The Mothers Of Invention* ‎– Mothermania (The Best Of The Mothers)

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Verve Records ‎– V6-5068X
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Mothermania:
Some tracks are a bit different to the original versions; all FREAK OUT! tracks are alternate stereo mixes; all WE'RE ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY tracks are alternate mono mixes; and all ABSOLUTELY FREE tracks are the original Absolutely Free mixes (but "Call Any Vegetable" has been shortened).
A2; Mother People [new mono mix]
A4; Call Any Vegetable [edit]
A5; The Idiot Bastard Son [new mono mix & edit]
B1; It Can't Happen Here [new stereo mix & edit]
B2; You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here [new stereo mix]
B3; Who Are the Brain Police? [new stereo mix]
B5; Hungry Freaks, Daddy [new stereo mix]

Released in a gatefold cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Scrawled in Runout, Side A): V-6-5068 MGS 1840 Re-1 22 L1
  • Matrix / Runout (Scrawled in Runout, Side B): V-6-5068 MGS 1841 21

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Bradx

Bradx

October 17, 2014
When Zappa compiled Mothermania he took advantage of the fact that Verve were too slack to check the tapes and he managed to include the original uncensored Mother People, as well as some different mixes to the versions from the original albums. It's well worth getting for this reason - its not just a 'best of' compiled from other albums - it's got unique stuff on it.