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Frank Zappa - Fillmore East, June 1971 CD (album) cover


Frank Zappa



3.21 | 150 ratings

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3 stars I always smile when I see the cover for this one. Almost looks like a bootleg with the handwritten titles in pencil. While certainly not one of Franks's most ambitious musical endeavors it sure is entertaining. Maybe the humor escapes some people but it is based on a concept of the groupie and rock star. The MudSHark sets the tone as being the story of the infamous octopus/fish story involving a young lady and members of Led Zeppelin. The related sequence of What Kind of Girl/Bwana Dik and Do You Like My New Car of the groupie getting together with the rock star is hilarious. Think of it Howie ..B Jobs, Knotted Nylons, One Unreleased recording of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young fighting in the dressing room a the Filmore east I am not a groupie, I told Elton John I told Robert Planet all those big guys Some priceless stuff if you know the history. Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan aka Phosphorescent Leech & Eddie formally of the Turtles join Zappa on this one for their outright humor after which they turned into a radio show as well as touring as Phlo and Eddie making a living satirizing pop and rock songs.

This seem to be a companion collection to Just Another Band From LA and would think the two together would form a complete show. Still this is short by today's standards and some bonus tracks would help this recording a lot. There are some great musical tracks Like Peaches and Lonesome Electric Turkey to round this out. I still enjoy this from time to time so three stars.

Garion81 | 3/5 |


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