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CHUNGA'S REVENGE

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.37 | 212 ratings

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Peto
2 stars Transylvania boogie A fine instrumental, with huge emphasis on Zappaīs guitarplaying. The rhytm section is excellent. Frank doesnīt make it boring, though, even if thereīs not much of an melody. 4 stars

Road ladies Nice organ playing on this one. Frank sings really well and plays blazing guitar which fits the bluesy melody of the track perfectly. He plays a great bluesy lead as well. The singing in the second verse is a bit too over the top and the chorus sounds a little clumsy. 4 stars

Twenty small cigars A moody instrumental, more in the fusion type, not too much unlike Hot rats. Some nice keyboard playing on this one, and Frank plays atmospherically and understated. 4 stars

The Nancy & Mary music The intro is too loud and noisy, but it gets better, even if itīs just a vehicle for another of Zappaīs solos. The drumming is great (kudos to Aynsley Dunbar), but the drum solo is a bit too long and the shrieks and weird noises throughout it donīt really help it. The part with keyboards, and another lead from Frank is pretty good, though. Very energetic and raw. Even the keyboardist gets a place to shine. The vocal only part with scatting and some drumming inbetween is plain dull, however. 3. 5 stars

Tell me you love me A formulaic heavy riff rocker with repetitive vocals and melody (and itīs not a very good one at that). 2 stars

Would you go all the way? Ok, this is a plain mocking of the fifties rocker. The vocals are funny and horrible at the same time, while the melody is sub par. At least it gets better when the track turns into a bluesier number. The trumpet added a bit later might add to the comic effect, but not to the melody and overal feel. 1 star

Chungaīs revenge A cross between hard rock and Hot rats. Loud, distorted and heavy guitars with saxophone, interchanging jazzy and and rocking passages.The saxophone solo is unmelodic and horrible, but fascinating at the same time. The rhytm section excells as well. There is some nice keyboard playing, as well as a fine guitar solo. 5 stars

The clap Harmless filler, featuring only percussion. No melody, no purpose I could find behind it. 0 stars

Ruddy wants to buy yez a drink A hilarious pop song with weird vocals. More of a funny snippet than an actual song. The trumpets sound really boring on this one and the tracks puts me to sleep. 0 stars

Sharleena Awful vocals on this one . even given that itīs a parody, itīs a forgettable track with an average melody. 1 star

Overal rating: 2 STARS

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Peto | 2/5 |

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