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Frank Zappa



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4 stars In my book a total Zappa classic. There is a lot of rocking on this album! And I seem to enjoy every single track on this album, which usually isn't the case with Zappa (often there is a stinker or two). The album opens with the classic Inca Roads which is up beat, but still have a mellow feel to it due to George Duke's awesome vocal performance. The songs features some great melodies and a killer guitar solo... good stuff! Can't Afford No Shoes is a fun little rocking song with great riffs and a nice choir melody. Both Sofa songs are nice and comfortable and they build up very well to the almost symphonic climax. Po-Jama People is perhaps my least favorite of the album, but it's still a nice tune. The middle guitar solo is great and the ending melody slays! Florentine Pogen is a really heavy song. The opening riff is gold. This is one of my favorites of them album. Napoleon does a tremendous vocal job on this tune. This song has it all. Beside the before mentioned is has it's fair share of craziness yet still being catchy. And Chester Thompson does an awesome job on the drums. Evelyn, A Modified Dog is a little crazy interlude-like song, but I think it's great and it fits in fairly well. San Ber'dino is another rocking track. Great melodies, riffs and the ending is superb. Andy also has it's fair share of rocking and is overall good. As I'm typing this all this down I realize how many awesome songs this album consist of with Andy being another one of them.

This is a near perfect album and the production is also great. Really recommended to people who likes the more rocking or bluesy side of Zappa.

Devnoy | 4/5 |


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