- Performer:The Mothers of Invention
- Title:FZ at Artisan
- Date of release:December 7, 2011
- Size FLAC version1969 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1356 megabytes
- Size WMA version1427 megabytes
- Formats:AA APE FLAC RA TTA AUD
Complete your The Mothers Of Invention collection. FZ At Artisan includes rare live versions of tracks recorded during The Mothers’ first European tour (Autumn 1968) and at various locations around the USA (mostly in 1969, the year Zappa broke up the band for the first time). Several of these songs were eventually released on the LPs Weasels Ripped My Flesh and Burnt Weeny Sandwich.
The Mothers of Invention was an American rock band from California. Formed in 1964, their work is marked by the use of sonic experimentation, innovative album art, and elaborate live shows. Originally an R&B band called the Soul Giants, the band's first lineup included Ray Collins, David Coronado, Ray Hunt, Roy Estrada and Jimmy Carl Black. Frank Zappa was asked to take over as the guitarist following a fight between Collins and Coronado, the band's original saxophonist/leader.
FZ, "What Ever Happened To The Mothers Of Invention?" Hit Parader, April, 1970. The lineage of the Mothers has been so long and so involved that Zappa plans to issue an album containing quad recordings of four of the various bands in concert to commemorate the MOI's 10th anniversary next year. In addition, he would like to put out his legendary yet mysterious nine-record history of the Mothers, but, as always, the project presents a number of apparently insurmountable problems.
The best Mothers of Invention album and one of FZ's highest achievements. The second studio album (and arguably first of many masterpieces) from Uncle Frank and the Mothers plays like an anarchic mock opera or freak show vaudeville routine: imagine the Marx Brothers adapting their trademark zany shtick for a rock 'n' roll audience in the psychedelic 1960s. It's juvenile stuff, and deliberately so.
Album Chronology: an attempt to classify FZ's discography in a chronological way, . based on the recording dates of the tracks (does not include compilations, nor any other assorted improvisations). 2 Originals Of The Mothers Of Invention. 200 Motels - The Suites.
The Mothers of Invention were an American band active from 1966 to 1969. Throughout, their output was primarily directed by composer and guitarist, Frank Zappa (1940–1993). Their albums combined a broad span of genres and utilised diverse instrumentation. The Mothers of Invention were an American band active from 1966 to 1969.
The LP will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl from a pristine 1968 analog safety tape found in The Vault. Cruising with Ruben & The Jets is the fourth Mothers of Invention album. Released at the end of 1968, the concept album was written in the style of 1950s doo-wop and classic R&B, a childhood love of Zappa’s and members of the band, including singer Ray Collins, who all came up with the idea while in the studio recording other music. It is being reissued with the original 1968 mix from the master analog tape on 180-gram vinyl.
CreditsThe Mothers of Invention - Primary Artist
|1||Wipe Out [Live In L.A., 1968]||The Mothers of Invention|
|2||East L.A. [Live In NYC, 1969]||The Mothers of Invention|
|3||Weasels Ripped My Flesh [Live In Stratford, CT, 1969]||The Mothers of Invention|
|4||King Fu [Live In Philadelphia, 1969]||The Mothers of Invention|
|5||Igor's Boogie [Live In Philadelphia, 1969]||The Mothers of Invention|
|6||Passacaglia [Live In Philadelphia, 1969]||The Mothers of Invention|
|7||Copenhagen Night Music [Live In Copenhagen, 1968]||The Mothers of Invention|
|8||Help, I'm a Rock [Live In London, 1968]||The Mothers of Invention|
|9||Chocolate Halvah [Live In Miami, 1969]||The Mothers of Invention|
|10||Prelude To the Afternoon of a Sexually Aroused Gas Mask [Live In London, 1968]||The Mothers of Invention|
|11||The Cookie Jar Lecture [Live In NYC, 1969]||The Mothers of Invention|
|12||It Must Be Your Breath [Live In Birmingham, UK, 1969]||The Mothers of Invention|