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Frank Zappa



3.60 | 200 ratings

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4 stars This is another excellent instrumental ZAPPA album. It opens with a dark and bizarre track "Filthy Habits", full of howling guitars: a rare floating moment with ZAPPA! The next track "Flambay" is absolutely delightful: a perfect jazzy combination of piano, xylophone, drums and acoustic bass, giving a real cabaret ambience. "Regyptian Strut" is a mix of bottom-boosted bass, xylophones and anthemic & catchy brass. "Time is Money" has slightly the sound of "Studio Tan", being very rythm changing, complex and melodic: impressive. "Sleep Dirt" is a beautiful mellow & nostalgic track, acoustic guitar oriented: very Spanish; rarely you'll hear ZAPPA play such an elaborated acoustic guitar: WOW! The last track, "Ocean is the Ultimate Solution", is an outstanding piece of IMPOSSIBLE acoustic bass, acoustic & electric guitars and drums: very loaded, rythmic, fast and addictive: it finishes with a emotive & insistent fast guitar solo, like if you were plunging in the ocean in order to clean all the heavy dirt!

My rating: 4 1/2 stars

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