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Frank Zappa - "Bobby Brown"


Frank Zappa Bobby Brown

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (3)

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Harmonies/Venues: AJFOne23
 
Audio Source Lineage: 1978 Analog Master -> 2012 Remaster/UMe CD -> EAC v.99(?) -> .WAV -> Audacity (Volume/EQ adjustment)
 
Notes: Probably the only Frank Zappa song to be banned from radio airplay, this little single is probably amongst Zappa's most (and mundanely) performed tracks live. The story entails your average middle American man, Bobby, being the stereotypical male chauvanistic pig on his quest to become an over-educated shit-head. He is the American Dream. While in his studies, he comes across a product of second-wave feminism, a lesbian named Freddie, who convinces and assists him in his own castration. He is the American Dream. Now a eunuch, Bobby has gone into the entertainment biz, though many are unaware to his sexual proclivites. In the end, he descends into more sexually depraved acts, such as sitting on the Tower of Power. He is the American Dream and he's going down.



3 Comments

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hamburgerjung
August 17, 2018

Thanks for that one! I remember lots of parties they played the song in my youth. 

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xiaNaix
August 18, 2018

Thank you, Fred!

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Didja Get Any Onya?
August 18, 2018

Thank you, this is one of my favorite Zappa songs just due to how straightforwardly satirical and vulgar it is. Thanks again for charting it.