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LUMPY GRAVY

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.23 | 330 ratings

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Dobermensch
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1 stars A major disappointment after the superb 'We're Only in it for the Money'.

The first one minute 40 seconds are good, then it rapidly goes downhill and pretty much stays there. I don't find this weird or experimental - it's just a bunch of cut up meaningless collages carelessly stuck together. The lack of a singer further deteriorates this thankfully short album to nothing more than a failed and sloppily executed experimental album.

The spoken word snippets interspersed with musical interludes simply isn't good enough. It's an unimaginative, directionless mess and all that talk of Stockhausen comparison is just laughable. Particularly grating is the ear screechingly awful laughter 3 minutes into side two which occurs twice in a matter of minutes and has my hand hovering over the OFF button. Give me Beefheart any day.

Oh, and anoher thing Zappa could open his mail with that nose!

At least he didn't sully the band's reputation by retaining 'And the Mothers of Invention' tag.

Dobermensch | 1/5 |

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