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OVER-NITE SENSATION

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.00 | 411 ratings

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Peto
3 stars Zappa goes accesible!

Camarillo brillo A fine pop rock track. Very melodic. Pretty straightforward a s well. Zappa plays a few nice understated guitar lines and his vocals are great. 5 stars

Iīm the slime A rock track with funky influences and the horn section. Zappa doesnīt sing, he just recites the track in a hilarious low voice (in fact, this could be characterized as proto rap). The melody is just average and the shrieking female vocals in the chorus don§ t help it. At least, Frank plays a blazing guitar solo. 2 stars

Dirty love Another track that could be defined as rocking. The melody is pretty good (even if conventional for Zappa) and he plays another blazing guitar lead. The rhytm section (Tom Fowler and Ralph Humphrey) are really fine on this one, as well. 5 stars

Fifty fifty Stylistically this one sounds more like Zappa. Sounds a bit like the Hot rat numbers, with fine rich keyboards playing and a fine violin solo from long time Zappa collaborator Jean Luc Ponty. The yelling vocals by Sal Marquez donīt impress me, (is he trying to sound like Captain Beefhart?). Zappa plays also a pretty good guitar solo, not unlike those on Hot rats album. 4 stars

Zomby woof Heavy on the horn sectnio in the intro, the track turns into a heavy fusion rocker with trumpets . Zappa sings in the eerie low vocals again and plays distorted screeching guitar lines. The melody is pretty good, especially in the chorus (sung by Maruez) which connects a conventional melody with avantgarde and also fusion. Zappa plays another great guitar solo on this one. 4 stars

Dinah- moe humm A melodic number with female backuup, but the Zappa spoken part is weak and out of place musically (just extends the lyrics). and it takes too long. 2 stars

Montana A fusion number with almost no melody and again the female back up vocals (which are horrible thos time). At least Zappaīs solo is great. Still, the track is uninspired and overlong. 1 star

Overall rating: 3 STARS

GOOD, BUT NON-ESSENTIAL

Peto | 3/5 |

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