What's All This Then

Why should I care what this guy has to say?

The correct answer is that you shouldn’t. We’re all entitled to our opinions. Develop your own. I try to be sane and rational, but that may change with the level of caffeine intake. I’m just telling my stories in the hopes they may amuse and/or inform others. And... I Confess... I'm showing off my bitchen collection a bit.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Frank Zappa - Today is Veteran's Day

In 1980, the draft was being reinstated in the USA.  This prompted Frank Zappa to rush record a new single, 'I Don't Wanna Get Drafted'

Having just come off a well publicized legal battle with Warner Brothers over (among other things) their refusal to release his four record set 'Lather,' Zappa set up shop with Mercury who distributed Zappa Records.  Evidently the parent still wielded some control as they refused to release this single.  

Zappa took matters into his own hands and released it independently.  This also was the last straw for him at Mercury.  He then went on to run the Barking Pumpkin label through Columbia.   Now all the recordings are owned by the Zappa Family Trust.  

I Don't Wanna Get Drafted b/w Ancient Armaments

It even came with a draft card.