The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out!
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1966 Ratings: #15 / 40
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1966 Ratings: #10
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Doublez
94
The History of the Albums - n°304

With such an explicit stage name, it is easy to understand how this Californian collective is one of the most important and innovative Avant-Garde and Experimental Rock acts in history. It is also the birth of one of the most cult music geniuses named Frank Zappa. So today we are going to open a new and significant chapter in history, like many of those that make up 1966 and the following revolutionary years. What is important to know and especially since ... read more
JustSomeGuy
83
You know what? I'm fucking doing it. I've been putting it off for way too long. It's been months since I started familiarizing myself with Zappa's music, and at this point I've heard a... fair amount of albums of his (I would say a big amount, but considering the size of his discography I haven't even scratched the surface), but I knew that I would need to do a proper deep dive into his discography, and I'm starting now. All 100+ albums. And unlike some of my other stupidly large discography ... read more
MasterCrackfox
84
Starting your way into the long and chaotic discography of Frank Zappa with any level of expectations would be ill-advised to say the least. Ever an experimental perfectionist who held a tight creative grip over everything he touched, Zappa has this aura like he had no clue what his next move was given that he would leisurely stroll from hard rock to jazz, jazz to comedy, comedy to classical, and everywhere in between. Given his "Project/Object" methodology of conceptual continuity it ... read more
Ari007
98
When Zappa hits, he hits hard
MickyT
81
'Freak Out!' is quite an interesting record from The Mother's of Invention/Frank Zappa. The sheer weirdness and zany nature of this album is pretty charming to say the least, sometimes it has a part to play in it's downfall a bit but it's very enjoyable nonetheless. These instrumentals combine with the satirical and often political lyrics in the best of ways and makes 'Freak Out!' a unique experience of a record.
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Track List

  1. Hungry Freaks, Daddy
  2. I Ain't Got No Heart
  3. Who Are The Brain Police?
  4. Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder
  5. Motherly Love
  6. How Could I Be Such A Fool
  7. Wowie Zowie
  8. You Didn't Try To Call Me
  9. Any Way The Wind Blows
  10. I'm Not Satisfied
  11. You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here
  12. Trouble Every Day
  13. Help, I'm A Rock
  14. It Can't Happen Here
  15. The Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet
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Added on: April 9, 2013