“Trouble Every Day”
A grim, downwardly spiraling blues-guitar riff sets the edgy mood for "Trouble Every Day," the Mothers of Invention describing watching street riots on television with a reporter's eye for detail. Frank Zappa wrote it while actually watching the 1965 Watts riots in Los Angeles on TV. Zappa later said it "qualified as some form of journalism, because a lot of people don't even remember what the Watts Riot was, and so, at the point where you make the song, the Watts Riot was a recent journalistic event....but over a period of years....it just becomes folklore."
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