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Frank Zappa



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3 stars Burnt Weeny Sandwich featured more compositions by Zappa, and it serves as a piece that shows off a few sides of Frank.

WPLJ starts off as something that sounds like it got left off of Cruising With Ruben & The Jets. There are a few instrumentl compositions on here, notably the Holday in Berlin's and the Igor's Boogie's. Holiday in Berlin Full Blown being the real winner out of the four. Each of the compositions feature a signature melody but also concentrate on Frank's favored experimental sound effects. So in that aspect, they're not as strong as a lot of previous Frank compositions. Aybe Sea is a beauitful piece with an engaging melody, an overlooked Frank tune. Valarie is another Doo Wop song Frank wrote, and sometimes performed live.

However the real winner on this is The Little House I Used To Live In, taken from a few shoes where the song was played, seguing solos over the main melody of the song together. It's one of Frank's best melodies and features a lot of great solos.

All in all, Burnt Weeny Sandwich is nowhere near as strong due to their being some kind of lack of focus on the substance of the music melodically in my opinion, but where this record shines, it shines.

Retrovertigo | 3/5 |


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