An early masterpiece from Frank Zappa
– one of those records that looks like it's going to be a big ol' mess when you first see the cover – but which turns out to be a carefully calculated act of madness in the end! The Mothers have all their freeform freaky brilliance intact here – still some of the snide edges of the early years, but also really learning their craft as well – and stretching out under Zappa
's direction into a pastiche of songs that explore the anxieties and inanities of late 60s America! Frank
produced the whole thing with an approach that others wouldn't reach for years – shifting styles, instrumentation, and sound sources with effortless ease – over tracks that include "Hot Poop", "The Idiot Bastard", "Lonely Little Girl", "Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance", "Harry You're A Beast", "Mom & Dad", "Who Needs The Peace Corps", and "Flower Punk".
(Blue label pressing, missing the insert. Cover has heavy waviness, peeling and staining due to moisture, mostly split bottom seam and a torn top corner.)