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An uptempo instrumental version is featured on the live album Make a Jazz Noise Here. In the original release, a reference to their mother "in her apron and her pad" was cut from the record;  although the reference was about an order pad, a record executive thought it was a veiled reference to a sanitary napkin. Further references can be found in the opening line of the chorus: "Whizzing and pasting and pooting through the day". The results were "Kenny's little creatures on display", a reference to what Zappa described in a interview with Rolling Stone as "mutant tadpoles " which had appeared over time in the urine and could be seen Lets Make The Water Turn Black - Frank Zappa - Strictly Commercial - The Best Of Frank Zappa in it.
During the aforementioned Rolling Stone interview, Zappa related how the mess was soon discovered by the boys' mother. So Ciento - Los Reyes - The Gipsy Kings Of Music was the dried mass that removal required "chisels and Ajax ". The song's final verse includes references to the boys' adulthood, namely how Ronnie had joined the military, Kenny was "taking pills" and how they both yearned "to see a bomber burn".
This may have a double meaning both as a reference to the burgeoning movement against the Vietnam War and as a reference to an African-American nickname for an exceptionally large marijuana cigarette. The song title and lyric "Let's make the water turn black" are in reference to Ronnie and Kenny's procedure for producing alcohol from raisins. The lyric "Ronnie helping Kenny helping burn his poots away" is a reference to lighting farts.
Ronnie would light Kenny's poots on fire, "wait till the fire turns green," then use the burning plastic as a heat source to heat the raisins prior to the fermenting process. It ends when recording engineer Dick Kunc opens the talkback line to the recording studio to introduce "a little bit of vocal teenage heaven right here on earth".
What follows are several seconds of backwards, distorted, guttural vocalizing by Ronald Williams himself. The next song on the album "The Idiot Bastard Son" revisits the story of the Williams brothers in a more sedate style. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Background [ edit ] "Let's Make The Water Turn Black" tells the true story of brothers Ronald and Kenneth Williams referred to as "Ronnie" and "Kenny" respectivelyneighbors of the song's composer Frank Zappa in the early 60s, when he was living in Ontario, California.
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