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Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
Cruising With Ruben & The Jets

A brace of some of Frank Zappa’s many (many) albums are receiving heavyweight vinyl reissues from Universal. Cruising With Ruben & The Jets is his doo-wop concept album, in which his Mothers Of Invention dress up as the titular fictional band. That makes it remarkably coherent for a 60’s Zappa album, though traces of weirdness certainly remain. 180g vinyl reissue.
  • Vinyl LP (238381)
  • Artist(s):
  • The Mothers of Invention

Frank Zappa
Chunga's Revenge

A typically straight-laced affair from Frank Zappa here. First pressed in 1970, Chunga’s Revenge marks the beardy weirdy’s first album with a Mothers Of Invention lineup that included former Turtles Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman. Musically it’s … well, it’s Frank Zappa, so it’s more a case of bands sounding like him rather than the other way round. This reissue is the first vinyl release of the LP for three decades.
  • Vinyl LP (0238441)
  • Artist(s):
  • The Mothers of Invention

Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention
Burnt Weeny Sandwich

Often closer to idiot than genius on the genius/idiot spectrum, Frank Zappa nonetheless had both an incredible moustache and a career which spanned all kinds of styles and mediums. This 1970 album has been lovingly restored by the Zappa family trust who are slowly re-issuing his large and sprawling back catalogue. At the time of release the album was actually a posthumous Mothers of Invention record after Zappa dissolved the band and is comprised of studio and live elements.  
  • Vinyl LP (238421)
  • Artist(s):
  • The Mothers of Invention

Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
Absolutely Free

One of composer-rocker Frank Zappa's most beloved records, Absolutely Free turns fifty years old this year. You can't tell but I typed that sentence out with horror on my face, such was my shock. A blueprint of the gleefully lamentable and satirical psychedelia that marked this period of Zappa and the Mothers, this reissue comes with lotsa extras to poke several sticks at.
  • Artist(s):
  • The Mothers of Invention

Francis Vincent Zappa Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus
Lumpy Gravy

A brace of some of Frank Zappa’s many (many) albums are receiving heavyweight vinyl reissues from Universal. Lumpy Gravy is Zappa’s debut solo album from 1967, released under the name Francis Vincent Zappa and utilising the talents of The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus (some session musicians). Big time musique concréte and contemporary composition, as translated via Zappa’s playful mind.
  • Vinyl LP (238361)

Frank Zappa
Joe's Garage - Acts 1,2 & 3

A brace of some of Frank Zappa’s many (many) albums are receiving heavyweight vinyl reissues from Universal. Joe’s Garage - Acts 1, 2 & 3 is his 1979 rock opera about (among other things) music being made illegal. Needless to say, it is a grandly absurd undertaking, full of scatological comedy and hard-rock-jazz-fusion. Triple vinyl reissue.
  • Artist(s):
  • The Mothers of Invention

Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
Weasels Ripped My Flesh

A brace of some of Frank Zappa’s many (many) albums are receiving heavyweight vinyl reissues from Universal. Weasels Ripped My Flesh is one of his best-loved albums with The Mothers Of Invention, being a frenzied blend-up of edited live recordings that refers to all sorts of experimental music modes in typically playful Zappa style. 180g vinyl reissue.
  • Vinyl LP (238431)

Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
We're Only In It For The Money

A brace of some of Frank Zappa’s many (many) albums are receiving heavyweight vinyl reissues from Universal. We’re Only In It For The Money is his third album with The Mothers Of Invention, and it’s got a wild blend of psych-rockin’, weirdo voice / tape experimentation, skitty bits, doo-wop and much more. Sounds pretty out there, even for 1968. 180g vinyl reissue.
  • Vinyl LP (238371)

Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention
One Size Fits All

Frank Zappa brought his most famous band, The Mothers Of Invention, to a close with 1975’s One Size Fits All, a gnarly example of his super-complex weird-rock. One of the techniques used here is something called “xenochrony”, so you know this will be quite a ride. The LP is reissued by Universal.
  • Artist(s):
  • The Mothers of Invention
  • Artist(s):
  • The Mothers of Invention