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The Mothers Of Invention - Uncle Meat FLAC album

Performer: The Mothers Of Invention
Genre: Jazz / Rock
Title: Uncle Meat
Country: US
Style: Musique Concrète, Avantgarde, Fusion, Doo Wop, Experimental, Parody
FLAC version ZIP size: 1356 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1836 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1609 mb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 353

Uncle Meat is the fifth studio album by The Mothers of Invention, released as a double album in 1969. Uncle Meat was originally developed as a part of No Commercial Potential, a project which spawned three other albums sharing a conceptual connection: We're Only in It for the Money, Lumpy Gravy and Cruising with Ruben & the Jets

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.

BPM Profile Uncle Meat. Album starts at BPM, ends at 141BPM (+141), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by The Mothers of Invention. Playground Psychotics.

Uncle Meat: Main Title Theme, 01:56. The Voice of Cheese, 00:26. King Kong Itself (As Played By the Mothers In a Studio), 00:51. Dog Breath, In the Year of the Plague, 03:59. The Legend of the Golden Arches, 03:27. King Kong (As Motorhead Explains It), 01:44. King Kong (The Gardner Varieties), 06:20.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Uncle Meat: Main Title Theme 1:54
A2 The Voice Of Cheese
Voice [Uncredited] – Pamela Zarubica
A3 9 Types Of Industrial Pollution 5:56
A4 Zolar Czakl 0:57
A5 Dog Breath, In The Year Of The Plague 5:51
A6 The Legend Of The Golden Arches 1:24
A7 The Mothers Play Louie Louie At The Royal Albert Hall In London 2:28
A8 The Dog Breath Variations 1:36
B1 Sleeping In A Jar 0:49
B2 Our Bizarre Relationship
Voice [Uncredited] – Pamela Zarubica
B3 The Uncle Meat Variations 4:40
B4 Electric Aunt Jemima 1:53
B5 Prelude To King Kong 3:24
B6 God Bless America (Live At The Whisky A Go Go) 1:22
B7 A Pound For A Brown On The Bus 1:29
B8 Ian Underwood Whips It Out (Live On Stage In Copenhagen) 5:08
C1 Mr. Green Genes 3:10
C2 We Can Shoot You 1:48
C3 "If We'd All Been Living In California . . . " 1:29
C4 The Air 2:57
C5 Project X 4:47
C6 Cruising For Burgers 2:19
D1 King Kong Itself (As Played By The Mothers In A Studio) 0:53
D2 King Kong (Its Magnificence As Interpreted By Dom DeWild) 1:15
D3 King Kong (As Motorhead Explains It) 1:44
D4 King Kong (The Gardner Varieties) 6:17
D5 King Kong (As Played By 3 Deranged Good Humor Trucks) 0:29
D6 King Kong (Live On A Flat Bed Diesel In The Middle Of A Race Track At A Miami Pop Festival . . . The Underwood Ramifications) 7:22

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records, Inc.
  • Distributed By – Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records, Inc.
  • Published By – Frank Zappa Music
  • Recorded At – Apostolic Studios
  • Overdubbed At – Sunset Sound Recorders


  • Design [Package Designed By] – Cal Schenkel
  • Drums [Cheerful Outlook & Specific Enquiries], Timpani, Vibraphone, Marimba, Xylophone, Wood Block, Bells, Chimes [Small] – Artie (With The Green Mustache) Tripp*
  • Drums [Droll Humor, Poverty] – Jimmy Carl Black
  • Drums [Some Tracks] – Billy (The Oozer) Mundi*
  • Electric Bass – Roy Estrada
  • Electric Piano [Tarot Cards, Brown Rice] – Don (Dom DeWild) Preston*
  • Engineer – Richard Kunc*, Jerry Hansen
  • Guitar, Vocals [Low Grade], Percussion – Frank Zappa
  • Marimba, Vibraphone [Many Tracks] – Ruth Komanoff
  • Organ [Electric], Piano, Harpsichord, Celesta, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Copyist [Special Assistance, Industrial Relations, Teen Appeal] – Ian Underwood
  • Percussion [Effects] – Jerry Hansen
  • Piccolo Flute, Clarinet, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Bassoon – Bunk (Sweetpants) Gardner*
  • Producer – Frank Zappa
  • Soprano Vocals – Nelcy Walker (tracks: A5, B3)
  • Soprano Vocals [Pachuco Falsetto, Cheeseburgers] – Roy* (tracks: A5, B3)
  • Soprano Vocals [Swell Vocals] – Ray* (tracks: A5, B3)
  • Tenor Saxophone [Frenetic Stylings], Tambourine, Choreography [Pop Star, Obstinance], Technician [Equipment Setter-upper - When He's Not Hustling Local Groupies] – Euclid James (Motorhead/Motorishi) Sherwood*
  • Vocals – Ray Collins
  • Written-By – Frank Zappa
  • Written-By [Uncredited] – Irving Berlin (tracks: B6), Richard Berry (tracks: A7)


This Edition: With Yellow Inner Sleeve with Promotionals in the back, Without Booklet Insert, Seal in Blue and in Gatefold Sleeve.

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Recorded at Apostolic Studios, NYC
October 1967-February 1968
Percussion overdubs at Sunset Sound, LA
March-April, 1968 [Note: Sunset Sound Recorders in 1968]

Drummer Billy Mundi is credited as "...on some pieces before he quit to join Rhinoceros"
Special thanks to:
Ruth Komanoff who plays marimba and vibes with Artie on many of the tracks, and
Nelcy Walker the soprano voice with Ray & Roy on Dog Breath & The Uncle Meat Variations.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Hand Etched Side A): l 30871 MS 2024A -1B SX F.
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand Etched Side B): MS-2024 30872 X ⌃
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand Etched Side C): MS ·2024 30873 ᶜ
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand Etched Side D): l 30874 MS2024D -1B ○ SX ´´ A ⌃
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
2MS 2024, 2024 The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat ‎(2xLP, Album, CTH) Bizarre Records, Bizarre Records, Reprise Records 2MS 2024, 2024 US 1969
CDD ZAP3, CDDZAP 3 Frank Zappa Uncle Meat ‎(2xCD, Album, RE) Zappa Records, Zappa Records CDD ZAP3, CDDZAP 3 Europe 1987
RCD 10506/07 Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Uncle Meat ‎(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Rykodisc RCD 10506/07 US Unknown
JPCD 2000141/42 Frank Zappa, The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa, The Mothers Of Invention* - Uncle Meat ‎(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Frank Zappa) JPCD 2000141/42 Russia 2000
RCD 10064/65 Frank Zappa Uncle Meat ‎(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10064/65 US 1987