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
No. Title Length
1. "Trouble Every Day (Basic Tracks)"   7:10
2. "Who Are the Brain Police?[3]"   3:26
3. "I Ain't Got No Heart (Basic Tracks)"   2:36
4. "You Didn't Try to Call Me (Basic Tracks)"   3:00
5. "How Could I Be Such a Fool?[3]"   2:13
6. "Anyway the Wind Blows - 1987 FZ Remix"   2:51
7. "Go Cry on Somebody Else's Shoulder (Vocal Overdub Take 2)"   3:46
8. "Motherly Love (Vocal Overdub Master Takes)"   3:09
9. ""Tom Wilson""   0:33
10. ""My Pet Theory""   2:17
11. "Hungry Freaks, Daddy"   3:28
12. "Help, I'm a Rock - 1970 FZ Remix[3]"   4:43
13. "It Can't Happen Here - 1970 FZ Remix[3]"   3:58
14. "Freak Out Drum Track" (w/ Timp. & Lion) 4:03
15. "Watts Riot Demo[3]/Fillmore Sequence"   2:07
16. "Freak Out Zilofone[3]"   3:00
17. "Low Budget Rock & Roll Band"   2:42

4-CD version[edit]

Disc 1:

Original 1966 Stereo LP Mix of Freak Out!
None of these tracks have previously appeared in any format outside the Vault other than the configuration offered herein.
Disc 2
No. Title Length
1. "Hungry Freaks, Daddy - Vocal Overdub Take 1"   3:47
2. "Anyway the Wind Blows - Vocal Overdub"   2:53
3. "Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder - Vocal Overdub Take 2"   3:48
4. "I Ain't Got No Heart - Vocal Overdub Master Take"   2:27
5. "Motherly Love - Vocal Overdub Master Takes"   3:09
6. "I'm Not Satisfied - 2nd Vocal Overdub Master, Take 2 (Rough Mix)"   2:38
7. "You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here - Vocal Overdub Take 1 (Incomplete)/Take 2 (Incomplete)"   1:58
8. "You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here - Basic Tracks"   3:40
9. "Who Are the Brain Police? - Basic Tracks"   3:42
10. "How Could I Be Such a Fool? - Basic Tracks"   2:24
11. "Anyway the Wind Blows - Basic Tracks"   2:48
12. "Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder - Basic Tracks"   3:43
13. "I Ain't Got No Heart - Basic Tracks"   2:36
14. "You Didn't Try to Call Me - Basic Tracks"   3:01
15. "Trouble Every Day - Basic Tracks"   7:11
16. "Help, I'm a Rock - FZ Edit"   5:48
17. "Who Are the Brain Police? (Section B) - Alternate Take"   1:15
18. "Groupie Bang Bang"   3:51
19. "Hold On to Your Small Tiny Horsies..."   2:08
Disc 3
No. Title Length
1. "Objects"   4:32
2. "Freak Trim (Kim Outs a Big Idea)"   5:14
3. "Percussion Insert Session Snoop"   3:18
4. "Freak Out Drum Track" (w/ Timp. & Lion) 4:04
5. "Percussion Object 1 & 2 (FZ Edit)"   6:01
6. "Lion Roar & Drums From Freak Out!"   5:36
7. "Vito Rocks the Floor (Greek Out!)"   6:09
8. "Low Budget Rock & Roll Band"   2:14
9. "Suzy Creamcheese (What's Got Into You?)"   5:47
10. "Motherly Love (Live)"   3:12
11. "You Didn't Try to Call Me (Live)"   4:06
12. "I'm Not Satisfied (Live)"   2:53
13. "Hungry Freaks, Daddy (Live)"   3:37
14. "Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder (Live)"   2:32
Disc 4
No. Title Length
1. "Wowie Zowie"   3:02
2. "Who Are the Brain Police? (Section A, C, B)"   4:31
3. "Hungry Freaks, Daddy"   3:37
4. "Cream Cheese (Work Part)"   7:57
5. "Trouble Every Day (Single Edit)"   2:39
6. "It Can't Happen Here (Mothermania version)"   3:19
7. "Psychedelic Music"   2:34
8. "MGM"   1:54
9. "Dope Fiend Music"   2:06
10. "How We Made It Sound That Way"   5:08
11. "Poop Rock"   0:46
12. "Machinery"   1:00
13. "Psychedelic Upholstery"   1:44
14. "Psychedelic Money"   1:20
15. "Who Are the Brain Police?"   3:39
16. "Any Way the Wind Blows"   2:58
17. "Hungry Freaks, Daddy"   3:33
18. "The 'Original' Group"   1:29
19. "Necessity"   1:18
20. "Union Scale"   1:46
21. "25 Hundred Signing Fee"   1:12
22. "Tom Wilson"   0:33
23. "My Pet Theory"   2:18
24. "There is No Need"   0:43

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 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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