The **** of the Mothers

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The **** of the Mothers
Shelves full of assorted objects including a collage of block letters spelling the album's name, with several random objects substituting for the asterisks of the second word.
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedOctober 1969
GenreProgressive rock
ProducerTom Wilson

The **** of the Mothers is an out-of-print compilation album of early works by The Mothers of Invention, an American rock band.[1] The album features a gatefold featuring some of the contemporary band members such as Ian Underwood, Art Tripp, and Motorhead Sherwood. This was the first of numerous repackaged "Best Of" LPs put out by MGM that were not authorized by Frank Zappa; Mothermania is the only one that Zappa worked on and approved.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side One
1."Status Back Baby"2:52
2."Wowie Zowie"2:45
3."You Didn't Try to Call Me"3:17
4."Invocation & Ritual Dance of the Young Pumpkin"6:57
5."Soft-Sell Conclusions"1:40
Side Two
1."Bow-Tie Daddy"1:22
2."Uncle Bernie's Farm"2:09
3."Concentration Moon"2:32
4."Go Cry on Somebody Else's Shoulder"3:31
5."Flower Punk"3:57
6."Motherly Love"2:45



  • Producer: Tom Wilson
  • Arranged and conducted by Frank Zappa
  • Art direction: Sid Maurer
  • Cover art: Abe Gurvin


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "The XXXX of the mothers of invention". allmusic. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  2. ^ Lowe, Kelly Fisher (2007). The Words and Music of Frank Zappa. ISBN 978-0803260054.

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