The Mothers Of Invention* ‎– Freak Out!

Verve Records ‎– V6-5005-2, Verve Records ‎– V6/5005-2
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Hot Spot Ad


A1 Hungry Freaks, Daddy 3:27
A2 I Ain't Got No Heart 2:30
A3 Who Are The Brain Police? 3:22
A4 Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder 3:31
A5 Motherly Love 2:45
A6 How Could I Be Such A Fool 2:12
B1 Wowie Zowie 2:45
B2 You Didn't Try To Call Me 3:17
B3 Any Way The Wind Blows 2:52
B4 I'm Not Satisfied 2:37
B5 You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here 3:37
C1 Trouble Every Day 6:10
Help, I'm A Rock (Suite In Three Movements) (8:37)
C2.1 1st Movement: Okay To Tap Dance
C2.2 2nd Movement: In Memoriam, Edgar Varese
C2.3 3rd Movement: It Can't Happen Here
The Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet (Unfinished Ballet In Two Tableaus) (12:17)
D1.1 I. Ritual Dance Of The Child Killers
D1.2 II. Nullis Pretii (No Commercial Potential)

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1st issue, with "Freak Out - Hot Spots" map/poster offer printed on the right-hand inside of the gatefold jacket.

The map was not produced until at least Dec 1966, thus not available until that date (and would have been retrospectively added by the album's owner.) FZ's signature can be seen on the montage, bottom right, as "FVZ 12/66".

"Tableaus" appears as part of the song title on the label for the track on Side D, "Tableaux" appears as part of the song title for the track on the inside of the gatefold.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side A): SIDE 1 MGS-296 V-6-5005-2 V65005-2 [crossed out] SE 4393-2 [crossed out] V-6 5005 [crossed out]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side B): V-6 5005-2 SIDE-2 MGS-297-REV
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side C): V-6-5005-2 SIDE-3 MGS-298-REV
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side D): V-6-5005-2 SIDE-4 MGS-299-REV

Other Versions (5 of 109) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2683 004 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Verve Records 2683 004 UK Unknown Sell This Version
YSR 001 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Ltd, Unofficial, Gat) Yellow Snow Records (2) YSR 001 Luxembourg 2010 Sell This Version
ZR 3834 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(CD, Album, Unofficial) Zappa Records (2) ZR 3834 Russia 2012 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
TZAPPA 1 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(Cass, Album) Zappa Records TZAPPA 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version


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June 28, 2016

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


August 10, 2015
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.


August 2, 2014
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.


April 23, 2011
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".