Political Animal


October 15, 2012 8:15 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

Just getting ready for another fine week of politics on the Tube: Here’s the Mothers of Invention performing “Trouble Every Day” with images from the 1965 and 1992 riots in L.A.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • Patrick Star on October 15, 2012 10:03 AM:

    Good stuff! You could probably spend a lifetime tracking down all the obscure Zappa tracks out there. Rock on, Frank!

  • Dan on October 15, 2012 10:21 AM:

    "perfuming"? Damn autocorrect!

  • joyzeeboy on October 15, 2012 10:34 AM:

    Holy Crap!!
    Now you have cemented yourself as a demi-god in my mind!
    The kinks, the Dead and now Zappa!

    Very odd but the Rodney King riots also happened on a Wednesday.

  • kindness on October 15, 2012 11:25 AM:

    I prefer the live version of Trouble Every Day off Roxy & Elsewhere. It's a little slower and much funkier.

  • joyzeeboy on October 15, 2012 2:59 PM:

    I like the Jimmy Swaggert version even better