Thursday, September 10, 2009

Weasels Ripped My Flesh

From Wikipedia comes the news of how a 1970s Zappa album got both its name and cover design from a men's magazine that I have to find a copy of.

Frank Zappa recruited artist Neon Park to create a subversive image based on a cover story from the September 1956 issue of Man's Life, a men's adventure magazine. After showing Neon a copy of the magazine, Zappa inquired, "This is it. What can you do that's worse than this?" Neon's answer was to craft a parody of an advertisement for Schick brand electric razor based on the "Weasels Ripped My Flesh" theme.

German releases of the album featured an album cover showing a metal baby caught in a rat trap. This cover was not approved by Zappa.

I guess you can do a lot worse than that.

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