A Quilt Made from Used Panties?
Posted on Dec 4 2012 at 10:20:07 AM in Celebrities
Did Frank Zappa really have a quilt made out of used panties?
During his "Tinseltown Rebellion" tour in 1981, Frank Zappa, rock music legend and authentic weirdo, starting asking women in the audience to throw their underwear at him. He is reported to have said;
"Laides, if you give me your panties, I promise I'll never wash them again."
Being that it was a Frank Zappa concert, there were plenty of women in the crowd ready to flood the stage with slightly used unmentionables. Zappa's bassist, apparently unimpressed, started taking ice tongs on stage in case he needed to move anyone's underthings. Zappa, on the other hand, would twirl favored panties on his finger, hang them from his guitar etc.
We here here at the Institute for Obscure Question Research (IOQR) could not be more grossed out!
By the end of the tour, Zappa had collected hundreds of used undergarments of all shapes and sizes but what to do with them.
So What's the Answer:
In 1982 Zappa commissioned the making of a quilt, featuring himself as the King of Spades, composed entirely of the still unwashed underpants. It's now on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in Biloxi, Mississippi. Frank Zappa, all American Weirdo.
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