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Frank Zappa



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5 stars Quite possibly one of the best Jazz Fusion Rock combo's ever to make it to recording status. Much more than that, this is actually live with no overdubs. This recording cooks from beginning to end.

First of all, FZ opens up the fire with STINK FOOT. This really sets the pace for the whole experience. Consider this song, if you have heard it before, you have never heard FZ play it with such soaring guitar frenzy before... quite an input for a Jazz oriented CD... and if this was a single for this CD one might consider the album a Jazz Metal output.... consider that for a genre....

Then, When Yuppies Go To Hell comes into fray. I really enjoy the sampling/synclavier additions and subtractions to the overall theme/feel fo the song. A very interestint NEWISH song from FZ.

Fire And Chains is quite possibly my favorite song on the CD. It really cooks from beginning to end. I really like this song, in fact it is a top twenty favorite from FZ's catalog... and that would be bottom of the list for mere mortals, but when you say a song is top twenty from FZ's catalog, you are giving it quite a compliment...

Then the whole pace picks up in a foot stomping jazz overdrive rabid horn sectioin banger... with Lets make the Water Turn Black ... all the way through ... Eat that question..... this is such an overpowering combo, it is really a waste of time to go into just how good and amazing it is... and consider this, this band did not get along with each other and ended up ending the tour in a break up and stopping this band from really completing a full tour of the USA. Bastards.

King Kong comes along later on in Disc one .. and FZ always finds ways to make this song adventerous. this is not an exception.

Star wars won't work.... a funny short song that really makes you laugh if you have sense of humor.

Onto Disc 2

Black Page NEW AGE VERSION really is a mind warper.. but I must tell you that I really like it just as much as any version I have heard, and I have heard them all... just about anyway.

TMershi Duween is good, but not a total favorite song of mine by FZ, but if you like this song, you will most liikely enjoy this due to the excellent band.

THEN COMES THE SONG OF THE CD... CITY OF TINY LIGHTS. This song, by far and large is worth the price of admission. This is such an outstanding song, and it gets a massive boost with this band, this is the best version of the song, and the best live version of the song (released anyway) The Horns are used so well in this song. And lets face it, Horns can ruin a song if used wrong way. The whole arrangement has been altered for this band by FZ and he did it just right this time... and sometimes FZ would take chances, and not all of the would work live... some of it was either FZ overreaching with his band, or his band not doing what they were paid to do PERFORM... but this time, FZ over reached and the band reached down and performed, and this song is nothing short of miraculous. God be praised or something. mama amazing.

ROYAL MARCH.... is next and again, the foot jazz stomping comes in.. I just wish that Stravinsky ... even Miles Davis could be alive to see this live.... I imagine a lot of smiling faces.

Bartok Piano Concerto is very good, once again, it is hard to distinguish where the previous song ended and this one started due to the excellent music stomping of this band... they had to be having a good time in their ill reputed favor with each other while playing these songs... perhaps the fact that the band was not getting along inputed into the music....lots of time conflict breeds fantastic music, consider Roger Waters/David Gilmour/Paul McCartney/John Lennon.

Sinsiter Footwear 2nd mvt. Very good, but the only complaint is, I wish FZ would have released a band, had a band perform and release all of these movements with a rock band. That would have been very interesting.

Alien Orifice.. I enjoy this song in every different band incarnation, and this is no exception. I like the hornish beginning of the song. Very nice intro... typically FZ rips into a very harsh audience hating solo during the mid part of this song and he does it in this song too, but it is more associated so that you can actually hear the band as well... and right after the guitar solo, you have some wonderful dissonate trumpet/sax etc...playing then right into xylophone madness, accompanied with FZ guitar and Chad Whackerman odd signature drum whapping.

great stuff.

| 5/5 |


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