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»FREAK OUT!« was Frank Zappa's first album, released in 1966 by his band The Mothers of Invention on the MGM's Verve record label. (The remastered cd version is on Rykodisc in the USA). The recorded, produced by Tom Wilson, composed and arranged by Frank Zappa, was rock's first two disc concept album. It satirized aspects of Southern California Teenage culture and American Culture of the mid 1960s in general, as well as commenting on the Los Angeles »freak« or »proto-hippy« scene of that time frame with a mixture of rhythm and blues, do-wop music, and Edgar Varese and John Cage inspired avant garde electronics and tape effects.