When I brought the first Tubes album home my mother and I were listening to it, she liked it, thought it was funny and then at the end of What Do You Want From Life she asks, what's a baby's arm holding an apple mean. Just meaningless rock n roll ma, not worth thinking about, I replied.
one of my favorite zappa albums was “zoot allures”. the ultimate track on that one being “the torture never stops”. my mother used to knock very softly on my bedroom door and tell me that “that’s not such a nice record you’re listening to.” she never had an opinion before and didn’t tell me i shouldn’t listen to it either…
just wanted to inform me that she was pretty sure it wasn’t very nice.