zdbd – Uncle Bernie’s Farm

Uncle Bernie’s Farm jumps right out of the gate, building on the strong finish of Status Back Baby. Zappa sings this one, in his speak-sing style, and the content — a peculiar, warped suburban America — recalls Let’s Make the Water Turn Black.

Halfway through, the bouncing tune stops for a quick bridge, then returns to the verse. “Plastic” is a recurring theme, and Santa Claus is characterized as “the creep who makes the toys.” Commercialism, childrens’ playthings, bombs and brass knuckles all jumble together.

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