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STRICTLY COMMERCIAL

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.24 | 45 ratings

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3 stars Gail Zappa and her daughter were in Quebec a few months ago to defend a single song. One tiny song. The Zappa clan striked hard. They won in court and how. They do know where their heritage is going. I don't talk about money, but music. With Frank, it's always about the music. Whatever he did, he applied himself. He shows a high level of quality every thing he touched. When I decided to plunge into Zappa, I got dizzy. So many albums, so many sidedishes...I honestly got confused. Strickly Commercial is, indeed, not- essential. But it gives you a neat sneak to a side of Frank. A more accessible side. But don't be fooled, it's no MOR. Read under 'perfectionist' in your dictionairy. You'll probably see a tiny picture of him (hope it's not the one where he's sitting on the can). All the easy listening classics are there. And he stole my heart. From 'Don't eat the yellow snow' to 'Let's make the water turn black' and 'Valley Girl', I could'nt stop laughing. Very weird sense of humor. But at last! My kind of humor. Zappa provokes, but I never got offended. Zappa does not provokes like heavy metal did (Deicide etc...) or pop (remember the single 'Barbie Girl'), but in a way I honestly never experienced before. It's really hard to describe, because you have to listen and read the crazy titles to fully understand the DELIGHTFUL WORLD HE CREATED. It's fantasy, but you suspect he bases himself on real people and events. Recommended for 'newcomers' like me who wants to get a good laugh and appreciate a somewhat musically thick record. It's progressive rock despite the fact that it looks like fish, but tastes like chicken...
Menswear | 3/5 |

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