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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:22 AM

4. The above concepts were fleshed out on Joe's Garage Acts 1,2, and 3

this is the source of the info below

http://forum.grasscity.com/apprentice-tokers/775365-frank-zappa-music-industry-government-joes-garage-%5Bwall-text-warning%5D.html



The idea of the album's background character "The Central Scrutinizer", whose job it is to enforce all un-passed laws is, in my mind, supposed to represent the government. The album brings up very controversial points about government, in my mind. It reads;

"Eventually it was discovered, That God, Did not want us all to be the same. This was, BAD NEWS, For the Government of The World, As it seemed contrary, To the doctrine of, Portion Controlled Servings. Mankind must be made more, Uniformly if, THE FUTURE, Was going to work. Various ways were sought, To bind us all together, But, alas, Same-ness was unenforceable. It was about this time, That someone, Came up with the idea of, TOTAL CRIMINALIZATION. Based on the principle that, if we were ALL crooks, We could at last be made uniform, To some degree in the eyes of, THE LAW. Shrewdly our legislators, Calculated, That most people were, Too lazy to perform a, REAL CRIME, So no new laws were, Manufactured, Making it possible for, Anyone to violate them, Any time of the day or night, And, Once we had all broken, Some kind of law, We'd all be in the same,Big happy club, Right up there with the, President, The most exalted industrialists, And the clerical big shots, Of all your favorite religions. TOTAL CRIMINALIZATION, Was the greatest idea of its, Time and was vastly popular, Except with those people, Who didn't want to be crooks, Or outlaws. So, of course, they had to be, TRICKED INTO IT... Which is one of the reasons, Why, Music, Was eventually made, ILLEGAL."




Ah, yes, franks's good old CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER, responsible for enforcing laws that haven't been passed yet. I bet there really is an official CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER buried in the convenient immediately passed after 9/11 PATRIOT ACT!

Frank's liner notes mentioned that such concepts aren't so far fetched, as the religious theocracy of 1979 Iran actually did outlaw a lot of music.

-90% Jimmy

PS - in Frank's own words:

"If the plot of the story seems just a little bit preposterous, and if the idea of The Central Scrutinizer enforcing laws that haven't been passed yet makes you giggle, just be glad you don't live in one of the cheerful little countries where, at this very moment, music is either severely restricted ... or, as it is in Iran, totally illegal. "

source: http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/The_Story_Of_Joe%27s_Garage

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