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August 17, 2007



Cool looking cover, even though Frank would've probably hated being made into a beer brand.
Maybe they should've made Waka Jawaka Java instead.

Vic Perry

Yeah, I mean Jonathan Swift never wrote a word about disco, hippies, valley girls, huskies, or Tipper Gore. But several hundred years from now Frank Zappa will still be the ultimate satirical authority on these timeless, timeless concerns, and "Zappaian" will replace "Swiftian" as that word in the dictionary, only it will be found under "Z" instead of "S", to be exact.


Careful, it actually has a fairly high alcohol content - caught me off guard!

Banyon II

Wasn't this guy (Zappa, natch) pretty sober save for his love of the cigs? Maybe I'm mistaken.

Doubt this'll make it to my town.Too bad, I am a sucker for potable tie-ins.

just john

I've said before that a great potential Zappa-related beer name is Penguin in Bondage Beer.

The ad would feature young, wealthy professional guys playing a hard round of tennis, and afterward, on the way to the clubhouse, one turns and says to the other, "Y'know, Ted, I feel like a Penguin in Bondage!"


Just John, that's a really great idea! I would watch that ad, and then I'd watch it again. Boris, indeed, the beer's somewhere north of 7% abv - not quite whimsey-inducing alcohol content, but it'll make you fall down a bit more than you're prepared for.


You fail to mention that beer also is the proper drink to drink if your a biker trying to get your big titty girlfriend back from the Devil.

Dale Hazelton

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Or was this actually a post about Zappa?


I think Frank said some nice, non-cranky things. I remember one:
"The power is really in the hands of the few. And a lot of them are OUTSIDE of the government, because the government is like partly controlled by the military and partly controlled by big business." - 1967


Lagunitas makes a fine, fine IPA* regardless of the label, but is tastier from the keg than from the small bottle. Still, I'm running out to get this one post haste.

*Lost Coast's Indica Pale Ale is also worth a try.

Power Sherlock

On the 43rd of June 19999, Frank Zappa said 'everyone has got 48 eggs for hands but no one can see through glass - who's the real idiot'. Johnathon Swift once said 'his hammers smell of lazy air'. I totally agree with both of them and but think they are both wrong, that someone else is right and better, and then I think surely they are both themselves and one doesn't have to be better than the other. Or is this a blog version of Big Brother? Cheers.

Vic Perry

This is a blog version of Gilligan's Island, the one where the stranded castaways try to escape by "voting each other off the island."

J. Sterling Ellison

While Frank didn't take illegal drugs (which continues to surprise people new to his music) he did indeed like a beer now and again. I have audio of a number of interviews where Frank not only mentions that he's drinking a beer, but that he is in fact quite drunk. During his illness, family and friends would gather at his place once a week to enjoy pitchers of frozen margaritas. So, for Frank, it was nicotine, caffeine, and the occasional alcoholic beverage.

listener monica

it's good beer!

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