The Long Beach Union


California State University, Long Beach publication. The Union Weekly (formerly The Long Beach Union Newspaper), which is partially student-funded, and affiliated with ASI, publishes every Monday during fall and spring semesters. It began on April 22, 1977, when it was formed in response to the Daily 49er. The Union Weekly focuses on being an alternative voice on campus and features a satirical section called "The Grunion" (not to be confused with the Long Beach paper the Grunion Gazette). During the late 1970s through 1980s, the Union was a daily newspaper, giving heavy competition to the Daily 49er. Journalism majors who worked on the "Union" did so under a pseudonym as it was a practice forbidden by the dean of the Journalism department. (wikipedia)

1985 December 16-22

Vol. 18 No. 16


Mothers of Prevention. An interview with Frank Zappa
By Mitch Devine, p 1

Union: Is your new record, Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention, an attempt to create more awareness about the ratings issue?

FZ: The thing about the ratings issue is it’s not really an issue. It’s a bunch of bullshit is what it is, and I would like to create more of an awareness about the bullshit that’s involved. See, these ladies started off with a premise that is very unscientific, and that premise is that rock music causes suicide, murder, teenage pregnancy, rape, drug abuse and sympathy for the devil. (read more)

Source: Javier Marcote