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Monday, April 15, 2024

Kicking out the Jams at the Rock Hall


Dillinger laughed. "Yes," he said. "I'm the president of Laughing Buddha Jesus Phallus Inc. You've seen them— 'If it's not an LBJP it's NOT an L.P.'?

"Laughing Buddha Jesus Phallus?" Joe exclaimed. "My God, you put out the best rock in the
country! The only rock a man my age can listen to without wincing."

"Thanks," Dillinger said modestly. "Actually, the Illuminati own the companies that put out most of
the rock. We started Laughing Buddha Jesus Phallus to counterattack. We were ignoring that front
until they got the MC-5 to cut a disc called 'Kick Out The Jams' just to taunt us with old, bitter
memories. So we came back with our own releases, and the next thing I knew I was making bales of
money from it."

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Sunday we had visitors from out of town, and much of the day was spent visiting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, kind of a ritual in Cleveland if you have guests. One is the displays (in a section on rock and roll from the Midwest) had a couple of artifacts from the Detroit rock band, the MC5, and above is the photo I snapped of it. 

At the bottom is a jacket worn by the band's drummer, Dennis Thompson, around 1970, but at the top you can see painting of what was supposed to be the original cover for "Kick Out the James," the band's debut. A placard at the museum says, "This painting was the original artwork for the album but was rejected by the label."

Is it just me, or is that an Illuminati all-seeing eye on the painting? 

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