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THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION: WE'RE ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.11 | 640 ratings

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The Wizard
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4 stars This is the ultimate bashing of all the phonies that America was dealing with at those turbulent times which were the sixties. Not only does Zappa bash the hippies, he bashes there parent's, the music industry and the squares also. He comes across as not denouncing the whole movement, but there lack of organization and not being strong enough to do something about the problems America faces.

The music on this album doesnt have many electric guitars. It's mostly Horns and Pianos that carry the melodies. It's also very experimental. Lost of psychedelic sound effects and sound collages show up here. At times it can be difficult to listen to, but it's still great stuff.

The strength of the album comes in the songwriting rather the instrumentation though. It's truly a hilarious album that never fails to entertain. It's psychotic, fun and deranged humor that carries important messages about society. An excellent addition to a prog collection, but not really a prog rock album.

The Wizard | 4/5 |

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