The ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST is excited to announce a new 2-CD set: UNDERSTANDING AMERICA is one of only three compilation albums produced and titled by FZ himself. The project includes the title, "Porn Wars Deluxe," a 25-minute work, unique to this release.
A message from the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen (Frank Zappa's Laurel Canyon studio) proclaims: "This work is about love, peace, justice and the American way. It's about compassion and responsibility. It's about ethics and honor. It's about time and it is about money. And bogus pomp and circumstance. Predictions and politics. It is the low-down on high altitudes. Check out the menu for yourself and you will see that the main ingredients, each in their own persuasion and marinating well into the next century, have been carefully skewered and roasted to the peak of perfection by the master chef, author of one of the all time great cook books, Understanding America. Oh, and finally, it is about music. Put some in your cauldron and please, don't forget to vote!
"From the uniquely specialized repertoire of an artist who never failed to understand that he was working for a highly specialized audience, this is for you."
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