‘Absolutely Free’ by The Mothers of Invention is their second album produed by Frank Zappa and released on May 26, 1967 by Verve.
Track Listing : 1.Plastic People (Frank Zappa) – 03:40 . 2.The Duke Of Prunes (Frank Zappa) – 02:12 . 3.Amnesia Vivace (Frank Zappa) – 01:01 . 4.The Duke Regains His Chops (Frank Zappa) – 01:45 . 5.Call Any Vegetable (Frank Zappa) – 02:19 . 6.Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin (Frank Zappa) – 06:57 . 7.Soft-Sell Conclusion (Frank Zappa) – 01:40 . 8.America Drinks (Frank Zappa) – 01:52 . 9.Status Back Baby (Frank Zappa) – 02:52 . 10.Uncle Bernie’S Farm (Frank Zappa) – 02:09 . 11.Son Of Suzy Creamcheese (Frank Zappa) – 01:33 . 12.Brown Shoes Don’T Make It (Frank Zappa) – 07:26 . 13.America Drinks & Goes Home (Frank Zappa) – 02:43
Musicians : Frank Zappa – Guitar, Conductor, Vocals . Jimmy Carl Black – Drums, Vocals . Ray Collins – Vocals, Tambourine . Don Ellis – Trumpet On (12) . Roy Estrada – Bass, Vocals . Bunk Gardner – Woodwinds . Billy Mundi – Drums, Percussion . Don Preston – Keyboards . John Rotella – Percussion . Jim Fielder – Guitar, Piano . Pamela Zarubica – Vocals
Production : Produced By Frank Zappa, Tom Wilson . Val Valentin – Engineer . Ami Hadani – Engineer . David Greene – Remixing . Frank Zappa – Arranger
Package : Ferenc Dobronyi, Cal Schenkel – Cover Design . Frank Zappa – Cover Art, Collage, Liner Notes . Alice Ochs – Cover Photo, Artwork . Jerry Deiter – Photography
Recorded On November 15–18, 1966 At Sunset-Highland Studios Of Ttg.
Released On May 26, 1967 By Verve.
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The music of the MOTHERS speaks of the feelings of what might be described as THE VAST MINORITY. The feelings of the people on the fringe of everything . . . the ones who don’t care if they’re IN or OUT . . . don’t care if they’re HIP, HEP, SWINGIN’ or ZORCH. […]
Zappa would turn out to be all like all the monsters he snarls about here in his business practices, but no one should ever take away the brilliant wild escapades of the veritable career sampler that is “Brown Shoes Don’t Make It”. Alone, it is worth the price of admission to Zappa’s American pageant. […]
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I really like this one. “Invocation And Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin” contains Zappa’s first extended guitar solo on record (and it’s awesome) and that for me is the high point of the record. I definitely don’t think it’s as good as Freak Out! which I like because it is more song-oriented and the songs are particularly strong. […]