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Exclusive Stream: Frank Zappa's "Lonely Little Girl" Single

February 24, 2009 1:59 PM ET

For the first time in 40 years, fans of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention will be able to hear the group's classic 1968 albums Lumpy Gravy and We're Only In It For the Money the way Zappa originally intended, thanks to the new three-disc set Lumpy Money. Rolling Stone's David Fricke, who penned Lumpy Money's extensive liner notes, writes, "Four decades later, they remain two of the most important and prophetic albums Frank Zappa ever made, extraordinary in their depth and daring, unflinching in their journalism and judgment."

Lumpy Money sports two versions of each album and a bonus third disc stocked with unreleased material. For much more on the this awesome new collection, plus an exclusive stream of the original 1968 single version of "Lonely Little Girl," check out the whole story below:

Exclusive Stream: Frank Zappa's "Lonely Little Girl" Single

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