The Mothers Of Invention* ‎– Freak Out!

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Official Release #1

Early US sleeves had a small "Hot-Spots Freak Map" promo on the inside spread. There is a literal in the text of this for the venue 'Bido Lido's', which is printed 'Bido Lito's'. Sleeves were reprinted (post-1967) without this ad, upon expiry of map availability. (As the map was mail-order and not included, its inclusion with a valid release does not make that particular copy unique - although the rarity of the original map does greatly enhance its value and sellers need to be mindful of commenting on whether it is included. Caution; reproductions of the map are also in circulation.)

Vinyl cat#s have 2 IDs; V for mono & V6 for stereo.
Vinyl US sleeves came with 3 cat#s; V-5005-2, V6-5005-2 & V6-5005-2X
Vinyl US sleeve inner spreads also came with 2 generic mono/stereo imprints; V/V6-500502 & V/V6-5005-2, which may contain either mono or stereo issues.
Early US labels, pressed by MGM Records Division (MGM/Verve plant, Bloomfield) have V6-5005-2 & the 3rd Story Music credit in 2 lines, with crediting as (Zappa).
Contracted-out pressings & later US labels have V6/5005-2 & the 3rd Story Music credit in 3 lines, with crediting as (F. Zappa) or (Frank Zappa).
For both mono & stereo, the slash '/ ' on label cat#s is common to later issues, which include the addition of the Sunset Boulevard address in the radial text following PolyGram acquisition in 1972.

Tracklist

Hungry Freaks, Daddy 3:27
I Ain't Got No Heart 2:30
Who Are The Brain Police? 3:22
Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder 3:31
Motherly Love 2:45
How Could I Be Such A Fool 2:12
Wowie Zowie 2:45
You Didn't Try To Call Me 3:17
Any Way The Wind Blows 2:52
I'm Not Satisfied 2:37
You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here 3:37
Trouble Every Day 6:10
Help, I'm A Rock (Suite In Three Movements) (8:37)
1st Movement: Okay To Tap Dance
2nd Movement: In Memoriam, Edgar Varese
3rd Movement: It Can't Happen Here
The Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet (Unfinished Ballet In Two Tableaus) (12:17)
I. Ritual Dance Of The Child Killers
II. Nullis Pretii (No Commercial Potential)

