Monday, July 26, 2010

Contempt For the Audience -- That's What Killed Dennis Day

Just to clear the air a bit after last week's little Frank Zappa brouhaha -- no, I don't hate the guy or his music.

Actually, and for example, I think that the 1966 "Trouble Every Day," from the Mothers' debut album, is a great rock-and-roll record.

No snark intended here -- that's one genuinely kick-ass piece of apocalyptic blues, and (alas) the lyrics are, if anything, even more to the point than they were when Zappa wrote them.