Frank Zappa

I Don't Wanna Get Drafted!/Ancient Armaments

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This EP, also issued as a standard 45 rpm single, was a rarity that featured the original version of Frank Zappa's "I Don't Wanna Get Drafted," a song whose creation was provoked by then President Jimmy Carter's reinstitution of selective service. The B-side of this EP, "Ancient Armaments," is an instrumental recorded near the end of Zappa's 1978 Halloween concert at the Palladium in New York City and features a blistering guitar solo worthy of comparison to the high points of his Shut Up 'N Play Your Guitar box set. It is this song that makes this EP a sought-after collectable by Zappa's fans.