The MOFO Project/Object

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The MOFO Project/Object
Compilation album by Frank Zappa
Released December 5, 2006 (2-CD version)
December 12, 2006 (4-CD limited edition)
Recorded March 9–12, 1966
Genre Experimental rock, avant-garde, progressive rock, rock and roll
Length 115:51 (2-CD version)
183:56 (4-CD version)
Label Zappa
Producer Gail Zappa
Joe Travers
Frank Zappa chronology
Imaginary Diseases
(2006)
The MOFO Project/Object
(2006)
Trance-Fusion
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The MOFO Project/Object is an album by Frank Zappa. The album was announced by the Zappa Family Trust in mid-2006. It commemorates the 40th anniversary of and features previously unreleased material from Zappa's first album, Freak Out! It was first issued as a limited edition 2-CD set (official release #77) available only through the official Zappa website, followed by a 4-CD set (official release #78).

Track listing[edit]

2-CD version[edit]

Disc 1:

Original 1966 Stereo LP Mix of Freak Out![2]

Disc 2:

  1. Trouble Every Day (Basic Tracks)
  2. Who Are the Brain Police?[3]
  3. I Ain't Got No Heart (Basic Tracks)
  4. You Didn't Try to Call Me (Basic Tracks)
  5. How Could I Be Such a Fool?[3]
  6. Anyway the Wind Blows - 1987 FZ Remix
  7. Go Cry on Somebody Else's Shoulder (Vocal Overdub Take 2)
  8. Motherly Love (Vocal Overdub Master Takes)
  9. "Tom Wilson"
  10. "My Pet Theory"
  11. Hungry Freaks, Daddy|Hungry Freaks Daddy (Basic Tracks)[3]
  12. Help, I'm a Rock - 1970 FZ Remix[3]
  13. It Can't Happen Here - 1970 FZ Remix[3]
  14. Freak Out Drum Track w/ Timp. & Lion
  15. Watts Riot Demo[3]/Fillmore Sequence
  16. Freak Out Zilofone[3]
  17. "Low Budget Rock & Roll Band"

4-CD version[edit]

Disc 1:

Original 1966 Stereo LP Mix of Freak Out!

Disc 2:

None of these tracks have previously appeared in any format outside the Vault other than the configuration offered herein.
  1. Hungry Freaks, Daddy - Vocal Overdub Take 1
  2. Anyway the Wind Blows - Vocal Overdub
  3. Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder - Vocal Overdub Take 2
  4. I Ain't Got No Heart - Vocal Overdub Master Take
  5. Motherly Love - Vocal Overdub Master Takes
  6. I'm Not Satisfied - 2nd Vocal Overdub Master, Take 2 (Rough Mix)
  7. You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here - Vocal Overdub Take 1 (Incomplete)/Take 2 (Incomplete)
  8. You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here - Basic Tracks
  9. Who Are the Brain Police? - Basic Tracks
  10. How Could I Be Such a Fool? - Basic Tracks
  11. Anyway the Wind Blows - Basic Tracks
  12. Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder - Basic Tracks
  13. I Ain't Got No Heart - Basic Tracks
  14. You Didn't Try to Call Me - Basic Tracks
  15. Trouble Every Day - Basic Tracks
  16. Help, I'm a Rock - FZ Edit
  17. Who Are the Brain Police? (Section B) - Alternate Take
  18. Groupie Bang Bang
  19. Hold On to Your Small Tiny Horsies...

Disc 3:

  1. Objects
  2. Freak Trim (Kim Outs A Big Idea)
  3. Percussion Insert Session Snoop
  4. Freak Out Drum Track w/ Timp. & Lion
  5. Percussion Object 1 & 2
  6. Lion Roar & Drums From Freak Out!
  7. Vito Rocks the Floor (Greek Out!)
  8. "Low Budget Rock & Roll Band"
  9. "Suzy Creamcheese (What's Got Into You?)"
  10. Motherly Love [Live]
  11. You Didn't Try to Call Me [Live]
  12. I'm Not Satisfied [Live]
  13. Hungry Freaks, Daddy [Live]
  14. Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder [Live]

Disc 4:

  1. Wowie Zowie
  2. Who Are the Brain Police? (Section A, C, B)
  3. Hungry Freaks, Daddy
  4. Cream Cheese (Work Part)
  5. Trouble Every Day
  6. It Can't Happen Here (Mothermania version)
  7. "Psychedelic Music"
  8. "MGM"
  9. "Dope Fiend Music"
  10. "How We Made It Sound That Way"
  11. "Poop Rock"
  12. "Machinery"
  13. "Psychedelic Upholstery"
  14. "Psychedelic Money"
  15. Who Are the Brain Police?
  16. Any Way the Wind Blows
  17. Hungry Freaks, Daddy
  18. "The 'Original' Group"
  19. "Necessity"
  20. "Union Scale"
  21. "25 Hundred Signing Fee"
  22. "Tom Wilson"
  23. "My Pet Theory"
  24. "There is No Need"

Credits[edit]

• Arthur Maebe
• Benjamin Barrett
• Bob Stone - Remixing
• Carl Franzoni
• Carol Kaye
• Chris Riess - Liner Notes
• Dave Wells
• David Anderle
• David Fricke - Liner Notes
• Doug Sax - Remastering
• Edgard Varèse - Author
• Elliot Ingber - Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm)
• Emmet Sargeant
• Eugene Dinovi
• Frank Zappa - Arranger, Art Direction, Author, Conductor, Executive Producer, Orchestration, Percussion, Producer, Remixing, Text
• Gail Zappa - Producer
• Gene Estes - Percussion
• George Price
• Jack Anesh - Cover Design
• Jim Black - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
• Joe Travers - Producer, Vault Research
• John "Snakehips" Johnson
• John Polito - Audio Restoration, Mastering
• John Rotella
• Joseph Saxon
• Ken Watson - Percussion
• Kim Fowley
• Kurt Reher
• Melanie Starks - Production Coordination
• Mothers Auxiliary
• Neil Levang
• Paul Bergstrom
• Plas Johnson
• Ray Collins - Finger Cymbals, Hair Stylist, Harmonica, Tambourine, Vocals
• Ray Leong - Cover Photo
Raymond Kelley (cello)
• Roy Caton
• Roy Estrada - Bass, Guitarron, Soprano (Vocal)
• Sangwook "Sunny" Nam - Remastering
• Stan Agol - Remixing
• Terry Gilliam
• Tom Wilson - Producer
• Tracy Veal - Art Direction, Layout Design
• Val Valentine - Engineering Director
• Virgil Evans

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "MoFo: The Making of Freak Out!". The Zappa Patio. Retrieved 2007-03-31. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g This is one of seven tracks appearing on the two-disc edition of MOFO but not on the four-disc box set.

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