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CHUNGA'S REVENGE

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.38 | 222 ratings

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ofurglassi
3 stars A long time ago two crazy freaks called Flo and Eddie met a crazy freak called Zappa now these crazy freaks got along real well because they were all crazy and also they were freaks. They decided to join forces in an attempt to annoy people to the best of their abilities and they were a smashing success. They managed to push the boundaries of annoyance farther than anyone had ever imagined possible. They were so successful that people would frequently faint or have seizures from annoyance overload during concerts or listening to their albums.

Ok now that that nonsense is behind us let's just get to the point. Flo and Eddie are rambling loonies out to ruin Zappa. They probably hypnotized him and forced him to agree to let them join his band, because why else would he keep these clowns around? Notice that Zappa didn't snap out of it until he got thrown off stage by a crazy fan that was quite possibly motivated by intense hate for Flo and Eddie.

Hmm I'm getting sidetracked a bit here, but there is a point to my rambling. This was the first appearance of Flo and Eddie on a Zappa album although here they hadn't gotten totally out of control and hadn't begun seriously destroying Zappa's efforts. Mysteriously Flo and Eddie don't even totally suck on this album, actually 'Tell Me You Love Me' a track with Flo and Eddie is perhaps the highlight of the album because of them, but it's real hard to notice that because of how much they usually suck. 'Chunga's Revenge' is a pretty cool track with totally over the top wah wah. 'Transylvania Boogie' seems to have some sort of eastern thing going on and is fairly enjoyable. The rest of the album though tends to be unlistenable or just forgettable.

That being said Chunga's Revenge is over all a fairly decent album, of course it has the usual amount of boring stuff that's almost always found on a Zappa album, but somehow the usual dicking around seems somewhat toned down which makes this less annoying than usual.

| 3/5 |

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