“We’re Only In It For The Money” by The Mothers Of Invention - album review

TJR says

Their 4th LP “We’re Only In It for the Money” (Verve Records V6-5045) was released in March, 1968. I’ve got a love/hate relationship with Zappa. Some of that jazz-rock fusion can be sheer hell, but it’s always worth keeping him there at arm’s length though; he’s usually got something interesting to say. Early doors, the album has a neat triptych: “Who Needs The Peace Corps?” / “Concentration Moon” / “Mom & Dad”. On the final piece, Zappa lines up 2 targets for his ire; brutal police tactics and plastic parents:

Ever take a minute just to show a real emotion
In between the moisture cream & velvet facial lotion?
Ever tell your kids you’re glad that they can think?
Ever say you loved ’em? Ever let ’em watch you drink?
Ever wonder why your daughter looked so sad?
It’s such a drag to have to love a plastic Mom & Dad

Mama! Mama!
Your child was killed in the park today
Shot by the cops as she quietly lay
By the side of the creeps she knew…
They killed her too.

Now there's an intriguing answer song to “She’s Leaving Home”…

The Jukebox Rebel
02-Dec-2015


A1 [01:23] 4.6.png The Mothers Of Invention - Are You Hung Up? (Frank Zappa) Avant-Garde
A2 [02:34] 6.7.png The Mothers Of Invention - Who Needs The Peace Corps? (Frank Zappa) Psychedelia
A3 [02:22] 6.4.png The Mothers Of Invention - Concentration Moon (Frank Zappa) Pop
A4 [02:16] 7.6.png The Mothers Of Invention - Mom & Dad (Frank Zappa) Cerebral Pop
A5 [01:21] 5.3.png The Mothers Of Invention - Bow Tie Daddy (Frank Zappa) Crooner / Cabaret
A6 [01:22] 5.7.png The Mothers Of Invention - Harry, You’re A Beast (Frank Zappa) Pop
A7 [01:03] 5.8.png The Mothers Of Invention - What’s The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (Frank Zappa) Rock n Roll Ballad
A8 [03:24] 5.1.png The Mothers Of Invention - Absolutely Free (Frank Zappa) Psychedelia
A9 [03:03] 7.3.png The Mothers Of Invention - Flower Punk (Frank Zappa) Novelty
A10 [00:26] 4.0.png The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Poop (Frank Zappa) Avant-Garde
B1 [02:03] 3.5.png The Mothers Of Invention - Nasal Retentive Calliope Music (Frank Zappa) Avant-Garde
B2 [02:01] 4.2.png The Mothers Of Invention - Let’s Make The Water Turn Black (Frank Zappa) Pop
B3 [03:18] 5.0.png The Mothers Of Invention - The Idiot Bastard Son (Frank Zappa) Avant-Garde
B4 [01:09] 5.1.png The Mothers Of Invention - Lonely Little Girl (Frank Zappa) Psychedelia
B5 [01:35] 5.2.png The Mothers Of Invention - Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (Frank Zappa) Pop
B6 [00:57] 6.0.png The Mothers Of Invention - What’s The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (Reprise) (Frank Zappa) Rock n Roll Ballad
B7 [02:32] 5.3.png The Mothers Of Invention - Mother People (Frank Zappa) Pop
B8 [06:25] 3.3.png The Mothers Of Invention - The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny (Frank Zappa) Avant-Garde




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