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Frank Zappa



4.33 | 1578 ratings

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4 stars My, Mr.Zappa certainly was a busy bee at this time, releasing 2 or three albums every year. This one however stands to be one of his best ever. This is the first album that really shows Zappa's musical diversity, twinned excellently with his already established political attitude and sense of humour. Personally I like every track on the album. but my favourite has got to be Willie the Pimp which has everything you could ever want in a Zappa song: great guitar playing, humour, psychedelia- even vocals by Captain Beefheart! Other real highlights from the album are Peaches en Regalia, which is the first ever real Zappa guitar classic, and The Gumbo Variations which also show Zappa's skills as a musical composer. This album is a great starter album for anyone who wants to get into Zappa as it has the balance of variation and quality just right, so there is most likely something you'll like. A really great album here. 4 stars.
cynthiasmallet | 4/5 |


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