the mothers of invention

uncle meat (7)

1969 2lp usa bizarre ms 2024
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apostolic studios, nyc
august 1967 - february 1968

percussion overdubs at sunset sound, l.a.
march-april, 1968

released march 1969

lyrics & extra info:

    frank zappa: guitar, vocals, percussion
    ray collins: swell vocals
    jimmy carl black: drums, droll humor, poverty
    roy estrada: electric bass, cheeseburgers, pachuto falsetto
    don (dom dewilde) preston: electric piano, tarot cards, brown rice
    billy (the oozer) mundi: drums
    bunk (sweetpants) gardner: piccolo, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, bassoon
    ian underwood: electric organ, piano, harpsichord, celeste, flute, clarinet, alto sax, baritone sax, special assistance,...
    artie (with the green moustache) tripp: drums, timpani, vibes, marimba, xylophone, wood blocks, bells, small chimes,...
    motorhead sherwood: pop star, frenetic tenor sax stylings, tambourine, choreography, obstinance & equipment ...
special thanks to:
    ruth komanoff who plays marimba and vibes with Artie on many of the tracks
    nelcy walker the soprano voice with ray & roy on 'dog breath' & 'the uncle meat variations'
    pamela zarubica as suzy creamcheese

all compositions by frank zappa except where noted

produced by frank zappa

engineer: richard "dick dynamite" kunc

overdubs engineered by jerry hansen

package designed by cal schenkel

  1. uncle meat - main title theme
  2. the voice of cheese
  3. nine types of industrial pollution
  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) (berry)
  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) (berlin)
  15. a pound for a brown on the bus
  16. ian underwood whips it out (live on stage in copenhagen)
  17. mr. green genes
  18. we can shoot you
  19. "if we'd all been living in california..."
  20. the air
  21. project x
  22. cruising for burgers
  23. uncle meat film excerpt, part 1
  24. tengo na minchia tanta
  25. uncle meat film excerpt, part 2
  26. king kong itself (as played by the mothers in a studio)
  27. king kong (it's magnificence as interpreted by dom dewild)
  28. king kong (as motorhead explains it)
  29. king kong (the gardner varieties
  30. king kong (as played by 3 deranged good humor trucks)
  31. king kong (live on a flat bed diesel inthe middle on a race track at a miami pop festival - the underwood ramifications)