The Zappa Family Trust has released a short clip of Frank Zappa responding towards censorship in a hologram.
Due to disagreements over the 'Bizarre World of Frank Zappa' hologram tour artwork, the Zappa estate has said that Ticketmaster refused to make use of the official promotional artwork because it featured an animated penguin with human butt cheeks that was conflicting with censorship.
The short video showed Zappa's reactions towards the “Questionable Content” violation alleged by Ticketmaster. You can watch it below.
"I’m a person who likes to do what he wants to do, whether people like it or not,” the holographic Zappa says. “And what I do is designed for people who like it, not for people who don’t.”
The Trust had updated the artwork with a label slapped over the buttocks that read, 'These concerts contain material which a truly free society would neither fear nor suppress. … The language and concepts contained herein at guaranteed not to cause eternal torment in the place where the guy with the horns and pointed stick conducts his business." It was an updated text that Zappa had voluntarily placed on his records in the '80s. See the comparison new artwork and read the full label below.
"If you’re someone that can’t enjoy the absurdity and humor of bringing Frank’s music and lyrics to life via holograms – such as penguins in bondage, talking hot dogs and supernatural dental floss – this show might not be your cup of tea," his son, Ahmet Zappa expressed. "In response to Ticketmaster, I resubmit the poster artwork with our newly updated Warning/Guarantee hiding the buttocks of the cartoon penguin. I mean, seriously Ticketmaster?”
Starting mid-April, 'The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa' holographic show will be based on previously-unreleased footages filmed in the early '70s.
You can see the full dates here.