Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Weasels Ripped My Flesh by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, including the original obi and lyric insert.
About this copy: This copy of Weasels Ripped My Flesh is a Japanese second issue of an album that was originally released in 1970, with a ¥2300 price on the cover and obi (the original issue had a ¥2000 price).
This pressing likely dates from 1973 or 1974.
The cover is VG++ and very close to M-, with trace corner and edge wear. The obi is VG++, with a small fold near the top.
The lyric insert is VG++ with a couple of minor wrinkles.
The disc is M- and looks unplayed. Beautiful disc!
A terrific copy of a very rare Frank Zappa LP, as his albums sold quite poorly in Japan.
Background: Released in 1970, Weasels Ripped My Flesh was the tenth album by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.
The album reached #189 on the U.S. album charts, though it did much better in the UK where it peaked at #28.
A fascinating collection of mostly instrumental live and studio material recorded by the original Mothers of Invention, complete with horn section, from 1967-1969, Weasels Ripped My Flesh segues unpredictably between arty experimentation and traditional song structures. … Weasels can make for difficult, incoherent listening, especially at first. But there is a certain logic behind the band’s accomplished genre-bending and Zappa’s gleefully abrupt veering between musical extremes; without pretension, Zappa blurs the normally sharp line between intellectual concept music and the visceral immediacy of rock and R&B. Zappa’s anything-goes approach and the distance between his extremes are what make Weasels Ripped My Flesh ultimately invigorating; they also even make the closing title track — a minute and a half of squalling feedback, followed by applause — perfectly logical in the album’s context.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1971|