Strong psychedelic vibe, the second song on Freak Out!, I Ain’t Got No Heart features orchestral production that lends the song grandiosity as it builds. The vocals are clear and smooth, with a deep backing vocal that sounds like it might be Zappa singing at the bottom of his range. The arpeggios on the guitar […]Read more "zdbd – I Ain’t Got No Heart"
even the best gloves I have aren’t really working on the days when winds race across the bridge one headlight out but a reflector crudely wound ’round my tail pipe if you can call it thatRead more "even the best gloves"
The first track from Zappa’s first album, 1967’s Freak Out!, is Hungry Freaks, Daddy, which makes a case for the “left-behinds” of the dominant culture: Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society.” The track begins with a rich, bouncing bass tone, and a distorted electric playing a simple but strong riff. The vocals, lead by Zappa himself, with […]Read more "zdbd – Hungry Freaks, Daddy"
shifting seams catch and release call and retrieve marco polo thought but never said just heads heads and one tails to no availRead more "shifting seams"
zappa day by day: an introduction 2017 This is a new feature for the website, a song-by-song chronicle of Frank Zappa’s output across decades of releases. Just a few thoughts – my own subjective take, maybe a bit of trivia garnered from Wikipedia and the like. I’ll do a song each day, posted around midnight, […]Read more "zappa day by day: an introduction"
command corroded old flames loaded flint and striker, matches at the tip the brand’s imploded starved and bloated rich meals and candy, in endless loopsRead more "in endless loops"
prolix roses steeped in thorns infused with sharpened horns; prix-fixe Jesus crowned with laurels bought from dollar storesRead more "prolix roses"