zdbd – Motherly Love

A particularly radio-friendly hit, with Byrds-style harmonies, spindly guitar, and distorted electrics on the rhythm. It’s got enough twists to remind you we’re listening to Zappa, of course – the kazoo on the transitions, as well as the twisted post-chorus that drops into a minor key with a funky rhythm. They sing about the band itself, which is fair; they’re singing of their own capacity to “rock groupies …’til they sweat and cry.” Zappa’s band at the time was called the Mothers of Invention, so the implication is more than clear.

The strucutre is fairly rudimentary, but the ending section has some funny vocalising by Zappa, as well as a great, sharp tone on the guitar.

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