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Frank 's Mothers Of Invention - The Ark album mp3
The Ark
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This record documents a show at The Ark, Boston, Massachusetts on July 8, 1969, not 1968 as the cover states. WOWIE ZOWIE!" A Side total time 25:47. B Side total time 24:18. This was later officially released by Zappa as part of his "Beat The Boots" series 1. ). This record has the complete "My Guitar" whereas the 'Beat the Boots' ends abruptly with the sound of a needle being scraped off the vinyl. Frank 's Mothers Of Invention - The Ark ‎(CD, Unofficial). Living Legend Records.

Frank 's Mothers Of Invention ‎– Live At The Ark - Boston 1968. This was later released by Zappa as part of his 'Beat The Boots' series and referred to as 'The Ark'. Contains recordings made at The Ark in Boston USA on July 8th 1969). Matrix, Runout: EX003CD PHC 14. Other Versions (5 of 22) View All. Cat.Frank's Mothers Of Invention. The Ark ‎(CD, Album).

Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention is a 1985 album by Frank Zappa. The album was originally released in two slightly different versions in the US and Europe. The album's title is a reference to the lobby group, the PMRC, who were campaigning to require record companies to put warning stickers on albums they considered offensive, and to Zappa's former band, the Mothers of Invention.

It features a live performance by the Mothers of Invention in July 1968 at the Ark, a club in Boston. Apparently, the Mothers themselves were recording the show, so it appears in adequate sound quality, and it catches the Mothers as they were moving from the doo-wop sound of their Verve albums to Uncle Meat. There is an extended version of "King Kong," from the latter.

It is the tenth and last studio album of the band. A special four-channel quadraphonic version of the album was advertised but not released. The album features the summer/fall 1974 lineup of the Mothers of Invention, with George Duke, Chester Thompson, Ruth Underwood, Tom Fowler and Napoleon Murphy Brock.

The Mothers of Invention were an American rock band from California. Formed in 1964, their work is marked by the use of sonic experimentation, innovative album art, and elaborate live shows. Originally an R&B band called the Soul Giants, the band's first lineup included Ray Collins, David Coronado, Ray Hunt, Roy Estrada and Jimmy Carl Black. Frank Zappa was asked to take over as the guitarist following a fight between Collins and Coronado, the band's original saxophonist/leader.

The Mothers of Invention's third album is also one of their most accomplished and their most socially pointed. Taking aim at everything from the counterculture (Zappa hated hippies) and political figures to pop culture and 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' (which the Mothers spoof on the inside cover), 'We're Only in It for the Money' is a concept album made for and about an era in comical turmoil. 1. 'Freak Out!' (1966). Zappa's debut album with the Mothers of Invention broke a lot of ground

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Big Leg Emma
Written-By – Frank Zappa
2 Some Ballet Music
Written-By – Frank Zappa
3 Status Back Baby
Written-By – Frank Zappa
4 Valarie
Written-By – Frank Zappa
5 My Guitar
Written-By – Frank Zappa
6 Uncle Meat
Written-By – Frank Zappa
7 King Kong
Written-By – Frank Zappa
8 Agency Man
Written-By – Frank Zappa
9 The Story Of Electricity
Written-By – Bormann , Don Van Vliet
10 Metal Man Has Hornet's Wings
Written-By – Don Van Vliet, Frank Zappa

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Living Legend Records
  • Glass Mastered At – DADC Austria
  • Pressed By – Interpress


  • Performer – Artie Tripp*, Bunk Gardner, Don Preston, F.Z.*, Ian Underwood, Jimmy Carl Black, Jim Sherwood*, Roy Estrada


(Colours of CD Label)
silver background / blue letters & logos

Recorded live at "The Ark", Boston, July 1968 except track 8 recorded live in New York 1967, tracks 9 + 10 recorded live in New York 1964. Featuring Captain Beefheart

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: INTERPRESS LLRCD-013 31
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Rights Society: SIAE

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
R2 70538 Frank's Mothers Of Invention* The Ark ‎(CD, Album) FOO - EEE Records R2 70538 US 1991
LLR-CD013 Frank* 's Mothers Of Invention* Frank* 's Mothers Of Invention* - The Ark ‎(CD, Unofficial) Living Legend Records LLR-CD013 Italy 1988
EVIL 001 Frank Zappa & The Mothers Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Twenty Years Ago Again ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Evil EVIL 001 Italy Unknown
002 Frank's Mothers Of Invention* Recorded Live At The Ark, Boston 1968 ‎(LP, Unofficial, Pin) The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label 002 Italy Unknown
CD-EX 003 Frank* 's Mothers Of Invention* Frank* 's Mothers Of Invention* - Live At The Arc - Boston 1968 ‎(CD, Unofficial) Exil Compact Music CD-EX 003 Italy 1988