MB: Somebody pushed me the interesting question about, uh … the title of the first album Freak Out! and, uh, … the whole idea of psychedelic songs. What is your personal …
FZ: You realize there wasn't any prior to this and you ask about, uh, have we influenced the market? Stop, and think about how many times you've seen that in places like sports columns, aw, freak out sales, and, uh, weirdness upon weirdness, and, uh, we've had law suit opon law suit against, hrm, these people. This is a copyrighted term. Those of you out there who might be planning to use the word "Freak Out" in conjunction with some business: Naughty, naughty! We'll sue you to death!
A magazine, eh, who was about to go onto the market, uh, called "Freak Out USA", and they have received a telegram, it saying 'Cease and desist! … you fools, because it will cost you a great quantity of money!'
Uh, somehow or another, this group, which many people felt had no commercial potential whatsoever, had managed to influence some very important areas of American life, and nobody will really be able to analyze the full impact of The Mothers Of Invention for at least five years, when you don't sit back and see it all in perspective.
Uh, … I think that probably the … the … Stravinskian influence probably popped up on the second album, uhm, but I'd say there's a certain Varèsian aroma to the introduction of "Who Are The Brain Police?"
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FZ and Matty Biberfeld
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Notes About This Song
According to booklet: WRVR, NYC with Matty Biberfeld, Summer 1967