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Frank Zappa



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5 stars While working in a record store about 10 years ago, I had been contemplating diving into the world of Frank Zappa on several occasions. However, the sheer vastness of his discography scared me away, as I was afraid to pick the wrong one to start with, and back off without giving FZ his proper chance. So I started with STRICTLY COMMERCIAL. This turned out to be a life-changer, as I am now the proud owner of approximately 50 FZ albums. Brilliant! Hyper-neurotic rythms, melodies (at least to non-believers), ingeniously funny lyrics, FZ rules! The first real album I got was WE'RE ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY. As I loved both Sgt. Pepper and the fact that FZ made fun of everything, and the hilarious lyrics of LET'S MAKE THE WATER TURN BLACK, this seemed like a good start. Life has never been the same! What a brilliant combination of wit, musicianship, great songs and general weirdness! To me, his 1973-1979 period showed him at his absolute best, but of his 60ies album, this is the best by far! Wonderful highlights include WHAT's THE UGLIEST PART OF YOUR BODY? and TAKE YOUR CLOTHES OFF WHEN YOU DANCE, but naming them is selling short the rest. The only songs that fail to stick are HOT POOP and THE CHROME PLATED MEGAPHONE. Too weird even for my taste. The cover by itself should be enough to get you to buy this album. Step into the world of FZ, I dare you!
Arrakis | 5/5 |


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