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Frank Zappa



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4 stars Another great contribution to music from Frank Zappa. Overnight Sensation has some of the genius' best loved songs, and it's little wonder why.

"Camarillo Brillo" is hilarious with its tale of a bizarre sexual encounter. Frank's guitar leads the way through this mad tale.

"I'm the Slime" is one of Frank's most recognized songs. It deals with television's magic ability to turn people into brainless oafs who believe whatever they're told. Great solo.

"Dirty Love" is another mad and deliciously filthy song.

"Fifty-Fifty" skewers the teenage "I'm gonna be a famous rock star" dream. Ricky's screams are a satire on the howling singers of the seventies. The song features on of Zappa's best solos. Jean-Luc Ponty also stands out with his violin work.

"Zomby Woof" is a catchy piece that brings his classical instrument to the forefront.

"Dinah-Moe-Humm" is one of the most brazen songs ever recorded. If I were to describe the lyrical content of this song I would probably be banned from the site for vulgarity. This song is hysterically funny; I laughed 'til I cried when I first heard it.

"Montana" is another signature Zappa tune with its wacky lyrics about an aspiring dental floss grower.

This is a superb album that ranks among the higher end of Frank's incredible output. Highly recommended.

Grade: B+

1800iareyay | 4/5 |


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