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Mothers of Invention

Overview
Works: 304 works in 891 publications in 5 languages and 5,753 library holdings
Genres: Rock music  Progressive rock (Music)  Psychedelic rock music  Humorous songs  Songs and music  Folk music  Live sound recordings  Jazz-rock (Music)  Rock films  Drama 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Singer, Actor, Musician, Other, Contributor
Classifications: M1630.18.Z36, 781.66
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Freak out! by Frank Zappa( Recording )

53 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Zappa and his Mothers of Invention make their debut with an album that enters into new rock territory. Freak Out features many kinds of musical styles from parodies of teen pop to avant-garde sound experiments
We're only in it for the money by Frank Zappa( Recording )

40 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Zappa's 1968 satirical masterpiece is back in its original glory with Frank's satirical wit intact. We're Only in It for the Money offers the ultimate stab at the idealistic world of hippiedom and the counterculture
Strictly commercial by Frank Zappa( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Absolutely free by Frank Zappa( Recording )

34 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full performer name: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention. Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention: Frank Zappa (guitar, vocals); Ray Collins (vocals); Bunk Gardner (saxophone); Don Preston (keyboards, vocals); Roy Estrada (bass, vocals); Jimmy Carl Black, Billy Mundi (drums, percussion, vocals). This package contains the complete libretto (clean American version), plus two additional tracks not included on the original release. Before becoming obsessed with sex, politics and the Synclavier, Frank Zappa was a performer of great whimsy, who here, on his second album, was singing about such topics as fruits and vegetables while also displaying a developing critical attitude toward American social mores. Dense with musical references from "Louie Louie" to Holst's "The Planets, " ABSOLUTELY FREE is a testament to the young Zappa's awesome musical breadth. These Mothers of Invention lack the precision of Zappa's later combos, but give a firm R&B grounding to his experimentation. ABSOLUTELY FREE includes the classic "Brown Shoes Don't Make It, " a biting parody of suburban American values, along with forgotten masterpieces like "Call Any Vegetable, " a tune pointing out the ease with which we can become in tune with our little green buddies
Son of rogues gallery : pirate ballads, sea songs & chanteys( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Producer Hal Willner has made a specialty of matching maverick artists, often in unexpected pairings, with surprising material; in 2006, he offered up a supreme example with the first volume of Rogues Gallery, hatched up on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest with actor Johnny Depp and director Gore Verbinski, who serve as executive producers of both volumes
Frank Zappa's 200 motels by Frank Zappa( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychedelic precursor to music videos, in which The Mothers of Invention, a touring musical group, wreak havoc in Centerville, a stereotypical American town. The first color movie made on videotape and then transferred to film, it includes many visual effects
Weasels ripped my flesh by Frank Zappa( Recording )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One size fits all by Frank Zappa( Recording )

27 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over-nite sensation by Frank Zappa( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncle meat by Frank Zappa( Recording )

31 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lumpy gravy by Frank Zappa( Recording )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music by eclectic artist, Frank Zappa
Roxy & elsewhere by Frank Zappa( Recording )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncle Meat by Frank Zappa( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention in the 1960s by Frank Zappa( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most detailed, informative, and enjoyable documentary on Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention yet to emerge. Features rare footage of Frank and the Mothers throughout the 1960s, archive interviews, seldom-seen live performances, and a host of other features. Track listing features: Who Are the Brain Police?, Hungry Freaks Daddy, Trouble Every Day, Brown Shoes Don't Make it, America Drinks and Goes Home, and many more
Bongo fury by Frank Zappa( Recording )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grand wazoo by Frank Zappa( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We're only in it for the money by Frank Zappa( Recording )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some time in New York City ; Live jam by John Lennon( Recording )

17 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ahead of their time by Frank Zappa( Recording )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burnt weeny sandwich by Frank Zappa( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Captain Glasspack & his magic mufflers

Frank Zappa and the Mothers.

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of invention

Mères de l’invention

Mères de l'invention

Mothers

Mothers Mothers of Invention

Mothers (Musical group : Frank Zappa)

Mothers of Invention (hudební skupina)

Soul giants

The Mothers

The Mothers 1964-1975

The Mothers of Invention

The Mothers of Invention Amerikaanse rockband

The Mothers of Invention band

The Mothers of Invention groupe de musique américain

The Mothers of Invention gruppo musicale statunitense

The Mothers of Invention US-amerikanische Band

Zappa and the Mothers

Zappa and the Mothers of Invention

더 머더스 오브 인벤션

マザーズ・オブ・インヴェンション

Languages
English (243)

French (5)

German (3)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (1)