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Frank Zappa - The Mothers Of Invention: Burnt Weeny Sandwich CD (album) cover


Frank Zappa



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4 stars Burnt weeny sandwich seems to be an underrated Zappa album.

Released in 70', Zappa was at the end of the "collage" period and just before its great jazz-rock era which culminates with the two masterpieces: "Waka / Jawaka" and "The gran wazzo" in 1972.

"Burnt weeny sandwich" offers an original blend of 50's pop song's parody (the humorous side), contemporary music and beautiful Zappa's guitar at its most inspired.

Kind of collage, the music alternates from ridiculous parody moments to experimental inventive contemporary interludes to reach the top with progressive flights leaded by Zappa's sublime guitar work: Never Zappa's solos has been so moving and subtle, especially on the beautiful "Theme from Burnt Weeny Sandwich" and "Holiday in Berlin, Full Blown", the two highlights.

The long piece "Little House I Used to Live In" offers something different: a furious jazz-rock tune leaded by Don "Sugarcane" Harris violin.

Overall, an essential album from the best period.

oliverstoned | 4/5 |


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