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Frank Zappa



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3 stars As is the case with most of Zappa albums, this one is unpredictable as any Zappa albums have never been the same in styles - it keeps changing - that's why it's called prog. "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow" is a funny song with varied textures followed with another funny one of "Nanook Rubs It". Well, I like the guitar part that follows the singing - it truly a classic rock style combined with brass section. "St Alfonso' Pancake Breakfast" is a xylophone combined with brass section and vocal line. The xylophone and guitar work in particular segment run very quickly - it's really good. It continues seamlessly to next track in even faster tempo with varied styles.

"Cosmik Debris" blends the avant-garde, jazz and rock into one composition augmented with female backing vocals and saxophone. The album title track "Apostrophe" brings the music to the complex brass section with upbeat tempo. The touch of jazz appears so obvious with the guitar work. "Stink-foot" brings the music into more accessible beats and melody with unique singing style and voice of Frank Zappa. The guitar solo is so stunning and it represents the glory days of the seventies. This concluding track is rich with textures with each instrument seems like playing in different direction and the song seems like unstructured. But when it is repeated it brings good subtleties. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |


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