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Who Are The Brain Police? - Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out! (CD, Album)

Mothermania with The Mothers of Invention. Uncle Meat with The Album) of Invention. Just Another Band from L. US : Gold [11].

US : Gold [12]. UK : Silver [13]. CAN : Who Are The Brain Police? - Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out!

(CD [14]. Orchestral Favorites. Tinsel Town Rebellion. Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar. Baby Snakes. London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. Francesco Zappa. The Old Masters, Box I. Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention. Does Humor Belong in Music? Broadway the Hard Way. The good thing is, it is not just weird and funny for the sake of cheap laughs. There is a lot of seriousness behind it all: rebelliousness, criticism of society, and especially great compositional craftsmanship.

Who Are The Brain Police? - Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out! (CD can be humorous and dead serious at the same time, and Frank Zappa is an obvious example of that.

The verse is based on a groove which perhaps resembles the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction" a bit too much, but it is quickly clear that it has much more to offer. Apart from unusual instruments such as marimba and kazoo there's a surprising change of harmonic mode with the title phrase: From a mostly bluesy verse, the title phrase surprises with the non-functional iii-ii-V-ii progression, and a melody line paralleling the bass note at a fifth.

Not exactly a usual musical pattern to the average pop listener. Despite his genuine emotional alienation and dissatisfaction with pop conventions, though, Frank Zappa was actually a skilled pop composer; even with the raw performances and his stinging guitar work, there's a subtle sophistication apparent in his unorthodox arrangements and tight, unpredictable melodicism. It's the first salvo in his career-long project of synthesizing popular and art music, high and low culture; while these pieces can meander, they virtually explode the limits of what can appear on a rock album, and effectively illustrate Freak Out!

Zappa would spend much of his career developing and exploring ideas -- both musical and conceptual -- first put forth here; while his myriad directions often produced more sophisticated work, Freak Out! AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. This second note example is part of "I ain't got no heart", the second song on "Freak out". I ain't got no heart, theme midi file. I ain't got no heart, theme transcription. As pop music chords these last three chords it can be identified far more easily, namely as Album) C-D-E progression.

Thus a sequence of three major triads. Than it goes back again to G Dorian. The sung melody isn't difficult, but the instrumental passages as in bar 4 and 8 add flavour to the song. The lyrics include "I sit and laugh at fools in love, there ain't no such thing as love, no angels singing high above today". Perhaps this is Zappa's most direct effort at social criticism.

In "Who are the brain police? The lyrics were kept the same. Who are the brain police? Nominally "Who are the brain police? It's a recurring feature in Zappa's music that he can play chord types parallel. The first two tracks from above also show this.

In this case it's a major triad again: - bars and bass pedal G plus D as chord or Gmaj9 for the total. By doing so you're soon getting at notes getting altered, like the G becoming sharp during bars One could call that an incidentally altered note, still interpreting it as step II plus V from G major.

Since both the bass figures and the chord are getting transposed, there's also a valid argument to call these chord changes key changes. Thus a sequence of G major, A major, G major and F major. The G also appears as sharp in bar 3 of the first half of the main theme. During bars Zappa maintains the bass pedal G as natural, causing a dissonance in bar 3.

Bar 22 is the first bar of the intermezzo with people screaming, feedback guitar notes and innuendo-like voices saying "I think you're going to die". It's not really fit for transcribing or to put in a midi file. II section, parallel sus2 chords and "Son of Suzy Creamcheese" next section, minor chords. Image above to the right: The Mothers playing at the Whiskey a go-go.

After tracks the album becomes more friendlier. On page of his study see the literature listW. Ludwig describes this song as a doo-wop parody: "At the start people are reciting introductory words over a four-bar cadence, I-VI-IV-V.

The singing, following upon it, involves five voices. Two tenors are singing the lyrics, accompanied by one bass Frank Zappa and two falsettos. These two falsetto voices are only singing vocals in a more and more exaggerated way, parodying the doo-wop singing of vocal harmony groups. The CD booklet contains little descriptions of each track by Zappa himself. See the previous section for examples from the demo recording and the final version from "Freak out!

The scores of most tracks from "Freak out! During the first decade of this century, the ZFT used the company name Barfko Swill for - among others - selling scores. There used to be a Freak out collection in their catalogue, including the following titles: - Hungry freaks, daddy.

During recent years this collection is not shown anymore individually in their site, but one could try to contact the ZFT for getting a copy. I" published. It covers the years and is an excellent source for this period.

The first song starts gently in C, but soon continues modulating. It's made up of three themes. Theme one is constructed as a little sequence with the bass line descending, of which I'm including the opening bars as a sample. How could I be such a fool, bars score.

Very briefly the thematic construction goes as: - Bars instrumental intro with the C-chord. Theme one knows four phrases of four bars. I'm not going to give this a number score, but rather tell you that it's a collection of great Who Are The Brain Police?

- Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out! (CD Mothers material. No unreleased material making this a pretty dumb compilation to buy, it was really released on contract obligation. However I would totally say just please buy the albums that con A great compilation. Unfortunatly the album is not While this makes for a more listenable albu You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

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