Frank Zappa Predicted Our Present-Day Political Sphere in 1981
In October, 1981, Frank Zappa went on CNN’s Freeman Report to discuss his career and political views, including this little snippet in which he laid out a series of predictions about the then-current Reagan administration and future American political sphere.
Frank was always super well-spoken and clear about his views (not to mention, brutally honest about those clear views), but it is spooky how much in this particular interview he could basically be talking about the 2016 campaign.
For more of this stuff, I highly recommend checking out Thorsten Shutte’s new documentary, Eat that Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words. It’s a beautiful reflection on a tremendous musician, family man, and fierce public intellectual.