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As with many bands and artists, my relationship with Frank and/or The Mothers has gone through up times and down times. After Joe's Garage, Frank and I went our separate ways for a while, and the 80's were a particularly crazy time for me anyway. There are parts of the 80's that I just plain don't remember.
Anyway, one day I turned on MTV and there was the video for "You Are What You Is", the song. I thought it was fun. I also specifically remembered an interview with Frank wherein he spoke against music videos because it would lead to music which "looks good" versus music that sounds good, so either he was being a hypocrite or he eventually embraced the medium because he more or less had to to stay relevant. Or perhaps, like so many other things, he thought it would be interesting to try, and who cares what he'd said before?
Never got the album, though. My buddy Chris did, and I think I listened to it at his house once, but as I said, I'd kinda moved on by then. Early 80's I was getting deep, deep into the prog. U.K., Gentle Giant, Gong, Hatfield and the North. I remember seeing the video and thinking Frank's still funny, still doing his thing, okay, but that was about it.