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Zappa, Frank. CD - 1995 CD Rock Zappa Absolutely 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 3.7 out of 5

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"All selections composed, arranged, and conducted by Frank Zappa."
Compact disc.
Lyrics inserted in container.
Absolutely free (1st in a series of underground oratorios). Plastic people (3:42) -- The duke of prunes (2:13) -- Amnesia vivace (1:01) -- The duke regains his chops (1:50) -- Call any vegetable (2:20) -- Invocation and ritual dance of the young pumpkin (7:00) -- Soft-sell conclusion (1:40) -- Big leg Emma (2:32) -- Why don'tcha do me right? (2:37) -- The M.O.I. American pageant (2nd in a series of underground oratorios). America drinks (1:53) -- Status back baby (2:54) -- Uncle Bernie's farm (2:11) -- Son of Suzy Creamcheese (1:34) -- Brown shoes don't make it (7:30) -- America drinks & goes home (2:46).
Mothers of Invention (Frank Zappa ; Ray Collins ; Jim Black ; Roy Estrada ; Billy Mundi ; Don Preston ; Bunk Gardner) ; with accompanying musicians on 14th work.


Aging but brilliant submitted by andrewjmac on June 24, 2017, 9:55am I haven't listened to Frank Zappa in about 20 years but something made me decide to start again. Most of my old favorite albums didn't click with me (16-year-old me was clearly a different person with different tastes), but this one I'd never gotten to did. Zappa touches on so many different styles of music in this 44 minutes that it should be a chaotic mess, but it flows so perfectly you don't notice until several listens in. Zappa's editing skills are also on display here as he reuses multiple snippets to different effect within the same work. Some of the themes don't work for 2016 sensibilities, but the importance of vegetables will never fade.

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Salem, MA : Rykodisc, p1995.
Year Published: 1995
Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Language: English
Format: CD

Mothers of Invention.

Rock music -- 1961-1970.