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Frank Zappa



4.35 | 1704 ratings

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1 stars This one hits all the wrong buttons with me. Fair does, Don Van Vliet's vocals certainly get things going, but this album leaves me detached. I much prefer 'We're Only in it for the Money' from the previous year. That one's so wacky and inventive there's nothing not to like about it. There are painful and excruciatingly long guitar and saxophone bursts that seem to go on forever on manye tracks. Vocals is the one thing this album really needs and is sadly missing. Zappa had a good voice, so where is he? This should have been so much better. All the ingredients are there but it just seems to fall flat on it's face, making me want to put on the wonderful 'Trout Mask Replica' instead. Very annoying.
Dobermensch | 1/5 |


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