Mothers Of Invention Jim Sherwood Dies Ages 69 - Noise11.com
Frank Zappa Mothers Of Invention Weasals Ripped My Flesh

Frank Zappa Mothers Of Invention Weasals Ripped My Flesh

Mothers Of Invention Jim Sherwood Dies Ages 69

by Paul Cashmere on December 27, 2011

in News

Jim ‘Motorhead’ Sherman from Frank Zappa’s Mothers Of Invention died on Christmas Day at the age of 69.

Frank Zappa Mothers Of Invention Weasals Ripped My Flesh

Frank Zappa Mothers Of Invention Weasals Ripped My Flesh

Sherwood was the sax player and vocals and vocal sounds effects for the Mothers and played on the Zappa albums ‘200 Motels’, ‘Burnt Weeny Sandwich’, ‘Weasals Ripped My Flesh’ and ‘We’re Only In It For The Money’.

He also appeared in Zappa’s films ‘200 Motels’, ‘Video From Hell’ and ‘Uncle Meat’.

After the demise of The Mothers Sherwood occasionally got together with other ex-Mothers and performed as The Grandmothers.

Shewood and Frank Zappa were childhood friends. They met in 1956. Jim was in the same class at school with Frank’s brother Bobby Zappa. Jim and Frank first played together in 1964 in Zappa’s very first band The Blackouts.

He joined the Mothers of Invention initially as a roadie and contributed sound effects to the first album ‘Freak Out’ in 1966. In 1967 he became a full-time member of the band.

Jim’s nickname was Motorhead, named because he was always repairing old cars, trucks and motorbikes.

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Dweezil Zappa
Dweezil Zappa To Play 50 Years Of Frank In Australia and New Zealand

Dweezil Zappa is heading back to Australia and New Zealand in February 2018 to mark 50 years of his father Frank Zappa’s music.

August 10, 2017
Frank Zappa, music news, noise11.com
24 Rare Frank Zappa Albums To Be Released

Next Friday, March 24, twenty-four rare and limited release albums by Frank Zappa will be released on CD, download and streaming in the U.S. with foreign markets getting digital downloads on that day and a physical release on April 28.

March 20, 2017
Frank Zappa, music news, noise11.com
More Expanded Zappa Unleashed

Frank Zappa's 3-CD Lumpy Money Project/Object set and his 2-CD Road Tapes, Venue #1 and Road Tapes, Venue #2 performance albums will be reissued, and Road Tapes, Venue #3 will debut on May 27 from Zappa Records/UMe. All four titles will be available on CD and digitally.

April 27, 2016
Frank Zappa, music news, noise11.com
There’s A New Frank Zappa Doco On The Way

The new Frank Zappa documentary, Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words, has been acquired by Sony Classics at the Sundance Film Festival before it even premiered.

January 25, 2016
Frank Zappa, music news, noise11.com
Frank Zappa ‘200 Motels ‘Orchestral Performance To Be Released

On October 23, 2013, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale performed Frank Zappa's 200 Motels (The Suites) at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A.

November 3, 2015
Frank Zappa, music news, noise11.com
16 Live Frank Zappa Albums Including One From Sydney Available To Download

For the first time, sixteen albums from Frank Zappa are being made available on digital download sites such as iTunes and Amazon.

September 18, 2015
Frank Zappa, music news, noise11.com
Frank Zappa Resurrects For One Final Album

Frank Zappa is to resurrect for one final album 23 years after his death.

April 5, 2015