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Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - The Wizard Of Z FLAC album


Performer: Frank Zappa
Genre: Rock
Title: The Wizard Of Z
Country: US
Released: 2008
FLAC version ZIP size: 1898 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1941 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1436 mb
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Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention is a 1985 album by Frank Zappa. The album was originally released in two slightly different versions in the US and Europe. The album's title is a reference to the lobby group, the PMRC, who were campaigning to require record companies to put warning stickers on albums they considered offensive, and to Zappa's former band, the Mothers of Invention.

From the beginning, Frank Zappa cultivated a role as voice of the freaks - imaginative outsiders who didn't fit comfortably into any group. We're Only in It for the Money is the ultimate expression of that sensibility, a satirical masterpiece that simultaneously skewered the hippies and the straights as prisoners of the same narrow-minded, superficial phoniness. Zappa's barbs were vicious and perceptive, and not just humorously so: his seemingly paranoid vision of authoritarian violence against the counterculture was borne out two years later by the Kent State killings

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Frank Zappa laid his cards on the table and presented his ideas not as just a composer but in capturing a group effort of amazing musicians. All these pieces are so strong melodically and rhythmically it’s a real testament to the man’s brilliance as a composer. The forms are so clear and memorable it’s no wonder the album hit the top 40 in 1975. Quite an achievement for such a left field player as Frank Zappa. But it’s not a sell out. It’s high caliber progressive hard rock, fusion, with a bit of classical and humor, flirting in the pop world

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Tracklist

A1 In Memorium Hieronymus Bosch
A2 Drum Solo Intro
A3 Some Ballet Music
A4 Right There
A5 The String Quartet
B1 Warrensville Heights Jam

Credits

  • Bass, Voice [Laughter] – Roy Estrada (tracks: A1), Roy [Ralph Moleman] Estrada* (tracks: A2 to B1)
  • Drums – Jimmy Carl Black (tracks: A1)
  • Drums, Other [Beer] – Jimmy Carl Black (tracks: A2 to B1)
  • Guitar – FZ*
  • Horns – Bunk [Sweetpants] Gardner* (tracks: A1), Bunk Gardner (tracks: A2 to B1), Buzz Gardner (tracks: A2 to B1), Motorhead Sherwood, Euclid James Sherwood* (tracks: A1)
  • Horns, Woodwind – Ian Underwood
  • Keyboards – Don [Dom De Wild] Preston*
  • Percussion, Vibraphone, Drums – Arthur Dyer Tripp III*
  • Wood Block – Arthur Dyer Tripp III* (tracks: A1)

Notes

Track one, side one recorded live BBC studio 2, October 23rd 1968
All others recorded live at the Warrensville Heights Music Festival, Warrensville Heights, Ohio August, 10th 1969

comes with 2 inserts, rubber stamped cardboard sleeve and embossed (Hoffman logo) innersleeve

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - etched): WAR·6908·A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - etched): WAR·6908·B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
HOF-00368, WAR-6908 Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* - The Wizard Of Z ‎(LP, Unofficial, Red) Hoffman Records, Hoffman Records, Hoffman HR Audiophile HOF-00368, WAR-6908 US 2008
HOF-00368 Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* - The Wizard Of Z ‎(LP, Ltd, Unofficial, W/Lbl, 50-) Hoffman Records, Hoffman HR Audiophile HOF-00368 US 2008
HOF-00368 Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* - The Wizard Of Z ‎(LP, Unofficial, W/Lbl, Gra) Hoffman Records, Hoffman HR Audiophile HOF-00368 US 2008
HOF-00368, WAR-6908 Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* - The Wizard Of Z ‎(LP, Unofficial, Gre) Hoffman Records, Hoffman Records, Hoffman HR Audiophile HOF-00368, WAR-6908 US 2008
HOF-00368 Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* - The Wizard Of Z ‎(LP, Ltd, Unofficial, W/Lbl, 50-) Hoffman Records, Hoffman HR Audiophile HOF-00368 US 2008