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MY GUITAR WANTS TO KILL YOUR MAMA

Dweezil Zappa

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2.13 | 11 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1988

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Her Eyes Don't Follow Me (3:51)
2. The Coolest Guy In The World (4:32)
3. My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama (4:12)
4. Comfort Of Strangers (4:11)
5. Bang Your Groove Thang (3:35)
6. Your Money Or Your Life (4:14)
7. Shameless (3:11)
8. Before I Get Old (3:57)
9. When You're Near Me (3:09)
10. Nasty Bizness (3:04)
11. You Don't Know When To Love Me (3:24)

Total Time 41:20

Line-up / Musicians

- Dweezil Zappa / guitar, keyboards, vocals
- Scott Thunes / bass
- Bobby Blotzer / drums
- Terry Bozzio / drums
- Steve Smith / drums
- Fiona / vocals
- Ahmet Zappa / vocals
- Nate Winger / background vocals
- Paul Winger / background vocals
- Beau Hill / background vocals

Releases information

LP Chrysalis Records (1988)
CD Chrysalis Records (1988)

LP Hi Horse Records 2012

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DWEEZIL ZAPPA My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama ratings distribution


2.13
(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
0%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(9%)
9%
Good, but non-essential (36%)
36%
Collectors/fans only (36%)
36%
Poor. Only for completionists (18%)
18%

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Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
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.

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