Frank Zappa inspired - Movie King of Cucamonga
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A slight departure from our other "Before They Were Famous" T-shirts, rather than being an early band of Frank Zappa, "The Movie King of Cucamonga" is the name bestowed upon Zappa in a newspaper headline in the early 60s that lead to a string of events resulting in an under-cover cop stitching him up by paying him $100 to make a pornographic recording. Although Zappa ended up serving less than a couple of weeks locked up for the recordings the police still failed to return the hours and hours of recordings Zappa had made in his raided Studio Z. On the up side, it sowed the seeds for his great distrust of authority, which would influence so much of his work.