Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention


Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention
Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention
Studio album by Frank Zappa
Released November 21, 1985
May 16, 1995 (reissue)
Recorded November 1981–September 1985
Genre Computer music, Experimental rock
Length 43:46 (reissue)
Label Barking Pumpkin
Producer Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa chronology
The Old Masters, Box I
(1985)
Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention
(1985)
Does Humor Belong in Music?
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention is a 1985 album by Frank Zappa. It was originally released in two slightly different versions in the US and Europe. The two versions were later combined and reissued on a compact disc: first in the US on Rykodisc in 1986 (although this version omitted the track "H.R. 2911"), then on the European "Zappa Records" disc released in 1990, and finally on the Rykodisc reissue in 1995.

The album's title is a reference to the lobby group, the PMRC, who were campaigning to require record companies to put warning stickers on albums they considered offensive, and to Zappa's former band, The Mothers of Invention. The original US version of the album contains the track, "Porn Wars" — a sound collage featuring excerpts from PMRC hearings. This track was omitted from non-US versions, and replaced with three other pieces: "I Don't Even Care", co-written by Zappa and Johnny "Guitar" Watson, and two instrumental tracks — "One Man, One Vote" (a Synclavier composition) and "H.R. 2911", which collates some of the backing music from "Porn Wars", without the PMRC hearing excerpts and other dialogue.

Contents

Track listing

All tracks written by Frank Zappa, except where noted.

US version

Side one

  1. "We're Turning Again" – 4.55
  2. "Alien Orifice" – 4.03
  3. "Yo Cats" (Zappa, Tommy Mars) – 3.31
  4. "What's New in Baltimore?" – 5.21

Side two

  1. "Little Beige Sambo" – 3.02
  2. "Porn Wars" – 12.04
  3. "Aerobics in Bondage"– 3.16

European version

Side one

  1. "We're Turning Again" – 4.55
  2. "Alien Orifice" – 4.03
  3. "Yo Cats" (Zappa, Mars) – 3.31
  4. "What's New in Baltimore?" – 5.21

Side two

  1. "I Don't Even Care" (Zappa, Watson) – 4:39
  2. "One Man, One Vote" – 2:35
  3. "H.R. 2911" – 3:35
  4. "Little Beige Sambo" – 3:02
  5. "Aerobics in Bondage" – 3:16

European CD

The first European CD issue, released in 1986, contained the European version of the album coupled with Jazz From Hell on a two-for-the-price-of-one CD. The 1990 CD reissue (without Jazz From Hell) was the first to compile all of the tracks on one disc. That CD had this track listing:

  1. "Porn Wars"
  2. "We're Turning Again"
  3. "Alien Orifice"
  4. "Aerobics in Bondage"
  5. "I Don't Even Care" (Zappa, Watson) – 3:47
    • The song is shortened on this European release; 47 seconds of Johnny "Guitar" Watson adlibs are missing.
  6. "Little Beige Sambo"
  7. "What's New in Baltimore?"
  8. "One Man, One Vote"
  9. "H.R. 2911"
  10. "Yo Cats" (Zappa, Mars)

1986 US CD/1995 CD reissue

  1. "I Don't Even Care" (Zappa, Watson) – 4:39
  2. "One Man, One Vote" – 2:35
  3. "Little Beige Sambo" – 3:02
  4. "Aerobics in Bondage" – 3:16
  5. "We're Turning Again" – 4:55
  6. "Alien Orifice" – 4:10
  7. "Yo Cats" (Zappa, Mars) – 3:33
  8. "What's New in Baltimore?" – 5:20
  9. "Porn Wars" – 12:05
  10. "H.R. 2911" – 3:35 (1995 CD only)

Personnel

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1986 Billboard 200 153[2]

References

External links


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