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The Mothers Of Invention – Nine Types Of Industrial Pollution

Wonderful track from their 1968 album ‘Uncle Meat’ that sounds like it is disintegrating and reforming throughout. Anyone familiar with Faust’s ‘The Faust Tapes’ will realise that the German band were doing something very similar to this on the early half of the 2nd side of the album; and seemed heavily influenced by The Mothers throughout their career. Dig!


2 responses to “The Mothers Of Invention – Nine Types Of Industrial Pollution

  1. Vinyl Connection September 28, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Haven’t really thought much about the Faust/Mothers connection (other than both being influenced by 20th C composed music). Might have to spin some comparison/contrasts. Thanks for that!

    • Jay Harper September 28, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      For an instant comparison to this track, check out that 2nd side of Faust Tapes. Other than that it’s the messy lunacy and daft humour that sometimes pops into Faust’s material. Obviously they had injected a much tougher, modern, and ultimately, more Avant-Garde into that Mothers sound (along with the Velvets, of course). But you’re also right, they drew from the same well.

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