The MOFO Project/Object (Limited “Deluxe” Edition)

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Released: December 11 2006

Tracklist

DISC 1: Freak Out! Original Vinyl Stereo Mix

  1. Hungry Freaks, Daddy (3:33)
  2. I Ain’t Got No Heart (2:35)
  3. Who Are The Brain Police? (3:26)
  4. Go Cry On Somebody Else’s Shoulder (3:43)
  5. Motherly Love (2:50)
  6. How Could I Be Such A Fool? (2:17)
  7. Wowie Zowie (2:56)
  8. You Didn’t Try To Call Me (3:22)
  9. Anyway The Wind Blows (2:56)
  10. I’m Not Satisfied (2:42)
  11. You’re Probably Wondering Why I’m Here (3:42)
  12. Trouble Every Day (5:53)
  13. Help, I’m A Rock (4:43)
  14. It Can’t Happen Here (3:59)
  15. Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet (12:23)

DISC 2:
None of these tracks have previously appeared in any format outside the Vault other than the configuration offered herein

  1. Hungry Freaks, Daddy, Vocal Overdub Take 1
  2. Anyway The Wind Blows, Vocal Overdub
  3. Go Cry On Somebody Else’s Shoulder, Vocal Overdub Take 2
  4. I Ain’t Got No Heart, Vocal Overdub Master Take
  5. Motherly Love, Vocal Overdub Master Takes
  6. I’m Not Satisfied, 2nd Vocal Overdub Master Take 2 (Rough Mix)
  7. You’re Probably Wondering Why I’m Here, Vocal Overdub Take 1 (Incomplete) / Take 2 (Incomplete)
  8. Who Are The Brain Police, Basic Tracks
  9. How Could I Be Such A Fool?, Basic Tracks
  10. Anyway The Wind Blows, Basic Tracks
  11. Go Cry On Somebody Else’s Shoulder, Basic Tracks
  12. I Ain’t Got No Heart, Basic Tracks
  13. You Didn’t Try To Call Me, Basic Tracks
  14. Trouble Every Day, Basic Tracks
  15. Help, I’m A Rock, FZ Edit
  16. Who Are The Brain Police? (Section B), Alternate Take
  17. Groupie Bang Bang, unreleased track from Freak Out! Sessions
  18. Hold On To Your Small Tiny Horses, Nullis Pretii At Non-Composer Speed

DISC 3:
All Tracks Mono

  1. Objects (FZ directs Kim Fowley in crowd control…)
  2. Freak Trim (Kim Outs A Big Idea)
  3. Percussion Insert Session Snoop
  4. Freak Out Drum Track w/Timp. & Lion
  5. Percusiion Object 1 & 2
  6. Lion Roar & Drums from Freak Out!
  7. Vito Rocks The Floor (Grekk Out!)
  8. “Low Budget Rock & Roll Band”
  9. Suzy Creamcheese (What’s Got Into You?) (excerpt from interview 1971)
  10. Live at Fillmore 25 June 1966
  11. Motherly Love
  12. You Didn’t Try To Call Me
  13. I’m Not Satisfied
  14. Hungry Freaks, Daddy
  15. Go Cry On Somebody Else’s Shoulder

DISC 4:
All Tracks Stereo

  1. Wowie Zowie
  2. Who Are The Brain Police? (Section A, C, B)
  3. Hungry Freaks, Daddy
  4. Cream Cheese (Work Part)
  5. Trouble Every Day (Single Edit)
  6. It Can’t Happen Here (Mothermania Version)
  7. Interviews excerpts
  8. “Pyschedelic Music”
  9. “MGM”
  10. “Dope Fiend Music”
  11. “How We Made It Sound That Way”
  12. “Poop Rock”
  13. “Machinery”
  14. “Pyschedelic Upholstery”
  15. “Psychedelic Money”
  16. Who Are The Brain Police?
  17. Anyway The Wind Blows
  18. Hungry Freaks, Daddy
  19. More Interviews
  20. “The ‘Original’ Group”
  21. “Necessity”
  22. “Union Scale”
  23. “25 Hundred Signing Fee”
  24. “Tom Wilson”
  25. “My Pet Theory”
  26. “There Is No Need”

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17 Responses to “The MOFO Project/Object (Limited “Deluxe” Edition)”

  1. Rob says:

    I was prepared to be disappointed, but they really did pull it off! Amazing stuff appears on all 3 of the extra discs. Lots of drums, and more drums. I’ve only played it once, so this is very brief, but I am NOT disappointed! Can’t wait for more Making Of’s…

  2. Mario Fuente says:

    I fucking love it! I wasn’t sure what to expect but I’m very satisfied. Thanks ZFT!

