Frank Zappa Career Snapshots

Career Snapshots


A merciless dig at the '60s Hippie counterculture, The Mothers Of Invention's We're Only In It For The Money peaks at No 30 in the Billboard 200 album charts

Using prototype 16-track gear, Zappa records Hot Rats, a pioneering fusion of jazz and rock that is revered today. On release it barely scrapes into the Top 200

Another music milestone, Trout Mask Replica was recorded at Whitney Studios in California with Zappa at the controls. The LP failed to appear in any charts

The Mothers of Invention's Weasels Ripped My Flesh sees Zappa mix live recordings with studio material. A chart placing this time, at 189

Produced by Zappa and mixed by Toby Foster, The Mothers' live concept album Fillmore East, June 1971 is a Top 40 hit

Some praised it, other's found it puerile, but Frank Zappa and The Mothers...', Over-Nite Sensation still peaked at No 32

The last studio album by Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, One Size Fits All is a Top 30 hit. A quadraphonic LP was advertised, but not released