the mothers of invention: weasels ripped my flesh
flash back from "man's life" of 1956
doug michael: i have a magazine from 1956. the cover story is "weasels ripped
ever see it? want a jgp?
vladimir sovetov: yes of course!!!
doug michael: vladimir, this is not the best scan in the world but it gets the point across.
douglas michael: the index in the magazine reads:
"WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH, mike kamens
the little animals chewed away at him piece by piece
the story is that of a connecticut duck farmer. after losing 90 ducks in two
nights, he stakes out the duck house and encounters 12 weasels. his first
shotgun blast hits his kerosene lantern creating an inferno in the duck house."
here is an excerpt:
"time after time i'd drop to the river bank and roll over trying to smother
them, but they'd squirm out from under, their fetid breath full in my lungs,
feinting like boxers for a new attack. i caught a weasel under his throat and
dropped the picthfork and held onto his neck with both hands, squeezing until
the narrow mouth popped open and the tongue slid between the bloody mouth. i
squeezed until the body went limp, then turned and heaved it fully into the
info from neon park:
neon park was working as a poster artist with the family dog, a san francisco
design group, when he got a call from frank zappa asking him to come down to los
angeles. zappa had seen the drawings park had done for a group called dancing
food and wanted him to paint the jacket for the next mothers of invention
record. at their meeting, zappa showed park a magazine cover. "it was one
of those men's magazines like *saga*," says park.
Here's an ad out of the Saturday Evening Post. The issue date is October 3, 1953.