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Frank Zappa



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Marty McFly
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4 stars My first introduction to Zappa topic. When I was young and foolish, I though that The Beatles and Elvis Presley have a lot of records. My prog-father proved me wrong, they indeed have a lot of compilations, but only 10-20 original records. He also told me that probably the most prolific (and still good in matter of quality) is Frank Zappa and that good rock store should have a lot of his albums.

So I've finally tried Frank Zappa. And I've taken it from the beginning. Whole hour long ? Good. Short track lenght ? When talking about FZ, it's forgiven, even I don't like it in other music. And when talking about "to like" something, I (by far) don't like anything from Avant prog, except Frank Zappa. His musical compositions are crazy, but it's work of genius! There are normal songs like "Go Cry On Someone's Else Shoulder", but when I imagine his other work, it seems more like parody to me that seriously meant song. So typical love songs is taken to another dimension. And what about "Jefferson Airplane" like "Motherly Love" - even this song has typical Zappa like traits. Frank Zappa (and some concerned mothers) offers here something very unussual - you can enjoy every track. None of them is just filler.

EDIT 10/05/14 - When compared to following album, it sounds somehow naive. It's interesting and exciting album, but songs are less complex (more Rock, or Psychedelic Rock).

Thought it's crazy that such an album can be debut album.

4(-), most of things in this review still works.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |


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