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Frank Zappa



4.04 | 804 ratings

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3 stars I often hear a lot of praise of this album, but I don't think it lives up to the hype. Admitted there are some good elements on this album, but it does come near it's twin Over-Nite Sensation imo. The inuit songs Don't Eat the Yellow Snow and Nanook Rubs It are good starters and frankly hilarious. St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast is far better on some of the live version of it and it doesn't that well in on this album. Father O'blivion is fun but nothing special. Cosmik Debris is a hit and it is a nice tune. Nice theme and a good melody. Excentrifugal Forz also seems kinda out of place. I wish Zappa would have evolved some of the shorter songs on this album to something more, because the ideas are there, but they never seem to go anywhere. The title track rocks and is one of the better songs on the album. With Uncle Remus Zappa shows that he can write Elton John like music and it's actually a great little piece. The ending track Stink-Foot a lot people seem to go berserk over, but I think it's highly overrated. To me it doesn't seem to go anywhere.

So with it's running time barely over 30 minutes way to few of those minutes consists of high quality music. The production though is great and continues Zappa newly more commercial sound.

Devnoy | 3/5 |


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