We're Only in It for the Money by Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention (CD, Apr-1995, Ryko Distribution)
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|Artist:||Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention|
|Record Label:||Ryko Distribution|
|Genre:||Art Rock, Rock & Pop|
1. Are You Hung Up?
2. Who Needs the Peace Corps?
3. Concentration Moon
4. Mom & Dad
5. Telephone Conversation
6. Bow Tie Daddy
7. You're a Beast Harry
8. What's the Ugliest Part of Your Body?
9. Absolutely Free
10. Flower Punk
11. Hot Poop
12. Nasal Retentive Calliope Music
13. Let's Make the Water Turn Black
14. The Idiot Bastard Son
15. Lonely Little Girl
16. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
17. What's the Ugliest Part of Your Body? (Reprise)
18. Mother People
19. The Chrome Plated Megaphone of Destiny
|Playing Time:||39 min.|
|Contributing Artists:||Eric Clapton|
Full performer name: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention.Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention: Frank Zappa (vocals, guitar, piano); Jimmy Carl Black (vocals, trumpet, drums); Roy Estrada (vocals, electric bass); Billy Mundi (vocals, drums); Ian Underwood (woodwinds, piano); Bunk Gardner (woodwinds); Euclid James "Motorhead" Sherwood (soprano & baritone saxophones); Suzy Creamcheese, Dick Barber.Additional personnel includes: Gary Kellgren (vocals); Eric Clapton.Recorded between August and October, 1967.Originally released on Verve.Personnel: Frank Zappa (vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards); Bunk Gardner (vocals, woodwinds, wind); Jimmy Carl Black (vocals, trumpet, drums, percussion); Roy Estrada (vocals, electric bass); Billy Mundi (vocals, drums); Dick Barber, Pamela Zarubica (vocals); Eric Clapton (spoken vocals); Ian Underwood (woodwinds, piano, keyboards, wind); Euclid James Sherwood, Motorhead Sherwood (soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone); Don Preston (keyboards).Audio Remixer: Dick Kunc.Recording information: Apostolic Studios, New York, NY (08/1967-10/1967); Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (08/1967-10/1967); Mayfair Studios, New York, NY (08/1967-10/1967).Author: Edgard Varse .Editors: Dick Kunc; Frank Zappa.Photographers: Jerry Schatzberg; Jerrold Schatzber.Unknown Contributor Roles: Don Preston ; Spider; Jimmy Carl Black.Arranger: Frank Zappa.The early Zappa albums were treasured by the few and totally misunderstood by the majority. The brilliant SGT. PEPPER satire of the cover should have garnered extra sales, but no. Zappa's scathing wit homed in on modern middle-class America and West Coast hippies. The album offered 19 vignettes incorporating avant garde, doo-wop, some relatively conventional pop music and a lot of hilarious dialogue that was so hip it has never dated. Zappa made us confront the obvious, and the results were alarming. These issues are best demonstrated on "What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body," "Bow Tie Daddy," and "The Idiot Bastard Son."
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- musicpanda50Aug 8, 2010by
zappa at his best
Frank Zappa's Masterpiece Five ***** if you like the mothers get this cd the best, outstanding. AAAAAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++++++++
- renaultwhiteJan 5, 2012by
I thougholy enjoyed the whole transaction with this cd, thanks
Thank you for the zappa cd. It's really good, is there any bad zappa? The price was fair and the time in which I RECIeVED IT WAS GOOD. Because he's not alive anymore, it does my imagination good to imagine while I listen to his music, his guitar playing is hard to copy, even with a machine. I liked it all
- mountainrecordsJul 17, 2011by
Relive the 60's?
This album has many levels and layers of meaning and is far too complex to be reviewed with a word or a single sentence. I bought this album when I was in high school in 1968. At the time I thought it was hilarious and one of the most satirical albums ever. The targets, I thought, were the Establishment, brutal cops, plastic parents, and phonies. Hearing it again, some 40 years later, shows that there is a tragic layer as well. The alienation in the family and the uncontrolled hatred of the police towards hippies is a painful reminder that the 60's wasn't all 'Peace and love'.
Zappa also skewers phony hippies and Flower Power opportunists, who callously exploited the naive and trusting, of whom there were far too many. There are many clever, funny moments here as well as sad, thought provoking ones. You don't have to know of Sgt Pepper to enjoy the cover or the contents.
In summary, this is a great album and is well worth your time. Whether as parody, or as music, or as social documentary this album is always bizarre and entertaining.Read full review
- ford47Feb 5, 2011by
Classic Frank Zappa Album
Moving all my records to cd's and pick up my favorites whenever possible. Shows my age but still love The Mother's.
- lessluminiumJul 16, 2010by
A Necessity Of An Addition
The third album by the Mothers Of Invention, "We're Only In It For The Money", is an absolutely fabulous buy for any Zappa lover or collector. Featuring the 1960-Zappa anti-social liberalism, and some of the most controversial music of the era, the songs will wrench your heart and drive you to sing with every verse. This is the original partially censored Verve version, in stereo, in all its fullism, in a necessary pack that you absolutely MUST have.