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Frank Zappa



4.10 | 680 ratings

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5 stars Okay...first things first. DO NOT make this your first Frank Zappa album. It is very hard to get into if you are not yet interested in Frank Zappa. I am saying this from experience, which means, yes, this was the first Zappa album that I bought. I hated it at first, but after a while, I began to appreciate it for what it is: a great cohesive satirical work of art. Not to imply that the songs take a backseat to the concept at all....but many of them are very short(I love short songs), very experimental and segue into the next song(which I love veeery much also). This album was the result of much great effort by Zappa as a producer. ALOT of complex tape editing and manipulation was involved in its making. Most of the vocals are altered in pitch and speed by recording at a slower tape speed, so that when played back they would be unnaturally high. Also, this record revolves around one subject: the artificiality and superficiality of flower-power counterculture. This concept is tackled with large amounts of acerbic sardonic humor. I won't do a track-by-track review because there are so many tracks.
Third_Uncle | 5/5 |


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