We're Only in It for the Money

We're Only in It for the Money
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 4, 1968 (1968-03-04)
RecordedMarch–October 1967
Studio
Genre
Length39:15
LabelVerve
ProducerFrank Zappa
Frank Zappa chronology
Lumpy Gravy
(1967)
We're Only in It for the Money
(1968)
Cruising with Ruben & the Jets
(1968)
The Mothers of Invention chronology
Absolutely Free
(1967)
We're Only in It for the Money
(1968)
Cruising with Ruben & the Jets
(1968)
Singles from We're Only in It for the Money
  1. "Lonely Little Girl"
    Released: 1967 (non-LP version)

We're Only in It for the Money is the third studio album by American rock band the Mothers of Invention, released on March 4, 1968 by Verve Records. As with the band's first two efforts, it is a concept album, and satirizes left and right-wing politics, particularly the hippie subculture, as well as the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was conceived as part of a project called No Commercial Potential, which produced three other albums: Lumpy Gravy, Cruising with Ruben & the Jets, and Uncle Meat.

We're Only in It for the Money encompasses rock, experimental music, and psychedelic rock, with orchestral segments deriving from the recording sessions for Lumpy Gravy, which was previously issued as a solo instrumental album by Capitol Records and was subsequently reedited by frontman Frank Zappa and released by Verve; the reedited Lumpy Gravy was produced simultaneously with We're Only in It for the Money and is the first part of a conceptual continuity, continued with the reedited Lumpy Gravy and concluded with Zappa's final album Civilization Phaze III (1994).