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 Post subject: Agency Man
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:33 am 
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......in particular the version on Ahead of Their Time.
Towards the end of the song Zappa sings "from the heart of death valley to the ruling of our land" and it sounds very familiar. Was it a take on an existing US National tune by any chance?

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 Post subject: Re: Agency Man
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:47 am 
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I wonder if that's a reference to Ronald Reagan. Reagan was on the Death Valley Days TV show before he left to become governor of California.


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 Post subject: Re: Agency Man
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:34 pm 
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Were The Mothers of Invention Ahead of their time? at least in the case of AGENCY MAN (written in 1967), about Ronald Reagan running for president. (Since Bill Casey was Reagan campaign manager, and later became head of the CIA, the idea of a political sales pitch emanating from an agency man takes on a whole new dimension.

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 Post subject: Re: Agency Man
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:47 am 
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Thanks for your replies.
The whole way that he sings that section seems to be in a mock way, like it's a direct take on something specific.

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