Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Anti-Endorsement

Finally, a celebrity testimonial we can believe, circa 1991::

A clever way for Mr. Zappa to have his cake and eat it too -- to "sell out" without selling anything -- but really, nothing new for the the visionary rock composer.  You can find those contrarian instincts at least as far back as his 1968 Mothers of Invention album, "We're Only In It For The Money," which lived up to its apolitical, capitalistic title with it biting critiques of both "the establishment" and counter-culture attitudes (and a bit of a skewering of the Beatles, too it seems):

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