Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Universal
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention Uncle Meat 180g 2LP

Frank Zappa

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Highly Acclaimed 180g Double LP Soundtrack To Incomplete Film!
Cut By Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering!

Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention released this double album in 1969 which was originally developed as "No Commercial Potential" a project which spawned 3 other albums sharing a conceptual connection: "We're Only In It For the Money", "Lumpy Gravy" and "Cruising With Ruben & The Jets". The album was to serve as a soundtrack to a science fiction film which never was completed due to the lack of funding. Zappa did release a film containing test footage from the project in 1987. The album cover actually shows the title as Uncle Meat (Most of the Music From the Mother's Movie of the Same Name Which We Haven't Got Enough Money To Finish Yet).

The album contains a diverse style of music with influences of jazz, orchestral, blues and rock music. Uncle Meat has been praised for its innovative recording and editing techniques including experiments in tape speed and overdubbing , and diverse sound.

"Just three years into their recording career, the Mothers of Invention released their second double album, Uncle Meat, which began life as the largely instrumental soundtrack to an unfinished film. It's essentially a transitional work, but it's a fascinating one, showcasing Frank Zappa's ever-increasing compositional dexterity and the Mothers' emerging instrumental prowess. It was potentially easy to overlook Zappa's melodic gifts on albums past, but on Uncle Meat, he thrusts them firmly into the spotlight; what few lyrics there are, Zappa says in the liner notes, are in-jokes relevant only to the band. Thus, Uncle Meat became the point at which Zappa began to establish himself as a composer and he would return to many of these pieces repeatedly over the course of his career." - Steve Huey,

"While his earlier albums were more satirical, on Uncle Meat, Zappa let his serious compositional chops guide the action—made possible of course by the deadly skilled, very serious Mothers of Invention musicians, even as his 'wack pack' characters like Suzy Creamcheese and other obsessions sprinkle the sonic landscape." - analogplanet, Music 9/11, Sound 9/11

• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Cut By Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering (2013)
• Original 1969 mix restored by the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
• Booklet included
• Gatefold jacket

Frank Zappa
Ray Collins
Jimmy Carl Black
Roy Estrada
Don (Dom De Wild) Preston
Billy Mundi
Bunk Gardner
Ian Underwood
Artie Tripp
Euclid James SherwoodRoth Komanoff
Nelcy Walker
Pamela Zarubica

LP 1

1. Uncle Meat: Main Title Theme
2. The Voice of Cheese
3. Nine Types of Industrial Pollution (400 Days of the Year)
4. Zolar Czakl
5. Dog Breath, in the Year of the Plague
6. The Legend of the Golden Arches
7. Louie Louie (At the Royal Albert Hall in London)
8. The Dog Breath Variations
9. Sleeping In A Jar
10. Our Bizarre Relationship
11. The Uncle Meat Variations
12. Electric Aunt Jemima
13. Prelude to King Kong
14. God Bless America (Live at the Whisky A Go Go)
15. A Pound For A Brown On the Bus
16. Ian Underwood Whips It Out (Live on a Stage in Copenhagen)

LP 2
1. Mr. Green Genes
2. We Can Shoot You
3. If We'd All Been Living In California
4. The Air
5. Project X
6. Cruising For Burgers
7. King Kong Itself (as played by the Mothers in a studio)
8. King Kong (it's magnificence as interpreted by Dom DeWild)
9. King Kong (as Motorhead explains it)
10. King Kong (the Gardner Varieties)
11. King Kong (as played by 3 deranged Good Humor Trucks)
12. King Kong (live on a flat bed diesel in the middle of a race track at a Miami Pop Festival... the Underwood ramifications)

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