The Mothers of Invention - Uncle Meat
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Based on 4 reviews
1969 Ratings: #19 / 111
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1969 Ratings: #17
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This album is NUTS and I love it! It's a really goddamn weird avant-garde experience that doesn't fail to be consistently inventive and fun! This has that “eating 3 gummy bears instead of 2” mood to it and it certainly takes you on a fascinating trip!
I'm not sure how one would feasibly cover everything going on with the album Uncle Meat efficiently. A two hour extravaganza (if you listen to the expanded CD version, which you should) from Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, even half of an album from the same crew can be difficult to put into words. That leaves Uncle Meat one of the most dense and chaotic works of music imaginable from a group who made a career out of dense and chaotic work.

The first portion of Uncle Meat comprised ... read more
i feel like pitchfork listening to The Mars Volta while listening to this fucking album. i just, do NOT get it. at all. and i feel like i have so little to say too, this album just eludes me.

what is this? well, it's Uncle Meat! an album by Frank Zappa and his band of weirdos, i think? honestly, i have absolutely 0 knowledge of Frank's music, other than the few things i've heard from some of deep cuts' videos. shit like instead of giving the musicians music, Frank just gave them words to make ... read more
Album Cover Is Just A Colorful Version Of Filth!


Fav tracks: Main Title Theme, Nine Types Of Industrial Pollution, Dog Breath ..., The Legend Of The Golden Arches, The Dog Breath Variations, Sleeping In A Jar, The Uncle Meat Variations, Electric Aunt Jemima, Prelude To King Kong, A Pound For A Brown On The Bus, Mr. Green Genes, The Air, Project X, King Kong (The Gardener Vatieties)
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Track List

  1. Uncle Meat: Main Title Theme
  2. The Voice Of Cheese
  3. 400 Days Of The Year
  4. Zolar Czakl
  5. Dog Breath, In The Year Of The Plague
  6. The Legend Of The Golden Arches
  7. The Mothers Play Louie Louie At The Royal Albert Hall In London
  8. The Dog Breath Variations
  9. Sleeping In A Jar
  10. Our Bizarre Relationship
  11. The Uncle Meat Variations
  12. Electric Aunt Jemima
  13. Prelude To King Kong
  14. God Bless America (Live At The Whisky A Go Go)
  15. A Pound For A Brown On The Bus
  16. Ian Underwood Whips It Out (Live On Stage In Copenhagen)
  17. Mr. Green Genes
  18. We Can Shoot You
  19. "If We'd All Been Living In California . . . "
  20. The Air
  21. Project X
  22. Cruising For Burgers
  23. King Kong Itself (As Played By The Mothers In A Studio)
  24. King Kong (Its Magnificence As Interpreted By Dom DeWild)
  25. King Kong (As Motorhead Explains It)
  26. King Kong (The Gardner Varieties)
  27. King Kong (As Played By 3 Deranged Good Humor Trucks)
  28. King Kong (Live On A Flat Bed Diesel In The Middle Of A Race Track At A Miami Pop Festival . . . The Underwood Ramifications)
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Added on: January 11, 2014