Monday, February 6, 2017


"Necessity is the mother of invention" is an English-language proverb. It means, roughly, that the primary driving force for most new inventions is a need In 1964 Frank Zappa took over leadership of the American rock band The Soul Giants. He renamed the band The Mothers, referring to the jazz compliment of motherfucker for a great musician. However, their record company, Verve Records, objected to the insinuation and by necessity Zappa had to change the name, creating (and defining) The Mothers of Invention
A Great mix borrowed from the defunct blog
 Birds With Broken Wings


heylee said...

Thank you for sharing all things, MOI...appreciated.

juan manuel muñoz said...

thanks a lot

Mouldysauerkraut said...

Now I understand why a bootleg was called "necessity is". Great artwork on those bootlegs, some of the work of Calvin Shenkel was used, but they created something.

Anonymous said...

I did the artwork for this, which Miles used for a time and then dropped for some reason. There's no actual Calvin graphics used, but I tried to make it look as if there was. I did it in Paintbox, a very primitive graphics app, pasting in bits and pieces I found on the internet. I did another cover for Miles, too - I think Mothers Classics, or something like that, which he didn't like. Tough crowd!

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