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ROXY & ELSEWHERE

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.39 | 326 ratings

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lor68
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4 stars Such a great live set recorded live at LA's Roxy in 1973, being one of the best examples concerning the versatility of an unforgettable musician!! It's a brilliant guitar job, well supported by one of the best line-up ever, based upon that incredible one you can recognize within "One Size Fits All", featuring George Duke / keyboards and synthesizers, - Napoleon Murphy Brock on flute, tenor sax and vocals, Chester Thompson on drums and Tom Fowler on bass guitar...Except on a couple of relaxed monologues (I don't find exciting features within..) and a few funky arrangements being just a little bit 'forced' by the heat of the moment, you can stand listening to his music for hours and hours, as you can find a lot of Zappa Classics inside!!The monster movies are well dipicted here through ironical songs such as 'Cheepnis', laughing at the low budget horror movies, but you can't forget a very long track (perhaps too long) like "Be-Bop Tango (Of The Old Jazzmen's Church)," with its terrific keyboard work, as well as such a fine Zappa's fusion based number - entitled 'Don't You Ever Wash That Thing? ' Thefore the guitar interplay with George Dukes and his magical trumpet is one of the best live acts ever seen live!!

Amazing!!

lor68 | 4/5 |

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