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The Mothers Of Invention - Weasels Ripped My Flesh FLAC album

Performer: The Mothers Of Invention
Genre: Jazz / Rock
Title: Weasels Ripped My Flesh
Country: US
Style: Blues Rock, Free Jazz, Fusion, Avantgarde
FLAC version ZIP size: 1383 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1859 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1936 mb
Rating: 4.4
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Weasels Ripped My Flesh is the seventh studio album by the American rock band the Mothers of Invention, and the tenth overall by Frank Zappa, released in 1970. It is the second album released after the Mothers disbanded in 1969, preceded by Burnt Weeny Sandwich. In contrast to its predecessor, which almost entirely focused on studio recordings of arranged compositions, Weasels Ripped My Flesh consists of a combination of live and studio recordings and features more improvisation.

Complex Elaborate Energetic Freewheeling Humorous Ironic Irreverent Quirky Rowdy. The Mothers of Invention, Frank Zappa. Weasels Ripped My Flesh. A fascinating collection of mostly instrumental live and studio material recorded by the original Mothers of Invention, complete with horn section, from 1967-1969, Weasels Ripped My Flesh segues unpredictably between arty experimentation and traditional song structures

Weasels Ripped My Flesh" starts with a jazz piece "Didja Get Any Onya?", which introduces the elements of complex rhythms, free jazz wanderings and atavistic bellowing, which are all strongly present on many tracks of this album. Following blues calms the storm for a while, but soon the music returns to the avant-garde straits. Apart from the wonderful double-set, "Uncle Meat", this was the most difficult listening album ever released by the Mothers of Invention. This is basically an compilation, with the majority being recorded live, of various Mothers performances from 67 to 69 which ended up being titled "Weasels Ripped My Flesh" and was actually the last release before the first era of the group disbanded.

He’s a mine of the strange and hilarious and the Weasels Ripped My Flesh cover is just one such gem. Zappa briefed artist Neon Park to create something based on a men’s adventure magazine bearing the cover line Weasels Ripped My Flesh. Park created his bum-clenchingly painful cover by parodying a Schtick electric razor advert. The greatest thing about this album cover is that it looks like something that even Spinal Tap would reject. The bare flesh, the leather glove, the visual representation of the band’s name, every rock cliché is being squeezed for all its worth and the result is - perhaps surprisingly - a very stylish, sexy design that heralded the arrival of one of the most exciting albums of the decade. Bonus trivia: The bare flesh was abandoned for the American version of Is This It, in favour of a close-up particle collision. Boring! Prev Page 10 of 51 Next.

Unlike its predecessor, the largely studio-based Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Weasels includes a larger helping of live performances alongside the studio work. The vocal numbers make for near conventional listening, especially the inspired R&B jam behind Don "Sugarcane" Harris on Little Richard's "Directly From My Heart To You," while the pure instrumental pieces get plenty weird.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Didja Get Any Onya
Guitar [Rhythm], Vocals – Lowell George
A2 Directly From My Heart To You
Violin [Electric], Vocals – Don "Sugarcane" HarrisWritten-By – R.W. Penniman*
A3 Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Sexually Aroused Gas Mask
Bass, Vocals – Roy Estrada
A4 Toads Of The Short Forest 4:48
A5 Get A Little 2:35
B1 The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue 6:53
B2 Dwarf Nebula Processional March & Dwarf Nebula 2:12
B3 My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama
Vocals – Frank Zappa
B4 Oh No
Vocals – Ray Collins
B5 The Orange County Lumber Truck 3:18
B6 Weasels Ripped My Flesh 2:05

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Distributed By – Kinney Filipacchi Music S.A.
  • Printed By – Imprimerie JAT, Chatillon


  • Artwork By [Cover Art] – Neon Park
  • Drums – Art Tripp, Jimmy Carl Black
  • Guitar [Lead], Keyboards – Frank Zappa
  • Piano, Organ, Keyboards [Electronic Effects] – Don Preston
  • Producer – Frank Zappa
  • Saxophone [Alto] – Ian Underwood
  • Saxophone [Baritone], Vocals [Snorks] – Motorhead Sherwood
  • Saxophone [Tenor] – Bunk Gardner
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Buzz Gardner
  • Written-By – Zappa* (tracks: A1, A3 to B6)


'80s repress

Original printed inner sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout - A Side - Etched): WEA · 44109 · A MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout - B Side - Etched): WEA 44109 B
  • Rights Society: SACEM
  • Price Code: WE 3401

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MS 2028 The Mothers Of Invention* Weasels Ripped My Flesh ‎(LP, Album) Bizarre Records MS 2028 US 1970
RS 2028 The Mothers Of Invention* Weasels Ripped My Flesh ‎(LP, Album, Fli) Reprise Records RS 2028 New Zealand Unknown
MC-45-039 Frank Zappa Weasels Ripped My Flesh ‎(Cass, Unofficial) MC MC-45-039 Russia Unknown
RCD 10510 Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Weasels Ripped My Flesh ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10510 US 1995
K44019 The Mothers Of Invention* Weasels Ripped My Flesh ‎(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records K44019 UK 1976