The MOFO Project/Object

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The MOFO Project/Object
Frank Zappa MOFO.jpg
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 183:56 (4-CD version) ZR 20004
115:51 (2-CD version) ZR 20005
Label Zappa
Producer Gail Zappa
Joe Travers
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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 Zappa's first album, Freak Out!. It documents the making of Freak Out! featuring previously unreleased material. It was released as a uniquely packaged 4-CD set. It is project/object #1 in a series of 4tieth Anniversary FZ Audio Documentaries.

A more affordable 2-CD set was also released. CD2 tracks 2, 5, 11, 12, 13, 15 & 16 are unique to this release. All the other tracks are available on The MOFO Project/Object 4-CD set.

Track listing[edit]

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. "Any Way 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. "Any Way 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

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. "Any Way 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 (Basic Tracks)[3]" 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

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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