Mothers of Invention (Frank Zappa) – We’re Only in it for the Money sealed U.S. Verve LP


Free U.S. shipping!  A still sealed original U.S. stereo pressing of We’re Only in it for the Money by the Mothers of Invention.

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Offered for sale is a still sealed original U.S. stereo pressing of We’re Only in it for the Money by the Mothers of Invention.

About this copy: This copy of We’re Only in it for the Money is a 1968 U.S. pressing on the Verve label.

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

Label and mastering version is unknown, but it’s a heavy pressing so it’s likely a 1960s issue and not a later version.

The wrap is mostly intact except for a 2″ x 4″ (5cm x 10cm) piece that’s missing in the upper right hand corner of the back cover.

A beautiful copy of an album that’s hard to find as a clean original pressing.

Background: Released in 1968, We’re Only in it for the Money  was the fourth album by the Mothers of Invention.

The album reached #30 on the U.S. album chart and #31 in the UK. gave We’re Only in it for the Money a 5 star review:

From the beginning, Frank Zappa cultivated a role as voice of the freaks — imaginative outsiders who didn’t fit comfortably into any group. We’re Only in It for the Money is the ultimate expression of that sensibility, a satirical masterpiece that simultaneously skewered the hippies and the straights as prisoners of the same narrow-minded, superficial phoniness. Zappa’s barbs were vicious and perceptive, and not just humorously so: his seemingly paranoid vision of authoritarian violence against the counterculture was borne out two years later by the Kent State killings. Like Freak Out, We’re Only in It for the Money essentially devotes its first half to satire, and its second half to presenting alternatives. Despite some specific references, the first-half suite is still wickedly funny, since its targets remain immediately recognizable. … Zappa’s politics and satirical instinct have rarely been so focused and relevant, making We’re Only in It for the Money quite probably his greatest achievement.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Verve
Catalog Number:
V6 5045X
Year of Release: 1968
Format: Stereo
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Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in