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Frank Zappa



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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Zappa's most commercial sounding record up to this point, and it would also be his best selling album to this point in time as well. Frank seems to have had sex on the brain when he recorded this (haha).

It starts with a story about a strange sexual encounter, where our subject seems preoccupied with her poncho. "I'm The Slime" would at first glance seem to be about sex, but the slime in question are the TV shows. Nice guitar solo to end the song. Yes, "Dirty Love" is about sex. "Fifty Fifty" is one of my favourites on this record. The crazy lead vocals are from Ricky Lancelotti. Jean-Luc Ponty graces us with some violin and Frank's guitar solos are fantastic. "Zomby Wolf" has some beautiful instrumental passages,from the horns to the guitar. Nice. Oh, it's about sex. "Dinah-Moe Humm" is a little over the top. A very sexually explicit song that sort of makes me cringe when I hear it. "Montana" is such a perfect Zappa tune. My favourite on the album and the funniest, with some xylophone and great vocals. I love the guitar 2 minutes in as well.

Perhaps a good place to start for the Zappa uninitiated as this is very accessible music with a lot of sex.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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