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ABSOLUTELY FREE

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.11 | 361 ratings

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Peto
4 stars The second record by Zappa

Plastic people Interesting melody motifs, rhytm changes and a strong avantgarde feel. Early Zappa at his best. 5 stars

The duke of prunes An evocative melody paired with mocking vocals of possibly the best known Frank at that time, Mr. Sinatra. Some fine bassplaying, but overall weaker both in melody and aproach than the previous number. 3 stars

Amnesia vivace Ok, I like this one. A collage of sounds only, but it has a lot dramaticism to it that makes it great. 5 stars

The duke regains his chops This one is really, really sloppy. The vocals are too much to swallow this time. 0 stars

Call any vegetable Built upon a great hypnotic bassline and a nice flute part . The crooning passage is great as well on this one. 5 stars

Invocation and dance of the young pumpkin The first rocker so far (a long instrumental), with tight playing by the band and a great guitar solo from Frank. The other solos are great, especially the battle between the saxophone and Frank´s guitar. 5 stars

Soft cell conclusion A great weird avantgarde snippet again, with a melody to it, which is always a plus. 5 stars

Big leg Emma Ok, a bit of harmless filler. But even that is charming in its own way. 2.5 stars

Why don´tcha do me right A hard melodic number. A charming, grungey ripp off of I got my eyes on you. Frank plays a nice distorted solo on the guitar. 5 stars

America drinks A lovely melody with a typical avantgard feel of early Zappa. 5 stars

Status back baby A return to pop mock of Freak out. The guitar solo part is great, though and pretty atmospheric. 4 stars

Uncle Bernie´s farm An ok track in Zappa´s avantgard tradition, although there´s not melody this time around that much, and the overal feel is quite bland, too. 3 stars

Son of Suzy Creamcheeese A fast short number which is built upon a sixties hit melody. 2 stars.

Brown shoes don´t make it A hybrid between a melodic blues rocker and Frank´s avantgarde pieces. In fact, this could be regarded as a marvelous avantgard mini opera. Full of hilarious vocal parts and melodies. 5 stars

America drinks and goes home. Again a mock pop track. Crooning cheesy vocals. This one is obviously a low point (as far as melody goes). The atmosphere is nothing to rave about as well. Just crooning 0 stars

Overall rating: 4 STARS

EXCELLENT ADDITION TO ANY PROG MUSIC COLLECTION.

Peto | 4/5 |

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