Broadway The Hard Way (Explicit)
by Frank Zappa
Released: Oct 1988
Label: Zappa Records
Outside of a few classical performances the year before his death in 1993, Zappa undertook his last tour in 1988. It would be documented on three titles: The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life, Make a Jazz Noise Here and Broadway the Hard Way (which came first). Because a good portion of this music had been recently composed, it reflects his battle against the PMRC, as well as his utter contempt for American politics. Zappa also unleashes "Promiscuous," a rap-rock jam about Reagan's beleaguered Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. The song's chorus is fantastic: "Anal sex! Anal sex! Anal sex!"