Versions (80)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, Hot) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2 US 1966 Sell This Version
V6-5005-2X, V6-5005-2, V/V6-500502 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records V6-5005-2X, V6-5005-2, V/V6-500502 US 1966 Sell This Version
V6-5005-2, V6 5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-5005-2, V6 5005-2 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
V6-5005-2, V/V6-500502 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-5005-2, V/V6-500502 US 1966 Sell This Version
V6-5005-2X, V6-5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-5005-2X, V6-5005-2 US 1966 Sell This Version
2683-004, 2352 023 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, Gat) Verve Records, MGM Records 2683-004, 2352 023 UK 1966 Sell This Version
V6-5005-2, V6 5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, Hot) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-5005-2, V6 5005-2 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
V-5005-2X The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, Mono) Verve Records V-5005-2X US 1966 Sell This Version
V-5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, Mono, Hot) Verve Records V-5005-2 US 1966 Sell This Version
V-5005-2, V 5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, Mono, Hot) Verve Records, Verve Records V-5005-2, V 5005-2 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
V-5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, Mono, Hot) Verve Records V-5005-2 US 1966 Sell This Version
V-5005-2, V/5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, Mono, Hot) Verve Records, Verve Records V-5005-2, V/5005-2 US 1966 Sell This Version
V-5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, Mono, MP) Verve Records V-5005-2 US 1966 Sell This Version
V-5005-2, V/V6-500502 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, Mono, Promo) Verve Records, Verve Records V-5005-2, V/V6-500502 US 1966 Sell This Version
V/5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, Mono, Promo) Verve Records V/5005-2 US 1966 Sell This Version
V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2, V/V6-5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RP) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2, V/V6-5005-2 US 1966 Sell This Version
V6-5005-2, V/V6-500502 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RP) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-5005-2, V/V6-500502 US 1966 Sell This Version
VCF 85005 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(8-Trk, Album) Verve Records VCF 85005 US 1966 Sell This Version
V-5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, Mono, No ) Verve Records V-5005-2 US 1967 Sell This Version
710 003 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(LP, Album) Verve Records 710 003 Germany 1967 Sell This Version
710003 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(LP, Album) Verve Records 710003 France 1967 Sell This Version
710 003 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(LP, Album) Verve Records 710 003 Germany 1967 Sell This Version
SVLP 9154 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(LP, Album, Fli) Verve Records SVLP 9154 UK 1967 Sell This Version
SVLP 9154 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(LP, Album, Fli) Verve Records SVLP 9154 UK 1967 Sell This Version
VLP9154, V5005 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(LP, Album, Mono) Verve Records, Verve Records VLP9154, V5005 UK 1967 Sell This Version
SVL 52.012 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(LP, Album) Verve Records SVL 52.012 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
SMV-9045-6 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album) Verve Records SMV-9045-6 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
2683 004 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album) Verve Records 2683 004 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2683 004 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album) Verve Records 2683 004 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2683 004 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, Gat) Verve Records 2683 004 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2615 008 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album) Verve Records, PolyGram 2615 008 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version
V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RP) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2 US 1972 Sell This Version
V6-5005-2, V6 5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RP) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-5005-2, V6 5005-2 US 1972 Sell This Version
V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RP) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2 US 1972 Sell This Version
2683 004 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Verve Records 2683 004 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ZAPPA 1 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RE) Zappa Records ZAPPA 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
ZAPPA 1 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RE, Sin) Zappa Records ZAPPA 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
CD ZAP 1 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(CD, Album) ZAPPA Records CD ZAP 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
RCDG 40062 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(CD, Album) Rykodisc RCDG 40062 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
RCD 40062 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(CD, Album) Rykodisc RCD 40062 US 1985 Sell This Version
RCD 40062 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(CD, Album, Club) Rykodisc RCD 40062 US 1985 Sell This Version
RCD 40062 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 40062 US 1985 Sell This Version
TZAPPA 1 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(Cass, Album) Zappa Records TZAPPA 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
R4-74208 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Barking Pumpkin Records R4-74208 US 1985 Sell This Version
CD ZAP 1 Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out!(CD, Album, RE, RM, MPO) Zappa Records CD ZAP 1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
CD ZAP 1, CDZAP 1 Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out!(CD, Album, RE, RM, Nim) Zappa Records, Zappa Records CD ZAP 1, CDZAP 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
D4-74208 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Barking Pumpkin Records, Capitol Records D4-74208 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10501 Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out!(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10501 US 1995 Sell This Version
RCD10501 Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out!(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD10501 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
RCD10501 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD10501 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10501, D31394 Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out!(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc, Festival Records Pty. Ltd. RCD 10501, D31394 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
968029 Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out!(CD, Album, RE, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968029 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
RCD10501 Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out!(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD10501 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
RCD10501 Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out!(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD10501 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10501 Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out!(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10501 US 1995 Sell This Version
RAC 10501 Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out!(Cass, Album) Rykodisc RAC 10501 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
JPCD9810432 Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out!(CD, Album, Unofficial) Grammy JPCD9810432 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
VACK-1203 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(CD, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Videoarts Music VACK-1203 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
VACK-1203 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc VACK-1203 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
SW350-2 Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out!(CD, Album, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW350-2 Russia 2004 Sell This Version
VACK-1319 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc, Videoarts Music VACK-1319 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
YSR 001 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, Gat) Yellow Snow Records (2) YSR 001 Luxembourg 2010 Sell This Version
ZR 3834 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(CD, Album, RE) Zappa Records ZR 3834 US 2012 Sell This Version
0238342 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records, Universal Music Group International 0238342 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
ZR 3634 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(CD, Album, Unofficial) Zappa Records (2) ZR 3634 Russia 2012 Sell This Version
238341 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RE) Barking Pumpkin Records 238341 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
ZR3834-1 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RE, Hot) Zappa Records, Barking Pumpkin Records ZR3834-1 US 2013 Sell This Version
0238341 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RE, Hot) Zappa Records, Barking Pumpkin Records 0238341 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
V-5005-2, V/5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out! (2xLP, Album, Mono, Num, Unofficial, Cle) Verve Records (2), Verve Records (2) V-5005-2, V/5005-2 Unknown Sell This Version
V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
V-5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, Mono, Unofficial, Cle) Verve Records (2), Verve Records (2) V-5005-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
2683 004 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Verve Records 2683 004 UK Unknown Sell This Version
V6-5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RP) Verve Records V6-5005-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RP) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RP) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RP, Unofficial) Verve Records (2), Verve Records (2) V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2 Unknown Sell This Version
V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, Unofficial, No ) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2 Unknown Sell This Version
6-5005-2 8 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(8-Trk, Album, Club) Verve Records, Verve Records 6-5005-2 8 US Unknown Sell This Version
6-5005-2 8 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(8-Trk, Album, Club, Whi) Verve Records, Verve Records 6-5005-2 8 US Unknown Sell This Version
710 003 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(LP, Album, Unofficial) Verve Records (2) 710 003 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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CykoMF

