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Frank Zappa - The Mothers Of Invention: Burnt Weeny Sandwich CD (album) cover


Frank Zappa



3.91 | 394 ratings

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3 stars WPLJ A catchy doo wop opener with nice vocals, although the spoken outro makes it a bit worse. 4.5 stars

Igorīs boogie phase I A weird filler. Not even a minute in length, this is an uninspired horn instrumental. 0 stars

Overture to a holiday in Berlin Out of tune, but on purpose. In fact, the melody is fine, even with the slightly out of tune playing, and itīs pretty charming as well. 4 stars

Theme from burnt weeny sandwich seems like a leftover from Hot rats. Wah wahed lead guitar from Zappa and overall similar to that album both in approach with melody (which isnīt all that great), but the mood is nice. as well. 5 stars

Igorīs boogie phase II Ok, more of the same as phase I . 0 stars

Holiday in Berlin full blown Develops further the melody of the overture. The horns laden intro part gets on my nerves after a short time as it seems to go nowhere, but the guitar driven part with great drumming has a nice melody to it, and the mood is great as well. 4 stars

Aybea sea A lovely, relaxed instrumental based on great evocative piano playing from Ian Underwood. 5 stars

Little house I used to live in A fine instrumental with interchanging slower and faster passages. Features fine solos by Frank, the violinist Don Harris (he does especially great), and Underwood again. The track is everything but coherent and without a main melody to it, but the solos are nice, and the mood and improvisational feel are fine, and jazzy. 5 stars

Valerie A parody on fifties/early sixties pop once again by Frank. SSweet and hilarious at te same time. Nevertheless the vocals are gorgeous and I really like it, perhaps because it sounds so out of place in comparison with all the other tracks on the album. 5 stars

Overall rating: 3 STARS


Peto | 3/5 |


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