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THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION
Los Angeles, California, USA
*  1966+  1975

Line-Up (1975):

Napoleon Murphy Brock - voc,tr
Frank Zappa - g,voc
Johnny "Guitar" Watson - g
James Youman - bg
George Duke - kb
Chester Thompson - ds
Don Watson - hca

Former Members:

Ray Collins (voc, 1966-67, 1968-10/69); Nelcy Walker (voc, 1969-10/69); Don Sugarcane Harris (voc, 1969-10/69); Mark Volman (voc, 1971-?); Howard Kaylan (voc, 1971-?); Janet Neville-Ferguson (voc, 1972); Chunky (voc, 1972)

Alice Stuart (g, 1966); Henry Vestine (g, 1966); Steve Mann (g, 1966); Elliott Ingber (g, 1966-67); Jim Fielder (g, 1967); Tony Duran (g, 1972)

Roy Estrada (bg, 1966-10/69); Jim Pons (bg, 1971-?); Martin Lickert (bg, 1971-?); Jeff Simmons (g,bg, 1971-72, cca 5/74); Erroneous (bg, 1972); Tom Fowler (bg, cca 8/73-cca 5/74)

Don Preston (kb, 1967-10/69, 1971-?); Ian Underwood (kb,fl,sax, 1967-10/69, 1971-9/73); Bob Harris (kb, 1971-?)

Jimmy Carl Black (ds, 1966-10/69); Billy Mundi (ds, 1967-68, 1969-10/69); Arthur Tripp (ds, 1968-?); Aynsley Dunbar (ds, 1971-?); Ralph Humphrey (ds, cca 3/73-cca 5/74)

Ruth Underwood (perc, 1969-10/69, 1971-9/73); Sal Marquez (perc, 1972); Johnny Rotella (perc, 1972); Bob Zimmitti (perc, 1972); Lee Clement (perc, 1972)

Bunk Gardner (sax,fl, 1967-10/69); Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood (sax, 1967-10/69); Joel Peskin (sax, 1972); Ernie Watts (sax, 1972); Fred Jackson (sax, 1972)

Ken Shroyer (tr, 1972); Bill Byers (tr, 1972), Mike Altschul (tr, 1972); Earl Dumler (tr, 1972); Ernie Tack (tr, 1972); Malcolm McNabb (tr, 1972); Bruce Fowler (tr, cca 3/73-cca 5/74)

Tony Ortega (fl, 1972)

Jean-Luc Ponty (viol, 1972-9/73)

Albums Discography:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Freak Out
(2LP)
2/1966 Verve
2.Absolutely Free4/1967 Verve 41
3.We're Only In It For The Money6/1968 Verve31 30
4.Cruisin' With Ruben And The Jets11/1968 Bizarre/Verve
5.Uncle Meat
(2LP)
3/1969 Bizarre/Reprise 43
6.Mothermania: The Best Of The Mothers4/1969 Bizarre/Verve
7.Burnt Weeny Sandwich2/1970 Bizarre/Reprise17 94
8.Weasels Ripped My Flesh9/1970 Bizarre/Reprise28
9.Fillmore East, June 19718/1971 Bizarre/Reprise 38
10.Just Another Band From L.A.3/1972 Bizarre/Reprise 85
11.Over-Nite Sensation9/1973 Discreet 32
12.Roxy And Elsewhere
(2LP)
10.09.1974Discreet 27
13.One Size Fits All
produced by: Frank Zappa
4/1975 Discreet 26
14.Zappa & The Mothers: Rock Flashbacks1975 Verve
15.The Original Mothers Of Invention: Live Recordings 1968-196920.01.2012B13
16.Wollman Rink, Central Park, NY, August 3rd 196805.08.2014Keyhole
17.The Lost Broadcast: The Beat Club '68
& Frank Zappa
04.12.2015Duke
18.Roxy: The Movie
& Frank Zappa
18.12.2015Eagle Rock
19.The New Maternity
& Frank Zappa
15.01.2016Sonic Boom

Jimmy Carl Black:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Where's the $%&#@ Beer?20.05.2008
2.When Do We Get Paid03.06.2008Crossfire

Bunk Gardner:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.It's All Bunk!20.05.2008

Singles Discography:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.Help, I'm A Rock / How Could I Be Such A Fool?1966 Verve
2.It Can't Happen Here / How Could I Be Such A Fool11/1966 Verve
3.Trouble Every Day / Who Are The Brain Police?1966 Verve
4.Big Leg Emma / Why Don't You Do Me Right?4/1967 Verve
5.Mother People / Lonely Little Girl (version)12/1967 Verve
6.Deseri / Jelly Roll Gum Drop12/1968 Verve
7.My Guitar / Dog Breath9/1969 Verve
8.WPLJ / My Guitar3/1970 Bizarre
9.Tears Began To Fall / Junier Mintz Boogie8/1971 Bizarre
10.Cletus-Awreetus-Awrightus / Eat That Question12/1972 Bizarre
11.I'm The Slime / Montana2/1973 Discreet

Various:

disbanded 8/1969
reunited 1971

Compilation Appearances:

"Handsome Cabin Boy" on compilation "Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys" (18.2.13, Anti-)

Ian Underwood:

appeared on the LP:

Frank Zappa: Hot Rats (10/69, Bizarre)
Frank Zappa: Chunga's Revenge (10/70, Bizarre)
Frank Zappa: 200 Motels (10/71, United Artists)
Dolly Parton: Here You Come Again (21.10.77, RCA)
Hugh Cornwell & Robert Williams: Nosferatu (10/79, United Artists)

Ruth Underwood:

appeared on the LP:

Frank Zappa: 200 Motels (10/71, United Artists)
Frank Zappa: Zoot Allures (5.11.76, Warner Bros)

Jim Pons:

appeared on the LP:

Frank Zappa: 200 Motels (10/71, United Artists)

Jimmy Carl Black:

appeared on the LP:

Frank Zappa: 200 Motels (10/71, United Artists)

Don Preston:

appeared on the LP:

Frank Zappa: Waka Jawaka (7/72, Bizarre)
The Mothers Of Invention: Roxy And Elsewhere (9/74, Discreet)

Ray Collins:

appeared on the LP:

Frank Zappa: Apostrophe (') (3/74, Discreet)

Elliott Ingber:

appeared on the LP:

Shakey Jake Harris: The Devil's Harmonica (1972, Polydor)

Press References:

Melody Maker
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19731407.04.197316Albumsalbum review
19733425.08.197335Albumsalbum review
19742125.05.197434Caught In The Actgig review
New Musical Express
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
1972002.09.197220Albumsalbum review
1972002.09.197229
1973013.01.19736Albumsalbum review
1973001.09.197332Albumsalbum review
1973008.09.197339Front Row Reviewsgig review
1975026.04.19752News
Rock & Pop
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
1995825.04.19956Galerie