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LUMPY GRAVY

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.20 | 407 ratings

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Buh
4 stars If you want a summation of Frank Zappa's style of music in one album, perhaps this is the one for you. It's all over the place, with short bursts of music, followed by talking, and weird noises. It shows how diverse and goofy this guy was. At only 32 or so minutes, this is a brisk, but fun, and funny album, with good music, when the music actually plays. I can't really imagine someone getting bored with this, though I can imagine people taking their headphones out and scratching their heads at the occasional silliness, like the random pig snorts followed by baby laughter.

This thing is all over the place musically. It sounds like a professional ballet at times, and sometimes it sounds like you're in an insane asylum listening to conversations. It's definitely not a great album, though Zappa definitely was capable of making great albums, but this instead is a bizarre, and funny piece that's certainly worth a listen. I'd give it a "B".

Buh | 4/5 |

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