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ROXY & ELSEWHERE

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.38 | 235 ratings

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Peto
4 stars Frankīs live double album

Penguin in bondage A typical track from Zappaīs fusion period. However, the melody is not thet great and Zappa doesnīt bother to sing too much. Still, the group plays great, and Frank plays a prime long guitar solo. 2.5 stars

Pygmy Twylyte A great instrumental with emphasis on heavy guitar and horn section. 5 stars

Dummy up A funky track with formulaic vocals. The section which features a conversation between Frankaa nd the actual singer of the song is musically useless and boring. 0 stars

Village of the sun A fine rīnīb like song. Again, Frank is not featured on the lead vocals. But the track has good melody and the vocal performance is solid. 4 stars

Echidnaīs arf (of you) More of the horn section on this one. Much more fusion as well. The track is energetic and the band plays tight. Good drumming and marvelous cooperation between keyboards, Frank on the guitar and the trombone and trumpet. Interesting melodies as well. 5 stars

Donīt you ever wash that thing This one virtually continues where the previous left off. This one has an even mor improvisational feel to it. Thereīs a rather weird and not very melodic trumpet solo, which is waaaay too long. Thereīs some fabulous drumming following it, though, by Ralph Humphrey and George Duke plays a really fine and relaxed solo on the electric piano. Then even the drummer gets a solo, and itīs pretty good. Then Frank plays a fine inspired lead on his guitar, after which the number concludes. 4 stars

Cheepnis A great track with a nice melody and tight playing from the band. Mixes rīnīb with jazz and avantgarde. 5 stars

Son of orange county A relaxed song with great playing from the band. Zappa plays a fine atmospheric solo as well. 5 stars

More trouble everyday A cross between fusion and blues with a great long guitar solo from Zappa. Very inspired. 5 stars

Be bop tango (Of the old jazmzmenīs church) A boring track with a nice intro, but a horrible long trumpet solo and too much spoken parts by Frank, although the bluesy part as the outro is pretty neat. 1.5 stars

Overall rating: 4 STARS

EXCELLENT ADDITION TO ANY PROG MUSIC COLLECTION.

Peto | 4/5 |

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