CykoMF

June 28, 2016
referencing Freak Out!, 2xLP, Album, Hot, V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2

Happy 50th anniversary to the most influential album in rock history!
sterling.vaden

sterling.vaden

August 10, 2015
referencing Freak Out!, 2xLP, Album, Hot, V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2
Here's an interesting runout variation. Side 1 has V5005-2 (SE 4392-2 crossed out) with everything else checking out as per this listing, side 2: V6-5005-2 side 2, etc. Label: V6/5005-2 Frank Zappa 3 lines and hot spots promo. No Sunset Blvd on label.
phaks

phaks

August 2, 2014
referencing Freak Out!, 2xLP, Album, Hot, V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2
For those friends of Zappa who don't know the record: Record 1 is a more or less rocksong album (like Relics of Pink Floyd). Lyrics maybe ironic, but so what. Record 2 is a weird collection of tribal drums, freestyle sounds and vocal collage, anarchic and trippy.
JazzElectronicus

JazzElectronicus

May 26, 2014
referencing Freak Out!, 2xLP, Album, Mono, Hot, V-5005-2

Suzy Cream Cheese is in my Basement!
JJMMWGDuPree

JJMMWGDuPree

March 24, 2014
referencing Freak Out!, LP, Album, Mono, VLP9154, V5005
I foolishly gave my copy of this away when the double reissue came out in the UK, but if I remember correctly the European single album version was the only one with the "Plastic people will only hear a noise" poem on the back cover. Am or right, or just getting a bit past it?
boneroller

boneroller

March 3, 2014
referencing Freak Out!, 2xLP, Album, RP, V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2, V/V6-5005-2
quote=> "2nd sleeve issue, without "Freak Out - Hot Spots" map/poster offer printed on the right-hand inside of the gatefold jacket."<=quote

The picture shown (in the images of this entry) of the right, inside cover of the gatefold does NOT show the map/poster offer referred to above.....?
Vrimmel

Vrimmel

June 4, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Freak Out!, 2xLP, Album, Gat, YSR 001
This is an unofficial release, and should be placed under unofficial releases.
The country entry "Luxebourg" is just fake. The project itself and production of 500 copies, was carried out much longer north in Europe.

But far more important than where it is produced is as I see it: This is a fantastic double LP boot.
NewPicnicTime

NewPicnicTime

January 17, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Freak Out!, 2xLP, Album, Mono, Hot, V-5005-2
allegedly the first rock double- LP.
very first pressing has sticker on front proclaiming '2 LPs for the price of 1'...
soundwaving

soundwaving

August 27, 2011
referencing Freak Out!, 2xLP, Album, Mono, Hot, V-5005-2
I can't fathom how anyone could rate this less than 5.
shoestringrecords

shoestringrecords

April 23, 2011
referencing Freak Out!, 2xLP, Album, Hot, V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2
Could this be my favorite Mothers of Invention album? It's got "Hungry Freaks, Daddy", "Wowie Zowie", "You Didn't Try To Call Me", "I'm Not Satisfied" and a slew of others. Just remember this album the next time someone asks you to play a "drum sola".