Fraternity Of Man — Oh No I Don’t Believe It

Fraternity Of Man” was released on Abc Records in 1968 and featured a cover of Frank Zappa’s “Oh No I Don’t Believe It” (which he had yet to release himself). Blues leads were handled by Elliot Ingber, and psychedelic leads were played by Warren Klein. The inclusion of this track on this Fraternity Of Man album is widely attributed to Elliot due to his association with the Mothers.

7 Responses to “Fraternity Of Man — Oh No I Don’t Believe It”

  1. muffinman72326 says:

    Thanks for posting this. Fraternity Of Man is one of the most underrated ’60’s bands.

  2. urbangraffito says:

    I agree, muffinman. Though short-lived as a band, Fraternity Of Man played an important role bridging between Lowell George’s band, The Factory, The Mothers of Invention, and the later formation of Little Feat, and future incarnations of Don Van Vliet’s Magic Band. Not only did the musicians themselves wind their way through these bands, but so did so many eclectic musical styles as well. All of these bands were ahead of their time (and perhaps that’s why they were also so underrated, too).

  3. jane23 says:

    interesting rendition of one of my fave zappa tunes.

  4. peter says:

    I just remembered my dad brought this one home in the late 60s/early 70s…so it must have been the very first Zappa penned tune I heard.

  5. tim says:

    thanks for posting this, urbangraffito, i always wondered about those lyrics, original zappa lyrics or something f.o.m. composed? anyway, speaking of elliot ingber, there’s a 1968 peter sellers movie called, “I Love You, Alice B. Toklas”, wherein, elliot ingber has a non speaking “extra” role in two scenes, as one of the hippies, visible in the bathroom after sellers wanders in after waking up, & strumming acoustic in the party scene at the end of the movie. for the longest time i couldn’t find verification anywhere, but recently while browsing i came across some acadamy awards (or something) site & found a connection there. he’s not credited in the movie but if you get a chance, check it out . fans would ask, “who else could it be?”

  6. peter says:

    Thanks for the cool trivia…Never thought Sellers was funny in the slightest outside “Being There” but I’m gonna have to check this out.

  7. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from tim:

    thanks for posting this, urbangraffito, i always wondered about those lyrics, original zappa lyrics or something f.o.m. composed? anyway, speaking of elliot ingber, there’s a 1968 peter sellers movie called, “I Love You, Alice B. Toklas”, wherein, elliot ingber has a non speaking “extra” role in two scenes, as one of the hippies, visible in the bathroom after sellers wanders in after waking up, & strumming acoustic in the party scene at the end of the movie. for the longest time i couldn’t find verification anywhere, but recently while browsing i came across some acadamy awards (or something) site & found a connection there. he’s not credited in the movie but if you get a chance, check it out . fans would ask, “who else could it be?”

    here’s a link that answers (or at very least tries to answer) many of the questions you raised, tim:

    http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/songs/Oh_No.html

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