Album Review: “We’re Only In It For The Money” By Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention

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In March 1968, Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention released a totally sarcastic masterpiece, We’re Only In It For The Money.

Undisputed product of his time, Frank Zappa’s third album in front of “The Mothers of Invention” is an absolute delirium. Frank Zappa is one of the most excellent artists in the history of rock and their cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band made this album arty and par excellence. 

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We’re Only In It For The Money is an anti-system plea, pop provocation to the fullest. It is about the “artist” because of the existing music prostitution and vinyl is the currency of exchange.

Understanding the album, Frank Zappa’s visions starts with the album’s provocative presentation of a guy who speaks directly to the microphone with the firm purpose of getting rid of Zappa’s recordings. The voices appear and disappear, they overlap, they present themselves

From time to time, we have tried to understand Zappa, and how he does things, but he is so complex that it’s hard to appreciate him at times. Nevertheless, the man is a true artist and this is one of his finest works. 

The album is very interesting and melodically strong, proving both humor and art. It’s a revolutionary album that only Zappa can do. 

Listen to the full album below and let us what you think:

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