Five Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Inventions Albums Vinyl Reissues Are Coming

Following this month's release of three new Frank Zappa albums, the Zappa Family Trust and UMe are continuing their extensive reissue campaign by releasing five iconic works of the musical innovator on vinyl for the first time in decades: Cruising With Ruben & The Jets, Joe's Garage, Lumpy Gravy, Weasels Ripped My Flesh and We're Only In It For The Money.

The albums spanning Zappa's incredibly fertile late '60s-late '70s period will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl and available December 9.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Zappa's first release, the Mothers of Invention's debut album Freak Out!, and to celebrate the Zappa Family Trust and UMe are steadily reissuing the cultural icon's catalog and rarities from his vault on CD, LP and digitally as part of a long-term licensing agreement. The five vinyl releases follow new albums Meat Light (The Uncle Meat Project/Object Audio Documentary) Little Dots and Chicago '78, released earlier this month, and several other exciting projects.

The 50th anniversary of Zappa's first single "How Could I Be Such A Fool" is also being celebrated with a limited edition pink vinyl 7-inch for Record Store Day's Black Friday on November 25.

The flipside will feature "Help I'm A Rock (3rd Movement: It Can't Happen Here)."

LUMPY GRAVY (1967) TRACK LISTING

Side A

1. Lumpy Gravy-Part I

Side B

1. Lumpy Gravy-Part II

WE'RE ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY (1968) TRACK LISTING

Side A

1. Are You Hung Up?

2. Who Needs The Peace Corps?

3. Concentration Moon

4. Mom & Dad

5. Bow Tie Daddy

6. Harry, You're A Beast

7. What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?

8. Absolutely Free

9. Flower Punk

10. Hot Poop

Side B

1. Nasal Retentive Calliope Music

2. Let's Make The Water Turn Black

3. The Idiot Bastard Son

4.

Lonely Little Girl

5. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance

6. What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (Reprise)

7. Mother People

8. The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny

CRUISING WITH RUBEN & THE JETS (1968) TRACK LISTING

Side A

1. Cheap Thrills

2. Love Of My Life

3. How Could I Be Such A Fool

4. Deseri

5. I'm Not Satisfied

6. Jelly Roll Gum Drop

7. Anything

Side B

1. Later That Night

2. You Didn't Try To Call Me

3. Fountain Of Love

4. "No. No. No."

5. Anyway The Wind Blows

6. Stuff Up The Cracks

WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH (1970) TRACK LISTING

Side A

1. Didja Get Any Onya?

2. Directly From My Heart To You

3. Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Sexually Aroused Gas Mask

4. Toads Of The Short Forest

5. Get A Little

Side B

1. The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue

2. Dwarf Nebula Processional March & Dwarf Nebula

3. My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama

4. Oh No

5. The Orange County Lumber Truck

6. Weasels Ripped My Flesh

JOE'S GARAGE (1979) TRACK LISTING

Act I

Side A

1. The Central Scrutinizer

2. Joe's Garage

3. Catholic Girls

4. Crew Slut

Side B

1. Wet T-Shirt Nite

2. Toad-O Line

3. Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?

4. Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up

Act II

Side A

1. A Token Of My Extreme

2. Stick It Out

3. Sy Borg

Side B

1. Dong Work For Yuda

2. Keep It Greasy

3. Outside Now

Act III

Side A

1. He Used To Cut The Grass

2. Packard Goose

Side B

1. Watermelon In Easter Hay

2. A Little Green Rosetta