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Frank Zappa - "Teen-Age Wind"


Frank Zappa Teen-Age Wind

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/BASS: nsw1-6
 
The opening cut on the 1981 album You Are What You Is, "Teen-Age Wind" addressed the American youth's request for freedom without the burden of responsibility. All the teenaged character wants to do is go to a Grateful Dead concert, sniff glue, and get ripped. He also mentions going "to a midnite [sic] show of 200 Motels," which prompts a guest appearance by Jimmy Carl Black reciting some key lines from Zappa's movie script, such as "Opal, you hot little bitch!" and "You ain't the devil!" After this first part in a pop mood, the piece takes a turn toward the rhythmically complex for the conclusion. Zappa mocks teenagers in his closing chorus: "Free is when you don't have to pay for nothing/Or do nothing/We want to be free/Free as the wind," scorching Kris Kristofferson's hit "Ride Like the Wind" on the way.



3 Comments

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BigBananaDealer
June 9, 2017

FUCK YES love this album and this song! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

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xiaNaix
June 9, 2017

Arf!

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Jimi369
June 15, 2017

Thank you for more Zappa. Great to have songs from him in the game.