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THEM OR US

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.28 | 189 ratings

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4 stars Another double LP here, as Zappa used to release in the 80's. Like many of his 80's albums, there are TONS of catchy & addictive lead and backing vocals here. Because of the presence of Steve Vai on guitars, be ready to hear many crazy & monolithic solos from him and Zappa himself, like on "Truck driver's divorce" and "Them or us", among others. Ed Mann does an excellent job on percussions (xylophone), and many percussive bits like on "Sinister footwear 3" sound like the "Mothers of prevention" album, and even like the "Ship arriving too late" album. I like the funny & childish style of tracks like "Baby take your teeth out", "Planet of my dreams" and "Frogs with dirty little lips". It seems there are no horns: some keyboards seems to emulate the sound of trumpet and trombone.
greenback | 4/5 |

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