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Frank Zappa



3.90 | 590 ratings

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4 stars This was my first Zappa album ever. I don't think I got right away, but to my defense I wasn't very old. Now it has grown to actually being one of my favorites of him. It's almost a best of album since a lot of these tracks became live classics. It's one of the few albums to feature Adrian Belew who I absolutely love, so thats another reason why I like this album so much. It's a very up tempo over all and I kinda see elements of this album as FZ's reaction to the punk movement. With the always crazy (and amazing) Terry Bozzio behind the kit and doing some of the crazy vocals you have with no doubt some of the aggression from punk. One two three four!

I guess it's almost easier to name the tracks I don't love on this record since most of them stands very high in my book. The interludes are okay, but I could be without. Rubber Shirt is just waste of time and then i actually doesn't like the long track Yo Mama. To me is just doesn't go anywhere. But beside that this album is filled with excellent songs. They are most rocking and sometimes even punk-like. So if you're into the softer side of Zappa or more jazz-orientated this isn't recommended to begin with. The album features a lot of provocative lyrics. To me that's a good thing since Zappa is so hilarious when he is provoking, but I know some people can't see anything funny in it. But each to his own. But overall a classic Zappa album imo.

Devnoy | 4/5 |


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