Mothermania: The Best Of The Mothers - 1969
by Frank Zappa
Released: Mar 1969
Label: Zappa Records
Though compiling stand-out cuts from Freak Out!, Absolutely Free and We're Only In It For The Money, the quickly deleted Mothermania isn't an orthodox best-of collection. Rather, Zappa tinkered with many of the songs. A couple of examples are "The Idiot Bastard Son" (which boasts a significantly altered mix) and the explicitly rendered version of "Mother People." But despite these oddities, the tracklist contains all the basics for anyone curious about The Mothers' late-'60s output. By album's end (arriving in the form of "America Drinks & Goes Home") you just might be a hungry freak, too!