Zappa, Frank & The Mothers Of Invention: We're Only In It For The Money (Vinyl LP)
While his previous album, Absolutely Free, had seen Zappa beginning to attack the counter-culture as well as the establishment, We’re Only In It For The Money was a sustained and hilarious interrogation of hippiedom. The album has a bleakness at its heart that its predecessors lacked, and he’d not return to often.
Taken as a whole, the album is one of Zappa’s most satisfying statements, a masterclass in composition, editing, and production with a lyrical sting in the tail. It was even added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress in 2005. Next would come the audacious Lumpy Gravy, featuring music that Zappa later admitted he would have liked to have included in We’re Only In It For The Money. After this, anything was possible.
- Are You Hung Up?
- Who Needs The Peace Corps?
- Concentration Moon
- Mom & Dad
- Bow Tie Daddy
- Harry, You're A Beast
- What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?
- Absolutely Free
- Flower Punk
- Hot Poop
- Nasal Retentive Calliope Music
- Let's Make The Water Turn Black
- The Idiot Bastard Son
- Lonely Little Girl
- Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
- What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (Reprise)
- Mother People
- The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny