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MOTHERMANIA: THE BEST OF THE MOTHERS

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.71 | 39 ratings

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nherkowitz
3 stars The best of the first three albums, Freak Out, Absolutely Free and We're Only In It For The Money. It wil not be released on CD because MGM/Verve issued a number of the songs without some of the Zappa accentuations that were on the original albums. While this makes for a more listenable album, Frank was p.o.'d about its release in this manner. I believe his wife Gail, has also mentioned that it will not be released on CD.

It is a good introduction for someone who has not heard these three Mothers albums. The only problem is that it is probably cheaper to by the three CDs than try to find a copy of this LP. They also leave out a few songs that you would expect on a Best of album of that era, such as More Trouble Every Day and Let's Make The Water Turn Black.

The inside fold out cover is a neat group of pictures with pictures of the teeth of each member of the band, a good example of the dental fixation of some of the Mothers album covers of that era.

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