the mothers of invention

freak out! (1)

1966 2lp usa verve v 5005
      go to different pressings

recorded at the sunset highland studios of ttg, l.a.
march 9 - 12, 1966

released july 1966

lyrics & extra info:

the mothers of invention
frank zappa: musical director, guitar, vocals
  ray collinslead vocalist, harmonica, tambourine, finger cymbals, bobby pin & tweezers
  jimmy carl black: drums (also sings in some foreign language)
  roy estrada: bass, guitarron, boy soprano
  elliot ingber: alternate lead & rhytm guitar with clear white light

all compositions by frank zappa except where noted

all selections arranged, orchestrated and conducted by frank zappa

produced by tom wilson

director of engineering: val valentin
the world's most patient engineers: ami hadani & tom hidley

cover design: jack anesh
cover photo: ray leong

side one
  1. hungry freaks, daddy
  2. i ain't got no heart
  3. who are the brain police?
  4. go cry on somebody else's shoulder  (zappa, collins)
  5. motherly love
  6. how could i be such a fool

side two

  1. wowie zowie
  2. you didn't try to call me
  3. any way the wind blows
  4. i'm not satisfied
  5. you're probably wondering why i'm here

side three

  1. trouble every day
  2. help, i'm a rock  (= 'help, i'm a rock' + 'it can't happen here')

side four

  1. the return of the son of monster magnet


the mother's auxiliary:
  gene estes: percussion
  eugene dinovi: piano
  neil le vang: guitar
  john rotella: clarinet, sax
  kurt reher: cello
  raymond kelley: cello
  paul bergstrom: cello
  emmet sargeant: cello
  joseph saxon: cello
  edwin v. beach: cello
  arthur maebe: french horn, tuba
  george price: french horn
  john johnson: tuba
  carol kaye: 12-string guitar
  virgil evans: trumpet
  david wells: trombone
  kenneth watson: percussion
  plas johnson: sax, flute
  roy caton: trumpet
  carl franzoni: freak
  vito paulekas: freak
  kim fowley: hypophone
  benjamin barrett: violin
  david anderle: violin
  terry gilliam
  jim sherwood: noises
  mac 'dr john' rebennack: piano
  paul butterfield
  les mccann: piano
jeannie vassoir: the voice of cheese (suzy creamcheese)