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THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION: FREAK OUT!

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.93 | 634 ratings

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LSDisease
2 stars That cover and title suggest Frank Zappa's debut album is something extremely psychedelic and experimental. But apart from the last 12 minutes long "masterpiece" and two other tunes this album includes pretty regular pop songs with a bit of original feature. I mean it sounds like parody of pop in fact. Motherly Love is probably my favorite song on Freak Out but to be honest most of them are in the vein of that song. In 1966 Beatles were light years ahead of Zappa and we can't deny the fact. We can't also say music on Freak Out is more complex than Beatles Revolver. And finally you won't tell me the last three pieces on this release are complex just because they are completely beyond any scheme. It's nonsense in fact and the last one called Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet is pure 'cacoffiny'. I won't dare to call it music. Some say 'ahh you prefer commercial sounds that make sense and you don't want to open your mind for something experimental'. NO! I prefer music. Cos even 5 yo kid can attack the drum kit and make lots od noise. It's easy. So I expect MUSIC played by MUSICIANS. This album isn't so bad but it deserves 2.5 stars. Not more.
LSDisease | 2/5 |

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