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Frank Zappa



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4 stars This album by Frank Zappa is a good starting point to discover this genius.

Over-Nite Sensation is a catchy album almost sounding a bit commercial. With this album "classic" Frank Zappa music started. Music, which is not only known in the Prog underground, but by a lot people. Therefore, the Prog fan should accept this style because Zappa created a damn good pop music. And of course, there are a lot of nice solos, a few obscure parts and his remarkable voice.

It starts with "Camarillo Brillo". A great track with funny lyrics and a superb chorus. A great track to play it in the car. It doesn't have a complex harmony, the riffs are quite simple, when I dare to say that but over all it is a classic. On "I'm the Slime" Zappa sings very low. It sounds reallly cool. "Dirty love" is a short, rocking track, which is also a good one. Not very experimental but it is good rock music with a great solo. The next song "Fifty-Fifty" has another style. The singing is done by another band member. In the middle part there is a great organ solo. "Zomby Woof" is the most experimental song with a few strange instrumental parts. In the middle there is another great guitar solo by the master. "Dinah Moe humm" is another funky rock song with a hilarious chorus. The last song "Montana" is one of the most known Zappa songs. I think this is due to the fact of the great lyrics, relaxed verse part and the great chorus. In the middle part we have again a great guitar solo. Another nice aspect of this song is the "Yippy-yay-O-Ty-Ay" section on the end. It sounds so good how this guy things it.

Overall this is a great album. Not so experimental as the previous albums but also not only an "easy listening" album. I recommend it to anybody, who wants to discover Frank Zappa's music.

Priamus | 4/5 |


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