We're Only in It for the Money is the third studio album by the Mothers of Invention. Released on March 4, 1968, on Verve Records, it was subsequently remixed and re-recorded by Frank Zappa and reissued by Rykodisc in 1986. As with the band's previous two albums, We're Only in It for the Money is a concept album, and satirizes left and right-wing politics, particularly the hippie subculture, as well as the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
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We'll have things fixed soon. This album is Frank Zappa and the Mothers' scathing critique of 60s culture (and counterculture). The album cover, as it was originally designed, was a parody of the famous Beatles concept album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. We’re Only in It for the Money Q&A. Producer Frank Zappa.
The Mothers of Invention were an American rock band from California. Formed in 1964, their work is marked by the use of sonic experimentation, innovative album art, and elaborate live shows. The Mothers of Invention. The Mothers of Invention in 1971. Background information. The cover photo parodied that of the Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, its art provided by Cal Schenkel whom Zappa had met in New.
This album has an average beat per minute of 115 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 70/200 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist We're Only in It for the Money. BPM Profile We're Only in It for the Money. Album starts at 84BPM, ends at 71BPM (-13), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by The Mothers of Invention. Playground Psychotics.
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The album that brought back Vespa scooters, parkas and uppers: Pete Townshend drew on the Who's roots in the London mod scene of the early Sixties and composed this expansive, messy rock opera about a lonely teenage boy looking for love in the city. It gets even better when you check out the movie.
|A1||Are You Hung Up|
|A2||Who Needs The Peace Corps|
|A4||Mom And Dad|
|A5||Bow Tie Daddy|
|A6||Harry, You're A Beast|
|A7||What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?|
|B1||Nasal Retentive Caliope Music|
|B2||Let's Make The Water Turn Black|
|B3||The Idiot Bastard Son|
|B4||Lonely Little Girl|
|B5||Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance|
|B6||What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (Reprise)|
|B8||The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny|
- Manufactured By – Polydor International
- Printed By – Druckhaus Maack KG
- Licensed From – MGM Records
- Copyright (c) – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
- Artwork [Plaster Figures & All Other Artwork] – Cal Schenkel
- Conductor [Orchestral Segments] – Sid Sharpe*
- Drums, Trumpet, Vocals – Jimmy Carl Black
- Drums, Vocals – Billy Mundi
- Electric Bass, Vocals – Roy Estrada
- Engineer [Record & Remix], Voice [Interruptions] – Dick Kunc
- Engineer, Voice [Creepy Whispering] – Gary Kellgren
- Executive-Producer – Tom Wilson
- Noises [Snorks] – Dick Barber
- Other [Fashions] – Tiger Morse
- Other [Has Graciously Consented To Speak To You In Several Critical Area] – Eric Clapton
- Other [Retired] – Don Preston
- Other [Wants You To Turn Your Radio Around] – Spider
- Photography By – Jerrold Schatzberg*
- Piano, Woodwind – Ian Underwood
- Producer, Written-By, Arranged By, Edited By, Guitar, Piano, Lead Vocals – Frank Zappa
- Soprano Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Euclid James Motorhead Sherwood*
- Voice [Telephone] – Suzy Creamcheese
- Woodwind [All] – Bunk Gardner
NotesLaminated front and back of gatefold cover.
Copy from 1972 or later.
(Carl v. d. Linnepe, Lüdenscheid, former German publisher & printing company, became Druckhaus Maack KG by early 1972)
Label variation from We're Only In It For The Money as this has "Made in Germany" at the left on the label, below GEMA and STEREO.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A, Label): 710 012 A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B, Label): 710 012 B
- Matrix / Runout (Side A, Runout): 1 ℗ 1967 D 8 ◇ K C 00 710012 A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B, Runout): 1 ℗ 1967 D 8 ◇ K D 00 710012 B
- Rights Society: GEMA
|V6-5045X, V6-5045||The Mothers Of Invention*||We're Only In It For The Money (LP, Album, Gat)||Verve Records, Verve Records||V6-5045X, V6-5045||US||1968|
|5045x, No. 0882||The Mothers Of Invention*||We're Only In It For The Money (PlayTape, EP, Mono)||Verve Records, Playtape||5045x, No. 0882||US||Unknown|
|RAC 10503||Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention*||Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - We're Only In It For The Money (Cass, Album, RE, RM)||Ryko Analogue||RAC 10503||Canada||1995|
|2317 034||The Mothers Of Invention*||We're Only In It For The Money (LP, Album, W/Lbl)||Verve Records||2317 034||UK||1972|
|BPR1232||The Mothers Of Invention*||We're Only In It For The Money (LP, Album, Mono, Ltd, Pic, RE)||Zappa Records||BPR1232||US||2018|