We're Only in It for the Money

The Mothers of Invention - We're Only in It for the Money
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1968 Ratings: #7 / 108
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1968 Ratings: #37
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Compositionally ... the music reveals itself as exceptionally strong, and Zappa's politics and satirical instinct have rarely been so focused and relevant, making We're Only in It for the Money quite probably his greatest achievement.


The History of The Albums – n°377

[I recommend you to go and read my first review on The Mothers Of Invention - Freak Out (1966), in order to understand it better]. To summarize, The Mothers Of Invention, led by the legendary Frank Zappa, had just released a first album that was a commercial failure, despite what it would become afterwards, that is to say a classic and pioneering album. The Californian band created their own style, the very opposite of counter-culture, constantly ... read more


A complete satirization of U.S. politics, hippie culture, and popular music at the time, Frank Zappa and The Mothers make what is far and away their best effort up to this point in their discography, as well as making an album that no other artist would have had the balls to make at the time.

An experimental gem. While this may not be as groundbreaking as, say, the same year's White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground (who actually gets a shoutout in this very album, albeit censored by ... read more



Favourite tracks: Mom & Dad, What's the Ugliest Part of Your Body?, ★ The Chrome Plated Megaphone of Destiny


Genius album. Conceptually ahead of it's time.


Overall... not the best album by Frank Zappa. Has a lot of good songs, but a lot of bad ones too.


The Mothers’ best, no question. It’s weird, experimental, and it goes.

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Added on: April 9, 2013