Collector's Info: Original 1969 Issue with "Made in Germany by TELDEC" and NO "Telefunken Decca" printed on the record's label with "9 Types of Pollution" on the tracklisting


High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "MOTHERS OF INVENTION - Uncle Meat"


Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.

Collectors information & Description:

Gatefold (FOC) cover design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages

This album "MOTHERS OF INVENTION - Uncle Meat" is the fifth studio album by the Mothers of Invention, released as a double album in 1969. Uncle Meat was originally developed as a part of No Commercial Potential, a project which spawned three other albums

Music Genre:
Rock, Jazz Rock, ALternative Rock 
Album Production Information:

The album: "MOTHERS OF INVENTION - Uncle Meat" was produced by: Frank Zappa


Album cover design: Cal Schenkel

Label Information:
Reprise MS 2024/1
Media Format:
Double 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 480 gram  
Year & Country:
1969 Made in Germany

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: MOTHERS OF INVENTION - Uncle Meat

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Frank Zappa – guitar, low grade vocals, percussion
  • Ray Collins – left the group in May 1968 swell vocals
  • Jimmy Carl Black – drums, droll humor, poverty
  • Roy Estrada – electric bass, cheeseburgers
  • Don (Dom De Wild) Preston – electric piano, tarot cards, brown rice
  • Billy (The Oozer) Mundi – drums on some pieces before he quit in December 1967 to join Rhinoceros
  • Bunk (Sweetpants) Gardner – piccolo, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, bassoon (all of these electric and/or no-electric depending)
  • Ian Underwood – electric organ, piano, harpsichord, celeste, flute, clarinet, alto sax, baritone sax, special assistant, copyist, industrial relations & teen appeal
  • Artie (With the Green Mustache) Tripp – drums, timpani, vibes, marimba, xylophone, wood blocks, bells, small chimes, cheerful outlook & specific inquiries
  • Euclid James (Motorhead/Motorishi) Sherwood – pop star, frenetic tenor sax stylings, tambourine, choreography, obstinance & equipment setter-upper when he's not hustling local groupies

Complete Track-listing of the album "MOTHERS OF INVENTION - Uncle Meat"

The detailed tracklist of this record "MOTHERS OF INVENTION - Uncle Meat" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Uncle Meat: Main Title Theme 1:54
  2. The Voice of Cheese 0:27
  3. Nine Types of Industrial Pollution (Listed as 400 Days of the Year on the label of the original vinyl release) 5:56
  4. Zolar Czakl 0:57
  5. Dog Breath, in the Year of the Plague 5:51
  6. The Legend of the Golden Arches 1:24
  7. Louie Louie (At the Royal Albert Hall in London) Richard Berry 2:28
  8. The Dog Breath Variations 1:36
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Sleeping in a Jar 0:49
  2. Our Bizarre Relationship 1:05
  3. The Uncle Meat Variations 4:40
  4. Electric Aunt Jemima 1:53
  5. Prelude to King Kong 3:24
  6. God Bless America (Live at the Whisky a Go Go) Irving Berlin 1:22
  7. A Pound for a Brown on the Bus 1:29
  8. Ian Underwood Whips It Out (Live on stage in Copenhagen) 5:08
    Track-listing Side Three:
  1. Mr. Green Genes (Remixed on all CD issues of the album) 3:10
  2. We Can Shoot You 1:48
  3. 'If We'd All Been Living in California...' 1:29
  4. The Air 2:57
  5. Project X 4:47
  6. Cruising for Burgers 2:19
    Track-listing Side Four:
  1. King Kong Itself (as played by the Mothers in a studio) 0:53
  2. King Kong (it's magnificence as interpreted by Dom DeWild) 1:15
  3. King Kong (as Motorhead explains it) 1:44
  4. King Kong (the Gardner Varieties) 6:17
  5. King Kong (as played by 3 deranged Good Humor Trucks) 0:29
  6. King Kong (live on a flat bed diesel in the middle of a race track at a Miami Pop Festival...the Underwood ramifications) 7:22


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