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Frank Zappa



3.21 | 178 ratings

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5 stars I love this record. Only downside is the opening track I don't even care, which I really don't care. It's one of the worst songs in Zappa's catalog. From second track to the last one this very enjoyable record. It spans different sides of Zappa's work. Catchy rock songs like We're turning again, sleazy jazztunes like like Yo cats, great guitar solos on Alien Orifice and What's new in Baltimore and electronic music One man, one vote, Little beige sambo and Aerobics in bondage all are featured here. So this record is varied indeed. I don't know what other fans think, but I find Synclavier compositions on Frank Zappa meets the mothers of prevention quite easy to follow compared to many compositions on Civilization phaze 3. One man, one vote is actually relatively catchy. But the real masterpiece on this album is Porn Wars. It is simply Zappa at his experimental and innovative best. It is actually a taped PMRC hearing backed up electronic music and tape effects. Sometimes it is played fast forward and sometimes backwards and it even contains some dialogue from Lumpy gravy sessions. But it works magnificiently and actually makes sense and is even funny in some places. It certainly has alot of atmosphere.

I think this is a very underrated Zappa album with alot to offer. I find almost everything I love about Zappa here. Don't purchase this one first but, if you're a diehard fan you should eventually get this into your collection. It isn't as brilliant as Uncle meat, Burnt weeny sandwich or Yellow Shark but it is still one of my personal favourites.

PurpleCobra | 5/5 |


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