    My only complaint is that my name should have appered in much larger type in the liner notes. Hotcha!

  3. Curly says:

    Ahh found my Name is everyones in the same place? I though it was on the cover cool anyways, Very nicely put together im alredy excited for the next MOAF. Great work.

  4. the mezz says:

    got mine in the mail today (finally) but i’m not allowed to open it ’til christmas! the torture never stops!!!!!!!!!

  5. David says:

    This is the one place I’ll air my…y’know, err, more bitter version of my review. Complaints first:

    a) Packaging. Grrr. Nice. Not worth waiting 4 months for. Nobody’s gonna win another Grammy, OK? I’ll take a fatpack jewel case with a booklet, really. Just cut $30 off the price.

    b) The price. Rhino’s recent Bee Gees 6-disc reissue was $55. And it’s a *retail* item.

    c) It’s not filled to capacity. I WANT MORE.

    d) Interviews. Don’t need them

    Other than that, it’s spiffy. Random, but spiffy. “Groupie Bang Bang” is alarmingly filthy. And so on. I LOVE the vocal breakdowns, and wish the “Zappa Reel” could be released in its likely multi-hour entirety.

    A good job. Not perfect, but a good job.

  6. xorg says:

    Call me a grumpy old fart but I am still not persuaded to spend 70 USD plus a similar amount for shipping and customs duty just for a heap of out takes and alternate mixes.

  7. abe says:

    amazing. ZFT must get on the absolutely free making of NOW!!! disc 2 is wonderful. groupie bang bang is to “not fade away” as flower punk is to “hey joe.” BRILLIANT! man FZ is the man that made MUSIC THE BEST! the cover and package design is wonderful as well! love the zappa kareoke!!!! (the tracks minus the vocals)

  8. Rick Wood says:

    I’m really enjoying it, many treasures to be found, lots of extras in the booklet and inside (the FreakOut map) and the interviews. The sound of the main mix on disk 1 is the best ever. Many interesting alternate mixes bringing out drums, vibes & marimba, and piano, and songs with previously censored sections reinstated.

    But be careful, the CDs are lodged in the plastic holders very tightly and I just cracked CD3 in half trying to get it out. It’s a good one, lots of drums. Doesn’t play now.

    Can someone take pity on me and let me download mp3s of this disk (it’s all Mono so they can be small), or send them? to rdwoodconcern [at] mac [dot] com.

  9. the mezz says:

    finally get to listen, ah, merry christmas! sounds great! to me it’s well worth the money, the wait, etc. but then, i love “freak out”. if you need to be convinced or persuaded or it’s not easy for you to come up w/ the $$, well then, maybe this ain’t for you. some of the mixes sound drastically different, but i’m not the best judge ’cause everything sounds different to me all the time depending on the machine i’m using, room i’m in, equalizer setting, etc. but the basic tracks w/out the vocals are beautiful. behind the scenes & interviews are amusing/revealing & like any other collection of tracks, you’ll have favorites & some you don’t care for. i’ll give it 9 moustaches out of 10.

  10. Lunchmeat says:

    - Love it; every note, re-mix and interview. Of course, I am a complete freak. With my 4-disc MOFO and my near-mint 1966 copy of the Freak Out elpee beside me I must declare this: I miss Ray Collins. Of all the Mothers over the years he is my all-time favorite vocalist. You’re probably wondering how could I be such a fool – and so am I. So am I. Fanfuckingtastic job by the ZFT. This tasty little sucker will get alot of play over here . . . Hotcha indeed!

    ARF!

  11. Eric Kearns says:

    Wow… some of you must be hard people to please. I found this offering fantastic and overdue. I love all of it. The insight I have now after hearing some of the original material un-edited before the tape speed moves is cool as hell. I’m sad people are finding this unsatisfatory for the money. Afterall… they were only in it for the money! hehe.

