Cruising With Ruben & the Jets

Cruising With Ruben & the Jets

Cruising with Ruben & the Jets is the fourth studio album by the Mothers of Invention. Released on December 2, 1968, on Bizarre and Verve Records with distribution by MGM Records, it was subsequently remixed by Frank Zappa and reissued independently.

As with the band's previous three albums, it is a concept album, influenced by 1950s doo wop and rock and roll. The album's concept deals with a fictitious Chicano doo wop band called Ruben & the Jets, represented by the cover illustration by Cal Schenkel, which depicts the Mothers of Invention as anthropomorphic dogs. It was conceived as part of a project called No Commercial Potential, which produced three other albums: Lumpy Gravy, We're Only in It for the Money and Uncle Meat.

The album and its singles received some radio success, due to its doo wop sound. The band Ruben and the Jets were named after this album.

Tracklist

A1 Cheap Thrills 2:20
A2 Love Of My Life 3:17
A3 How Could I Be Such A Fool 3:33
A4 Deseri 2:04
A5 I'm Not Satisfied 3:59
A6 Jelly Roll Gum Drop 2:17
A7 Anything 3:00
B1 Later That Night 3:04
B2 You Didn't Try To Call Me 3:53
B3 Fountain Of Love 2:57
B4 "No.No.No." 2:27
B5 Anyway The Wind Blows 2:56
B6 Stuff Up The Cracks 4:29

 

Cruising With Ruben & the Jets

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