Frank Zappa/Mothers – Weasels Ripped My Flesh sealed 1980 U.S. LP

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Free U.S. shipping.  A still sealed U.S.pressing of  LP Weasels Ripped My Flesh by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.

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Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S.pressing of  LP Weasels Ripped My Flesh by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.

About this copy: This copy of Weasels Ripped My Flesh is a 1980 U.S. pressing on the Reprise label of an album that was originally released in 1970.  This particular pressing was manufactured at Capitol Records’ Jacksonville, Illinois pressing plant.

As  the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.  The label should be the brown Reprise label (see photo.)

The wrap is largely intact, though there is a tear along the spine about halfway down and a piece of wrap missing at the lower left hand corner.  There is slight wear at that corner.

A nice copy of a scarce Zappa/Mothers LP.

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.

Allmusic.com gave Weasels Ripped My Flesh a 4 1/2 star review:

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: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Reprise
Catalog Number:
MS 2028
Year of Release: 1980
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in