The Mothers of Invention / Frank Zappa

Bow Tie Daddy

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A short cynical take on suburban life, "Bow Tie Daddy" (We're Only in It for the Money, 1968) delivers a message to American fathers who could worry about the hippie behavior of their children: don't worry, "everything's under control," "just go on with your drinkin'." The honky tonk piano and saloon-style swing give this 30-second song an antique feel meant to caricature the stiff reaction of the older generations to the social changes happening at the time. "Bow Tie Daddy" was never performed live.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
We're Only in It for the Money 1968 Hip-O / Zappa Records 0:33