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Frank Zappa



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Andy Webb
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3 stars Whoot for Greatest Hits!

Yet another Zappa album, but it's nothing new. Certainly Greatest Hits albums are great, especially for me, who got this album to get my feet wet with Zappa's dozens of studio albums. The album has 19 of Zappa's better tracks, each being odd and creative, different from each other, fun, and imaginative. Vocal tracks often have humorous stories and vocals. Instruments used are used in creative ways, perfectly adding to the music where it should be.

Each track seems to have a mind of it's own, weaving in and out of Zappa's styles, from jazz fusion to "pseudo-disco" to progressive rock and so many other sub genres that he explored. The album most definitely is a good compilation album, compiling his best track, his better tracks, and is good tracks. Each track can be compiled as such: Peaches in Regalia (best), Don't Eat the Yellow Snow (best), Dancin' Fool (better), San Berdino (better), Dirty Love (good), My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama (best), Cosmik Debris (good), Trouble Every Day (good), Disco Boy (good), Fine Girl (good), Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (better), Let's Make the Water Black (good), I'm the Slime (better), Joe's Garage (better), Tell Me You Love Me (better), Montana (better), Valley Girl (good), Be in My Video (good), Muffin Man (best).

ALBUM OVERALL: You can see that there isn't very many "best" tracks, because not many were put on the album. The album is good, but getting albums such as Freak Out, Joe's Garage, Apostrophe ('), or We're Only in It for the Money. All the songs are definitely good, but some aren't essential. 3 stars.

Andy Webb | 3/5 |


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