The Mothers of Invention
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The Mothers of Invention

The Mothers of Invention Biography (Wikipedia)

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. After record executives objected to the name it was changed. Zappa later said "out of necessity, we became The Mothers of Invention."

After early struggles the Mothers earned 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 double album Freak Out! in 1966, featuring a lineup including Zappa, Collins, Black, Estrada and Elliot Ingber. Don Preston joined the band soon after.

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Oh No (feat. Ray Collins)
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Oh No (feat. Ray Collins)
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Peaches En Regalia
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Peaches En Regalia
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Brown Shoes Don't Make It
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Brown Shoes Don't Make It
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Anything
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Anything
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Help I'm A Rock
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Help I'm A Rock
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Hungry Freaks, Daddy
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Hungry Freaks, Daddy
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Plastic People
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Plastic People
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I'm Not Satisfied
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I'm Not Satisfied
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Absolutely Free
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Absolutely Free
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Zomby Woof
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Zomby Woof
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Trouble Every Day
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Trouble Every Day
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WPLJ
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WPLJ
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Wowie Zowie
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Wowie Zowie
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Camarillo Brillo
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Camarillo Brillo
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My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama
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My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama
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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)
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You Didnt Try To Call Me
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You Didnt Try To Call Me
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Who Needs the Peace Corps?
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Who Needs the Peace Corps?
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Oh, In the Sky
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Oh, In the Sky
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You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here
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You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here
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Peaches En Regalia
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Peaches En Regalia
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Flower Punk
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Flower Punk
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Who Are The Brain Police?
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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
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