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JOE'S GARAGE, ACTS I, II & III

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.64 | 124 ratings

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lor68
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4 stars Perhaps this is one of the most famous albums and of the best ones as well (perhaps the best one)... it's a sort of concept album telling the story of Joe and his role of "Central Scrutinizer", as He's obliged to hold an unnatural behavior, within such role, till becoming an outlaw.The album begins with the accessible title track: "Joe's Garage". After this easy intro, He becomes more and more ironical and quite bizarre too.

ZAPPA doesn't perform a particular complex job with his guitar here, that is simply his typical rock and roll guitar solo, but his inspiration also in the lightest things is high as usual. "Watermelon in Easter Hay" demonstrates his skillful technique on guitar: his guitar playing inside is fantastic and as an incredible testament for his life, this song was played at his funeral... anybody, except on his Son Dweezil, won't play this "cover song" anymore!! At last all the songs for instance on "Act I" are a must-have, but this "Watermelon in Easter Hay" in particular is an unforgettable tribute, whenever it can be played by a capable and amazing guitarist too! So this testament is essential for every kind of personal "discoteque".

lor68 | 4/5 |

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