We’re Only In It For The Money

March 4th 1968
We’re Only In It For The Money


  • Are You Hung Up?
  • Who Needs The Peace Corps?
  • Concentration Moon
  • Mom & Dad
  • Telephone Conversation
  • Bow Tie Daddy
  • Harry, You're A Beast
  • What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?
  • Absolutely Free
  • Flower Punk
  • Hot Poop
  • Nasal Retentive Calliope Music
  • Let's Make The Water Turn Black
  • The Idiot Bastard Son
  • Lonely Little Girl
  • Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
  • What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (Reprise)
  • Mother People
  • The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny

Official Release #4
Catalog Number: ZR 3837
Produced by: FZ
Executive Producer: Tom Wilson
The Mothers Today (as of 1967):
FZ: Guitar, Piano, Lead Vocals, Weirdness & Editing 
Billy Mundi: Drums, Vocal, Yak & Black Lace Underwear 
Bunk Gardner: All Woodwinds, Mumbled Weirdness 
Roy Estrada: Electric Bass, Vocals, Asthma 
Don Preston: Retired
Jimmy Carl Black: Indian of the Group, Drums, Trumpet, Vocals 
Ian Underwood: Piano, Woodwinds, Wholesome 
Euclid James “Motorhead” Sherwood: Visible on back cover, road manager, soprano & baritone saxophone, all purpose weirdness & TEEN APPEAL
Suzy Creamcheese: Telephone 
Dick Barber: SNORKS
Gary Kellgren engineer for two months of basic sessions at MAYFAIR STUDIOS is the one doing all the creepy whispering
Dick Kunc record and remix engineer for the final month of recording at APOSTOLIC STUDIOS is the one responsible for the cheerful Interruptions
Eric Clapton (noted philosopher and guitarist with THE CREAM) has graciously consented to speak to you in several critical area
Spider (from a group that hasn't destroyed your minds yet) is the one who wants you to turn your radio around
Note: All the music heard on this album was compsed, arranged & scientifically mutilated by Frank Zappa (with the exception of a little bit of surf music). None of the sounds are generated electronically - they are all the product of electronically altering the sounds of NORMAL instruments.
The orchestral segments were conducted by Sid Sharp under the supervision of the composer.
*All premonitions continuing to come true.
"It's all one album. All the material in the albums is organically related and if I had all the master tapes and I could take a razor blade and cut them apart and put it together again in a different order it still would make one piece of music you can listen to. Then I could take that razor blade and cut it apart and reassemble it a different way, and it still would make sense. I could do this twenty ways. The material is definitely related."