142. FRANK ZAPPA: The Idiot Bastard Son

A detailed analysis of the above Frank Zappa composition.

The Idiot Bastard Son


Another brilliant 3/4 melody! The Idiot Boy! (snorks)
Yet another screech-to-a-halt double bar. Beautifully composed vocal "sound portrait." From the very first sound -- sort of a roooeenntt sound -- on the second half of the third beat to the final anyway -- we feel an implicit musical tempo and the panning between channels suggests its own rhythm, as well!
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Very musical snork here. Note how bare the orchestration is! Guitar and voices suspended in air until
warming his pew...
which segues to

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