Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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Weasels Ripped My Flesh
Released August 1970
See also:
IINK, Patio, KUR
The Old Masters, Box II
2 Originals Of The Mothers Of Invention

Players

Tracks

LP

Side One

  1. Didja Get Any Onya (3:44)
  2. Directly From My Heart To You (5:17)
  3. Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Sexually Aroused Gas Mask (3:35)
  4. Toads Of The Short Forest (4:48)
  5. Get A Little (2:35)

Side Two

  1. Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue (6:53)
  2. Dwarf Nebula Processional March & Dwarf Nebula (2:12)
  3. My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama (3:35)
  4. Oh No (1:46)
  5. The Orange County Lumber Truck (3:18)
  6. Weasels Ripped My Flesh (2:05)
CD
  1. Didja Get Any Onya? (6:52)
  2. Directly From My Heart To You (5:17)
  3. Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Sexually Aroused Gas Mask (3:48)
  4. Toads Of The Short Forest (4:48)
  5. Get A Little (2:31)
  6. Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue (6:53)
  7. Dwarf Nebula Processional March & Dwarf Nebula (2:12)
  8. My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama (3:32)
  9. Oh No (1:46)
  10. The Orange County Lumber Truck (3:21)
  11. Weasels Ripped My Flesh (2:08)

Release Notes

Produced by Frank Zappa.
Cover art by Neon Park.
Art direction by John Williams.

Liner Notes

Background Information

After Zappa broke up The Mothers in the autumn of 1969, he mentioned a twelve-record set tentatively titled The History And Collected Improvisations Of The Mothers Of Invention. What emerged instead were Burnt Weeny Sandwich and, in the summer of 1970, Weasels Ripped My Flesh. Both were amalgams of material extracted from various 1968 and ‘69 shows and studio tapes.

The album’s title and cover came from a 1956 Man’s Life magazine which Zappa had shown to Neon Park.

The Second track "Directly from my heart to you" is credited to R.W. Penniman, which is the real name of Little Richard.

German "Doll" Cover

Frank Zappa on first seeing the German cover:
"This ... actually, in terms of graphics it's not bad. The thing I resent most about this album cover is that it's not the way I wanted it to come out. I wanted it to look like that one. That one is ugly enough. I don't need this one.
German "Doll" Cover created by Dieter Boé

Conceptual Continuity

Versions

ZFT # Version # # discs Format Catalog # Release
(YYYY-MM-DD)
EAN.UCC-13
(barcode)
Artwork Comment
10 1
Original
Stereo
1 LP Warner Bizarre/Reprise
MS 2028
1970-08-10 None Neon Park US edition. Matrix # Side1: MS-2028 31083-1-A-1B logo ; Side2: MS-2028 logo 31084-1 re 1 B-/A overwritten on D B7
1 LP 1970 None French edition - manufactured by Vogue - Matrix #
Side1: SR 2028 A
Side2: SR 2028 B
1 LP Warner Bizarre/Reprise
RSLP 2028
1970-09[1] None UK edition. Biz & Rep logos on f/cover
Sleeve: Heavy card, internal glue-tabbed to back cover
Matrix # Side 1: RSLP 2028 A2 ; Side 2: RSLP 2028 B2
1 LP Warner Bizarre/Reprise
RS 2028
1970 None "Doll" Cover German edition.
1 LP Warner Bizarre/Reprise
RS 2028
1970? None Neon Park German 2nd edition.
1 LP Warner Bizarre/Reprise
K 44019
1971-07[1] None UK 2nd edition. No logo or Cat# on f/cover
Sleeve: Medium card, internal glue-tabbed to front cover
Matrix # Side 1: K44019 A1 RSLP 2028 A1
Side 2: K44019 B1 RSLP 2028 B1
1 LP Warner-Pioneer Bizarre/Reprise
P-8003R
 ? None Japanese edition.
1.2
Remaster Stereo
1 LP Barking Pumpkin
BPR 8888-4
1986-11-25   Included in The Old Masters, Box II set.
2
Remaster
&
Long Edit Track
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10163
1990-05 0014431016325
(not printed)
US edition, AAD.
1 CD Zappa
CDZAP 24
1990-05? 5016583602420 UK edition.
1 CD Festival/Rykodisc
D 30376
1990 n/a Australian edition.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5028
1994-10-26 4988112405301 Japanese edition.
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10510
1995-05-02 0014431051029 US edition. Matrix # IFPI 2U3Q WEA mfg. OLYPHANT ifpi L902 X11970 A4 P2 310510-2 02 M1S1
1 CD Warner Music Argentina/ Rykodisc
1443-10510-2
1995? 0014431051029 Argentinian edition.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5119
1995-10-25 4988112407794 Japanese edition.
1 CD Festival/Rykodisc
D31399
1995 9399603139929 Australian edition = Rykodisc RCD 10163.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5254
1996-05-30 4988112408548 Japanese edition.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 1211
2001-09-21 4988112412675 Japanese edition, mini-album papersleeve.
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10599
2005-08-16 0014431059926 = VideoArts VACK 1211, the barcode is a sticker, the Ryko reference is not printed.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 1332
2008-06-18 4988112417748 Japanese edition,
mini-album papersleeve.
1.3
Remastered
Original Stereo
1 CD Zappa/UMe
ZR 3843
2012-07-31 0824302384329 US edition, manufactured and distributed by UMe[2].
Source: Original 1970 Analog Master. Mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering 2012.
Matrix # A01 IFPI L327 DIDX-815892 1 ZAPPA.COM IFPI 50DF
1 CD Zappa/UMG Intl
0238432
2012-07-31 0824302384329 EU edition = Zappa/UMe ZR 3843, manufactured in Germany.
1 CD Zappa/Universal Music Japan
UICY-75359
2012-11-28 4988005737571 Japanese edition, audiophile SHM-CD, mini-album papersleeve with an obi strip and liner notes in Japanese.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Martin C. Strong, 2004, The Great Rock Discography, p. 1720.
  2. Email announcement by the ZFT on July 31st, 2012.

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