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STUDIO TAN

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.71 | 182 ratings

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Bj-1
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4 stars Perhaps his most weird album after his experimental phase with the Mothers of Invention in the late 60's. I'll give Zappa extra credit here for this wonderfully weird but constructed album, though it barely got released, Im glad it did cause this one is one of his very best albums. As with most of his releases, this is at top both musically and technically, though many Zappa fans probably will not enjoy this release concidering the blistering inacessibility on the domenating album opener, "Greggary Peccary", a 20-minute fusion of comic-book stylish avant-garde, not unlike "Billy The Mountain" from the "Just Another Band from LA" live album.

Very humoristic and avant-gardistic with a good dose of Jazz-Fusion too (tracks 2,4). I think this one is his best late 70's studio release, with Joe's Garage being the only one to probably top it. It's not perfect though, "Lemme Take You to The Beach" is generally weaker than the rest of the album, but still a funny surf-pop parody. This is a must for fans of Zappa's more odd stuff, especially "Uncle Meat", "Burnt Weeny Sandwich" and "Weasels Ripped My Flesh". Great underrated stuff. 4.5/5

Bj-1 | 4/5 |

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