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Here's Frank with a "big band" style remake of one of his own tunes from one of his early recordings. Oddly enough, there is a cover of the original version by George Thorogood that is also excellent.

According to the Trouble Every Day Songfacts, Zappa wrote this song while watching the 1965 Watts riots live on television. The riots lasted for six days and left 34 dead, more than a thousand wounded, and two hundred million dollars in damage. More… read more


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  • Avatar for VenusTheMermaid
  • Avatar for hessel-z
    Terrific stuff
  • Avatar for mandryka
    Meanwhile, right in FZ's birthplace...
  • Avatar for CharlotteAddams
    "So take your TV tube and eat it!"
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  • Avatar for Weinmacher
    großartige , geniale Musik, Danke Frank Zappa
  • Avatar for Jeroentje_NL
    Discovered this one through Michael Herr's book Dispatches - even worth the read if it was just for the song
  • Avatar for paradrome
    True! <3333333333333333333333333333333333
  • Avatar for binhidin
    purrfectly appropriate...04/15/2013 I miss Frank Zappa..
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