of music and lyrics. The question he asked everyone to consider was always Does Humor Belong In Music? You can laugh at Jazz From Hell but armed only with a Guitar, FZ proved You Can't Do That Onstage Anymore, whether in Helsinki or on Broadway, The Hard Way was not the only way to get The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life to Make a Jazz Noise Here. So even if you must insist on Mothermania that was only the beginning and only a small part of the experience of Understanding America.
You know You Can't Do That Onstage Anymore, volumes of times but what you can do at your next picnic with your friendly Playground Psychotics - always soooo Ahead Of Their Time that is almost annoying - is treat yourself to a large orchestral snack of The Yellow Shark. Whenever the question is Have I Offended Someone? you won't need an ocean of LÄTHER to find that Mystery Disc. You will know the answer in all the Lost Episodes and in each, every and all the Finer Moments.
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