The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny

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Notes About This Song

In the liner notes of the album Zappa instructs his fans to first read Franz Kafka's In the Penal Colony (German: In der Strafkolonie) before they listen to this track.

The title itself is named after the small, circular wind-hole found in place of genitalia on the common toy doll. It decided whether your doll was a boy or girl and thus, according to Zappa, was the "Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny". Near the end of a never released 1985 Baltimore interview Zappa explains the same story and then adds the message of the track: "What do you think that does to the imagination of a kid when he finally finds out that on a human being that little chrome doo-dah ain't there? You know, it's a big breakthrough that they are putting the little plastic dorks on some of them now. That is "The Chrome Plated Megaphone of Destiny": What you don't know can hurt you.""

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The megaphone is plated in chrome.