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Frank Zappa - "Brown Shoes Don't Make It"


Frank Zappa Brown Shoes Don't Make It

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

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Author Notes

GUITAR: EchoOfMystery
STANDARD KEYS: MrBurpler

 

"Brown Shoes Don't Make It" is a seven-and-a-half minute opus paced at the speed of a Loony Tunes cartoon, and is filled with enough musical quotes and references to inspire a dozen oratorios (the quotes range wildly from The Beach Boys' "Little Deuce Coupe" to Charles Ives). While "Brown Shoes Don't Make It" is a scathing indictment of how authoritarian attitudes are formed, it is also a jab at the sexual revolution of the late Sixties. The lyrics start off as a general attack on suburban American society: TV, greed and conformity are all mocked openly in the song. It then shifts in tone, dealing with a city hall official fantasizing about having sex with a thirteen-year-old girl.



5 Comments

Absolutely free? This ain't it, chief.

Absolutely free? This ain't it, chief.

 

Nowhere do I claim it's from that album.

This is the version from Tinseltown Rebellion.  Love it!

Nowhere do I claim it's from that album.

 

I was making a joke, guess it didn't work.

 

I was making a joke, guess it didn't work.

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