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UNCLE MEAT

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.16 | 355 ratings

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PurpleCobra
5 stars I can't even think about giving this album anything less than five stars. This album truly desrves it. My rating goes for album's original content, which is masterfull. The bonus material (Three first tunes on second disc) really doesn't add anything to this classic album. I think this is along with Captain Beefheart's Trout mask replica the most unique album ever released. This album sounds better when listened in its entirety. It isn't a concept album in a traditional sense but it has some sort of strange dream like atmosphere. It doesn't make any sense but the same time it is compositionally totally coherent. Melodies are very innovative and the band is as tight as ever. The album flows nicely from instrumentals to vocal songs to dialogue snippets. I think if Uncle meat had a concept, it could be a Salvador Dali painting expressed with sounds. Some live cuts and some sections on King Kong are little too long, but there really isn't any throw away material. Especially when listened straight through even musical joke kind of sections add something to overall feeling of the album.

I think this really is one of the best albums ever. It is definately in my top 15 albums ever released. It has more colours than just about any other album. There are some funniest vocals ever, sound effects out of this world and the most adventorous jazz rock magnum opus ever King Kong. I should add that the album cover is in my opinion the best one ever, easily better than the cover on Beatles' Seargant Pepper's album. Listening this album is like an audio adventure. A very beautifull, challenging and breath taking trip into the mind of my second favourite (Alice Cooper is my favourite artist) composer of all time.

PurpleCobra | 5/5 |

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