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Frank Zappa



3.92 | 671 ratings

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5 stars Still, one of the most important records in my life. When I first bought this at the age of 15, I expected something different. What I discovered was an amalgamation of music. Now my Zappa collection is in the double digits and soaring. Zappa's use of doo-wop on this album is really enjoyable and the track "The Return of the Son of Monster Magnet" was the very first sound collage, even before THE BEATLES' "Revolution 9." Throughout the album the lyrics and music are used as mock examples of the music scene, including some political commentary. This album doesn't really lack anything for me. It seems entirely cohesive, since, Zappa hadn't yet become a guitar genius. Roy Estrada and Ray Collins also do a wonderful job on the vocals. "Who are the Brain Police?" moves at a narcotic pace and really stands out on this album. For those new to Zappa, look no further, this is the album to get first. Wait, ummm....actually, maybe, Apostrohpe (').

Starting with Zappa... Ok, lookin' for his Mothers period, "Freak Out!." Lookin' pretty much for an instrumental, "Hot Rats." His more popular material, "Apostrophe (')." His dirty humor period, "Joe's Garage: Acts I, II & III." Live album, "Fillmore East, June 1971."

Peace & take care

billyshears'67 | 5/5 |


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