Weasels Ripped My Flesh

August 10th 1970
Weasels Ripped My Flesh


  • Didja Get Any Onya?
  • Directly From My Heart To You
  • Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Sexually Aroused Gas Mask
  • Toads Of The Short Forest
  • Get A Little
  • The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue
  • Dwarf Nebula Processional March & Dwarf Nebula
  • My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama
  • Oh No
  • The Orange County Lumber Truck
  • Weasles Ripped My Flesh

Official Release #10
Catalog Number: ZR3843
Produced by: FZ
The Mothers Of Invention:
FZ: Lead Guitar and Vocal (“My Guitar”) 
Ian Underwood: Alto Sax 
Bunk Gardner: Tenor Sax 
Motorhead Sherwood: Baritone Sax and Snorks 
Buzz Gardner: Trumpet and Flugel Horn 
Roy Estrada: Bass and Vocal (“Gas Mask”) 
Jimmy Carl Black: Drums 
Art Tripp: Drums 
Don Preston: Piano Organ and Electronic Effects 
Ray Collins: Vocal (“Oh No”) 
Don “Sugar Cane” Harris: Electric Violin and Vocal (“Directly From My Heart To You”) 
Lowell George: Rhythm Guitar and Vocal (“Didja Get Any Onya?”)
Text & Direction by Frank Zappa
Cover Art by Neon Park
Photography by John Williams

"Directly From My Heart To You" written by Richard Wayne Penniman aka Little Richard

Material contained herein represents different aspects of our work from 1967-1969. DIDJA GET ANY ONYA was recorded live at the Philadelphia Arena. PRELUDE TO THE AFTERNOON OF A SEXUALLY AROUSED GAS MASK was recorded live at Festival Hall in London. The second half of TOADS OF THE SHORT FOREST was recorded at Thee Image in Miami. GET A LITTLE was recorded live at the Factory in the Bronx. THE ORANGE COUNTY LUMBER TRUCK was recorded live at Festival Hall and WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH was recorded live at a concert in Birmingham (England). DIRECTLY FROM MY HEART TO YOU was cut at T.T.G. in Hollywood. The first part of TOADS OF THE SHORT FOREST was cut at Whitney Studios in Glendale. ERIC DOLPHY MEMORIAL BARBECUE was cut at A&R Studios in New York. DWARF NEBULA PROCESSIONAL MARCH & DWARF NEBULA was cut at Apostolic Studios in New York, along with OH NO. MY GUITAR WANTS TO KILL YOUR MAMA is the original version from Criteria Studios in Miami with final overdubs at T.T.G. and Whitney.