An audio treat for those Zappa and Mothers of Invention freaks who have only heard this music via digital CDs, and a bit of nostalgia for freaks like myself, who first got turned onto the incredibly warm analogue sound of the MOI that you will never get with remastered CDs. Take a listen to the following examples – “Nine Types of Industrial Pollution” and “The Dog Breath Variations” from 1969’s ‘Uncle Meat’, and “Who Are the Brain Police (1966 MONO)” from ‘Freak Out’ – and be your own judge:
Tracks from ‘Uncle Meat’ and ‘Freak Out’ were played on:
Sony PS-X5 Turntable
Ortofon 2M Blue
Musical Fidelity V-LPS w/ Radio Shack PSU
Harmon Kardon 330c stereo receiver
Recorded at 24/96 (24-bit, 96kHz) on Audacity
Thanks to gamesDAMNED for recording and posting these archival tracks (And I hope he posts more in the future – it’s been quite a while since I’ve heard Mother’s music in it’s original, prestine form).