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CHUNGA'S REVENGE

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.39 | 230 ratings

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cynthiasmallet
3 stars This is an interesting album indeed. It's particularly interesting because it sounds like a mixture of two of Zappa's aspects, sort of between "Weasels Ripped My Flesh" and "The Grand Wazoo". "Chunga's Revenge" has several good tracks to offer, my favourite of which is "The Nancy and Mary Music", which is avant- garde prog embodied. It is also the longest song at nine and a half minutes long, and oddity for Zappa albums of the time (and indeed throughout the majority of his guitar playing career). Other good tracks on this album are the delicate R&B track "Twenty Small Cigars", which really shows Zappa's influences from Rhythm and blues music, and the albums title track "Chunga's Revenge", which is a sign of Zappa truly finding his feet as both a guitarist and a songwriter. A decent enough album, but I wouldn't recommend it to first timers. 3 stars.
cynthiasmallet | 3/5 |

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