The Mothers of Invention
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The Mothers of Invention were an American rock band from California that served as the backing musicians for Frank Zappa. Their work is marked by the use of sonic experimentation, innovative album art, and elaborate live shows. Originally an R&B band ...

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The Mothers of Invention were an American rock band from California that served as the backing musicians for Frank Zappa. Their work is marked by the use of sonic experimentation, innovative album art, and elaborate live shows.

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My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama
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Trouble Every Day
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Trouble Every Day Trouble Every Day Trouble Every Day Trouble Every Day
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Help, I'm A Rock (Suite in Three Movements)
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Help, I'm A Rock (Suite in Three Movements) Help, I'm A Rock (Suite in Three Movements) Help, I'm A Rock (Suite in Three Movements) Help, I'm A Rock (Suite in Three Movements)
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You Didnt Try To Call Me
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You Didnt Try To Call Me You Didnt Try To Call Me You Didnt Try To Call Me You Didnt Try To Call Me
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Peaches En Regalia
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Peaches En Regalia Peaches En Regalia Peaches En Regalia Peaches En Regalia
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Who Needs the Peace Corps?
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Who Needs the Peace Corps? Who Needs the Peace Corps? Who Needs the Peace Corps? Who Needs the Peace Corps?
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Wowie Zowie
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Wowie Zowie Wowie Zowie Wowie Zowie Wowie Zowie
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Oh, In the Sky
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Oh, In the Sky Oh, In the Sky Oh, In the Sky Oh, In the Sky
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I'm Not Satisfied
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I'm Not Satisfied I'm Not Satisfied I'm Not Satisfied I'm Not Satisfied
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You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here
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You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here
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Flower Punk
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Who Are The Brain Police?
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Who Are The Brain Police? Who Are The Brain Police? Who Are The Brain Police? Who Are The Brain Police?
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How Could I Be Such A Fool
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How Could I Be Such A Fool How Could I Be Such A Fool How Could I Be Such A Fool How Could I Be Such A Fool
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Invocation & Ritual Dance of the Young Pumpkin
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Invocation & Ritual Dance of the Young Pumpkin Invocation & Ritual Dance of the Young Pumpkin Invocation & Ritual Dance of the Young Pumpkin Invocation & Ritual Dance of the Young Pumpkin
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Why Don'tcha Do Me Right?
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Why Don'tcha Do Me Right? Why Don'tcha Do Me Right? Why Don'tcha Do Me Right? Why Don'tcha Do Me Right?
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Let’s Make the Water Turn Black
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Let’s Make the Water Turn Black Let’s Make the Water Turn Black Let’s Make the Water Turn Black Let’s Make the Water Turn Black
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Absolutely Free
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Absolutely Free Absolutely Free Absolutely Free Absolutely Free
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Nine Types of Industrial Pollution
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Zolar Czakl
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Biography

The Mothers of Invention were an American rock band from California that served as the backing musicians for Frank Zappa. Their work is marked by the use of sonic experimentation, innovative album art, and elaborate live shows.

Originally an R&B band called The Soul Giants, the band's original lineup included Ray Collins, David Coronado, Ray Hunt, Roy Estrada and Jimmy Carl Black. Zappa was asked to take over as the guitarist following a fight between Collins and Coronado, the band's original saxophonist/leader. Zappa insisted that they perform his original material, changing their name on Mothers Day to The Mothers (which for legal liability reasons was morphed by record executive decision into The Mothers of Invention), and leading them to substantial popular commercial success. Originally formed in 1964, the band first became popular playing in California's underground music scene in the late 1960s. Under Zappa's helm, it was signed to jazz label Verve Records as part of the label's diversification plans. Verve released the Mothers of Invention's début album Freak Out! in 1966, featuring a lineup including Zappa, Collins, Black, Estrada and Elliot Ingber.

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