The MOFO Project/Object
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ReleasedDecember 5, 2006 (2-CD version)
December 12, 2006 (4-CD limited edition)
RecordedMarch 9–12, 1966
Length243:56 (4-CD version) ZR 20004
115:51 (2-CD version) ZR 20005
ProducerGail Zappa
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The MOFO Project/Object is an album by Frank Zappa. The album was announced by the Zappa Family Trust in mid-2006. It commemorates the 40th anniversary of Zappa's first album, Freak Out!. It documents the making of Freak Out! featuring previously unreleased material. It was released as a uniquely packaged 4-CD set. It is project/object #1 in a series of 40th Anniversary FZ Audio Documentaries.

A more affordable 2-CD set was also released. CD2 tracks 2, 5, 11, 12, 13, 15 & 16 are unique to this 2-CD set release (these seven tracks do not appear on the four-disc box set). All the other tracks are available on The MOFO Project/Object 4-CD set.

The first CD of each set includes the original 1966 vinyl mix of Freak Out!. This mix has a shorter kazoo outro on "Who Are The Brain Police?"

Track listing

4-CD version

Disc 1

Original 1966 Stereo LP Mix of Freak Out!
None of these tracks have previously appeared in any format outside the Vault other than the configuration offered herein.
Disc 2
1."Hungry Freaks, Daddy - Vocal Overdub Take 1"3:47
2."Any Way the Wind Blows - Vocal Overdub"2:53
3."Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder - Vocal Overdub Take 2"3:48
4."I Ain't Got No Heart - Vocal Overdub Master Take"2:27
5."Motherly Love - Vocal Overdub Master Takes"3:09
6."I'm Not Satisfied - 2nd Vocal Overdub Master, Take 2 (Rough Mix)"2:38
7."You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here - Vocal Overdub Take 1 (Incomplete)/Take 2 (Incomplete)"1:58
8."You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here - Basic Tracks"3:40
9."Who Are the Brain Police? - Basic Tracks"3:42
10."How Could I Be Such a Fool? - Basic Tracks"2:24
11."Any Way the Wind Blows - Basic Tracks"2:48
12."Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder - Basic Tracks"3:43
13."I Ain't Got No Heart - Basic Tracks"2:36
14."You Didn't Try to Call Me - Basic Tracks"3:01
15."Trouble Every Day - Basic Tracks"7:11
16."Help, I'm a Rock - FZ Edit"5:48
17."Who Are the Brain Police? (Section B) - Alternate Take"1:15
18."Groupie Bang Bang"3:51
19."Hold On to Your Small Tiny Horsies..."2:08
Disc 3
2."Freak Trim (Kim Outs a Big Idea)"5:14
3."Percussion Insert Session Snoop"3:18
4."Freak Out Drum Track" (w/ Timp. & Lion)4:04
5."Percussion Object 1 & 2 (FZ Edit)"6:01
6."Lion Roar & Drums From Freak Out!"5:36
7."Vito Rocks the Floor (Greek Out!)"6:09
8."Low Budget Rock & Roll Band"2:14
9."Suzy Creamcheese (What's Got Into You?)"5:47
10."Motherly Love (Live)"3:12
11."You Didn't Try to Call Me (Live)"4:06
12."I'm Not Satisfied (Live)"2:53
13."Hungry Freaks, Daddy (Live)"3:37
14."Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder (Live)"2:32
Disc 4
1."Wowie Zowie"3:02
2."Who Are the Brain Police? (Section A, C, B)"4:31
3."Hungry Freaks, Daddy"3:37
4."Cream Cheese (Work Part)"7:57
5."Trouble Every Day (Single Edit)"2:39
6."It Can't Happen Here (Mothermania version)"3:19
7."Psychedelic Music"2:34
9."Dope Fiend Music"2:06
10."How We Made It Sound That Way"5:08
11."Poop Rock"0:46
13."Psychedelic Upholstery"1:44
14."Psychedelic Money"1:20
15."Who Are the Brain Police?"3:39
16."Any Way the Wind Blows"2:58
17."Hungry Freaks, Daddy"3:33
18."The 'Original' Group"1:29
20."Union Scale"1:46
21."25 Hundred Signing Fee"1:12
22."Tom Wilson"0:33
23."My Pet Theory"2:18
24."There is No Need"0:43

2-CD version

Disc 1

Original 1966 Stereo LP Mix of Freak Out![2]
Disc 2
1."Trouble Every Day (Basic Tracks)"7:10
2."Who Are the Brain Police?[3]"3:26
3."I Ain't Got No Heart (Basic Tracks)"2:36
4."You Didn't Try to Call Me (Basic Tracks)"3:00
5."How Could I Be Such a Fool?[3]"2:13
6."Any Way the Wind Blows - 1987 FZ Remix"2:51
7."Go Cry on Somebody Else's Shoulder (Vocal Overdub Take 2)"3:46
8."Motherly Love (Vocal Overdub Master Takes)"3:09
9.""Tom Wilson""0:33
10.""My Pet Theory""2:17
11."Hungry Freaks, Daddy (Basic Tracks)[3]"3:28
12."Help, I'm a Rock - 1970 FZ Remix[3]"4:43
13."It Can't Happen Here - 1970 FZ Remix[3]"3:58
14."Freak Out Drum Track" (w/ Timp. & Lion)4:03
15."Watts Riot Demo[3]/Fillmore Sequence"2:07
16."Freak Out Zilofone[3]"3:00
17."Low Budget Rock & Roll Band"2:42


• Arthur Maebe
• Benjamin Barrett
• Bob Stone - Remixing
• Carl Franzoni
• Carol Kaye
• Chris Riess - Liner Notes
• Dave Wells
• David Anderle
• David Fricke - Liner Notes
• Doug Sax - Remastering
Edgard Varèse - Author
Elliot Ingber - Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm)
• Emmet Sargeant
• Eugene Dinovi
• Frank Zappa - Arranger, Art Direction, Author, Conductor, Executive Producer, Orchestration, Percussion, Producer, Remixing, Text
• Gail Zappa - Producer
• Gene Estes - Percussion
• George Price
• Jack Anesh - Cover Design
Jim Black - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
• Joe Travers - Producer, Vault Research
• John "Snakehips" Johnson
• John Polito - Audio Restoration, Mastering
• John Rotella
• Joseph Saxon
• Ken Watson - Percussion
• Kim Fowley
• Kurt Reher
• Melanie Starks - Production Coordination
• Mothers Auxiliary
• Neil Levang
• Paul Bergstrom
• Plas Johnson
Ray Collins - Finger Cymbals, Hair Stylist, Harmonica, Tambourine, Vocals
• Ray Leong - Cover Photo
Raymond Kelley (cello)
Roy Caton
Roy Estrada - Bass, Guitarron, Soprano (Vocal)
• Sangwook "Sunny" Nam - Remastering
• Stan Agol - Remixing
Terry Gilliam
• Tom Wilson - Producer
• Tracy Veal - Art Direction, Layout Design
• Val Valentine - Engineering Director
• Virgil Evans

Notes and references

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "MoFo: The Making of Freak Out!". The Zappa Patio. Retrieved 2007-03-31.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g This is one of seven tracks appearing on the two-disc edition of MOFO but not on the four-disc box set.