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Frank Zappa



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5 stars This is one of Zappa´s best albums. From beginning to end it shows Frank's genius. The short songs are great: -"Peaches en Regalia" in one of my all time favourites (the first Zappa´s song I ever listen to on 1970 and my "ringtone" many times in the last years). -"Little Umbrellas" is great with its exotic harmonies and fantastic bass and piano sound. -The jazzy "I must be a camel" sounds very good. The long pieces are incomparable: -The eight minutes plus "Son of Mr. Green Genes" got the typical Zappa's 70's sound and the guitar solos are great and interminable. -Almost 13 minutes "The Gumbo Variations"evidences the big team work made by Zappa, Underwood and Sugarcane Harris. -Last but not least "Willy the Pimp", again with Sugarcane's violin, fabulous Captain Beefheart on voice and eternal guitar solo, is a "must listen to" piece of work. In summary, a collage that shows the different types of music Zappa could do when he was not joking. A work of art that shows how to be serious without losing humor.
chiang | 5/5 |


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