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Dweezil Zappa


Crossover Prog

3.90 | 12 ratings

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4 stars Dweezil Zappa, at this point in his career, and just over thirty years old, shows much more maturity on this album than on his previous solo albums (despite performing a cover of a famous children's song).

The majority of the songs are instrumentals, and feature Dweezil's now evolved songwriting and guitar stylings. While his Eddie Van Halen influence and training still show up from time to time, he also shows some signs of influence from Steve Vai, and, of course, his father. His compositions are much more complex than on the earlier albums, using more unexpected chord changes, rhythm changes and time changes. he even sounds very much like Frank on the experimental Therapy and especially on Shnook.

The only vocal track is a cool version of You're a Mean One Mister Grinch, with brother Ahmet performing the baritone vocals, and including a metal break.

Dweezil at this point was quite ready to carry his father's music, but he was getting close.

Evolver | 4/5 |


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