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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Frank Zappa - Weasels Ripped My Flesh

A Zappa masterpiece... Need I say more?

Really though, any Zappa fan who doesn't have this is crazy!
Any prog fan who hasn't heard Zappa is also crazy!



    By Blogger TehAngryMonkey, at 8:38 PM  

  • Definitely one of Zappa's best albums. Definitely one that all music fans should own. Also one of the best album sleeves.

    By Blogger Larts, at 6:57 AM  

  • I had this years ago, but it got lost in the midsts...

    Great post, and a great blog too - much appreciated.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:47 AM  

  • Thanks! I still have this on vinyl - my first introduction to the 'serious' side of Zappa! Great! :-)

    P.S. You have the coolest avatar!

    By Anonymous commie.rat, at 4:51 PM  

  • deleted :(

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:13 AM  

  • What a pity!

    By Blogger KenShin, at 6:46 PM  

  • Hey Anyone, I could swear that I saw this image for the album cover, (minus the weasel razor of course) from a cover of an old guitar instruction book. Knowing Zappa's keen way of having art manipulated in many ways and means, It doesn't surprise me. A genius in the conceptual art form indeed, but can anyone help me with info on where that art came from? I know it's Neon Park's work as signed, but being a guitar player, I would love to know WHAT book that initially came from? Thanks out there...

    By Anonymous frank bruno, at 7:15 PM  

  • From Wikipedia
    "Frank Zappa recruited artist Neon Park to create a subversive image based on a cover story from the September 1956 issue of Man's Life, a men's adventure magazine. After showing Neon a copy of the magazine, Zappa inquired, "This is it. What can you do that's worse than this?"[1] Neon's answer was to craft a parody of an advertisement for Schick brand electric razor based on the "Weasels Ripped My Flesh" theme.[1] The record company wasn't happy about the cover, not being up to their standard, still finally approving its use.[2]"

    Not sure if that answers your question, but it looks as though it parodied a schick add of the time

    By Blogger TehAngryMonkey, at 7:37 PM  

  • Yes, Saw the add, read the details. Thanks. And Wow.
    The guitar instruction book I saw was probably some old Mel Bay or Chet Atkins thing of the time. I'd still like to find it. You wouldn't believe the similarities still.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:09 AM  

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