Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention (Transparency)

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention (Transparency)

(LP, Verve/Polydor 2352 057, UK, April 4, 1975)

Side One

  1. Why Don't You Do Me Right 2:33 (single, now on Absolutely Free)
  2. Who Needs The Peace Corps 2:27 (from We're Only In It For The Money)
  3. Concentration Moon 2:22 (from We're Only In It For The Money, different edit)
  4. Mom And Dad 2:11 (from We're Only In It For The Money)
  5. Bow Tie Daddy 1:30 (from We're Only In It For The Money, includes Telephone Conversation)
  6. Harry You're A Beast 1:08 (from We're Only In It For The Money)
  7. What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? 0:59 (from We're Only In It For The Money)
  8. Absolutely Free 3:14 (from We're Only In It For The Money, with fade out)
  9. Cheap Thrills 2:14 (from Cruising With Ruben & The Jets)
  10. Excerpt From Lumpy Gravy—The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 4:16 (excerpt from Lumpy Gravy)
  11. Wowie Zowie 3:10 (from Freak Out!)

Side Two

  1. Flower Punk 2:58 (from We're Only In It For The Money)
  2. Later That Night 2:54 (from Cruising With Ruben & The Jets)
  3. Let's Make The Water Turn Black 1:39 (from We're Only In It For The Money, censored version)
  4. Lonely Little Girl 1:07 (from We're Only In It For The Money)
  5. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance 1:30 (from We're Only In It For The Money)
  6. What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (Reprise) 0:59 (from We're Only In It For The Money, with fade out)
  7. America Drinks 1:49 (from Absolutely Free)
  8. Status Back Baby 2:48 (from Absolutely Free)
  9. Uncle Bernie's Farm 2:06 (from Absolutely Free)
  10. Son Of Suzy Creamcheese 1:30 (from Absolutely Free)
  11. Big Leg Emma 2:29 (single, now on Absolutely Free)

Compilation by Bob Clifford
Art Direction: Vincent McEvoy

Side One

3. Concentration Moon

Concentration Moon
Over the camp in the valley
Concentration Moon
Wish I was back in the alley
With all of my friends,
Still running free:
Hair growing out
Every hole in me
AMERICAN WAY
How did it start?
Thousands of creeps
Killed in the park
AMERICAN WAY
Try and explain
Scab of a nation
Driven insane
Don't cry
Gotta go bye bye
SUDDENLY: DIE DIE
COP KILL A CREEP! pow pow pow

Gary Kellgren: Tomorrow I get to do another Frank Zappa creation . . . and the day after that . . . and the day after that . . . also at the same time I get to work with The Velvet Underground . . . as Frank Zappa's group

JCB: Hi, boys & girls, I'm Jimmy Carl Black, and I'm the Indian of the group

Concentration Moon
Over the camp in the valley
Concentration Moon
Wish I was back in the alley
With all of my friends,
Still running free:
Hair growing out
Every hole in me
AMERICAN WAY
Threatened by US
Drag a few creeps
Away in a bus
AMERICAN WAY
Prisoner: lock
SMASH EVERY CREEP
IN THE FACE WITH A ROCK

Don't cry
Gotta go bye bye
SUDDENLY: DIE DIE
COP KILL A CREEP! pow pow pow

10. Excerpt From Lumpy Gravy—The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

John Kilgore: How do you get your . . . your water so dark?
Guy #1: 'Cause I'm paranoid. I'm very paranoid. And the water in my washing machine turns dark out of sympathy.
John Kilgore: Out of sympathy?
Guy #1: Yes.
John Kilgore: Um . . . where can I get that?
Guy #1: At your local drugstore.
John Kilgore: How much?
Guy #1: It's from Kansas.

Side Two

3. Let's Make The Water Turn Black

Now believe me when I tell you that my song is really true
I want everyone to listen and believe
It's about some little people from a long time ago
And all the things the neighbors didn't know
Early in the morning Daddy Dinky went to work
Selling lamps & chairs to San Ber'dino squares
(Ronnie helping Kenny helping burn his poots away!)
And all the while on a shelf in the shed:
KENNY'S LITTLE CREATURES ON DISPLAY!

Ronnie saves his numies on a window in his room
(A marvel to be seen: dysentery green)
While Kenny & his buddies had a game out in the back:
LET'S MAKE THE WATER TURN BLACK

We see them after school in a world of their own
(To some it might seem creepy what they do . . . )
The neighbors on the right sat & watched them every night
(I bet you'd do the same if they was you)

Whizzing & pasting & pooting through the day . . .
(Ronnie helping Kenny helping burn his poots away!)
And all the while on a shelf in the shed:
KENNY'S LITTLE CREATURES ON DISPLAY!

Ronnie's in the Army now & Kenny's taking pills
Oh! How they yearn to see a bomber burn!
Color flashing, thunder crashing, dynamite machine!
(Wait till the fire turns green . . . wait till the fire turns green)
WAIT TILL THE FIRE TURNS GREEN!

 

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