History Music / WereOnlyInItForTheMoney

17th Aug '17 6:57:53 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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''We’re Only in It for the Money'' (recorded in 1967, released in 1968) is an album by The Mothers of Invention, and one of Music/FrankZappa's most famous and popular conceptual albums. A scathing attack on such 1960s topics as the flower power movement, police brutality, Music/TheBeatles, PsychedelicRock, the generation gap and the growing mass commercialization of pop music. Many fans call it one of his best albums, and it's certainly one of his most characteristic. "We're Only In It For The Money" was listed at #297 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]]. It was included in the UsefulNotes/NationalRecordingRegistry in 2005.

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''We’re Only in It for the Money'' (recorded in 1967, released in 1968) is an album by The Mothers of Invention, and one of Music/FrankZappa's most famous and popular conceptual albums. A scathing attack on such 1960s topics as the flower power movement, police brutality, Music/TheBeatles, PsychedelicRock, the generation gap and the growing mass commercialization of pop music. Many fans call it one of his best albums, and it's certainly one of his most characteristic. "We're Only In It For The Money" was listed at #297 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]]. It In 2005, it was included in among the records selected by the UsefulNotes/NationalRecordingRegistry in 2005.
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17th Aug '17 6:56:49 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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''We’re Only in It for the Money'' (recorded in 1967, released in 1968) is an album by The Mothers of Invention, and one of Music/FrankZappa's most famous and popular conceptual albums. A scathing attack on such 1960s topics as the flower power movement, police brutality, Music/TheBeatles, PsychedelicRock, the generation gap and the growing mass commercialization of pop music. Many fans call it one of his best albums, and it's certainly one of his most characteristic. "We're Only In It For The Money" was listed at #297 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]].

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''We’re Only in It for the Money'' (recorded in 1967, released in 1968) is an album by The Mothers of Invention, and one of Music/FrankZappa's most famous and popular conceptual albums. A scathing attack on such 1960s topics as the flower power movement, police brutality, Music/TheBeatles, PsychedelicRock, the generation gap and the growing mass commercialization of pop music. Many fans call it one of his best albums, and it's certainly one of his most characteristic. "We're Only In It For The Money" was listed at #297 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]].
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27th May '17 12:42:03 PM nombretomado
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When the album went into production, it originally had a different concept and direction. In fact, the entirety of ''Money'', ''Music/CruisingWithRubenAndTheJets'', the dialogue sessions from the reissue of ''Music/LumpyGravy'', and parts of ''Music/UncleMeat'' were recorded at the same New York sessions. Music/TheBeatles' ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' album came out while the Mothers of Invention were recording the album, and Zappa decided to change the album's concept to parody that album because he felt that in the context of late 60s America ([[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement widespread rioting]], TheVietnamWar) the Beatles' emphasis on "love" was [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids dangerously naive]]. The cover is particularly memorable for offering the UrExample of the SgtPeppersShoutOut.

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When the album went into production, it originally had a different concept and direction. In fact, the entirety of ''Money'', ''Music/CruisingWithRubenAndTheJets'', the dialogue sessions from the reissue of ''Music/LumpyGravy'', and parts of ''Music/UncleMeat'' were recorded at the same New York sessions. Music/TheBeatles' ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' album came out while the Mothers of Invention were recording the album, and Zappa decided to change the album's concept to parody that album because he felt that in the context of late 60s America ([[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement widespread rioting]], TheVietnamWar) UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar) the Beatles' emphasis on "love" was [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids dangerously naive]]. The cover is particularly memorable for offering the UrExample of the SgtPeppersShoutOut.
27th Mar '17 2:22:35 PM mlsmithca
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-->-- '''''Flower Punk''''''

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-->-- '''''Flower Punk''''''
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''We’re Only in It for the Money'' (recorded in 1967, released in 1968) is an album by The Mothers of Invention, and one of Music/FrankZappa's most famous and popular conceptual albums. A scathing attack on such 1960s topics as the flower power movement, police brutality, Music/TheBeatles, PsychedelicRock, the generation gap and the growing mass commercialization of pop music. Many fans call it one of his best albums, and it's certainly one of his most characteristic. "We're Only In It For The Money" was listed at nr. #297 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]].

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''We’re Only in It for the Money'' (recorded in 1967, released in 1968) is an album by The Mothers of Invention, and one of Music/FrankZappa's most famous and popular conceptual albums. A scathing attack on such 1960s topics as the flower power movement, police brutality, Music/TheBeatles, PsychedelicRock, the generation gap and the growing mass commercialization of pop music. Many fans call it one of his best albums, and it's certainly one of his most characteristic. "We're Only In It For The Money" was listed at nr. #297 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]].



