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Mothermania – Frank Zappa – Best of Released – Review

All you Frank Zappa fans probably have all The Mothers albums, but if you’re looking to cut your teeth on some early Zappa mayhem and brilliance “Mothermania” has been released as a digital download. The album was recorded between 1966-68 and originally released in March of 1969. The Mothers career spanned from 1964 to 1975 with their work marked by the use of sonic experimentation, innovative album art, and elaborate live shows.

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Song List:

Brown Shoes Don’t Make It
Mother People
Duke of Prunes
Call Any Vegetable
The Idiot Bastard Son
It Can’t Happen Here
You Are Probably Wondering Why I’m Here
Who Are the Brain Police?
Plastic People
Hungry Freaks, Daddy
America Drinks and Goes Home


Frank Zappa – guitar, keyboards, vocals
Don Preston – bass, keyboards
Jimmy Carl Black – percussion, drums
Roy Estrada – bass, vocals
Bunk Gardner – wind
Elliot Ingber – guitar
Billy Mundi – drums, vocals
Jim Sherwood – guitar, vocals, wind
Art Tripp – drums
Ian Underwood – guitar, keyboards, wind

2 thoughts on “Mothermania – Frank Zappa – Best of Released – Review

    • Your right. M.O.I’s career was ’64 to ’75 while the album was recorded between ’66 and ’68 an then released March of ’69. Good catch. I’ll make that clear in the post.

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