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ZAPPA IN BARCELONA

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.61 | 29 ratings

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crimson87
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5 stars Filmed in Spain in 1988 , this is an essential Zappa release. It features the legendary lineup from The Best band you never heard in your life which is packed with top notch musicians such as ... well all of them. If there was something that Zappa knew how to do was to gather the most capable people around his projects and getting the best out of them. FZ , Ike Willis and Tommy Martin share the vocals performing the different characters on the songs. Sometimes is hard to believe that a guy like Tommy Martin is singing parody songs because his voice is amazing. In my opinion the stars of the band are the brass section , Bruce Fowler and Kurt McGetrick deliver impressive solos in Black Napkins and The torture Never Stops. The track selection is very varied featuring songs from every Zappa period.In addition to that , this guys make the viewer spend a good time during their 2 hours stare at the TV because there are hilarious numbers as Jesus thinks you are a jerk and an amazing version of I am the Walrus , even a little improv over the Bonanza theme! Also if you are looking for emotional moments there is a version of Watermelon in Easter Hay that will make you weep like a child. Suming up this is a DVD in which we can appreciate that FZ close to the end of his career still was capable of giving one hell of a show.If you are a newcomer to FZ this release is a must have , you will become a Zappa freak after viewing it.
crimson87 | 5/5 |

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