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YOU ARE WHAT YOU IS

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.66 | 291 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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2 stars Of the 23 Zappa recordings I own this is perhaps my least favourite. It's not because it's commercial sounding either, because I really like "Sheik Yerbouti" a lot. This just does very little for me musically or lyrically. I don't want to be too negative and go track by track, but instead give some of the highlights for me. Oh by the way this would be the first appearance by Steve Vai on a Zappa record.

"Teen-Age Wind" is pretty funny lyrically especially the GRATEFUL DEAD references. "Doreen" features an amazing 2 1/2 minute guitar solo to end it from Vai. I like the atmospheric guitar in "Dumb All Over" and "Heavenly Bank Account" has it's moments lyrically. "Suicide Chump" is a good bluesy tune. "Jumbo, Go Away" is both fuzzy and funny. "If Only She Woulda" reminds me of THE DOORS from the sixties. Some nice guitar before 2 minutes as well.

I agree with Cygnus X-2's review for the most part, and recommend this to collectors or fans only.

Mellotron Storm | 2/5 |

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