Weasels Ripped My Flesh
|Released August 1970|
IINK, Patio, KUR
The Old Masters, Box II
2 Originals Of The Mothers Of Invention
- Frank Zappa (lead guitar, vocals)
- Ray Collins (vocals)
- Lowell George (rhythm guitar, vocals)
- Don "Sugarcane" Harris (electric violin)
- Ian Underwood (alto saxophone)
- Bunk Gardner (tenor saxophone)
- Motorhead Sherwood (baritone saxophone)
- Buzz Gardner (trumpet, flugelhorn)
- Roy Estrada (bass guitar, vocals)
- Don Preston (keyboards, electronics)
- Jimmy Carl Black (drums)
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.
|ZFT #||Version #||# discs||Format||Catalog #||Release
|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
|1970-09||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
|1970||None||"Doll" Cover||German edition.|
|1970?||None||Neon Park||German 2nd edition.|
|1971-07||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
|1986-11-25||Included in The Old Masters, Box II set.|
Long Edit Track
|US edition, AAD.|
|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
|1995||9399603139929||Australian edition = Rykodisc RCD 10163.|
|2001-09-21||4988112412675||Japanese edition, mini-album papersleeve.|
|2005-08-16||0014431059926||= VideoArts VACK 1211, the barcode is a sticker, the Ryko reference is not printed.|
|2012-07-31||0824302384329||US edition, manufactured and distributed by UMe.|
Source: Original 1970 Analog Master. Mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering 2012.
Matrix # A01 IFPI L327 DIDX-815892 1 ZAPPA.COM IFPI 50DF
|2012-07-31||0824302384329||EU edition = Zappa/UMe ZR 3843, manufactured in Germany.|
|1||CD||Zappa/Universal Music Japan
|2012-11-28||4988005737571||Japanese edition, audiophile SHM-CD, mini-album papersleeve with an obi strip and liner notes in Japanese.|
|2016-12-09||0824302384312||US edition, pressed in Germany by Pallas-USA. Source: Original 1970 Analog Master. Mastered by Bernie Grundman, Bernie Grundman Mastering, 2016.|
|2016-12-09||0824302384312||EU edition = Zappa/UMe ZR 3843-1.|
- Martin C. Strong, 2004, The Great Rock Discography, p. 1720.
- Email announcement by the ZFT on July 31st, 2012.