Frank Zappa - We're Only in it for the Money - 1968

Zappa phoned Paul McCartney, seeking permission for a Art-parody on The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. McCartney told him that it was an issue for business managers, but Zappa responded that the artists themselves were supposed to tell their business managers what to do. Nevertheless, Capitol objected, and the album's release was delayed for five months.

Verve Records decided to package the album with inverted cover artwork, placing the parody cover as interior artwork (and the intended interior artwork as the main sleeve) out of fear of legal action. Zappa was angered over the decision.

Cal Schenkel (art director / photographer) felt that the Sgt. Pepper parody 'was
a stronger image
' than the final released cover.

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