"Trouble Every Day" became the most enduring song from the Mothers of Invention's first LP, Freak Out. It was written as a straightforward rock song, its message being more important at first than its musical value. Zappa wrote it following racial riots. It is a charge against racism, mob violence, and the way the media treat this type of "news." Musically speaking, the song was in straight 4/4 and alternated between verses and short guitar solos. It is one of the rare songs on which Zappa assumed lead vocals in the Mothers' early days. By 1974, the song had undergone a transformation: it had been slowed down and given a slightly bluesy feel. A horn section hook had been added and a few verses eliminated to make way for an extended guitar solo. It appeared in this form under the title "More Trouble Every Day." This is the version presented to you here.