Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* ‎– We're Only In It For The Money

Rykodisc ‎– RCD 10503
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  • Artwork [Plastic Figures & All Other Artwork], Design [Cd Design Consultant]Cal Schenkel
  • Composed By, Arranged By, Edited By [Scientifically Mutilated By], Supervised By [Orchestral Segments Conducted Under The Supervision Of]Frank Zappa
  • Conductor [Orchestral Segments]Sid Sharpe*
  • Design [Cd Repackage]Ferenc Dobronyi
  • Drums, Trumpet, Vocals, Voice [Indian Of The Group]Jimmy Carl Black
  • Drums, Vocals, Other [Yak & Black Lace Underwear]Billy Mundi
  • Electric Bass, Vocals, Other [Asthma]Roy Estrada
  • Engineer [Record & Re-mix], Voice [Cheerful Interruptions]Dick Kunc
  • Engineer, Voice [Creepy Whispering]Gary Kellgren
  • Executive Producer – Tom Wilson
  • FeaturingSpider (17)
  • Guitar, Piano, Lead Vocals, Other [Weirdness], Edited By [Editing]Frank Zappa
  • Other [Fashions] – Tiger Morse
  • Performer [Retired]Don Preston
  • Performer [Snorks]Dick Barber
  • Photography ByJerrold Schatzberg*
  • Piano, Woodwind, Other [Wholesome]Ian Underwood
  • ProducerFrank Zappa
  • Soprano Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Voice [Road Manager], Other [All Purpose Weirdness And Teen Appeal]Euclid James Motorhead Sherwood*
  • Voice [Has Graciously Consented To Speak To You In Several Critical Area]Eric Clapton
  • Voice [Telephone]Suzy Creamcheese
  • Woodwind [All], Vocals [Mumbled Weirdness]Bunk Gardner


This is the definitive, 1995 Rykodisc re-release, which is a new digital master of the original 1968 Verve master tape (without the FZ sanctioned re-recorded bass and drums of the previous, deleted Rykodisc CD).

FZ approved digital master, made from original edited master and other raw mix segments (for better sonics), 1993.

All lyrics © 1968, 1995 The Zappa Family Trust d/b/a Frank Zappa Music (BMI).
All compositions controlled worldwide by The Zappa Family Trust d/b/a Frank Zappa Music (BMI).

Artwork copyright © 1995 The Zappa Family Trust.

℗ 1986, 1995 Rykodisc. © 1968, 1995 The Zappa Family Trust. Reproduced under license.
The green-tinted CD jewel box is a registered trademark of Rykodisc.
Printed in the USA. Manufactured in Canada.

Produced for Bizarre Productions.
Packaging Concept: Nifty, tough & bitchen Youth Market Consultants.
This whole monstrosity was conceived & executed by Frank Zappa as the result of some unpleasant premonitions, August through October 1967.

Gary Kellgren: Engineer for two months of basic sessions at Mayfair Studios.
Dick Kunc: record & re-mix engineer for the final month of recording at Apostolic Studios.

Eric Clapton appears courtesy ATCO Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 14431 05032 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): WEA mfg. Olyphant X12052 A4 P2 310503-2 01 M1S4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): WEA mfg. Olyphant X12052 A4 P2 310503-2 01 M1S4 CI
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): WEA mfg. Olyphant X12052 A4 P2 310503-2 01 M1S1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): WEA mfg. Olyphant X12052 A4 P2 310503-2 01 M1S5 CI
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1 to 4): ifpi L902
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2U8J
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2U6E
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 2U6D
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 2U4C