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The first-ever collection of Raymond Scott’s 1950s-60s TV and radio commercial jingles

    Raymond Scott generated hymns to hunger, odes to pudding and pilsner, and crafted carols for countless other products, elevating the form of advertisement to an art. If Zappa had written music for commercials, it’s not hard to think his approach would have been similar! This first-ever collection contains varied styles in both instrumentation and vocalization, previously unavailable electronic works, and a zine-style insert with rare photos and a reproduction of a 1964 interview with Raymond himself.

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    Did Van Halen Really Hate Brown M&Ms?

      At the height of Van Halen’s popularity in the 80s they were notorious for specifically adding a contract stipulation that there be no brown M&Ms in their dressing room for munchies. According to David Lee Roth it was a test to make sure promoters were giving the group exactly what they demanded. If a simple thing such as brown M&Ms was overlooked, it meant security needs or the exact sound specifications the band needed to perform would be also overlooked. The boys were not divas, they were exercising their concerns for a safe concert environment.

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      Mac Sabbath Coming to a Town Near You

        Is this what happens when food goes bad? Introducing Mac Sabbath! The parody Black Sabbath group has got the attention of the world. The California-based heavy metal band is hungry to get your attention.