The Aquarian Weekly

 USA

 
The Aquarian Weekly is New Jersey's oldest alternative weekly paper, founded in 1969. From 1986 to 1992, it was called East Coast Rocker. (wikipedia)

1978 November 22-29

Issue 238

The Aquarian Night Owl - free supplement

 

When Confronting Frank Zappa There Is No Middle Ground
By Gene Kalbacher, pp 1, 48-49


The conversation centered on Zappa's current litigation with Warner Bros. Records, with whom the long-haired goateed musician has terminated a recording tenure spanning a decade.

Zappa's answers, to my surprise-owing to his reputation as a bizarre, coiled-spring character-were painfully honest, direct and ... polite. He dismissed what he considered foolish questions more with aplomb than with indignation, fixing his attention, by turns, on each of the more than a dozen assembled reporters. (read more)

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1995 October 25 - November 1

Issue 795

 

Zappa's Political Connection
By Edward Lagrossa, p 12

Saint Zappa, Halloween Idyll
By Charles Frick, pp 40-41, 54


Frank Zappa was not only an incredibly accomplished and innovative musician/composer, he was also one of the most politically active rock musicians ever. And on Sept. 19, 1985, smack dab in the middle of the Rightwing Reagan years, Zappa made a statement before Congress in an attempt to stop them from putting "profanity" warning stickers on records and CDs. The censorship sticker became standard by 1990, forcing many radio stations to not play "advisory" stickered records. To this day, some large retail outlets refuse to carry any product with "advisory" stickers because of morality clauses in their contracts with shopping malls. There are, of course, double platinum exceptions, such as Nine Inch Nails' Downward Spiral and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magik. (read more)

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