We're Only In It For The Money

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We're Only In It For The Money
Released March 1968
See also:
The Old Masters, Box I
Threesome No. 1
Money Demos

Players

The Mothers:

Also:

Overdubs on the 1984 remix:

Tracks

LP

Side One

  1. Are You Hung Up? (1:23)
  2. Who Needs The Peace Corps? (2:34)
  3. Concentration Moon (2:42)
  4. Mom & Dad (2:16)
  5. Bow Tie Daddy (1:22)
  6. Harry, You're a Beast (1:22)
  7. What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (1:03)
  8. Absolutely Free (3:26)
  9. Flower Punk (3:57)
  10. Hot Poop (0:16)

Side Two

  1. Nasal Retentive Calliope Music (2:00)
  2. Let's Make The Water Turn Black (1:54)
  3. The Idiot Bastard Son (3:27)
  4. Lonely Little Girl (1:10)
  5. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (1:33)
  6. What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (Reprise) (1:03)
  7. Mother People (2:30)
  8. The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny (6:30)
Current CD
  1. Are You Hung Up? (1:24)
  2. Who Needs The Peace Corps? (2:34)
  3. Concentration Moon (2:22)
  4. Mom & Dad (2:16)
  5. Telephone Conversation (0:49)
  6. Bow Tie Daddy (0:33)
  7. Harry, You're a Beast (1:21)
  8. What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (1:03)
  9. Absolutely Free (3:24)
  10. Flower Punk (3:03)
  11. Hot Poop (0:27)
  12. Nasal Retentive Calliope Music (2:03)
  13. Let's Make The Water Turn Black (2:01)
  14. The Idiot Bastard Son (3:19)
  15. Lonely Little Girl (1:10)
  16. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (1:33)
  17. What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (Reprise) (1:02)
  18. Mother People (2:26)
  19. The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny (6:25)
1986 CD,
coupled with Lumpy Gravy

Release Notes

Originally released in September 1968.
Basic sessions: Mayfair Studios, NYC, August-September, 1967; Engineer: Gary Kellgren.
Final recordings & re-mix: Apostolic Studios, NYC, October, 1967; Engineer: Dick Kunc.
Orchestral segments: Capitol Studios, Hollywood, February, 1967.
Produced by Frank Zappa.
Executive producer: Tom Wilson.
Photography: Jerrold Schatzberg.
Fashions: Tiger Morse.
Plaster figures & all other artwork: Cal Schenkel.

Liner Notes

Background Information

Cover art: the "Money List!"



Conceptual Continuity

Alternate Covers

We're Only In It For The Money (Ryko RCD 10503)
We're Only In It For The Money (MFSL
UDCD 764)

Versions

ZFT # Version # # discs Format Catalog # Release
(YYYY-MM-DD)
EAN.UCC-13
(barcode)
Artwork Comment
4 0
Demo
Acetate
1? LP   Unreleased None   Bootlegs do exist
(see Money Demos)
1.1
Original
Stereo,
Heavily
Censored
1 LP MGM Verve
V6-5045X
1968-03-04 None   US edition. Blue Verve label.
1.2
Original
Mono,
Heavily
Censored
1 LP MGM Verve
V-5045
      US edition.
1.3
Original
Stereo
Partly
Censored
1 LP MGM Verve
V6-5045X
 ? None   US 2nd edition. Black Verve label.
2
Important
Remix,
Uncensored
1 LP Barking Pumpkin
BPR 7777-3
1985-04-19     Included in The Old Masters, Box I set.
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 40024
1986 0144314002425?
0014431002427?
(not printed)
  US edition, AAD, coupled with Lumpy Gravy.
Matrix # 818 PUMPKIN RYK-CD40024 SOI01
1 CD Zappa
CDZAP 13
1988-12? 5016583601324   UK edition, coupled with Lumpy Gravy.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5023
1994-10-26 4988112405264   Japanese edition, coupled with Lumpy Gravy.
1.3
Original
Stereo,
Partly
Censored
1 CS Rykodisc
RAC 10503
1995-04-18 0014431050343   US edition.
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10503
1995-04-18 0014431050329   US edition.
1 LP Rykodisc
RALP 10503
1995-05-02 0014431050312?   US edition.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5104
1995-09-25 4988112406988   Japanese edition.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5239
1996-05-24 4988112408395   Japanese edition.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 1206
2001-09-21 4988112412620   Japanese edition, mini-album papersleeve.
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 40582/3
2002-03-21 None   Included in the Threesome No. 1 box set. Matrix # IFPI L502 IFPI 8736 DISCTRONICS RCD 10503 02
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10594
2005-07-19 0014431059421   = VideoArts VACK 1206, the barcode is a sticker, the Ryko reference is not printed.
1.3a[1]
Original
Stereo
Slight
Remaster,
Partly
Censored
1 CD MFSL
UDCD 764
2005-08-23 0821797076463   24 Karat Gold CD.

Notes

  1. According to the Zappa Patio, the MFSL UDCD 764 Gold CD was made from the Ryko tapes but has a different Equalization.