The Mothers of Invention (Band)

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    The Beach Boys' "Kokomo": The Musical And Personal Horrors

    This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>

  • News

    May 2, 2012

    Kate Bornstein's Amazing Voyage

    America's gender outlaw takes us on a wild tour of trans-formation

  • Voice Choices

    May 25, 2011


    Oneida and friends join the Joshua Light Show

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Frank Zappa Makes it Tough on Hard-Put Mothers Fans

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 27, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 20 Riffs by Carman Moore Mothers fans are the most hard-put, put-upon, and hardy crowd in music. The stresses they're put to are so thorough that, as a group, they are usually split down the middle. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Frank Zappa and the Mothers Play Ugly

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 11, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 13 Zappa & the Mothers: Ugly Can Be Beautiful by Sally Kempton It is 1 a.m. on a Friday night and the Mothers of Invention are recording part of the soundtrack for their forthcoming movie. Ian is playin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Clip Job: Goldstein Absorbs the Mothers of Invention

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 1, 1966, Vol. XII, No. 7 The Pop Bag By Richard Goldstein The Balloon Farm became much more than a discotheque last weekend, and the resident combo became much more than a pop-music ensemble. The occasion was the first New ... More >>

  • Music

    November 8, 2005

    Freak Out!

    Hey, punk, where're you goin' with that flower in your hair? I'm goin' out to Nashville!

  • Music

    September 11, 2001

    Sound Checks

    Your Choices Guide to Four Nights of CMJ Music

  • Music

    November 21, 2000
  • Specials

    April 13, 1999
  • Music

    July 28, 1998