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THE MAN FROM UTOPIA

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.16 | 242 ratings

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rguabiraba
5 stars A very underrated gem. I simply cannot understand why this album is so criticized. A short one, itīs true, but the band here is quite nice, and the tracks are even better than in the previous album. The whole work sound more experimental, and this definition in the 80īs is quite important. The band use an interesting mix o Estradaīs and Zappaīs bizzarre falsettos (including Whiteīs nice vocals), Drums and Bass funky / new wave approaches, weird lyrics (check the frst two tracks! ) and lots of keyboards and guitars, without preciosism and "false" virtuosism. I think it sounds like a Mothers late 60īs album in the 80īs without that plastic sound, so typical in this decade. It works, it deserves some serious attention by Zappa fans an itīs far better than most of the next albums and better than some of his 81-82 efforts. Have fun, itīs guaranteed.

Ps: Check the amazing complex rhythm sessions in the first half of the album. Itīs truly great for 83, and even from Zappa of this period. Thanks Estrada for the presence and weirdness, on of the the biggest points that makes this album a five star one.

rguabiraba | 5/5 |

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