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THEM OR US

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.28 | 188 ratings

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Bj-1
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3 stars I really dig FZ's 80's albums but I admit that they are not essential to any causual progfan due to the crude and sleazy songs peppered with Zappa's usual satire. This album is a fun one and is made mainly up from songs that were performed in the early 80's (like Man from Utopia) and mindbending instumentals that will get any guitar freak to drool. At 70 minutes few songs really stands out though but I have to mention that the version of "Sharleena" (originally from Chunga's Revenge) featured here kicks ass and includes a warping solo from Zappa's then 15 year old son, Dweezil. The shortest pieces are nothing to write home about but the rest is highly enjoyable, but again this album suits the Zappa fan better than the average proghead.
Bj-1 | 3/5 |

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