popular demand banned
ask me for my time some more
what’s the time allotted for?
bees a-buzzin’, hive-brain’s bored
screechin’ through my pen in hand
what’s left to say in my weakening world?
where’s that silver lining that I thought that I was promised?
hardly a sea
just quiet and the screeching of the cat
screeching, I’m reaching
I’ve set for myself
of a few and few
words and a few and few sketches too
no job, no prob,
I’m already well on
The Duke Regains His Chops after the distorted mess that was Amnesia Vivace; it’s basically a reprise of The Duke of Prunes, with a funkier bass and yet more ardent vocals. Themes of love, beans. The uncertainty has grown quite a bit, as well: “I know, I think, the love I have for you will never end – well maybe,” Zappa sings, before a brief, manic guitar line screeches over the rest of the bar.
The bass sounds great, especially as the “Supremes” part comes in, and the song crescendoes. The many movements of the record so far collapse and coalesce; even Louie Louie is briefly parodied, before a quick, unceremonious end closes this part of the record.