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OVER-NITE SENSATION

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.01 | 411 ratings

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4 stars Zappa's first rock album (in Zappa style, of course) and one of my personal favorites overall as this was one of my first true tastes of what this man could do. The music is song oriented but always displays highly creative arrangements and entertaining lyrics, but the real treat here got to be the musicianship that is probably the tightest in Zappa's bands thus far. Zappa's offbeat humor may not be for anyone but the music perfectly reflects the lyrics all the way through, creating some pretty wild avant-ish parts in the songs at times, notably in tracks like 'Zomby Woof' and '50-50'. Otherwise, this album is very blues and rock oriented and at 34 minutes it's kinda short, but luckily with high replay value, and if you like humor of a dirtier kind then tracks like "Dinamoe-Hum" and "Dirty Love" will be right up your alley. For a prog album it's definitely not in the same league as Foxtrot or Tarkus but taking the music for what it is it's definitely one of the best albums of the 70's. 4.5 stars.
Bj-1 | 4/5 |

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