I'm not going to pretend I understand all of Frank's music because I certainly don't. There are entire LP/CD's that are totally over my head but then, if you have read any of my previous reviews, that might not be difficult to believe. For me, "Freak Out" is, for the most part, quite understandable. If you like music that is off the wall, iconoclastic and different, this might be the ticket. But there's something much more than humour, parody and the unconventional to this record. Zappa rails against something much more sinister and specific. "Hungry Freaks Daddy", the opening track, is a call to arms to every underdog in America. It's a reminder that in a society where competition is seen as something to be worshipped, many less fortunate people get left behind. And it's scary. It is an anthem for those who weren't beautiful enough to be a cheerleader or who got cut from the football team. In short, it's for you, me, social freedom and the pursuit of happiness. What Frank Zappa is saying here probably needed to be said but it's the way he says it that is so alarming. There are other tracks here that are much lighter in tone, like the humorous 1950's doo-wop parodies such as "Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder", "How Could I Be Such A Fool" and "Wowie Zowie". A favorite of mine is "Who Are The Brain Police?" whose verses sound sweet and lightweight but the chorus is harsh and ominous. "Trouble Comin' Every Day", a Zappa rap over a bluesy backdrop is truly powerful and an unusual recording for 1966. One of the downsides on this LP/CD is Frank's voice. Zappa cannot sing to save his life and should have employed a full time vocalist to perform most of these songs. Also, sometimes Frank's humor works but often, for me anyway, he is far too angry to be really funny. His rage and frustration with conventional American life is an underlying theme in much of his music that I have heard. Let's hope that this mastermind and madman has finally found peace and contentment.