  12. KZDARWIN says:

    For fans of the original Mothers of Invention, this is sacred text, the Dead Sea Scrolls. The sound on this set is clear and clean. The digital engineers have finally figured out how to master stuff and have it sound as good as the old vinyl did when it was new. The original album was innovative and influenical. FZ had a vision and knew what he wanted to say about the times and the culture he functioned within. He managed to capture the moment for the ages. FREAK OUT! was made with four track analog equipment plus imagination, creativity, vision, originality and skill to realize this stuff in 1965/6. Without FREAK OUT! there probably would never have been a SGT. PEPPER…The three discs of out-takes, backing tracks, interviews, live cuts and other building blocks give an indication of how this masterpiece was assembled. This was FZ’s first ablbum. He would go on to do other things with bigger budgets and better technology, but I don’t believe he did anything more influencial or paradigm shifting than FREAK OUT!

  13. Rick Wood says:

    Thanks to the mezz for taking care of me regarding MOFO CD 3. I’m fixed now.
    According to a FZ interview on MOF deluxe, Side 4 of the original album (Monster Magnet-Creamcheese) was only the percussion backing track for the intended piece? I wonder if the score to that one exists.

  14. Bryan Aaker says:

    O MY GOD!
    I never could have believed it could sound this good!

    I bought this LP when it was a new release.

    I have listened to it regularly since then.

    I am hearing things I have never heard before.

    Anyone who counts themselves as a Zappa fan NEEDS to hear this.

    Fuck the price…

    you might be killed randomly and miss out having

    HEARD this masterpiece.

    Buy it yesterday.

    Don’t delay.

    Thank you Zappa Family.

  15. Latent Appliance Fetishist says:

    I just got this today — had to order Buffalo so i figured what the hell. Anyway I liked the 4-fold packaging except for the fact that I couldn’t get the disks out without potential destruction. Thanks Rick for the warning; after reading what happened to your CD3 I was horrified!

    Finally I tried squishing the spindle in the middle with a pair of pliers and that did the trick for loosening so I could get the bloody disks out! Don’t try to force them out, for sure. Lather had the loose 3rd disk, and now this. Ugh…

    As for content all I can say is Disc 1 definitely sounds much better/sharper side-to-side with the Freak Out! cd I already had.
    And lots of liner notes and the poster for fondling/fetishing.

  16. Marco J says:

    Yep. This is EXACTLY the kind of “Vault” releases that should be flowing out of the FZT (“Buffalo” too). If you bought this and you are STILL crabbin’ about how “unauthentic” it is because you are such a hardcore Mothers Freak, and your “Freak Out Hot Spots” map just isn’t crinkled and moldy enough, then NOTHING WILL EVER PLEASE YOU. EVER. For me, I particularly loved the inclusion of a VERY WELL REMASTERED disc of Tom Wilson’s original “Freak Out” mix, containing all that wonderful ambience that most first time fans fell in love with. The liner notes are perfect, the extra session interviews and outtakes are all fascinating, and no matter how pissed off you may currently be with Frank’s ol’ lady, you have to admit that the FZT got this one right on the money. Oh, yeah: this four-disc “limited edition” is much better than the two-disc summary release. Snatch this one up if possible, it is more essential than Frank’s remix release beginning with the “Old Masters”

  17. HG Montgomery says:

    I agree, this does sound so much better than the rykodisc CD remaster of freak out… but is it worth all that money? a lot of the outtakes didn’t do much for me really, the very few that were unreleased songs were excellent, but i don’t really need twenty half finished demo versions of every song on the album. the interviews however are typical FZ brilliance, and there’s some quite interesting stuff in there that i never read or heard before this.
    In general i think all the vinyl versions of the 60s mothers stuff i’ve heard so far were infinitely better mixed than the reissues – especially when it comes to the meatyness of the drums & bass, which are mystierously toned down on the new versions… (incidentally, i heard all the CDs first, being as I only got into zappa around 1999 when i was 16 /17, so there’s no nostalgia at work here)
    … what we need now is Ruben & the Jets, original vinyl mix. and those horrible overdubbed versions to be banished forever. but i digress. if you have money to burn and you love the 60s mothers then there are many worse ways to burn it…. but i wouldnt say this was truly essential either.

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