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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Freak Out! on WILK?

While I could be getting some bad Intel on this one, I really don't believe as much.

Frank Zappa: Freak Out!

Freak Out! is the debut album by American band The Mothers of Invention, released June 27, 1966 on Verve Records. Often cited as one of rock music's first concept albums, the album is a satirical expression of frontman Frank Zappa's perception of American pop culture. It was also one of the earliest double albums in rock music (although Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde preceded it by a week), and the first 2-record debut.

Make note of the date, June 27, 1966. That makes tomorrow the 45th anniversary of the release of what was, in my mostly twisted mind, a monumental vinyl LP.

I think I first heard snippets of it while I was suffering through the insufferable 7th grade. And I know damn well where I was when I bought my first copy of it, at The Boston Store, now known as Boscov's.

From the e-mail inbox: It is a tribute to Freak Out, which turns 45 on Monday!!!! We'll air it at 3 with some commentary by one of our students who loves Zappa.

If this is what happens when the station manager goes away on vacation, count me in. I'll happily pay a generous monthly stipend into her vacation fund.

Just as much as you wonder 'bout me staring back at you...



Anonymous said...


Kevin Dougherty said...

Yeah, WRKC, that makes a bit more sense.

Anonymous said...

HELP! I'm a rock.

Anonymous said...

and...Who ARE the brain police?