The Mothers of Invention - Uncle Meat
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Based on 3 reviews
1969 Ratings: #13 / 96
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Based on 97 ratings
1969 Ratings: #10
Liked by 4 people
April 21, 1969 / Release Date
LP / Format
Bizarre, Reprise / Label
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Inglume
96
guys stop unfollowing me, i have 6 children to feed. 👶👶👶👶👶👶

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!
knewnie
50
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
notanalt
100
Album Cover Is Just A Colorful Version Of Filth!
Toasterqueen12
99
"Sleeping In a Jar" is a 50 second song and it's the most glorious 50 seconds in music. Frank Zappa and The Gang's insane skill managed to cram in 5 smaller songs in that time.

The entire album is pretty much that. A compilation of small songs forming together to make one big song. Like a puzzle coming together. And then you find out the completed puzzle is a man flipping you off.

There is no "Uncle Meat sound" it's a whole lot of insanity all bundled together. We got ... read more
Benny
90
#34 Of Jamal's Top 100 Favorite Albums

Uncle Meat portrays everything weird about Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention and how creative they were back in the 60s were no one dared to make a album as weird as this with the fear of not becoming mainstream
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Track List

  1. Uncle Meat: Main Title Theme
  2. The Voice of Cheese
  3. Nine Types of Industrial Pollution
  4. Zolar Czakl
  5. Dog Breath, In the Year of the Plague
  6. The Legend of the Golden Arches
  7. Louie Louie (Live 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. Cruisin' for Burgers
  23. Uncle Meat Film Excerpt, Pt. 1
  24. Tengo Na Minchia Tanta
  25. Uncle Meat Film Excerpt, Pt. 2
  26. King Kong Itself (As Played By the Mothers In a Studio)
  27. King Kong (Its Magnificence As Interpreted By Dom DeWild)
  28. King Kong (As Motorhead Explains It)
  29. King Kong (The Gardner Varieties)
  30. King Kong (As Played By 3 Deranged Good Humor Trucks)
  31. King Kong (Live On a Flat Bed Diesel In the Middle of a Race Track At a Miami Pop Festival...The Underwood Remifications)
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Added on: January 11, 2014