Frank Zappa - Uncle Meat

Features: • 180g Vinyl • Double LP • Cut By Chris Bellman... Learn More

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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, Features: • 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 Musicians: 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 Selections: 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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Record Label Zappa
Music Genre Pop - Rock