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Dweezil Zappa


Crossover Prog

2.13 | 11 ratings

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2 stars Dweezil Zappa's second album was something of a disappointment. As the title suggests, he does play a version of one of Frank's songs here, but that's where the comparison to his father ends. It's one of FZ's simplest songs, and the 19 year old Dweezil does it justice. But it's still simple.

The rest of the album is a step back from his debut. Perhaps the backup band (here again consisting of FZ bassist Scott Thunes, and three different drummers, including Terry Bozzio and Steve Smith) didn't have as much input. The imitation of Van Halen is ramped up here. And while Dweezil was certainly competent at that age, he was no Eddie Van Halen (he's something even better these days).

Musically, the album is not awful, but not memorable. Lyrically, Dweezil fares a litlle better. He makes some jokes worthy of his father on Her Eyes Don't Follow Me and I believe is referencing Frank on The Coolest Guy In The World. He also mentions some of Frank's pet causes on Before I Get Old.

This isn't a worthless album, but comparing this with Dweezil's other albums, I can give it best 2.5 stars.

Evolver | 2/5 |


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