The Torture Never Stops (song)
|"The Torture Never Stops"|
|Song by Frank Zappa from the album Zoot Allures|
"The Torture Never Stops" is a song by Frank Zappa from the 1976 album Zoot Allures. Other versions appear on Zappa in New York, Thing-Fish, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life, Cheap Thrills, Buffalo, Philly '76, and Hammersmith Odeon.
The song debuted in 1975 as "Why Doesn't Somebody Get Him a Pepsi?" though few of the instrument parts were similar to the album version.  Critics have written that while performing the song, Zappa comes off as calm yet passive-aggressive. Michel Delville, in his essay Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart and the Secret History of Maximalism contrasted the tone of "The Torture Never Stops" to Brian Eno's album Music for Airports.
|Song by Frank Zappa from the album Sheik Yerbouti|
|Genre||Rock, Instrumental rock|
A live solo from the song, called "Rat Tomago", was put on the 1979 album Sheik Yerbouti. Like "The Torture Never Stops", it contains the same basic structure, bass line, and female moaning. "Rat Tomago" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1979, but lost. 
- The Torture Never Stops - Frank Zappa : Listen, Appearances, Song Review : AllMusic
- Frank Zappa Biography (1940-1993)
- The Words and Music of Frank Zappa - Kelly Fisher Lowe - Google Books
- Rat Tomago - Frank Zappa : Listen, Appearances, Song Review : AllMusic