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UNCLE MEAT

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.13 | 355 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpää
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4 stars I bought this double CD as a youngster, guided by the weird covers and promising song titles. I hit to the bull's eye, but it took me some time to realize that. I like both ZAPPA's early chaotic humor stuff and jazz music, and this album has both of these elements. There's also some humor doo-wop songs in vein of RUBEN & THE JETS here, and they were mostly quite funny. It's hard to name the favorite tracks, but some hilarious highlights for me were "Dog Breath...", "Louie Louie", "Sleeping In A Jar" (short!), "Cruisin' For Burgers" and of course "King Kong". As an anecdote, Finnish TASAVALLAN PRESIDENTTI used to play this on their gigs! There's also long audio excerpts from the "movie" which they were doing back then. I remember I used to laugh at all of those weird noises and explanations in it, but after I got the movie, those excerpts lost quite much their meaning. There's also lots of unnecessary but fun material in the CD booklets, and there's a wonderful audio missile triggered in the "Tengo Na Minchia Tanta" song. "I'm using the chicken to measure it!"
Eetu Pellonpää | 4/5 |

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