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THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION: ONE SIZE FITS ALL

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.30 | 1043 ratings

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Uruk_hai
5 stars Review #150

As with "Over-Nite Sensation", I don't know why did Frank ZAPPA decide to call this a THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION record if none of the original members of THE MOTHERS played in here, actually, this was the first record in which ZAPPA got a stable line-up of musicians (George DUKE, Ruth UNDERWOOD, Napoleon MURPHY BROCK, Tom FOWLER, and Chester THOMPSON).

This album includes some of the most amazing guitar solos Frank ZAPPA ever played; if there was a doubt of his guitar habilities, here we can appreciate them at their maximum; George DUKE's keyboards got more spacey than funky on this record and that also gave the album a very unique style. Ruth UNDERWOOD's marimbas are very catchy and omnipresent while the arrangements in "Sofa 1" and "Sofa 2" sound almost orchestral and the German lyrics on this last piece were a nice surprise.

As a whole, the record is majestic, one of the best records in the huge ZAPPA catalog.

SONG RATING: Inca roads, 5 Can't afford no shoes, 5 Sofa No. 1, 5 Po-jama people, 5 Florentine Pogen, 5 Evelyn, a modified dog, 4 San Ber'dino, 5 Andy, 5 Sofa No. 2, 5

AVERAGE: 4.89

PERCENTAGE: 97.78

ALBUM RATING: 5 stars

I ranked this album #25 on my TOP 100 favorite Progressive Rock albums of all time.

Uruk_hai | 5/5 |

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