June 7, 2006 Playlist

"Uncle Meat" by The Mothers of Invention
The Mothers of Invention "Uncle Meat" 1968 (USA)
Choosing an album to represent the year 1968 was again a difficult choice. Ultimately I had to go with our first Frank Zappa release to make the classic album cut -- the fifth LP released under the Mothers of Invention moniker, and the group's second double-album in a little over two years. "Uncle Meat" is the record where Zappa first began to realize his lifelong dream of composing "serious" music -- though there is plenty of his dada-esque sense of humor present, most of this album consists of instrumentals that merge elements of rock, jazz and classical music with Zappa's cutting-edge mastery of the recording studio. Arguably, this was his masterpiece.
The Music of 1968
Vanilla Fudge - The Beat Goes On (Sonny Bono cover)
Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Have You Ever Been To Electric Ladyland? / Crosstown Traffic
Big Brother & the Holding Co. (Janis Joplin) - I Need A Man To Love
Love - Robert Montgomery
Blue Cheer - Out Of Focus
MC5 - Looking At You (original single version)
The Beatles - Revolution ("electric" single version / "Hey Jude" B-side!)
Donovan - Atlantis
The Monkees - As We Go Along
Jefferson Airplane - Triad (David Crosby cover)
The Byrds - 100 Years From Now
Elvis Presley - If I Can Dream (live from TV comeback special)
Pink Floyd - Jugband Blues
The Who - Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde (John Entwhistle B-side)
West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - A Child Of A Few Hours Is Burning To Death
Lothar & the Hand People - L-O-V-E (Ask For It By Name)
The United States of America - Garden of Earthly Delights
The Doors - Not To Touch The Earth
Scott Walker - Jackie (Jacques Brel cover)
Spirit - Fresh Garbage
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Pride of Man (Hamilton Camp cover)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Porterville
The Band - Chest Fever
Dr. John, The Night Tripper - Mama Roux
Tomorrow - My White Bicycle
Tyranosaurus Rex - Dwarfish Trumpet Blues
Tom Jones - Help Yourself
The Mothers of Invention - Project X / Cruising For Burgers CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Grateful Dead - That's It For The Other One
Sly & the Family Stone - Into My Own Thing
James Brown - Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)
Silver Apples - Oscillations
The Soft Machine - Save Yourself / Priscilla
Small Faces - Green Circles
Pretty Things - Defecting Grey
The Move - Blackberry Way
Mutantes - A Minha Menina
Happy 66th Birthday Sir Thomas!
Born June 7, 1940

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