History Music / WereOnlyInItForTheMoney

3rd Dec '17 6:55:57 PM bt8257
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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]]. In 2005, it was among the records selected by the UsefulNotes/NationalRecordingRegistry as "culturally, historically, and aesthetically important".

Apart from this the album also has several instrumental ''musique concrete'' tracks and songs containing inside jokes about Zappa's band and friends. According to the liner notes the listener should read the story ''In The Penal Colony'' by Creator/FranzKafka first, before listening to the final track "The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny."

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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 ''We’re Only In in It For The Money" for the Money'' was listed at #297 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]]. In 2005, it was among the records selected by the UsefulNotes/NationalRecordingRegistry as "culturally, historically, and aesthetically important".

Apart from this the album also has several instrumental ''musique concrete'' tracks and songs containing inside jokes about Zappa's band and friends. According to the liner notes the listener should read the story ''In The the Penal Colony'' by Creator/FranzKafka first, before listening to the final track "The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny."
of Destiny".



The album is the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] for OnlyInItForTheMoney.

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The album is the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] {{Trope Namer|s}} for OnlyInItForTheMoney.
3rd Dec '17 4:14:59 PM bt8257
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** "Who Needs The Peace Corps?" is performed live by Zappa on ''Music/TheBestBandYouNeverHeardInYourLife'' (1991).

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** "Who Needs The the Peace Corps?" is performed live by Zappa on ''Music/TheBestBandYouNeverHeardInYourLife'' (1991).



--> ''[...] First I'll buy some beads,\\

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--> ''[...[...] First I'll buy some beads,\\



I will ask the Chamber of Commerce how to get to Haight street,\\

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I will ask the Chamber of Commerce how to get to Haight street,\\Street,\\



I will ''love'' everyone. I will ''love'' the police as they [[LyricalDissonance kick the shit out of me on the street]]...''

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I will ''love'' everyone. I will ''love'' the police as they [[LyricalDissonance kick the shit out of me on the street]]...''



* TheNotRemix: Frank Zappa remixed and re-recorded some parts of ''We're Only In It For The Money'' and ''Cruising with Ruben & the Jets'' in 1984 with New-Wave style instrumentation. Other songs were sped-up, slowed down or had other editing adjustments. Not surprisingly, fans were pissed, and as a result, Zappa's estate restored and released ''Money'' to its original form in 1995, while the original mix of ''Ruben'' wouldn't appear again for another 15 years.

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* TheNotRemix: Frank Zappa remixed and re-recorded some parts of ''We're Only In in It For The for the Money'' and ''Cruising with Ruben & the Jets'' ''Music/CruisingWithRubenAndTheJets'' in 1984 with New-Wave style instrumentation. Other songs were sped-up, slowed down or had other editing adjustments. Not surprisingly, Unsurprisingly, fans were pissed, and pissed; as a result, Zappa's estate restored and released ''Money'' to its original form in 1995, while the original mix of ''Ruben'' wouldn't appear again for another 15 years.
3rd Nov '17 9:11:01 AM DustSnitch
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* CensorBox: The collage cut-outs on the album cover have most of the eyes of the (then) living celebrities blackboxed. Zappa also played with this, by even blackboxing the eyes of UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson and the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty.

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* CensorBox: The collage cut-outs on the album cover have most of the eyes of the (then) living celebrities blackboxed. Zappa also played with this, by even blackboxing the eyes of UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson and the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty.Art/StatueOfLiberty.
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.
as "culturally, historically, and aesthetically important".
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]].
Time]]. It was included in the UsefulNotes/NationalRecordingRegistry in 2005.
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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''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]].
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