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ONE SIZE FITS ALL

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.32 | 563 ratings

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Minstrel X
4 stars "One Size fits all" was my introduction to the great Frank Zappa... A very strange day a friend of mine gave me the record, and so the story goes... As any Zappa first listener i ended up confused with this bizarre jazz/rock style, but fascinated with the composition of his music.

"Inca Roads" (probably Zappa's greatest album opener) gaves me chills up and down my spine, and it still does, this is probably the highlight of the album, along with "Po-Jama People"... Zappa's inventive guitar playing and George Duke/Ruth Underwood virtuosity make this album a total gem.

Musically speaking, albums like "Uncle Meat" and "Freak Out!" are superior, but "One Size fits all" is a perfect showcase of Zappa's music in the 70's... Funky, with a nice amount of quirkiness and avant-garde dissonance, but a bit less noisy than the 60's albums (more jazz/rock-ing , if you will)

This is definitely NOT an ideal introduction to Zappa's music (that might be "Zoot Allures" or "Bongo Fury") and it needs to be listened by people who has already tasted Zappa's quirkiness... If you do like me, you'll get a huge surprise

Minstrel X | 4/5 |

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