is the fifth studio album by the Mothers of Invention
, released in 1969. It is billed as a supposed "soundtrack" to a film by The Mothers of Invention which was, in the end, never made. The front cover, designed by Cal Schenkel
, included the words "(Most of the Music from the Mother's Movie of the Same Name Which We Haven't Got Enough Money to Finish Yet)". The album was Zappa's first on his own Bizarre Records
label, distributed by Warner Bros. Records
. It was reissued in 1973 by another Warner affiliated label, Reprise Records
marked an evolution in Frank Zappa
's career, moving further into jazz
music. It also contains half-mocking, half-homage
elements of doo-wop
, and rock and roll
. The album is united by its dreamy melodies, stream of consciousness lyrics (many about places and events in suburban LA
teenagers' lives), and a set of musical themes and sub-themes and variations idiomatic of film soundtracks. It also features the character of Suzy Creamcheese
All tracks by Frank Zappa, except where noted.
- "Uncle Meat: Main Title Theme" – 1:56
- "The Voice of Cheese" – 0:26
- "Nine Types of Industrial Pollution" – 6:00
"Zolar Czakl" – 0:54
"Dog Breath, in the Year of the Plague" – 3:59
"The Legend of the......
- On LP, cassette and 8-track labels this song was mistitled "400 Days of the Year."