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April, 1967

FZ--usual

Ray Collins -- vocals

Jimmy Carl Black, Billy Mundi -- drums

Roy Estrada -- bass

Don Preston -- keyboards

Bunk Gardner -- woodwinds

Jim Sherwood -- soprano & baritone sax

2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 trumpet and 1 contra-bass clarinet

added on 'Brown Shoes Don't Make It'

Plastic People......................................................03:42

The Duke Of Prunes..................................................02:13

Amnesia Vivace......................................................01:01

The Duke Regains His Chops..........................................01:49

Call Any Vegetable..................................................02:20

Invocation And Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin....................07:00

Soft-Sell Conclusion................................................01:40

Big Leg Emma........................................................02:32

Why Don'tcha Do Me Right?...........................................02:37

America Drinks......................................................01:53

Status Back Baby....................................................02:54

Uncle Bernie's Farm.................................................02:11

Son Of Suzy Creamcheese.............................................01:34

Brown Shoes Don't Make It...........................................07:30

America Drinks & Goes Home..........................................02:46

Okay, kids. This is The Mothers' second album. I don't like it nearly as well as Freak Out!, but it still has its good points. This one has much more emphasis on horns, and is more musically experimental. I think Zappa was tring to get a good footing in composition on this album with many stange rhythms, keys, and noises. He still has room for some great songs, such as "Plastic People", "Status Back Baby", and "Brown Shoes Don't Make It"; Anthems of the times. Overall, I give 6 craps about this album.

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