A zippy, lengthy performance with percolating African rhythms and tight interchange between saxophone, percussion, and call-response vocals, "Zombie"'s basic lyrics depicted mindless murderers. In the context of Fela's long-running conflicts with Nigerian authorities, however, it was taken as a seditious statement against the repression he and other dissidents had suffered, and he and Afrika 70 even needed permission from the government to get the album that featured the track released. "Zombie," he tersely stated to NME, railed "against the kind of mind that takes orders without thinking."
Accomplished tunesmith Desmond Child co-wrote "Weird" with the three brothers that make up Hanson. Credited for dozens of cuts, including songs by Kiss, Cher, Bon Jovi and Aerosmith, Child told Rolling Stone that "Weird" holds a special place in his heart, "because it's about being different--and I grew up poor, I grew up being Latin, I grew up being gay, and now I'm fat!" The song was included on Hanson's 1997 album Middle of Nowhere, which sold more than ten million units.