The Mothers of Invention - Uncle Meat
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Based on 36 ratings
1969 Ratings: #4
April 21, 1969 / Release Date
LP / Format
Bizarre, Reprise / Label
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Hamburger Erotica Is Best Erotica
My favourite mothers album after One Size Fits All

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..... sauerkraut

This album is literally a crazy and bizarre fever dream. It's about two hours of sleep paralysis, but in a fun yet disorienting way. There really is no specific mood on this album, but all of the songs go together. It's a masterful conglomeration of weird ideas, some that take up less than a minute long and some that take up more than ten minutes. Zappa and his buds were geniuses.

Color: Yellow
FAV TRACKS: The Air, Dog Breath, In the Year of the Plague, Mr. Green Genes, Electric Aunt ... read more
the weirdest album i have ever heard. the most fun as well.
A masterpiece hidden underneath all of its odd extremities that completely redefined what people thought of music. It’s essentially Zappa’s “Trout Mask Replica” (1969) and features a plethora of tracks that push the boundaries and challenge the listener into the world of The Mothers and most importantly, Zappa. Frank Zappa has always been regarded as one of the greatest guitarists that has ever lived and Uncle Meat shows that off along with some of the most complex ... read more
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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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