Frank Zappa: I'm the Slime (1973)

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Frank Zappa: I'm the Slime (1973)

The life, times, opinions and music of Frank Zappa are too huge and diverse to come to terms with easily. What is beyond question (and some of his music and opinions were questionable) is that the man had a rare and impressive musical reach -- from doo-wop to orchestral music and all points between and beyond -- and when he was in satirical mode he could be witheringly accurate.

As a social commentator he was always worth hearing, even if you didn't necessarily agree with him.

And sometimes he dealt in universal truths, as on this short slice of astute and always true observation.

Of course this came from the same album (Overnite Sensation) where he sang about moving to Montana to raise dental floss, demanded "your dirty love, like some tacky little pamphlet in your daddy's bottom drawer" and offer the hilariously snicker-snicker filthy Dinah-Moe Humm.

Typical.

But here nailing it right down the middle, hard and straight. 

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