My Dead Dad Was in ZZ Top
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My Dead Dad Was in ZZ Top : 100% Real, * Never-Before-Seen Documents from the World of Rock and Roll

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With this shocking tell-all, revealing the all-true, 100% fake secrets about music's biggest names, Jon Glaser--a writer for Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and the creator and star of Adult Swim's Delocated--is about to rock the world of, well, rock and roll. The long-buried (or possibly, never-yet-imagined) dreadful secrets of music's most notable talents--including Prince's bar mitvah remixes, Fleetwood Mac's deals with McDonald's, and more--are, in the vein of John Hodgman's More Information Than You Require and The Onion's Our Dumb Century, a wry and blasphemous tribute to the popular culture icons we hold dear.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 15.24mm | 294.83g
  • HARPER PERENNIAL
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • Illustrations, color; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061749621
  • 9780061749629
  • 554,747

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An irreverent and ridiculous collection of "found" documents that will change everything you thought you knew about rock and roll, by the creator and star of Adult Swim's Delocated

Jon Glaser delves into the unknown and highly secretive histories of dozens of rock and roll's greatest bands with sometimes spectacular, sometimes heartbreaking, always completely made-up results. In this book, you'll discover the following:





Handwritten letters by Glaser's own father, which reveal him to be an early member of the band we now know as ZZ Top





Old lyrics journals of, among others, Bob Dylan and David Bowie, featuring a collection of songs they probably hoped would never see the light of day





A letter from Ringo to the rest of the Beatles, the week after their breakup, informing them of his plans to start a Beatles tribute band





Formerly classified government documents with shocking revelations about the Navy SEALs and the Butthole Surfers





Prince's set list for the bat mitzvah of Steven Spielberg's daughter Rachel, including the songs "Purple Oy Vey," "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Rabbi," and "When Doves Kvetch"



My Dead Dad Was in ZZ Top is for everyone who loves absurd, made-up stories about their favorite bands. It's also for everyone who doesn't love absurd, made-up stories about their favorite real bands--they just might not enjoy it as much.
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