Sunday, May 20, 2007

War of Words pt1

I wanted to write a long post about Frank Zappa. John Lydon and The Plastic People of the Universe, but:

1/Nobody would read it
2/I am too busy
3/or lazy

It meant to be about the music & politics, about the freedom of speech and the fight for it and other bollocks. It meant to be long and clever I wanted to be proud of it. Fuck it, here is Ze Linkz, Lebowski:

Frank Zappa
On September 19, 1985, Zappa testified before the US Senate Commerce, Technology, and Transportation committee, attacking the Parents Music Resource Center or PMRC, a music censorship (though others would say watchdog) organization founded by then-Senator Al Gore's wife Tipper Gore and including many other political wives, including the wives of five members of the committee. In his prepared statement, Zappa said

“ The PMRC proposal is an ill-conceived piece of nonsense which fails to deliver any real benefits to children, infringes the civil liberties of people who are not children, and promises to keep the courts busy for years dealing with the interpretational and enforcemental problems inherent in the proposal's design. It is my understanding that, in law, First Amendment issues are decided with a preference for the least restrictive alternative. In this context, the PMRC's demands are the equivalent of treating dandruff by decapitation. (...) The establishment of a rating system, voluntary or otherwise, opens the door to an endless parade of moral quality control programs based on things certain Christians do not like. What if the next bunch of Washington wives demands a large yellow "J" on all material written or performed by Jews, in order to save helpless children from exposure to concealed Zionist doctrine? ”

And this video is really worth of watching...



and another one..



Hot Rats pt1
Hot Rats pt2

We're Only In It for The Money

Freak Out pt1
Freak Out pt2

Overnite Sensation

Apostrophe

Public Image Limited



Pil - debut

The Best of So Far pt1
The Best of So Far pt2

Compact Disc /in this case Mp3's :)/

Btw this album is absolutely fucking great, maybe the best Lydon's album actually. It's still him, crazy voice, great lyrics but Steve Vai plays guitar, Bill Laswell is on bass, Ginger Baker plays drums, Ryuichi Sakamoto on keyboards and the there is a rumour that Miles Davis recorded some parts which unfortunately weren't used.

3 Comments:

Blogger msmarg said...

Thanks for this post, is there a password for FZ We're only in it for the money?

Monday, May 21, 2007 2:46:00 AM  
Blogger msmarg said...

oh ... um... got it!
(embarassed duh!)
Thanks

Monday, May 21, 2007 2:48:00 AM  
Blogger Village Voice said...

Wow. That first Zappa piece is great. I am no fan of HIS music, but that's pretty graet. Too bad Nocak's still around and Frank is gone. We need more like him

Monday, May 28, 2007 6:37:00 AM  

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