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The Mothers Of Invention*Weasels Ripped My Flesh

Label:Bizarre Records – MS 2028
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Rock
Style:Blues Rock, Free Jazz, Fusion, Avantgarde

Tracklist

A1Didja Get Any Onya?
Rhythm Guitar, VocalsLowell George
3:44
A2Directly From My Heart To You
Electric Violin, Vocals [Vocal]Don "Sugar Cane" Harris*
Written-ByR.W. Penniman*
5:17
A3Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Sexually Aroused Gas Mask
VocalsRoy Estrada
3:35
A4Toads Of The Short Forest4:48
A5Get A Little2:35
B1The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue6:53
B2Dwarf Nebula Processional March & Dwarf Nebula2:12
B3My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama
VocalsFrank Zappa
3:35
B4Oh No
VocalsRay Collins
1:46
B5The Orange County Lumber Truck3:18
B6Weasels Ripped My Flesh2:05
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Studio and Live material on this album represents different aspects of their work from 1967 to 1969.
Track A1 rec, live Philadelphia Arena
Track A2 rec. TTG, Hollywood
Tracks A3, B5 rec. live Festival Hall , London
Track A4 rec. Whitney Studios, Glendale CA
Track A5 rec. live The Factory, Bronx NYC
Track B1 rec. A&R Studios, NYC
Tracks B2, B4 rec. Apostolic Studios, NYC
Track B3 rec. Criteria Studios, Miami, TTG & Whitney Studios
Track B6 rec. live Birmingham, England

Original release on a blue aquamarine Bizarre
label with the antiquated gear machine in the background.
b&w inner sleeve with Zapped promo LP offer

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: Runout side A, etched [Artisan logo stamped]): MS-2028 31083-1-A-1B [Artisan logo] A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: Runout side B, etched [Artisan logo stamped, re 5 scratched out]): MS-2028 S [Artisan logo] 31084-1 re B-1C5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: Runout side A, etched [Artisan logo stamped]): S MS-2028 31083-1-A-1B [Artisan logo] B5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: Runout side B, etched [Artisan logo stamped, re1 5 scratched out]): MS-2028 [Artisan logo] 31084-1 re1 B-1C5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3: Runout side A, etched [Artisan logo stamped]): MS-2028 31083-1-A-1B [Artisan logo] 135
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3: Runout side B, etched [Artisan logo stamped, re1 5 scratched out]): MS-2028 [Artisan logo] 31084-1 re1 B-1C5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4: Runout side A, etched [Artisan logo stamped]): MS-2028 31083-1-A-1A [Artisan logo] SX E
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4: Runout side B, etched): MS-2028-31084-RB1-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5: Runout side A, etched [Artisan logo stamped]): MS-2028 31083-1-A-1A [Artisan logo] D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5: Runout side B, etched [Artisan logo stamped]): S MS-2028 [Artisan logo] 31084-1 ̶r̶e̶1̶ B-1C ̶B̶ A6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6: Runout side A, etched, [Artisan logo] stamped): Ƨ \ MS-2028 31083-1-A-1B [Artisan logo] A4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6: Runout side B, etched, [Artisan logo] stamped, re1, 5 scratched out): MS-2028 S [Artisan logo] 31084-1 ̶r̶e̶1̶ B-1C5 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7: Runout side A, etched, [Artisan logo] stamped): MS-2028 31083-1-A-1A [Artisan logo] SX E
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7: Runout side B, etched, [Artisan logo] stamped): MS-2028-31084-RE1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 31,083
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 31,084

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Weasels Ripped My Flesh (LP, Album)Reprise Records, Bizarre RecordsRSLP 2028UK1970
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Weasels Ripped My Flesh (LP, Album, Smith Falls Pressing)Reprise RecordsMS 2028Canada1970
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Weasels Ripped My Flesh (LP, Album)Reprise RecordsRS 2028Germany1970
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Weasels Ripped My Flesh (LP, Album)Reprise RecordsMS 2028France1970

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walkerbooks's avatar
walkerbooks
Funny to think that Frank tried unsuccessfully for years to make his 10-album set a practical proposition, when these days people are releasing super deluxe editions of every noise they ever made near a tape machine.
progfan97402's avatar
progfan97402
Edited 5 years ago
Although there was a plan for ten albums to be released of leftover material when Zappa broke up the 1960s Mothers of Invention, in the end he only released two, Burnt Weeny Sandwich and Weasels Ripped My Flesh. Weasels contains a rather diverse style, from really twisted stuff to somewhat more "normal". "Didja Get Any Onya?" starts off jazzy, with brass, then you get some demented spoken voices. There's a cover of Little Richard's "Directly to my Heart to You", complete with violin playing from Don "Sugarcane" Harris. This is pretty much a blues piece. I won't forget playing "Prelude..." with a friend of my mother's back in 1995, she was freaking out, with Roy Estrada making all those wailing sounds that is certain for a party clearing. "Get a Little" is a guitar-dominated instrumental piece. Wonder how the Rock in Opposition scene (RIO) got some of their influences (groups like Henry Cow and many of the groups influenced by them, including many found on the Cuneiform Records roster)? Get a load of "The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue" (Eric Dolphy already passed away in 1964). Really complex, and unconventional arrangements, it's hard to believe this was actually recorded in the late '60s. "My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama" is a nice rocking number, the only song on the album with Zappa himself singing. "Oh No" is a remake of a theme from Lumpy Gravy, this time done with the usual Mothers of Invention with added on vocals from Ray Collins. "The Orange County Lumber Truck" is a nice jam that was tagged on the end, while the title track is basically noise. To some listeners, this is a difficult listen. It can seem disjointed. The shrieking and strange experimental passages can put some off, but for those who like the RIO scene would find much to enjoy here, not to mention those who enjoy Zappa at his most twisted.