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Frank Zappa - The Mothers Of Invention: We're Only In It For The Money CD (album) cover

THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION: WE'RE ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.11 | 646 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars It's not surprising that this record is very funny and that Frank uses a lot of satire. What surprised me was "who" he was making fun of in 1968. People like THE BEATLES, hippies, Woodstock and middle class America. Ok, middle class America I can see, but it just shows that no one is off limits from Zappa's parody. The front album cover of the band dressed up as women is one of the funniest pictures i've ever seen. And add to that the fact they are lampooning the "Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Heartsclub Band" album cover, well it's priceless.

"Who Needs The Peace Corps" is about fake hippies, and is so funny especially the line "I will love the police as they kick the sh$#t out of me". "Concentration Moon" is another hilarious song about middle class America and their attitude towards hippies. How they would love to send them all away on a bus and "smash every creep in the face with a rock".

"Mom And Dad" is a mellow, catchy tune that is almost prophetic about the violence against young people by authorities, as like what happened in Ohio. "Harry, Your A Beast" is very BEATLES sounding. "Flower Punk" is a mockery of Woodstock, and is so funny. "Let's Make The Water Turn Black" is a brilliant, well done song. Yeah, it's funny too."The Idiot Bastard Son" made me laugh right out loud at work when I was listening to this. Some nice guitar in "Lonely Little Girl" while "The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny" is experimental sounding and really quite good.

All in all this is about the lyrics more than the music, but it's just so well done. And especially when you consider the year and the people Zappa was making fun of.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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