Sunday, May 26, 2013

Album 365: Day 230 - Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage

Frank Zappa
Joe's Garage

Favorite tracks: Catholic Girls, Wet T-shirt Nite, Watermelon In Easter Hay
Sleeper tracks: Crew Slut

I'd say that this is the best Frank Zappa album and possibly one of the best albums ever made.  That'd be a fun campfire chat argument.

This was a favorite of mine through the mid to late 90s.  It was the 2nd Zappa CD I purchased.

The music is really rich.  Vinnie Colaiuta's drumming is perfect and this is really one of the greatest drumming albums of all time.

Except for 2 guitar solos, the album contains many examples of Xenochrony.  It's a marvelous studio technique and shows how much of a genius Zappa was (as if you needed more examples).

The guitar solo in 'Watermelon...' is astounding.

No comments:

Post a Comment