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YOU ARE WHAT YOU IS

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.64 | 196 ratings

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Slartibartfast
Prog Reviewer
4 stars Now I know what I are.

Unlike it's predecessor, Joe's Garage, this one is sort of a non-concept concept album. No clean breaks between the tracks. All the songs transition directly from one to the next. If there is a unifying theme, it is people who are extremely screwed up ? teenagers, country-western philanderers, vain people, coneheads, dumb folks, clubbers, druggies, religious hypocrites, suicide chumps, jumbo women, people trying to be other than what they are, etc..

Not quite as crude as say, Joe's Garage, or Sheik Yerbouti. Probably closer in crassity to Over-Nite Sensation.

The emphasis here is more on the humor than the music. Musically you get some stuff that hearkens back to his doo-woppy material and even a country and western style piece. Bottom line, one of Zappa's more eclectic offerings musically.

Slartibartfast | 4/5 |

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