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FREAK OUT!

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.89 | 446 ratings

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Peto
3 stars The debut album of Zappa.

Hungr& freaks, daddy? A poppy number with slopy vocals but a fine melody and some nice distorted guitar from Zappa. And of course, the goofiness (on purpose) is already present. 4 stars

I ain´t got no heart The melody is nice, even if too conventional sixties pop. Frank´s vocals are great on this one and the track is very powerful, though. 5 stars

Who are the brain police Starts with a spooky bassline and heavy distorted guitar. The melody itself, however, is horrible on this one. The avantgard weird instrumental passages here and there don´t help the number at all. 0 stars

Go cry on somebody´s elses shoulder. A classical love ballad from the fifties, a lá The Platters. Well, at least a nice mock of it. But Frank´s vocals are marvelous, nevertheless. So is his humour on this one. 1 star

Motherly love A rocker with a great melody and vocals from Frank, as well as tight playing. 5 stars

How could I be such a fool Another "love song". Even though it is a parody, the melody is just great, and the istrumentation is very rich. Also, there is a nice dramatic wibe in the number as well. 5 stars

Wowie Zowie A parody, again obviously. The vocals are sloppy again, but thatś obviously on purpose. Still, there is a lot of charm in this fifties- like soft rocker. 4 stars

You didn´t try to call me Gorgeous melody and a lot of pompousness on this one. Frank uses perfectly the "orchestra" on this one. 5 stars

Anyway the wind blows Another track with a strong pop influence. Perfect melody and a minimalistic guitar solo from Frank. 5 stars

I´m not satisfied The melody is too overproduced for its own good, and there are no real hooks in the mood as well. 2 stars

You´re probably wondering why I´m here Parody again, obviously, but the melody is not that thrilling, and so are the goofy instrumentation. 2 stars

Trouble every day A heavier blues rocker sdounding like the early Pretty Things.with a nice melody and a rawer melody. The guitars are louder, and there is also nice harmonica playing in the background. Frank even plays a great lead, too. 5 stars

Help I´m a rock Weird collages of sounds. Something The Beatles would do two years later on The White album. This one, however, has an atmosphere and a melody (albeit instrumental) over these collages. Still, itś too aimless in the second half and the instrumental passage is not present. 3.5 stars

It can´t happen here Nomelody, no clear purpose, just plain weird: Hm, maybe you could call it avantgarde....But avantgarde has something in it, at least. 0 stars

The return of the son of monster magnet Well, the same here as in the last oen. 0 stars

Overal rating: 3 STARS

GOOD, BUT NON-ESSENTIAL

Peto | 3/5 |

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