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Frank Zappa



4.03 | 636 ratings

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This was my first experience with Frank Zappa. This album hooked me on Zappa, and just for that it deserves 4 stars. A great, cohesive album overall, and while this doesn't show any extreme spectrum of Zappa (from jazz-fusion to dirty humor), it does offer a great variety of Zappa style. You can hear a little bit of everything here, from jazz-fusion stuff like the title track to intensly complicated stuff like St. Alfonso's Pancake Breakfast to more laid-back, humorous songs like Cosmik Debris.

The first few songs flow very nicely, and St. Alfonso's Pancake Breakfast might be my favorite moment (moment, considering it's only a little under two minutes). Cosmik Debris, which along with Don't Eat the Yellow Snow might be the most famous song, is a great song all-around, and has a great solo. Excentrifugal Forz is kind of a throw away, in my personal opinion. Nothing really here. Uncle Remus, probably my favorite full length song, is amazing. It just has this great vibe that it gives off, and also contains maybe the best, although short, solo on the album. Well, at the very least it's my favorite solo on the album.

A great place to start with Frank Zappa. I couldn't think of a better starter album, other than maybe Hot Rats if you love jazz-fusion.

bb1319 | 4/5 |


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