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11th Feb '17 8:31:24 PM VPhantom
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24th Jan '17 7:15:10 AM Gosicrystal
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* LostForever: The original version of the album. The master tape is essentially irreparable due to the amount of degradation that the tape suffered between 1968 and 1995. Several portions of the dialogue and editing were applied directly to the master tape, which means that it is not possible to undo some of the editing work done to censor the album at all. This is why the 1995 Rykodisc CD, based on the censored stereo vinyl version (as opposed to the heavily censored version), is now considered the default version of the album.
2nd Dec '16 9:54:48 AM Xtifr
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'''''We’re Only in It for the Money''''' (recorded in 1967, released in 1968) is an album by The Mothers of Invention, and one of Music/FrankZappa's most famous and popular conceptual albums. A scathing attack on such 1960s topics as the flower power movement, police brutality, Music/TheBeatles, PsychedelicRock, the generation gap and the growing mass commercialization of pop music. Many fans call it one of his best albums, and it's certainly one of his most characteristic. "We're Only In It For The Money" was listed at nr. #297 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]].

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'''''We’re ''We’re Only in It for the Money''''' Money'' (recorded in 1967, released in 1968) is an album by The Mothers of Invention, and one of Music/FrankZappa's most famous and popular conceptual albums. A scathing attack on such 1960s topics as the flower power movement, police brutality, Music/TheBeatles, PsychedelicRock, the generation gap and the growing mass commercialization of pop music. Many fans call it one of his best albums, and it's certainly one of his most characteristic. "We're Only In It For The Money" was listed at nr. #297 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]].
27th May '16 8:26:24 AM erforce
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-->--'''''Flower Punk''''''

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-->--'''''Flower -->-- '''''Flower Punk''''''



-->--'''''Absolutely Free'''''

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-->--'''''Absolutely -->-- '''''Absolutely Free'''''



** The album cover shows images of UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson, UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein, Music/LudwigVanBeethoven, blues singer Big Mama Thornton, Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, Creator/RodSerling, Pope Paul III, John Zacherley (best known for his single "Dinner With Drac"), Eric Burdon (Music/TheAnimals), Music/DavidCrosby, Music/ElvisPresley, Creator/NancySinatra, Creator/EdWynn, Creator/LonChaney in Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera and Max Schreck (best known as Orlock in Film/{{Nosferatu}}), Creator/SoupySales, Creator/ThedaBara and Music/CaptainBeefheart.

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** The album cover shows images of UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson, UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein, Music/LudwigVanBeethoven, blues singer Big Mama Thornton, Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, Creator/RodSerling, Pope Paul III, John Zacherley (best known for his single "Dinner With Drac"), Eric Burdon (Music/TheAnimals), Music/DavidCrosby, Music/ElvisPresley, Creator/NancySinatra, Creator/EdWynn, Creator/LonChaney in Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925'' and Max Schreck (best known as Orlock in Film/{{Nosferatu}}), ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}''), Creator/SoupySales, Creator/ThedaBara and Music/CaptainBeefheart.
8th Feb '16 3:43:22 AM Freshmeat
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'''''We’re Only in It for the Money''''' (recorded in 1967, released in 1968) is an album by The Mothers of Invention, and one of Music/FrankZappa's most famous and popular conceptual albums. A scathing attack on such 1960s topics as the flower power movement, police brutality, Music/TheBeatles, PsychedelicRock, the generation gap and the growing mass commercialization of pop music. Many fans call it one of his best albums, if not his MagnumOpus, and it's certainly one of his most characteristic. "We're Only In It For The Money" was listed at nr. #297 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]].

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'''''We’re Only in It for the Money''''' (recorded in 1967, released in 1968) is an album by The Mothers of Invention, and one of Music/FrankZappa's most famous and popular conceptual albums. A scathing attack on such 1960s topics as the flower power movement, police brutality, Music/TheBeatles, PsychedelicRock, the generation gap and the growing mass commercialization of pop music. Many fans call it one of his best albums, if not his MagnumOpus, and it's certainly one of his most characteristic. "We're Only In It For The Money" was listed at nr. #297 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]].
4th Feb '16 1:02:40 PM jedidarrick
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* ReCut: The album received two levels of censoring when it was originally sold, depending on the territory it was released: a censored version and a heavily censored version, which even cut swear words out of reversed portions. Several copies over the years have included songs from different versions on one disc, and a full history of different edits [[http://www.lukpac.org/~handmade/patio/vinylvscds/money.html lies here.]] Supposedly, the monoaural copy of the album on ''The Lumpy Money Project/Object'' is the only time the uncensored album has fully been released, but even that is a very different mix from the original stereo version which fans have grown fond of.

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* ReCut: The album received two levels of censoring when it was originally sold, depending on the territory it was released: a censored version and a heavily censored version, which even cut swear words out of reversed portions. Several copies over the years have included songs from different versions on one disc, and a full history of different edits [[http://www.lukpac.org/~handmade/patio/vinylvscds/money.html [[http://home.westbrabant.net/~hades/Phase315ofWOIIFTMcensorship.htm lies here.]] Supposedly, the monoaural copy of the album on ''The Lumpy Money Project/Object'' is the only time the uncensored album has fully been released, but even that is a very different mix from the original stereo version which fans have grown fond of.]]
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