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Frank Zappa



3.25 | 144 ratings

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2 stars Not a very basic 80's effort from Zappa, just a tad different. From basic rhythmic rock to post-modern experimental avant-garde, this is most likely Zappa's most unusual album, at least in his 80's period considering that his other 80's releases are more rock oriented (with the exception of "Jazz From Hell" and his classical stuff). There are also synclavier parts (tracks 2-4 on the CD remaster) which are all good, though I enjoy his rock/jazz stuff a lot more. This one is not as rewarding either, but it also has it great moments too, though it lacks the usual Zappa "effort" to it, but "Porn Wars" is a really well-made track though incredibly bizarre.

Best described as a fan album only. People who like Zappa albums like "Jazz From Hell" and "Thing Fish" will like this one a lot since this one both have strong elements similar to those two. There are a few excellent jazz-rock instrumentals here, which again show Zappa's sense of complexity, and "Porn Wars" is one of the album's definite highlights. However, tracks such as "Yo Cats" and "We're Turning Again" never appealed too much for me, and the synclavier stuff are good but nothing truly fascinating. Really uneven album overall, and it struggles with the main focus at times, still the constant switching between the album's featured genres work strangely well, though it doesn't really help the album further musically.

My favorite tracks: "I Don't Even Care", "Alien Orifice", "What's New In Baltimore" and "Porn Wars". Collectors/Fans only, 2 stars (3 stars is my personal rating though.)

Bj-1 | 2/5 |


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