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Frank Zappa



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2 stars Sorry Frank but is this considered to be good?

The fourth Frank Zappa, or The Mothers of Invention record "We're only in it for the money" is a famous history. It was made a long time ago, in the year 1968 and seems to be made as an irony of the hippy movement. The music isn't so compicated but it's really weird. Of these thirty-nine minutes I don't find pure music on so many of them. There are a lot of conversation and noise between and behind. Among the most famous things with the album is the cover. It was inspired with Beatles masterpiece "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club band" from the year before. The title is quite provocative too. Zappa has his gang of Roy Estrada, Don Preston, Jimmy Carl Black, Ian Underwood, Euclid James Sherwood, Billy Mundi and Bunk Gardner with him and together they made this mess.

There are som pieces here and there I like with the album and I will try to tell you about them. The best song is a short song: "Take your clothes off when you dance" which despite a silly vocal style has a great and catchy melody which I praised on Zappa's revious album. Then we have "What's the ugliest part of you body?" which partially is rather amusing. "Who needs the peace corps" is an inviting and pleasant little story that I like a lot and "Absolutely free" is experimental enough but contains still a lot of music which is the same with "Let's make the water turn black" and "Mom & Dad". They're all good songs I recommend you to hear. If you want to hear intriguing instrumental passages and mighty songs this album though is not something for you. The majority of the songs feel just ironic and silly and sometimes the sound is just terrible such as some form of turture for the ears, especially "Nasal retentive callipe music" and the closing track as well. This is experimental music yes but as much as I appreciate that I dislike the feeling I get when I here it. I have heard Zappa was I genious, but he has still to convince me. I think I will find a better album by him and hear more glorious music. This was perhaps too much of a pastisch. The good parts make this a two stars album, otherwise I would have been even harder. Two stars from me!

DrömmarenAdrian | 2/5 |


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