Friday, December 3, 2010

Frankday: Goods, from Across The Pond

It's been said, and I agree, that Americans have been a bit late on understanding satire. Seems we are finally coming around a bit with the likes of the Daily Show. But in years past we were really lacking in that dept. That lack of understanding made Zappa just a cult phenom here in the states, while his work flourished in other parts of the world, hence the abundance of Zappa goodies overseas.

Brian from England sent along this killer rag celebrating Franks 7oth. Lot's of neat stuff including pics and articles I've never seen till now.

Many thanks Brian! Goodies on the way!

Biting satire about the civil rights movement. Uncle Remus.

Wo, are we movin' too slow?
Have you seen us,
Uncle Remus . . .
We look pretty sharp in these clothes (yes, we do)
Unless we get sprayed with a hose
It ain't bad in the day
If they squirt it your way
'Cept in the winter, when it's froze
An' it's hard if it hits
On yer nose
On yer nose

Just keep yer nose
To the grindstone, they say

Will that redeem us,
Uncle Remus . . .
I can't wait till my Fro is full-grown
I'll just throw 'way my Doo-Rag at home
I'll take a drive to BEVERLY HILLS
Just before dawn
An' knock the little jockeys
Off the rich people's lawn
An' before they get up
I'll be gone, I'll be gone
Before they get up
I'll be knocking the jockeys off the lawn
Down in the dew

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