"We're Only in It For the Money" by The Mothers of Invention Is Released
We're Only in It For the Money is an experimental rock album by The Mothers of Invention.
It bridges a variety of styles and genres. The album peaked at number thirty on the Billboard 200. The album satirizes many aspects of 1960s culture, lampooning the hippies, the conservative establishment, and everything in between.
First released in 1968 on Verve Records, it was re-released by Rykodisc in 1986 with newly recorded bass and percussion tracks. Parts censored from the original release were also restored. However, subsequent fan demand for the original Verve recording led to its restoration on Rykodisc's 1995 releases and onwards.
The album was included in Q magazine's list of the "Best Psychedelic Albums of All Time." In 2003, the album was ranked number 296 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2005, it was one of 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.
The song "Flower Punk" is based upon "Hey Joe," famously performed by Love, The Leaves, The Byrds, The Surfaris and Jimi Hendrix, who is himself pictured in the cover art. "Mother People" was featured in an episode of The Monkees ("Monkees Blow Their Minds"), which also featured Zappa and Michael Nesmith posing as each other.