Great Society

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The "Great Society" referred to in "Hungry Freaks, Daddy" and "Trouble Every Day" was an idealistic catch-phrase of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s. Some startling kazoo notes leap out of the mix after each bridge in the former song, aligning pop-music idioms with little-kid music in a cheap fanfare manner. Frank, who wrote in his book that every song on Freak Out! had a "function within an overall satirical concept," molded the garbage of the industrial music machine into images of pure acidity, asking listeners to question the music they typically chose for their entertainment ("shaking people out of their complacency" was a frequent Mothers motive).

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