Frank Zappa

Were Only In It For The Money

  • Released: 30/07/2012
  • Label: UMC
  • Genre: Art Rock

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From the beginning, Frank Zappa cultivated a role as voice of the freaks -- imaginative outsiders who didn't fit comfortably into any group. We're Only in It for the Money is the ultimate realisation of that sensibility, a satirical masterpiece that simultaneously skewered the hippies and the straights as prisoners of the same narrow-minded, superficial phoniness. Zappa's barbs and quips were vicious and perceptive, and not just humorously so: his seemingly paranoid vision of authoritarian violence against the counterculture was borne out two years later by the Kent State killings. Like Freak Out, We're Only in It for the Money essentially devotes its first half to satire, and its second half to presenting alternatives.


1 Are You Hung Up
2 Who Needs The Peace Corps
3 Concentration Moon
4 Mom & Dad
5 Telephone Conversation
6 Bow Tie Daddy
7 Harry, You're A Beast
8 What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?
9 Absolutely Free
10 Flower Punk
11 Hot Poop
12 Nasal Retentive Caliope
13 Let's Make The Water Turn Black
14 The Idiot Bastard Son
15 Lonely Little Girl
16 Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
17 What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body (Reprise)
18 Mother People
19 The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny