Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention
November 21st 1985
Official Release #44
Catalog Number: ZR 3873
Produced by Frank Zappa
Engineered By Bob Stone
Live Recordings Engineer Mark Pinske
Maintenance By Arthur ‘Midget’ Sloatman
Voices: Frank Zappa, Ike Willis, Ray White, Bobby Martin, Moon, Dweezil, Senator Danforth (R-Missouri), Senator Hollings (D-South Carolina), Senator Trible (R-Virginia), Senator Hawkins (R-Florida), Senator Exon (D-Nebraska), Senator Gorton (R-Washington), Senator Gore (D-Tennessee), Tipper Gore, Reverend Jeff Ling, Spider Barbour, All Nite John, Unknown Girl In Piano;
Guitars: Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Ray White, Ike Willis;
Keyboards: Tommy Mars, Bobby Martin;
Bass: Scott Thunes;
Drums: Chad Wackerman;
Percussion: Ed Mann;
Synclavier: Frank Zappa;
Many of the selections were realized on the Synclavier. The compositions were performed or entered by Frank Zappa.
Re-synthesis, sandwiching, sample trimming, etc., by Bob Rice at UMRK.
All selections copyright-controlled by Zappa Family Trust dba Munchkin Music except “Porn Wars” is ©1985 Beigemont Music Publishing & ℗1985, mmxii Glovaroma Inc. All selections composed by Frank Zappa except “Yo Cats” where FZ wrote the words and the music was written jointly by FZ And Tommy Mars and “I Don’t Even Care” where Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson wrote the words and FZ wrote the music. This is a Digital Recording. Special thanks to Matt Koegler for suggesting the album title.
1985 Art Direction & Design Chris Whorf & Jeffery Fey For Art Hotel, Inc.
Illustration John Dearstyne
The first amendment to the constitution of the United States of America:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
(Passed by Congress 25 September 1789)
“…If I could find some way constitutionally to do away with it I would.”
-Senator Ernest (Fritz) Hollings (D-SC)
19 September 1985
Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Just in case…let’s Register to Vote
The report on the hearing is supposed to be available. To obtain a copy write & ask for record label hearing at: Senate Committee On Commerce, Science & Transportation 508 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510
This album is dedicated to: Alice & Barry Warshaw