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SHUT UP 'N PLAY YER GUITAR

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.68 | 58 ratings

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syborg
5 stars This colection of improvised guitar solos has become part of my life! If you are initially put off by the statistical density of it all just give it a few 100 spins.It helps if you are familiar with Zappa and his propensity to take long jazz like solos.Some of the best musos on the planet provide a suitably elastic backing.Opening with five-five-five in a flurry of ascending eastern scales the song segues via a spoken word interlude into one of the all- time heavy guitar solos, `Hog Heaven`. Worth the price alone. The title track is a furious take on the `Inca Roads` solo with otherworldly drums provided by Vinnie Colaiuta.It was a conventional lick at the opening of this track that got me hooked.It is like pulling a thread and after a while it all makes sense. Guitarist Steve Vai transcribed these solos...maniac. `Heavy Duty Judy` is also one of my all-time Zappa cuts. Molten sheets of guitar verging on feedback balancing on the finest freeform vamp you will ever here!
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