Really Early Zappa: Any Way The Wind Blows

From the Freak Out album, where most of us heard Zappa for the first time. A satire on pop music of the 50s.

And one more from the same album (wow, was he ahead of his time! This was before the Beatles did Sergeant Pepper):

Who are the Brain Police

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Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

Posted on December 12, 2011, in Art, Arts, creativity, funny, humor, Music, Opinion, poetry, quote, Video, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Didn’t they also do a rendition of How Could I Be Such a Fool on this album as well, which they re-did on Reuben and the Jets. The Jets version was cool — especially the chorus – very tight and “produced” — but there was something about the Freak Out version — that canyon’esque echo, the tempo and orchestration which made it more than satirical but a really powerful song about love lost.
    No matter – It Can’t Happen Here — the entire side 4 cross rock albums with performance art.

  2. yea, but the leader smells bad….

  3. I’m actually a little young to know this stuff. But I do. I was just thinking of Zappa singing the phrase “strictly commercial” as i was finishing up a commercial project this evening. 🙂

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