SONG TITLE: MY GUITAR WANTS TO KILL YOUR MAMA
PERFORMER: FRANK ZAPPA
SONGWRITER: FRANK ZAPPA
YEAR OF RELEASE: 1970
COMMENTS: Ol' Frank was known for stylistic experiments, forcing all kinds of unrelated musical styles together in unorthodox ways into weird song structures, and most of all for being ironically detached and sarcastic in his outlook. Perhaps this song is an example of the exception that proves the rule, for it is a basic blues rock song with obviously personal and sincere lyrics.
"My Guitar" tells the story of a long haired freak expressing his repeated frustration and humiliation at the hands of a girlfriend's ignorant and hostile parents. "I get so tired of sneaking around just to get to your back door. I crawl past the garbage in the alley then your mama jumps out screaming "Don't come back no more." I CAN'T TAKE IT!" The murderously inclined guitar expresses itself through some nasty distorted blues riffing worthy of Jimi Hendrix, though Hendrix would never have stuck an acoustic flamenco guitar solo in the middle of such a mix. Anyway, Frank rams his message home with short and insistently repeated guitar and horn riffs as part of one basically (sorta) straight blues jam.
I guess you'd say I prefer my guitars to be homicidal rather than gently weeping (as per the George Harrison song).
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