scratch wrote:From the first time I heard it I thought the bit about the teacher was meant to satirize the Vals. Was Magdelana meant as an endorsement of adult men engaging in sex with their thirteen year old daughters? I think it was meant to mock odd behavior that FZ found repugnant. And I don't think Stuff Up the Cracks was meant as an endorsement of suicide either for that matter.
If anything, the outrageousness of Zappa's lyrics may have verged on hacky, especially if you view it as a component of his overall smug, contemptuous persona. Okay, we get it, there's dumb stuff in the world. Thanks for the 20-minute guitar solo. What now?