Stumbling across this can mean only one thing: a very boring day at work. Dweezil Zappa used to be a fixture on MTV as a VJ and his 1986 debut solo album, Havin’ A Bad Day on Barking Pumpkin Records, had this infectiously amusing pop-rock song as the first single. MTV used to play the shit out of it back when MTV played, you know, videos and such. That’s Dweezil’s sister Moon Unit (dressed inexplicably like an old schoolmarm) on vocals and dad Frank even makes a cameo. Looking back it’s sort of cheesy with its inherently corny political idealism, but I’ll be damned if that riff isn’t catchy as hell. Zappa was obviously a disciple of the “Panama” school of guitar.
RETRO: Dweezil Zappa “Let’s Talk About It” video
Posted August 28th, 2007 by Eric Greenwood · 1 Comment