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Frank Zappa



4.11 | 639 ratings

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2 stars Wine ages gracefully. Cheese ages gracefully. We're Only In It For The Money, alas, does not, and for one simple reason.

Where's the music?

There's a lot of savage irony, some eclectic vocals, some truly weird studio sounds and some sing-along tunes on here. A lot of interesting stuff is on here that keeps you paying attention until the end of the album. But somehow, the memorable music was left out. What an omission!!! It's a great tribute to Zappa that his weirdness and his studio tricks can keep you engaged throughout an album without having to throw in any memorable music.

So time has gone by. The limits of studio wizardry have been exceeded time and again. Mockery of hippies and flower power have grown stale. The Mothers of Invention have long since broken up, and Uncle Frank is up in heaven now playing Bobby Brown and watching all the angels squirm. Time has not been kind to this record. Despite all of the genius in it's production, it still wants some memorable music.

I'll give it 2 stars. If you like Frank's weirdness, you'll definitely want to hear this. It's good. It's entertaining. But musically, it falls way short of what we'd have liked it to acheive.

ghost_of_morphy | 2/5 |


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