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Dweezil Zappa


Crossover Prog

3.73 | 6 ratings

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4 stars The son of Frank has already shown his capabilities playing and composing his music in a few album so far today. He has made good rock albums well composed and played, full of fantasy and inventions, free from the shadow of his big father beside him.

Here is today this, for me controversial, album based on the father's song, but not a merely cover of those, "only" a re-arranged excerpts from those beloved songs, that remember us something already made by Frank in Shut up and play yer guitar, Guitar, etc.(sometimes with the same a-solos) Why that? The front cover , same graphic and style, the big nose, etc. tell us the intention of Dweezil, but that is only for the will to make a sort of father's soul rebirth in himself or only a smart commercial issue? And why those excerpts have all the titles changed from the originals ones? (Zappa trust already has the rights of them). At the end there is nothing to review, and nothing more to think about, beyond close the eyes and listen, because the power of that music let us to forget everything but the music itself. Well played by the musicians so that it looks that Frank's hands lead the guitar, with his group around, this album reaches the goal to suggest to the listener that is the real Frank to play. Has it sense ask if that is good or bad? I am ot able to answer. What I know is that listen at this music again is pure joy, without care who does it nowadyas and why, even if there is the feeling of a coitus interruptus at the end of any tracks. At the end many are playing Frank Zappa's music, why his son should not? Everyone able to play in such good way the music of the Master is well accepted and encouraged. Heavely suggested to all Zappa's fan like me and not only. For me it deserves 4 stars.


Oreste | 4/5 |


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